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Summer is near! Whether you’re traveling a long distance for a family vacation or just to the neighborhood pool, these kid-tested products will help you along the way to occupy or entertain your kids.

Pearls Olives to Go

Pitted olives in a portable cup with an easy-to-peel lid.

$4.99/4-pack, olives.com

The To-Go Olives are great for traveling! There is no worry about any juice leaking out and making a mess. The individual packs do not contain any juice, and the olives still taste great. The packs are the perfect size for school lunches; just right for both children and adults. I will definitely be purchasing these, as now they have become a household staple.

— Beth G., mom of Faith (6) and Lacey (4)

Chewbeads

Silicone jewelry for moms that babies can touch, tug and chew.

$16.50-$38.50, chewbeads.com

These chewbeads have worked wonders. My son likes the necklaces and the gray bracelet. They seem to help during his worse moments of teething. It is nice to have them stashed in his diaper bag or my purse in case he needs something to keep him busy or needs to chew. I look forward to seeing if my next son will get as much use out if these teethers as his brother. I would recommend these to others moms and my friends with children.

— Erin, mom of Kaiden (18 months) and a baby boy due in June

Tic Stac Toe

A new way of playing tic tac toe with stackable pieces.

$18.99, ticstactoe.com

“The world's favorite game of X's and O's goes extreme” is an understatement. Our 12-year-old was entertained for hours, stacking the pieces, challenging his friends and changing up the traditional game we all grew up with. Our 5-year-old joined in on the fun, even though this game is for 8+. You can also go on the Internet for a free app included with the game!

— Jenny, mom of Alexi (20), Nick (16), Jacob (12) and Sebastian (5)

Skechers Game Kicks

Shoes that double as an interactive game that resembles Simon.

$65, skechers.com

I was definitely skeptical about these shoes, fearing a distracted 5-year-old who can’t look up from his shoe. Thankfully, there is an on/off button and a mute button. The shoes have come in handy while waiting for appointments and driving in the car. Sam does wear them to school and hasn’t had any problem leaving them alone. No bad reports from the teacher!

— Liz, mom of Sam (5), Henry (4) and Jonah (2)

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