It is only be the very beginning of fall, but the holidays season will be here before we even blink – and popular toys are already selling hard and out. Don’t take the risk of not being able to get what your kids have placed on their wishlists; start your holiday by shopping for it right away. Whether you are shopping for toddlers or teens, we have found just the right gifts to bring them, and you, some joy.
1. For Kids Who Like Projects: Kiwi Crate
A Kiwi Crate Subscription is a gift that keeps on giving for very long after the excitement and the vacations of the Holidays has ended. Whether you have a toddler or a teenager, Kiwi has a box that is designed especially for them. While pre-readers will have to get some adult assistance to follow the instructions, the projects that are packed in each box are very fun, creative, and educational. My youngsters loved their recent human body-themed Kiwi crate and had so much fun with it.
2. For Kids Who Are Learning To Count: A Talking Cookie Jar
Want to raise a math genius? Get your baby on the highway to counting with that Learning Journey Counting Cookie Jar. The adorable smiley red cookie jar comes with chocolate-chip “cookies” and two different modes to play with, that introduce counting and numbers (and it has a pretty funny voice). It is a great choice for babies and toddlers as young as 6 months, this cookie jar will make them smile, and will keep them laughing – and learning – until about the age of 2.
3. For Your Kid’s Crawling Phase: Pull-Back Vehicles
These days, most of the toys that are marketed to be for pre-walkers are pretty boring, but not this set of Melissa & Doug Pull-Back Vehicles. So what makes these soft cars and trucks so fun? The reason is that you can rev-up their wheels and race them around the house. The set includes a school bus, private car, fire truck, and police car. Our editors are big fans of it, because it goes fast, doesn’t make a lot of fuss, and doesn’t damage the house’ walls or furniture.
4. Is Your Kid A Future Engineer ? Get Him A Bag Of Giant Blocks
Building blocks are a great way to work on that small motor coordination, but classic wooden blocks can be pretty heavy for your youngster’s little hands. Mega Blocks are made from a colorful, lightweight, safe plastic, and can be add up together to build very tall towers and other interesting structures. This set includes 80 blocks – some with curved shapes – as well as a zippered bag for easy storage and clean-up.
5. For Kids Who Like Gardening: Garden To Kitchen
Every kid should have a play kitchen, and the Fisher-Price company have taken it to a whole new level this year, with a play kitchen that also includes a play garden. Toddlers and preschoolers will love taking care of their garden, gathering eggs, and mixing up delicious smoothies in the kitchen – all while they are learning important concepts like numbers, shapes, and the alphabet.
Stay tuned for part 2 !