Holiday Gift Guide: Give Gifts That Fuel Creativity, Create Music and Challenge Your Child to Learn
Holiday Gift Guide
Make Your Own Sock Puppets Puppets
Make Your Own Sock Puppets Puppets are a powerful way for both parents and kids to tell stories. Get your child started with Make Your Own Sock Puppet by Creativity for Kids. Kit includes everything kids need to make three soft, cute, puppet masterpieces and no glue necessary.
My First Piano II
Holidays are often time for a WOW present, something that can last seasons. What better gift than My First Piano II by Schoenhut. This bright red or soft pink child-size piano not only inspires your child to use their finger muscles, but their musical abilities as well.
Do You Doodle? & Oodles of Doodles
A Drawing Books by: Nikalas Catlow Do Do You Doodle? is an extraordinarily creative book that presents partial drawings with a prompt that encourages the reader to complete the picture. It is not` a dot-to-dot type of picture, or one that is seeking a specific outcome. The drawings are open ended so that it is the reader’s choice how the image turns out. Drawing helps kids express emotion, as well as allow them to exercise their imagination. Doodling can be all it takes to spark a lifelong love of art.
These are cute little singing creatures. Squeeze their hands to choose a mode, then squeeze their tummies to make them sing. They come in a rainbow of colors and each has its own personality and signature song. One sings, “Home on the Range” while another sings, “Skip to my Lou.” The third sings, “When the Saints Go Marching In” and the fourth sings, “Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone.” Squeeze two simultaneously and they harmonize like a little chorus. Keep everybody singing.
Travel Scratch and Sketch
Great activity book that will take kids places they’ve always wanted to see! Learn about interesting places in the world. A wooden stylus is provided for drawing on black-coated paper to reveal colors beneath. Kids can replicate 20 of the world’s wonders; from Mount Rushmore to Mount Everest, giving them their own artistic touch. Kids just scratch away the black coating, and see their artwork magically revealed. 64 pages. Includes 20 scratch-off, 20 illustrated, 20 sketch pages.
Price $11.64 – 14.55
Now let’s take the fun of a traditional trampoline and make it smaller, simpler to access and a bit more secure. What you have now is the Safety Trampoline by One Step Ahead. This well padded trampoline allows kids to expel extra energy while increasing their core strength, aiding their digestion and giving their heart and lungs a healthy workout.
Meet the Letters Flashcards
Oh, and parents be sure to use this holiday gift giving season as a way to package learning as fun. That’s why we like … Meet the Letters Flashcards by Preschool Prep. These playful cards allow kids to enjoy learning their letters. Cards are laminated, easy to wipe clean and strong enough to use again and again.
Mozart Magic Cube
Want to further fuel love of music? Enter Mozart Magic Cube by Munchkin. This sound cube allows kids to press a button and play a melody then add different instruments to the classic compositions. Add or subtract flute, violin, harp, French horn and, of course, piano. What an easy way for kids to learn to discriminate instruments, remember melodies and appreciate music.
Sticky Mosaics Art Kits
Artists can create their own magnificent mosaic art. Sticky Mosaics Fairies kit features four beautiful fairy designs for your child to create. Everything is included to help make beautiful Fairy works of art. The Sticky Mosaics art kits are the sticker-based equivalent to paint-by-number kits. Each pre-printed design has numbered squares that your child uses to select the correctly colored tile to complete each design. Works on fine motor skills as well as number and color recognition, patterns, matching, and visual development.
Art kits range from $5.00 to $30.00
Remember to play with your kids; it is the best present of all.
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This post originally appeared on our November/December 2010 Magazine