Gift Guide for Kids: Math and Science Learning Gifts

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Every year I look for the best toys with educational value for both my kids and yours. I've found some fantastic math and science gift ideas for all ages -- I think your kids will find these learning gifts tons of fun. Math and Science Gifts for Kids 1. Plan Toys Fraction Fun for ages 3-6. Match up the colorful blocks to make shapes. 2. Mental Blox Critical Thinking … [Read more...]

Best Gifts for Children Who Love to Build

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Building and Engineering Gifts for Kids Building gifts for kids are so essential for hand-eye coordination, spacial reasoning, and creative problem solving. 1. Plus-Plus 300-Piece Basic Assortment for ages 3-15. Plus-Plus is one simple shape with endless possibilities - assemble them flat to create a 2-D mosaic or work in 3-D to make more complicated structures. 2. LEGO … [Read more...]

Writing Gifts for Kids

Gift Guide for Kids

Writing Gifts for Kids Sometimes all it takes to encourage kids to write is a special journal, pen, or eraser. See what happens when you give your child a writing gift. Maybe stories or plays will be written! 1. Grow Your Ideas Notebook  Plot your thoughts in these little eco-friendly notebooks made with plantable seed paper covers. When the pages are filled, plant the … [Read more...]

Gifts for Kids: Children’s Books 2013

Book Gift Guide 2013

I've found the best books for kids to give as gifts this year. Books for all ages from 2 to 18! Here are my final picks, books that my kids and I have read and recommend. Enjoy!!    Best Books for Kids 2013 Board Books 1. Skip Hop Giraffe Safari Fold and Play Book for ages 12 months+. Fold and flip for fun. This unique origami-inspired toy is both a folding book and a … [Read more...]

Gifts to Spark a Child’s Imagination

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Let's talk giving gifts that will encourage imagination and pretend play. I've been searching for the best recommendations for you -- products that are new, exciting, and open-ended. See what you think! Give Artsy Gifts 1. Spirograph Deluxe Design Set Mix designs and patterns to create unique images using the gears and Spirograph. 2. Rainbow Loom In case you don't … [Read more...]

The Artist’s Way for Parents: Raising Creative Children

The Artist's Way for Parents

Are you a fan of The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron? Because, if so, you'll be thrilled that Cameron just released, The Artist's Way for Parents: Raising Creative Children, with co-writer, Emma Lively. Why does our creative spirit matter as parents? Well, Cameron writes (and I underlined and starred!,) "Isolation as a parent takes two forms: one is being alienated from … [Read more...]

Learning Games Gift Guide for Kids

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I recommend learning games for kids as one of the holiday gifts because it gives your entire family a fun playing and learning activity to enjoy together. Learning Games for Kids 1. Bunny Peek-a-Boo for ages 2 - 5. Kids will love this 3D puzzle which includes four big, wooden blocks which kids arrnage to match each challenge. Kids will learn important math and reading … [Read more...]

U.S. History and Geography Games & Puzzles

best history and geography games

I love learning games and am always looking for the best geography and history games. So, just in time for Thanksgiving, here are some of my family's favorite history and geography games and puzzles. History and Geography Games Scrambled States by Gamewright This is one of our FAVORITE geography games! Actually, just a favorite game period. Players learn the names, … [Read more...]