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Fall as arrived and with that comes the beginning of holiday celebrations: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and in between all of that I have a lot of little ones celebrating their Birthdays! I love finding fun new gifts that are practical, enjoyable and affordable! Here are a few ideas that I have seen over time that have been “winners”.
These are classic books that have great illustrations and quick reads, perfect for getting ready for nap or to say goodnight.
This is my favorite children’s bible. The stories are written at a good length to keep toddler attention and have great illustrations. They also have great Read and Share DVD’s that walk through the Bible, its a great tool for visual learning.
This is one of my favorite books for boys. I’m a fan of Richard Scarry,
his books are just fun to read aloud or to look through with the boys and play ispy.
Ages 3-5+ years
“If you give…” books are so much fun and also are great to connect with a craft
We made puppets like moose did in “If you give a moose a muffin”
I truly enjoy reading any of the Fancy Nancy books to my girls.
Cant forget the classic bear family
Boys and girls love reading about Amelia and her hysterical mix ups.
A new series came out a couple years about Amelia’s childhood.
I enjoy reading this Bible and every story ties in how Jesus is fits into every story of the Bible.
The stories a little bit more wordy which I think is better for age 4/5+ who can pay attention longer.
Dana Tanamachie did fabulous job in designing the covers for these classic Penguin Children’s books. These books are beautiful gifts that families will keep for years.
This is a bit more pricey but these scooters are the best around!!! I have seen these being used over the past couple years with girls and boys. The quads got these for their second birthday last year and still LOVE playing with them everyday. Since they are high quality scooters they get passed down to the younger siblings and are still able to be enjoyed.
Magna Tiles have been a big hit. We love playing with them at the Children’s Museum and some of the kids I take care have them at school.
Play Doh is a classic and is great to pull out on rainy days!
Duplo blocks are bigger lego blocks for little hands. These are great for strengthening motor skills.
This is a great Melissa and Doug puzzle for independent play.
I love doing floor puzzles with kids. Its an easy interactive activity and they feel like they have accomplished a master piece when it’s finished. I have played with these puzzles and just like how they are little different than typical puzzles.
Around age 2 1/2 and 3, creativity and imagination begin and dressing up becomes a favorite activity. Etsy has some great homemade costumes…super heros,fairy’s, princesses and why not Elvis.
(they even sleep in the costumes)
These are just some favorites right now. I will continue to add to the list as time goes on. Hope these will be helpful and be a guide to gift ideas.