Educational Gifts Your Kids Will Love
By Madison Smith, Blog Editor
It’s that time of year again! With the holidays rounding the corner rapidly, it’s time to finish up gift buying. We all want our children to enjoy the gifts they receive, but we also want products that will help them grow and develop on top of having fun. We’ve compiled a list in order to help you find great educational gifts that your children will love.
Gifts for Toddlers
Toddler age is one of the most crucial times in a child’s life for development. This is where they begin learning all the fundamental tools, such as numbers and ABC’s. Here are some wonderful ideas for your blossoming learner.
VTech Count and Learn Turtle: Your little one can take their time learning 123’s with this shelled companion by their side. This toy takes number learning to the next level through incorporating light up buttons, early addition activities, and a Spanish mode. This “turtle” definitely wins the toy race.
LeapFrog Phonics Magnetic Letter Set: Magnetic letters are always a success when learning the alphabet. Through placing the letters in the bus they will hear its name, sound, and how it’s used in a word and sentence. Placing this on the fridge can turn mealtimes into learning time!
Mozart Magic Cube: Keep it classy for your budding, young composer. This light-up cube teaches how sounds (piano, violin, French horn, etc.) are combined to create eight Mozart masterpieces. Allow your child to interact and heighten their creativity.
Gifts for Preschool Age
As your child is reaching school age, you will begin to see tremendous intellectual, social, and emotional changes. These toys will continue to help them develop.
LeapFrog My Own Leaptop: Your little professional has never loved learning the alphabet so much. The “leaptop” includes the alphabet, pretend emails, sing-alongs, and over 26 animal animations. Now your kiddo can feel professional just like mom and dad!
Picasso Tiles 60 Piece Set: Embrace your child’s imaginative side with this colorful, magnetic set. These 3-D geometric shapes allow your child to create architectural masterpieces. A plus? They make little to no noise!
Butterfly Gardener: A whole gift that everyone will love? Yes please! The Butterfly Gardener is perfect for any nature/animal lover. Your child will get to witness the entire butterfly metamorphosis before being able to personally release their butterflies!
Gifts for Grade-schoolers
Between the ages of 7 and 12, your child is becoming more confident in their abilities as they begin solving problems independently. Support this growth with educationally, challenging gifts.
Mindblowing Science Kit: With over 20 pieces in this kit, your budding scientist will be able to experiment with volcanic eruptions, sunsets in a test tube, acids and bases, and much more. These captivating experiments will reinforce their love for science.
Snap Circuit Junior: This is an excellent starter kit for the young STEM enthusiast. Kids will be able to experience the way circuit conducts electricity to power over 100 of their different creations.
Gift an Experience: Pittsburgh is full of educational attractions that the whole family will love. From the Carnegie Science Center to the Children’s Museum, you can fill an entire day or weekend with exciting and educational visits.
Educational gifts will never go out of style. Be the smartest parent around this year, through giving your child the gift of learning.