Christmas is right around the corner and we are all starting to make our Christmas gifting list but since we are all staying at home, it can be hard to pick and choose what to give the kids this holiday. As a mom, I am always on the lookout for toys and other items that can help my child develop her interests and skills so I made this list to give you an idea of items that are not only fun but also useful for kids’ development. I also made sure that the items listed in this article are safe for kids to use and are also recommended by experts.
Arts & Crafts
If your little one loves drawing and painting, some items that they will surely love are art supplies.
Specially designed to create less mess, these non-toxic crayons, pens, and paint feature an Ultra-Clean washable formula, so they easily wash clean from skin, clothing, and even painted walls.
There is a wide range of Crayola products so you can pick any that will suit the needs of the kids. For the crayons, there are 16pcs, 24pcs, 64pcs or 16pcs large washable crayons. For paint, there is 6pcs or 10pcs of paint. But if you want an all-in activity set, the color wonder activity set is perfect. The Color Wonder markers and paints appear only on Color Wonder paper, ensuring that your walls, floor, and furniture stay nice and clean.
Let your little one’s imagination run free with the Frozen-themed art case. Kids can color, decorate, and embellish Elsa, Anna, and Olaf coloring pages and more Frozen 2 characters! Featuring 5 Super Tips Markers, 6 Pip-Squeaks Skinnies, 10 Short Colored Pencils, 64 Crayons—100 pieces in all! The sturdy Inspiration Art Case keeps supplies organized and easily accessible.
Another cute item that your little one will surely enjoy is the Scribble Scrubbie Pets Salon. This adorable pet Beauty Salon lets kids address the grooming needs of their Scribble Scrubbies Pets and color and clean them as well! Kids can set up this compact and portable salon wherever they go. It comes with 3 Scribble Scrubbies Markers and 2 Scribble Scrubbies Pets, including Francois (dog) and Priscilla (cat).
If your kid loves to pretend play and copying everything that you do, these items are the ones for them.
The ‘Let’s Play House! Dust, Sweep & Mop’ by Melissa and Doug is a six-piece play set gives kids all the housekeeping tools they need to keep it clean. Sized just for kids and built to last, the broom, mop, duster, dustpan, and hand brush are comfortable to use and easy to store–just hang them from the sturdy cords onto the included stand for neat, compact storage. It has natural-wood handles to make sure it lasts for all your kids and comes in different pops of color for more fun!
Have your kids learn through play with these items that can help them remember the colors, letters, number and even their daily tasks.
The Melissa and Doug Magnetic Responsibility Chart can be hanged on the play room or their bedroom. Catch children in the act of behaving well and reward them, then watch those good habits multiply! Open the fabric-hinged boards to reveal a behavior chart on one board, while the other board keeps all the magnets close at hand. A sturdy cord is attached for hanging. Dry-erase board and 89 magnets, including responsibilities, positive behaviors, and rewards.
Another gift idea is the Learning Journey’s Smart Learning Station. It has five fun games: Let’s Learn the Letters, Numbers, and Shapes; Find It; Before and After, Spelling Order Fun; and Let’s Learn about Sounds and Melodies. This award winning brand encourages thinking and learning, enhances tactile and motor movements, and teaches language.
Another item that can be used by children 2 years and above is the ‘Learn With Me Shapes Elephant’. It includes a specially designed container, 10 peanut shaped cutouts to deposit, and has two play modes: Discovery and Find It! to help them learn about colors and shapes.
If you need a gift for babies, Halilit has items that are especially designed for them. They have musical items like the Baby’s 1st Birthday Band, Baby Drum and Xylophone.
If your kid likes being active and playing outside these items are perfect for the whole family.
Whether it’s for indoors and outdoors, Bestway has their AntiMicrobial Balls that they can use during bath time or just for playing inside the room. They are anti-microbial and easy to clean too.
Something for the whole family are the bestway pools. They have a wide range of pool sizes depending on what you need or your space at home.
What are you waiting for? Check out these items in time for Christmas!
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