Edited by PurpleFlowers, 09 December 2017 - 08:59 AM.
Christmas gifts for 1 and 3 year old
Posted 09 December 2017 - 08:58 AM
Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:04 AM
Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:11 AM
I go through Timberdoodle's recs and pick out things. They have pretty good picks for each age.
Before K, we used:
-pattern blocks and cards
-Night and Day puzzle
-Sneaky Snacky Squirrel game
-play food (I like Learning Resources for being sturdy and realistic looking)
-imaginative play items: costumes, figurines, etc.
-baby soda bottle test tubes
-My First Microscope (Learning Resources
-nature study kit: jars, sunprint paper, press, rubbing crayons, notebook, magnifying glass
-small tools: grinder, hand drill, egg beater, hammer..
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Posted 10 December 2017 - 02:49 PM
I usually ask for art supplies, since my kids go through them so quickly. We can never have enough paper-- construction paper, paper of all sizes and weights, looseleaf and pads.
Crayons (I like the chunky beeswax ones for the youngest kids), highly washable paint and markers, pom poms, glitter glue, googly eyes, stickers (the puffy ones especially), paint brushes, water color pads, glue, craft sticks...
these are all things we would use, use up, and not have to worry about adding to the toy collection! And great for preschool fine motor, creativity, and fun!
Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:14 AM
Posted 12 December 2017 - 09:51 PM
And on magazines, we like National Geographic LITTLE Kids (not just Kids), and Ranger Rick Cub (not Ranger Rick Jr.).