It is hard to know which gifts to give to the children on your list. I have rounded up a few of the BEST holiday gifts for kids this year- A wide selection of fun and engaging activities and toys that will make the most perfect gifts!
From adorable plush that can help soothe anxiety to sustainable toys, creative toys and even STEM based products that make learning fun!
Comfortkins from Wild Republic– https://shop.wildrepublic.com
New from Wild Republic, Comfortkins allows children to practice wearing a mask with their favorite plush animal friends. The line features several animals with a colored mask.
Pillowkins from Wild Republic– www.wildrepublic.com
New from Wild Republic and considered to be the “the next teddy bear,” comes Pillowkins – fun, brightly designed pieces that combine a pillow with a plush animal to create the perfect go anywhere friend. With twelve styles available this fall, there is one for every child. Available on Amazon!
Screen Grabbers from Wild Republic– www.wildrepublic.com
Screen Grabbers are the perfect “home-school” pals. Screen Grabbers provide an animal friend that decorates a computer screen and covers the camera as needed during on-line class. Screen Grabbers can also dust your screen with a fun twist. Choose from the six designs available this fall with more coming in the spring to add to the collection. Available on Amazon
SUSTAINABILITY + GIVING BACK
Shore Buddies– shorebuddies.com
The new Shore Buddies plush collection is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles! It takes six plastic bottles to make one 12″ stuffed animal. The bottles are collected and sorted by recyclable collectors before cleaned and shredded into plastic flakes. Some of these flakes are used for the Shore Buddies’ stuffing, others get melted and turned into polyester yarn for the soft outside. The best of all, the adorable plush collection features a fun array of huggable characters including Stephen Seagull, Shelly the Sea Turtle and Finn the Dolphin. They even make authentic animal sounds when pressed too! The company is also dedicated to giving back, and $1 from each purchase is given to charities that support Marine life.
STEM/SCREEN FREE EDUCATION
Smarty PAD™– www.flycatcher.toys/smarty-pad
The new Smarty PAD™ interactive LED tablet gives preschoolers and kindergarteners a new way to play and learn with 12 smart games and age-appropriate curriculum. Motion sensors give the lightweight tablet an innovative spin, encouraging unique sensory play. Smarty PAD™ speaks in both English and Spanish as kids play with colors, patterns, ABCs, and numbers up to 25. Smarty PAD™ teaches phonics, language, early math, and beginning coding, nurturing small motor development and critical thinking. Positive reinforcement, helpful encouragement, and over 100 different responses keep kids engaged every time they play. Ideal for kids 3 to 6 years old. MSRP: $34.99.
Smarty JOJO!™– www.flycatcher.toys/smarty-jojo
The Smarty JOJO!™ is a super-charged interactive airplane that gets high-energy preschoolers learning on the go. Motion sensors encourage physical activity while JOJO teaches directions, shapes, colors and opposites. JOJO’s kidspeak conversation also nurtures emotional intelligence, calling out feelings and helping kids recognize their own emotions. Bi-lingual JOJO speaks in English or Spanish. The newest SMART technology enables JOJO to identify colors. “Can you find something blue?” “Yes, you can!” Over 150 random actions and reactions make the experience different every time a child plays! Ideal for kids 2 to 4 years old and $24.99.
Smarty FLUTTER™– www.flycatcher.toys/smarty-flutter
Flycatcher’s Smarty FLUTTER™ learning toy teaches preschoolers on-the-go as they fly through a room or a yard. Smart Technology identifies colors, and kidspeak conversation calls out feelings, helping kids recognize their own emotions. Fun missions teach right and left directions, shapes, and opposites. Motion sensors encourage active physical play. Over 150 random actions and reactions make the experience different every time a child plays. Smarty Flutter™ also speaks in both English and Spanish. Ideal for kids 2 to 4 years old and $24.99.
Guion the Lion– guionthelion.com
Guion The Lion is a new children’s book that celebrates the differences in all children through a colorful and exciting journey. The book, which follows the adventures of an imaginative little lion who sees things a little differently from his friends, was penned by mother, entrepreneur and author Rebecca Wilson Macsovits and inspired by her three children including Guion, her oldest son who also has Down syndrome. Full of whimsical delights, discoveries and beautiful watercolor illustrations, this book teaches children that appreciating individual differences and embracing others’ ideas can lead to unimaginable adventures and endless fun. Guion The Lion is available now via Amazon and online at www.Guionthelion.com. MSRP $17.99.