The week of Thanksgiving feels like the perfect time to officially kick off holiday season on the blog. First up, a gift guide for the little kids on your shopping list.
When buying presents for preschoolers ages three and up, look for toys that encourage problem solving, pretending, building, and creating. Activity toys to practice physical skills (kicking, throwing, climbing, and riding) make great holiday gifts, too
1. Doorway bean bag toss for indoor play on a cold winter day.
2. Because little kids still need a nap. (At least, we parents still want them to nap!)
3. Cozy critter slippers to keep their tiny toes warm.
4. Looking for a quirky alternative to teddy bears and stuffed animals? Try a hot dog pillow (sauerkraut optional).
5. With its non-marking wheels, you won’t mind letting kids ride inside on a Micro Mini Kick Scooter.
6. How do you make coloring even more fun? With easy-to-use animal crayons that won’t make a mess.
7. Because a three-story elephant dollhouse is so much cooler than the average two-story house.
9. You little girl will do a rain dance just for the chance to wear this fancypants jacket with zip-out fur vest. (Get 20% off through November 29th with code GIVETHANKS14.)
10. A white swan scarf adds some personality to an everyday outfit.
11. The prettiest playhouse you ever did see. (Psst…No parents allowed!)
12. He may not eat his veggies (mine doesn’t!), but with this stacking skill game it’s OK for him to play with them.
13. A 24-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring the artwork of Romeo Britto makes for a colorful challenge.
14. Every day is an adventure for a preschooler, especially with a pair of plastic binoculars.
15. Don’t tell Levi, but I’m buying him this take-a-part crane for Chanukah — it comes with nuts, bolts, and a power screw driver!
16. Racoon Rumpus is a favorite matching game in our house.
17. A kid-size table and chair set with a chalkboard desktop for added fun.
PS – Gift ideas for coffee lovers (because if you have a three year old, you probably drink a lot of coffee!)