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Educational Gift Guide

 

One of the things that I am most passionate about is education because the earlier we instill the love of learning into our kids the more successful they will be as adults. While I won’t bore you with a huge speech on why education is so important I do want to give you a few reasons as to why we always give educational gifts each holiday season.

  1. Teaching kids to love to read, explore and learn is easier to do if they have been around learning from the beginning. While I was pregnant with Liz I made the decision to read to her everyday and then continue after she was born. We continued to “read” together up until Middle School and sometimes she would ask for “help” with homework just for the old times sake of being read too. While we as parents are busy I strongly urge you to take time out of your day to spend quality time with your kids reading. They will thank you for it as they get older, I promise.
  2. Not everyone gives educational gifts so you can be the “fun” aunt or uncle and buy the kids something that they will enjoy exploring.
  3. The educational items are affordable and teach your children or nieces/nephews critical thinking skills that they will use for years to come.
  4. Kids learn without realizing they are learning, which makes learning more fun!
  5. Education is a life long gift that kids will always remember! Shop the following Educational Gift Guide to get some great ideas for the upcoming Holiday Season.

 

Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Holiday Season!

Teach My

Teach My are makers of award winning learning tools that help your child get a head start! Our products teach babies, toddlers and preschoolers the basic skills, things like; the alphabet, colors, shapes, numbers, reading and even math! Our aim is to encourage early learning, parent child interaction, self-esteem and help children to develop fine motor skills and excellent hand eye coordination. Bond. Teach. Play… 20 minutes a day!

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Math Builder

MATH BUILDER: It is a collaborative game for kids of age 8 and up. It is built around collaboration and cooperation. It develops Math equations as you build 4 arithmetic skills of Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. Which is an excellent tool to help your kids think, build, plan and of course win when they build the right answer.

Learning can be a ton of fun which is why Math Builder is such a great tool. Teaching kids about math is essential to their growing brains. It’s great for kids to build their math skills and to challenge their brains. This Math Builder game is also fun because you can spend time together as a family. Kids need to see their parents learning and having fun. I can’t tell you how much fun my 8 and 6 year old have had with this game! It’s perfect for the upcoming holiday season, so grab yours while you can.

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Math Builder

Wonder Workshop

Gift the Gift of learning code this holiday season with the help of Wonder Workshop.

Cue is an incredibly clever robot with a witty attitude that’s full of interactive surprises! Choose from 4 unique avatars to customize cue with a personality that’s right for you. The more you explore, the more you’ll discover what cue can do.

Best for ages 11+

CueTech

Dot Creativity Kit

Dot is a clever little robot with multiple sensors and a quirky personality that powers the Do-It-Yourself projects in the new Dot Creativity Kit. Kids will learn about robotics and develop fundamental coding and problem-solving skills while having fun. Dot’s projects range from crafting, active play, to storytelling and construction.

Best for age groups + Dott will help teach your kids coding and problem solving making it the perfect holiday gift.

Dot Creativity Kit

Dot Creativity Kit

 Quarto Kids Books

With stunning photos on every page, Creature Files: Predators will thrill young readers with facts about twenty different predators from across the globe. Each profile includes facts about the animal’s habitat, diet, and how fast it can run, fly, or swim. From knife-like claws, to lightning speed, these creatures are sure to spark the imaginations of animal lovers far and wide.

Creature Files: Predators even includes a predator tooth necklace!

Go on an electrifying journey to see how these living lights use bioluminescence, fluorescence, and symbiotic bacteria to light up! Amazing World: Sea Creatures reveals the fascinating lives of twenty strange and amazing marine animals and includes glow-in-the-dark stickers!

In Creature Files: Dinosaurs, you’ll peer inside the jaws of these fearsome creatures, discovering what they really looked like, where they roamed, and what they ate, using many of the same tools that actual paleontologists do. Can you match the three replica teeth to the prehistoric mouths they belong to? Stunning illustrations and surprising stats bring the stories of these long-extinct beasts to life.

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 The Santa Thief

The Santa Thief

The Santa Thief  by Alane Adams

Inspired by stories that Alane’s father told her about his childhood, the book is set in 1920s rural Pennsylvania and follows Georgie, a little boy who wants a new pair of skates for Christmas. But times are tough, and he gets the disappointing news Santa might not come this year. Follow along as Georgie decides to take matters into his own hands—and discovers what Christmas is all about.

PLYT

PLYT – the original – a competitive fun math board game that’s PROVEN to help improve confidence with numbers and math, that’s challenging for both adults and children, is super flexible and  is endorsed by National Numeracy in the UK as one of the most effective and enjoyable games available. But most importantly kids love playing and don’t realize they are learning. What could be better than giving a game that everyone will love that’s also educational and going to help them? Get yours from amazon

 

Piper Computer Kit

Piper Computer Kit

The Piper Computer Kit is a DIY kit for kids that uses Minecraft and Raspberry Pi to teach them the fundamentals of electronics, coding, engineering and problem solving, while instilling confidence and fostering creativity. The Piper Computer Kit is one of the highest rated STEM tools available on Amazon, is endorsed by Steve Wozniak and is used in the school Elon Musk’s kids attend.

Piper flips the passive experience of current screen time consumption that many parents struggle to limit, and instead gives kids an active role in the technology they use. Kids assemble a handcrafted wooden toolbox and screen into a computer, and then move on from their engineering feat to code and program the computer through step-by-step instructions provided within the 3D world of Minecraft. The kit  is available to buy at Toys“R”Us, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com and directly from the Piper website.

Creature Files

Creature Files: Reptiles

From the deadly gaboon viper—with the longest fangs in the world—to the venomous Gila monster that lurks underground, reptiles have an extraordinary assortment of survival skills.

Fangs and venom aren’t these cold-blooded creatures’ only weapons: some are camouflaged to hide in plain sight, and others, like the Komodo dragon, have powerful claws for slashing prey.

Amazing World: Stars & Planets From stellar nurseries, to glowing green clouds, to spiral galaxies, find out about the dramatic lives of these explosive players in our universe. This is the perfect introduction to the great celestial bodies of outer space for science lovers and their children. Kids will love the gorgeous, bright images, and will also learn quickly from the easily digestible bites of information on each page. Includes a collection of glow-in-the-dark stickers to put on notebooks, folders, bedroom ceilings, anywhere!

Order them today: https://www.quartoknows.com/Quarto-Kids/

Inside Out Books

Inside Out Books are the perfect Educational Gift.

Inside out Sharks-Why are shark eggs called “mermaid purses”? What in the world are “skin-teeth”? Do sharks deserve the nickname “man-eater”?

Inside Out T-Rex-Inside Out: T. Rex offers clues to understanding the most compelling and mysterious dinosaur of them all.

Inside Out Human Body-Inside Out: Human Body takes you on an incredible journey through the powerful muscular system, the “bone zone,” the long and windy road of the digestive system, the blood-pumping circulatory system, the forty-seven-mile long nervous system, and beyond!

Inside Out Egyptian Mummy-Alongside beautiful illustrations and photographs, an interactive die-cut model reveals the many rites of the Egyptian tomb: the golden burial mask, lucky amulets, linen wrappings, even the mummified body and preserved sacred organs.

Sports Illustrated Kids is perfect for the kids that love sports. My nephew Bryar loves all sports so these books will be perfect for him.

Sports Illustrated Kids books

50 States: Our America–Tells about each of our 50 states and is a perfect recap of our Show Me State History.

 

Rollercaoster Mini

Build An Amusement Park in Your Living Room!,  

Roller Coaster Challenge –  is our first thrill ride building game. Benefits? Engineering challenges that help players understand physics and logic concepts – all while watching a coaster glide down the track, complete with dips, curves and loops! Roller Coaster Challenge just made Amazon’s Top 25 Holiday Toys list! (Ages 6+)

Stimulating Play + 3D Logic Puzzle = Perfect for Kids and Adults Alike, 

Color Cube Sudoku – is a brilliant re-imagining of the classic Sudoku puzzle using colors instead of numbers. Flip and arrange your nine color cubes until no colors repeat in any row or column. With over 2 trillion different ways to position the 3-D cubes, it’s more challenging than it may appear! Color Cube Sudoku earned The Toy Insider Top Holiday Toys Award and a Parents’ Choice Gold Award! (Ages 8+)

Think Code for Educational Gift Giving

Strategic Thinking + Coding Education = Best Educational Gift Under $20, $14.99

CODE: Rover Control –Prepared for a programming space mission? In this 40-challenge game two Rovers have been sent to explore Mars. The trouble is, the Rovers are programmed to travel on color and most of the pathways were left colorless in a dust storm. You’ll need to call on your critical thinking skills to correctly color the pathways so the Rovers stay on course. Challenges introduce “decision points,” “loops,” and “increment instructions” as you progress–all advanced computational skills that are delicately embedded into a fun play experience and will have you thinking like a true programmer. Just earned The Dice Tower Seal of Approval! (Ages 8+)

Gift Lit

GiftLit

Gifts for everyone on the list, including new parents and babies. Whether the recipient is an employee, daughter, niece or grandfather—we have collections for everyone, or she can choose our best-selling Custom Set. Our best-selling Baby Collections have books curated specifically for baby showers, educational resources, and even the perfect books for bedtime.

*Book gifts for every budget. Our subscriptions come in 3, 6, and 12-month gifts and collections and vary in price.

*Expertly curated collections, flexible substitutions.

Our librarians, booksellers, authors, and educators carefully curate the over 70 collections you can trust to include the latest, the greatest, and the hidden gems.

Any book can be substituted.

 Storey Publishing has several books that are perfect for kids or adults.

 

Storey Publishing has several books that are perfect for kids or adults.

Stich Camp-18 Crafty Projects for Kids & Tweens – Learn 6 All-Time Favorite Skills: Sew, Knit, Crochet, Felt, Embroider & Weave

Wild For Horses-Posters & Collectible Cards Featuring 50 Amazing Horses

Baking Class includes 50 fun recipes for kids!

Elephant Books

Elephant Books

Elephant-Books is the premier book club for children (ages 0-6). We deliver new, hard-cover books to your door monthly. Each package is hand-wrapped, stamped with our adorable elephant logo and tied with a bright orange ribbon. Kids love to receive packages in the mail and parents love getting such a quality gift for the young ones in their life. It is the gift that keeps on giving.

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Shop Elephant Books here!

 

Heidi Gray

Money saving Mom/Nan (Grandma) of 1, who loves to travel, cook, and of course spend time with family. Fun.Travel.Food not necessarily in that order serving Missouri and beyond!

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