The latest installment! Holiday shopping is upon us, so here are some ideas for great gifts for kids. As usual, I don’t get any sort of kickback for recommending this stuff. I just like it.
Micro Kickboard Mini Micro Classic Scooter – This scooter is awesome for the 3-5 set (my children started using it at 2). The double wheels in the front makes it easy to balance and steer. It is lightweight, active and fun. Speaking of Christmas gifts, my 4.5 year old is probably ready for the next size up (the Maxi Micro).
Elemenosqueeze Blocks by B. All of my children play with these. They are fun as blocks, but they’re so much more. They are colorful and chewable. They are squeezable – and my kids love the little whoosh of air squirted on their faces and hair. They are the complete alphabet with great graphics on each side. Young children can stack and balance them more easily than other blocks because they aren’t slippery. AND they aren’t dangerous – since they aren’t hard, they can be thrown and stepped on without pain (yeah, I’m lookin’ at you, Lego). Bonus? They come in a carrying case.
Edison the Petite Lamp by Fatboy – This is a bit of a strange recommendation for a child-friendly “toy”, but hear me out. I love this little lamp. We received this as a gift and I was a bit confused about why until I got it home. This little LED lamp is molded out of plastic, so there are no light bulbs to mess with. It has three different brightness levels. It is rechargeable and each charge lasts for 6-8 hours (or more, in our experience). It has replaced nightlights in our house. Our children can take it to bed to read a book, and we don’t have to worry about burns, or broken glass or plastic. It is definitely splurgy, but is well-designed and so very useful. The little switch tag is rubber and can break off, so be sure to use it with kids who won’t try to eat small rubber things.