November 18, 2016 07:00 by april
How's your holiday gift list looking this year? Whether you're just starting or you've already checked several items off of your list, our annual gift guide is sure to help you find the perfect present for the children, teachers, and caregivers on your list. From puzzles and building sets to Boppy® pillows and baby mats, we can help make your holiday shopping experience a positive one. Shop our top gift picks for the little learners in your home or classroom below. Don't forget to click on the picture or name of each item to learn more!
Puzzle Buddies (Set of 4)
12 months & up. This animal-themed puzzle set was designed with toddlers in mind. The bright colors and bold features will hold a toddler's attention. The animals are printed on the base for a visual clue, and the three chunky pieces are easy for toddlers to hold and grasp. Each puzzle measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". Set of 4.
SpinAgain Stacking Toy
12 months & up. Instill a sense of wonder into children as they see this toy twirl and spin! Drop the vibrant discs onto the threaded corkscrew pole and watch children's eyes widen as the shapes spin and wobble. For more stable stacking, simply flip the reversible base over. Each disc is dual-colored, solid, and BPA-free. This visually stimulating toy encourages hand-eye coordination and baby engineering skills. It's colorful stacking like you have never seen before! Measure 16" tall. Includes:… More »
Shape Sort & Lace
18 months & up. Build confidence with these easy-to-thread tactile beads. Great for developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Set of 12 jumbo beads and a string for lacing.
Polar Animals Set (Set of 6)
18 months & up. The arctic animals in this set are detailed in texture, traits, and size. Children will enjoy learning about each of the animals through engaging, hands-on learning experiences. Each set comes with six animals and an activity guide.
The Happy Architect Town (26 Pieces)
2 years & up. Build your town any way you like with this 26-piece interchangeable set. These all-wood pieces link together to create solid, sturdy structures for unlimited play. Pieces measure approximately 6" to 12".
Geo Lacing Shapes (Set of 3)
3 years & up. This set of three over-sized lacing boards, in three geometric shapes, features plastic translucent centers and plastic tipped laces in assorted colors. The easy-to-grasp and lace frames make them great for developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Each lacing board measures approximately 7".
Teaching Cash Register
3 years & up. Learn money and basic math skills as children practice coin identification, addition, subtraction and place value. Great for pretend play exercises and learning basic calculator skills. The automatic shutoff saves on batteries. Requires 3 C batteries, sold separately. Includes play money, coupon, and play credit card.
Earth Solids Magnetic Building Set (Set of 19)
3 years & up. Develop fine and gross motor skills, patterning, shape recognition while building. Make large structures, towers, play houses and more. Made from durable, non-toxic materials. Panels and windows measure 9" x 9" each. Inspired by the colors of earth, the set includes 11 solid panels in in sky blue, forest green, sand, brown and slate colors with 8 white windows, and STEM activity guide.
Alphabet Floor Puzzle (24 Pieces)
3 years & up. Develop letter recognition and build fine-motor skills at the same time with this fun floor puzzle! Learning the ABC's will be F-U-N with these whimsical letters and colorful, real-life photos. Children will love the up-close, vivid images representing all the letters of the alphabet. This large 24-piece real photo puzzle is made of extra-thick durable cardboard with a wipe-clean surface. Measures 36" x 24" in size. Puzzle insert included. Made in the USA.
The Freestyle Spooner Board
3 years & up. The Ultimate Training Board for Balance, Fitness, and Fun! Simulates board-sport moves (skateboarding, surfing), but doesn't require the advanced skills or entail the same danger. Develops balance, coordination, leg, and core strength. Unbreakable, non-marring 3/8" polyethylene with raised edges and grippy surface. Indoor/outdoor use. Made in the USA.
Writer's Choice: April's Top Picks for the Holidays
As the digital content writer for Kaplan, I'm familiar with a lot of our products, so I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you:
Early Explorer High Seas Rocker
This sturdy tugboat makes the perfect rocker for future sailors! I love the colors and overall design of this rocker, and I like that it can provide hours of imaginative play for young children as they battle ocean waves and go out to sea. Learn More »
Seasons All-In-One Dollhouse
I would have loved to have had this dollhouse when I was little. The furniture and accessories are all modern, and the reversible, solar-paneled roof provides opportunities to talk about different seasons and different types of energy. Learn More »
Magna-Tiles® 48-Piece Clear Colors Deluxe Set
One of my favorite building sets we offer is Magna-Tiles®. The magnetic sides allow children to build all types of 3-D objects. Durability, bright colors (transparent or solid), and easy cleanup are just a few of the reasons everyone loves Magna-Tiles®. Learn More »
Other Top Picks for the 2016 Holiday Season
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