Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Educational Ideas For Christmas!

Well, here in Canada we are in full Christmas mode. Unlike Americans who are thinking about Turkey dinners and stuffing with pumpkin pie right now, we had our Thanksgiving last month. Many houses on our street already have Christmas lights up and on. Some homes have Christmas Trees up and in the front window already ready for gifts to be placed. The community lights are being turned on. Wreaths hang off street lights. Stores are full of Christmas items. Our TV's are bombarded with Christmas commercials.

My Dad has been asking what the kids want for Christmas for a couple of weeks already. So, I'm researching what the kids might like that falls under more of an educational status rather than just regular toys. I have updated our book list on our blog and plan on adding a spot near the bottom to show some toys and games of interest. I don't know about your kids but with our kids they each have their own personal interests and skills. Austyn is a building and Science. Zoe is anything creative and games! So in each instant they have definite educational interests that we can encourage through some educational toys that I know they will be very excited about having.

Here are some ideas I came up with that I think our kids would love.

For Austyn: Meccano RC Race Car, Architecto, RushHour, ZomeTool, Science Magic, Straws Connectors, Crazy Forts, Snaptricity... legos and megnetics are also always welcome in this home!

For Zoe: Some of the building sets above she'd also love to have for her own (straws and crazy forts) along with Cranium Cariboo, Sequence for Kids, A puppet Theatre, Puppet making kit, More dress-up clothes, tierra making kit.


There you have it! Some educational toys that my kids would love. Hopefully this helps out the grandparents. What would your kids love for Christmas?

I love this site for ideas:

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”~ Plato


Rana said...

Cool! I'm totally wanting those straws. I want those for myself, and the fort making kit.

Our Pace said...

The best thing about the straws (I think) is that compared to the other gifts they are very inexpensive. So, I'm crossing my fingers for two boxes of them... he he he!


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