Shopping for young kids can be challenging. There are so many toys many times you know the parents don’t want more toys around but still, you want to see their eyes sparkle on Christmas morning. These gifts have that WOW factor and are educational, and bring hours of fun!
Check out my full list of Tech Gifts! When it comes to toddlers and preschoolers at times we want to avoid screens and devices, but screens in moderation can be educational and ok as well. They are for sure loved. The Kindle Fire has a specific tablet for younger kids that is great for all kinds of learning apps and age-appropriate videos. The Kindle Fire Kids Edition comes with a year free of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited.
The Nintendo Switch is something that can be enjoyed by a lot of age levels. We purchased one as a family gift last year and although it hasn’t been used a lot this year, it will for sure get use more and more in the years to come. I love the active games as well that get the kiddos up and moving.
Think of the Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar Twist as your toddlers’ first step into coding. With pieces they can control and tell caterpillar to move left or right or light up, it teaches logic and sequences in a fun little toy.
Make Believe / Dress-Up
From a young age, kids want to be just like mom and dad. That means dressing up and playing make-believe is a big winner. Whether its the medical set, a toolset, a makeup bag, and purse, or the lawnmower, these toys will bring hours of imaginary play.
Kids love animals and animals play a central role in all kinds of play. From dinosaurs to a pet dog on a leash to a horse you can ride. These toys bring a lot of imagination and a chance to in some situations learn the responsibility of having a pet.
I truly believe that all toys are educational in a way because kids learn so much through play. These toys though go the extra mile and are focused on just specific learning goals. Learning goals at this age include colors and color sorting, drawing, shapes, and fine motor skills. These will have kids entertained while they are learning specific skills.
Both boys are very much into building things these days. They love their Duplos and Legos. Building sparks creativity and imagination as well as practicing fine motor skills. From large blocks to magnetic pieces and traditional legos.
If you want to Check out the full list in one place, check out my Tech Idea List on Amazon.