Christmas shopping for kids may seem easy but it’s anything but easy. Kids, especially small ones like mine, change their minds and their likes as often as they change their socks. Everyday I have Olivia asking for something new and those toy commercials on TV don’t make it any easier. Most of the time it’s a new doll that I know she will play for one day, maybe two and then it’s banished to the forgotten toy bin never to be played with again. The one thing, odd enough, that Olivia has been asking for is a robot butler (that’s what she calls it). I say, she’s already got one in me, but she’s persistent. So of course, my husband — who aims to please — recently purchased a Vector. I actually think it was more for him, but he insists it’s her special gift. This thing was on sale so he said it justified buying it now. We’ll see how long she interacts with it.
In the meantime, I’ve rounded out some other hot items that your kids will love. One being anything Melissa & Doug. I love that their toys are educational and serve a purpose. Not to mention, some of their items are ones that the girls actually continue to play with day after day. We have the wooden latch activity board and both girls love playing with it. It gets them using their problem-solving skills great for their development. I also bought the cutting fruit set and it helps Ava with her hand-eye coordination. I really love all they have to offer.
Melissa & Doug
The latest electronic toys here are sure to keep your littles entertained for hours. I picked some items that will let your kids express their creative side as well as get some exercise. I secretly want the gigantic keyboard for myself! The movie ‘Big’ come to mind? And who can forget the Simon game? I loved playing that as a child.
And lastly, I added some good ‘ole fashion board and card games. These are just fun and can be played with the whole family. It’s a great way to shut off the electronics, use your head and interact with your loved ones. You’re welcome Mom and Dad.