We’re 30 days away from Christmas! Can you believe it?! Call me crazy but I haven’t even started shopping yet! (Well except for that crazy blow out sale Bath + Body Works had). So for the rest of the week I’ll be under my favorite blanket with a glass of wine, getting all the items on my family’s Christmas list, making money while spending it of course + creating a gift guide for young children.
When I initially started thinking about my family’s wants + needs, it prompted me to think about the things my childcare babies may want + need too. Since we are in the midst of a pandemic + I’m an avid online shopper anyway, I went right to my online home. Amazon! They’ve always been an amazing resource, but since March, they’ve been my go to (+ retail therapy outlet) as I’m sure they’ve been for countless others as well.
Being in the childcare industry for the last 16 years has made me approach toy buying from an educators perspective, so I rarely buy anything without a purpose. Which is why I’m helping you buy the child in your life gifts with intention. Check out the educational + fun gift guide for young children below. (Click on each picture for more details or to buy).
Language + Literacy
Physical Well-Being + Motor Development
Young children are known to have A LOT of energy! And since they learn best through play, help them stay healthy while building their fine + large motor skills. Other great gifts include ball pits (age appropriate of course), child sized basketball hoops + any type of coloring utensils.
I’ve said it before + I’ll say it again. Children learn best through PLAY!! If you want to teach a child something new, buy tools not toys.
Approaches Towards Learning
Big ideas are often sparked by the smallest things. Giving children the space to learn at their own pace, according their own learning style promotes creativity + engagement. Take at look at these great gifts.
If you find anymore fun “tools” or toys with a purpose as I like to say, let me know over on Instagram + I’ll be sure to add them to our list! And don’t forget to make your money work smarter + not harder by making money while you spend it!
Happy shopping + have a great Thanksgiving!!