Lifestyle2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Educational and Creative Gifts for Kids

2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Educational and Creative Gifts for Kids

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VTech V.Reader Interactive E-Reading System

With the V.Reader Interactive E-Reading System, children will discover the joy of reading while seeing well-loved characters like Shrek and Disney Fairies in stories with vivid animations. As the stories come alive with animations and sounds on the color touch screen, children take a journey into a world of imagination while developing the necessary building blocks to grow from a pre-reader to a confident and fluent reader. Cartridges are age graded for 3 to 5 year-olds and 5 to 7 year-olds. Each storybook cartridge includes a fully narrated and animated story, 8 reading skill games, and a Story Dictionary. $59.99
Color Me House

The Color Me House will entertain kids, invite creativity and set their imaginations to play. Kids just love coloring , painting and decorating their house or rocket and then climbing inside to live out those cardboard fort dreams – remember the days? The hit of the party, summer outdoor fun or a rainy day delight, they never grow tired of the fun with Color Me House and Color Me Rocket. Helps create little thinkers inside and outside the box! $44.95

GRASSHOPPER® Preschool Prep Kits

GRASSHOPPER® Preschool Prep Kits are designed to get kids ready for school all through play: no workbooks… no pencils… 100% fun! GRASSHOPPER® games are clearly laid out in full color guide books with straight-forward instructions and supporting illustrations.

The Edu-Pod

It’s not just a mp3 player it’s an…Edu-Pod. This fun MP3 Player comes preloaded with over 50 educational songs that teach the multiplication table, addition, & subtraction, 50 States and capitals, solar system, ABCs, counting, vowels, units of time, continents and so much more. No computer needed, Operates on one AAA battery (included), Add your own songs, Record yourself and test your knowledge, One year warranty, Over 4 hours of educational programming, FM Radio. $39.95

Maple Landmark Woodcraft Classic Tic Tac Truck

A new twist on the classic game of Tic Tac Toe~Tic Tac Truck! The bed of the truck serves as the game board with round indentations drilled in each game square to accept game pieces for ease of play. Nine game pieces are laser engraved with X’s & O’s on the flat part of the heads. Two removable people act as driver & passenger for those times when the game gets too serious and switching over to imaginative play with the truck seems a better idea! $41-$44

Clementine Art – Natural Soy Crayons

A great all-natural alternative to the traditional paraffin wax crayons. These crayon sticks are curved just enough to fit the hand comfortably. You’ll notice a difference at how smoothly they transfer color and their creamy texture enables easy blending and layering. Includes six crayon sticks: Blue, Purple, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red. Washable with soap and wate. $5.50

Lets Save Our Earth Educational Board Game New Edition

The Eco-Angels and Schumtzie’s are back in the new and improved edition of Lets Save Our Earth. An educational board game that teaches what we can do to help the environment. Made from recycled materials. Let’s Save Our Earth has a clever game scheme and a cast of characters known as the Eco-Angels and the Schmutzies. The object of the game is to move from start to finish, collecting trees along the way. $24.99

P’kolino Circle Puzzle

Simple shapes make this puzzle suitable for early developmental stages. Multiple puzzle combinations entertain longer and stimulate creative thinking for advanced development. The creative variations and mixing features fine-tune hand-eye coordination and strengthen manual dexterity as they teach children about size and proportion. Age: 2 years and older Materials: MDF with a plywood base, non-toxic water based finish. $20.00

Taro Gomi’s Play All Day

Taro Gomi invites children to punch out more than 60 fantastic playthings, including ring-toss games, finger puppets, boxes, picture frames, a zoo’s worth of animals, and more! Packed with Gomi’s fun, accessible artwork and a delightful variety of games and toys, this book will appeal to children of all ages, engaging their imaginations and entertaining them all day long.

The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders: Favorite Adventures, Stories, Poems, and Songs for Making Lasting Memories
Available nationwide, and other online outlets

This rich and nostalgic book of wonders is a collection of art, literature, and activities custom-made for the family bookshelf. It is broken into five sections that illuminate a child’s world and interests—Magic and Make-Believe, Outdoor Exploring, Crafts and Construction, Yummy for the Tummy, and Bedtime, Bathtime, and Dreamtime. Children and parents will share together time as they read poetry selections, nursery rhymes, and more at bedtime, pull out the book on a rainy day for instantly accessible activities, or simply browse and savor the lovely art at any time. Childhood Wonders is a unique and lasting gift for kids, families, and new parents and grandparents.

Pop Goes Froggio or

Leaping over lily pads isn’t just for frogs! Get on your feet and run around to flip over these “lily pads” and find friendly character faces. When you make a match, rush over to press the launcher and send your FROGGIO figure flying. Can you catch this smiley guy or will the frog fall flat? Get matching and get catching! Includes butterfly spinner unit with plastic tube, foam FROGGIO, lily pad launcher, 12 character lily pads and instructions. Adult assembly required. For 2 to 4 players. Ages 3 and up. $16.99


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