Sometimes, buying for kids can be hard. There are so many great products out there and sometimes, some of the best products get overlooked in the hype. I think this gift guide for babies, kids, tween, and teens.
Gift Guide For Babies, Kids, Tweens, and Teens
Have kids of many ages that you are wondering what you should get? I hope this gift guide aimed for Babies, Kids, Tween, and Teens helps you find exactly what you are looking for.
Gift Guide for Babies
WordyToys is a new company that makes quality hands-on bilingual toys. Growing in popularity by the day and this is their first holiday season! They currently have double-sided animal puzzles in English/Spanish, French, and Mandarin with a new exciting product on the way!
There are no other products on the market like Wordy and parents looking to introduce their kids to a second language LOVE this brand.
Gifts for Kids
Square Panda – The Square Panda playset combines fun, adventure, and sound teaching principles to build literacy skills in children ages 2 to 8. In conjunction with an iPad or Android tablet, children can use the Square Panda playset to access dozens of free games that playfully engage and teach them literacy fundamentals that include phonological awareness, phonics, spelling, print concepts and more.
Whole Wide World Toys – Laura Barta founded Whole Wide World Toys to help families explore fascinating global cultures through play, opening their eyes to a world of possibilities. Her life as a global nomad and product developer for Procter & Gamble positioned her to design toys with maximum play value and excellent quality and inspired her to share her belief that cultural curiosity and respect open doors for a lifetime of opportunities.
World Village Playset Ireland – World Village Playset Ireland combines creative, storytelling play with global learning. This innovative, beautifully-detailed play set immerses curious kids in Irish culture as they imagine their Irish adventures. Comes complete with a beautifully detailed fabric play mat, wooden figures, story cards, and storybook.
Heist – One Team One Mission – With a playtime of 5-15 minutes, Heist: One Team, One Mission is a fast-paced, action-packed team challenge. The team of 2-4 players works together to open the electronic safe before time runs out. Players take on the roles of the different characters, each of whom has a job to do. There is the Money Man, Hacker, Lookout, and Explosives Expert — who work together to open an electronic safe in minutes and grab the $50 million heist.
Topicubes– In this fun word game, players roll 10 dice, 5 with a letter, and 5 with an illustrated topic, and race to find matching words. A winning matching word must start with one of the letters showing on a dice, and must belong to one of the categories showing on dice of a different color. With topics like celebrities, TV shows, articles of clothing, “something square”, mammals, and more, this game is sure to entertain your creative mind and guarantee bursts of laughter!
Mind Lock– Rummy with stacking building blocks! Create sets and runs by combining blocks that range in height of 1 to 7. Sets are made with 3 or 4 blocks of the same size, but different colors. Runs are made up of 3 or more blocks of the same color in consecutive order. New opportunities come from the ability to stack blocks on top of others to form new heights. Think ahead and make the right decisions, without losing track of what’s on the table as you dissemble runs and sets and assemble them into new ones using your blocks. The goal is to get rid of your blocks first. How to play!
Tumble Maze –Challenge your mind in this logic fueled solo puzzle game. Navigate through obstacles to get the stainless steel balls into a specific spot. Position-specific walls on the board to guide the balls. The higher the level, the tougher the challenge!
Creation Crate – Creation Crate is a tech subscription box that helps you learn electronics and coding by delivering hands on projects to your door. They make getting started really easy by sending you all the needed instructions, components, and courses from their curriculum. Each project becomes more challenging as you learn new lessons. Throughout their curriculum, you will gain skills and experience needed to become a master maker with a future in tech.
Quincy the Quail Books – This children’s picture book series are about a Gambel’s Quail named Quincy that emphasizes kindness and caring using desert animals as the main characters. In these books, Quincy the Quail and a Great Horned Owl are friends. The books contain QR Codes so the readers can listen to actual quail calls using a QR Code Reader App. Children ages 3-7 love this aspect of both seeks, linking them to a high tech experience.
SPRING! Time to Build a Nest, A Story about Trumpeter Swans – Did you know it takes Trumpeter Swans up to 2 weeks to build a nest? That’s after they are shooed away from a beaver lodge and a muskrat den. Pen is the name for a female swan; Cob is the name for a male swan. Pen knows she will be laying her eggs soon, so she urges Cob to find the perfect place for their home. Even though they work together, will they have time to build a nest for their new cygnets before it’s too late? Fun for ages 3-7 and anyone who loves swans. It’s a coloring book too.
Epoca The Tree of Ecrof Book– I have to say, This is one of the prettiest books I have ever seen. In the magical world of Epoca, two dueling royal families rule – Dreamers and Realists. When the kingdoms inter-marry, the first inter-crown heir is produced – Princess Pretia the “Child of Hope”- who wishes to be known for anything but her title. Like every child in Epoca, Pretia dreams of competing in the prestigious Epic Games, a quadrennial sporting event that unites the finest athletes in the land.That dream is realized when Pretia joins Ecrof Academy, home to all Epic Game contenders. She meets Rovi, an orphaned outcast whose mysterious recruitment to Ecrof reignites questions about his dark past. Struggling to fit in, the misfits join forces on and off the track (and field) course, in a race to save their fellow students – and themselves – from losing to a sinister game no one knows Ecrof is playing.
Storytime Chess– Introducing Story Time Chess – a revolutionary new game that lets you teach your child how to play chess as young as the age of 3!
Arabella and the Magic Pencil –Arabella is a beloved only child who has a picture perfect life until her brother, Avery, arrives. While she certainly loves Avery, it’s sometimes hard to like him. When he spoils a perfectly proper tea party, Arabella erases him with her magic pencil. But nothing is the same without him. How can she get Avery back?
Gifts for Teens
The World of Warcraft Diary is the perfect gift for any fan of videogames, and it’s unlike any book you’ve ever seen. It tells the whole story behind the making of the game that became a worldwide phenomenon, World ofWarcraft (WoW). Written by WoW’s first level designer, John Staats takes the reader deep into the crazy world of computer game development. He debunks common myths about the industry and candidly explains Blizzard’s process and formulas for success. It covers the 4-year timeline of making a computer gameand explains the anatomy of a development team. With so much hype about videogames, The WoW Diary is unique in its accessibility, detail, and candor.
The hardcover book has 336 full-color pages and is saturated with humorous anecdotes, abandoned game ideas, and over 130 behind-the-scenes images. For anyone who loves being in-the-know to industry secrets, it will become their go-to coffee table book.