With Christmas right around the corner I’ve seen a lot of gift guides floating around the internet. In fact, if you go to Pinterest and search “toddler gift guide” thousands of photos will pop up with TONS of gift ideas for tots and personally I find it a bit overwhelming! My kids already have a ton of toys and the frustrating part about that is that they don’t play with more than half of them. I’ve been slowly purging over the last few weeks getting rid of anything that they no longer play with but these three items won’t be going anywhere soon because not only are they thoroughly enjoyed by my kids, I love them too!
Why I love Shape Mags: I’m just about obsessed with these magnetic tiles as much as my kids are! These tiles are great because they encourage critical thinking, creative play and help build fine motor skills so that your children are learning while they are playing. The magnetic feature makes them super versatile, which is one of my favorite things about them (that and they hurt A LOT less than legos when stepped on)! I love how my kids are able to create fun designs on our refrigerator or on our Little Partners Learning Tower while I am cooking dinner. We’ve had these for a few months now and it is literally the one consistent toy that my kids have out on a daily basis!
Why I love i See Me Books: We’re huge book worms in this house, my kids love looking through books and one thing that makes it even more exciting for them is hearing their names in the stories that we are reading! This Christmas we got Isabella My Christmas Sing-Along Book & Songs and Giovanni My Very Own Christmas . Bella’s book includes a hardcover personalized book and a CD featuring nine classic children’s Christmas songs, each personalized with her name! She loves to sing so I know she will be totally in love with this gift this Christmas! Gio’s book spells out his first name and last name throughout the book with the help of elves which is perfect because we are currently working on letter recognition!
Little Partners Learning Tower
Why I Love Little Partners Learning Tower: I love this tower because enables kids to help in the kitchen safely by raising them up to counter height to participate alongside me to help out with nightly dinner preparations, bake special holiday recipes, or get crafty. The best part about the learning tower is that you can add on to your purchase with the ultimate bundle that includes the original learning tower, learning tower learn and share easel, and two playhouse kits. My kids have huge imaginations so they use the playhouse kits often and when my daughter is at school, my so loves to use the learn and share easel by sticking his Shape Mags to it!