Here we go! They are just learning to talk, excited about everything they see (airplane! dog! balloon!) and you can’t wait to wow them this holiday season! One catch: they are too little to write their letter to Santa or even circle toys in the Target catalog, so what’s a loving parent to do? Never fear: For Kids Entertainment is here! Read on for some gifts for toddlers to wow them with.
Let me save you some time by sharing a lesson my husband learned from our local bike shop: the best way to teach a young child to ride a bike is to remove the peddles and have them learn their balance. The Eco friendly Kinderfeets Chalkboard Balance Bike saves you the trouble of breaking out your tools and comes peddle free! In fact, give your toddler some chalk and they can also decorate it! Imagine their delight as they get to ride around all the while prepping for a future bicycle.
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2. Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks
All of my current (twins) and previous toddlers have loved blocks! However, I’m not a fan of the mess and their pudgy little adorable hands often have a hard time maneuvering. Enter these Tegu blocks that are magnetic, giving that extra insurance that they might actually stay stacked! Plus, imagine how much easier the clean up!
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3. Design Your Own Box Kite
One of my favorite memories from when my first daughter was around 18 months was her delight flying a kite with my husband. This kit comes with a box kite, fabric paints, glitter glue and instructions so you can assemble one together and then watch your creation soar to new heights (pun always intended).
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4. Name Your Tune: Customized CD
Each night I put my twins to bed, I sing each of them a different version of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and change it to include their name. Naturally, I was beyond thrilled to learn an entire CD of classic favorites can involve their own personal moniker! As they told me, “classics like “Old MacDonald Had A Farm E-I-E-I-O” become “Little Chelsea Had A Farm E-I-E-I-O.” Love!
To create and purchase your own, visit: http://www.nameyourtune.com/
There’s a reason they call them toddlers! You know, their drunken soldier looking stride that inevitably ends in a tumble at one or two (or several) points. With that reality in mind, how cute to give them a stuffed animal that also can be used to reduce fevers, relieve pain and –importantly — is washable! The heating/cooling treatment pack that comes in the form of stuffed animal hippo, elephant, monkey and more, is specifically designed to reduce swelling and relieve pain. Fixing the ouchie has never been so plush!
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BONUS ENTRY: The Furby is Back!
In case you hadn’t heard, the Furby, an old school favorite is the unlikely hot toy of 2012! Responding to your voice and to music, it will also “feed” off your finger and your child can tickle its tummy, or pull its tail and see what happens.
To get your hands on one, click here