These fun gift ideas for kids are more than just fun! They also support healthy development!
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It’s that time of year again! The time when we get to start searching around for all of the coolest toys, games, and other products that make great gifts for kids!
Every year around this time, we put out our holiday gift guide – think of it as the ultimate Christmas list with gift ideas for every kiddo you need to shop for! But this isn’t just any gift guide. The gift ideas for kids featured here will pack a ton of development-boosting punch – targeting fine motor skills, gross motor skills, cognitive skills, and more!
Check out some of our favorites this year…
Gift Ideas for Kids
Kindness Elves — These elves are a wonderfully different tradition for teaching the joy of giving to kids, especially at Christmas time! With a new suggestion of a way to be kind each day, they are magical and fun at the same time! The perfect way to support social development and peer interaction skills.
Spinner Capz — Spinner Capz are a cool new product that allows you to customize and decorate your fidget spinners. You can even trade Spinner Capz with friends. These are the perfect stocking stuffer!
Milton Mealtime Companion – A fun solution for picky eaters, Milton is an educational toy with a sweet little social story that gets picky kids trying new foods! Kids can feed him, watch him chew, and even brush his teeth!
Fluid Stance — Work on balance and improve focus anywhere with this compact standing board that moves with the body’s weightshifts.
Fortboards — This new age fort building kit is great for open-ended play while working on hand strength, spatial reasoning, and imagination!
Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar — Legos are always a favorite for addressing fine motor skills and this Advent Calendar kit will have your child practicing as she builds a new character on each of the 24 days before Christmas!
Plasma Ball — These are always fascinating to kids as they watch the charge of calming light painlessly hit their finger whenever they touch the ball.
Wooden Block Stacking Game — Nothing better than a colorful fine motor challenge with an epic consequence!
Micro Mini Scooter — An award winning ride-on and scooter for ages 18 mo+ that grows with your child, converting to a stand-up scooter with T-bar.
Top Scent — Put your child’s olfactory system to the test with this fun party game that features 96 bright adorable fruit cards and 12 aroma diffusers. Players identify the various scents and roll the die to discover the number of times their fruit character needs to show up on the cards!
Worry Eater — A toy that encourages self-regulation? We want one! Meet Schnulli, the worry eater. Write your worry on a piece of paper, or draw it out, then fold it up and zip it up in his mouth. When he eats your worry, you have to let it, and all of the emotions that go along with it, go!
Grippies Builders — A combination of tactile exploration, early engineering, and science and discovery is what you’ll find in these soft textured rods and balls. The magnetic construction system makes the building possibilities endless.
Super Cute Seamless Socks — Socks that will meet the standards of even the strongest sensory aversions!
Yogibo Mini — A bean bag in a gorgeous disguise, the Yogibo Mini makes the perfect perch for a sleepy, sensory overloaded, or relaxed child!
Foam Letters — Little ones can practice making letters with this squishy, squashy Playfoam set or place their Playfoam on top of the letter card to practice proper letter formation. Set includes 8 colored Playfoam bricks and 13 double-sided letter cards.
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These gift ideas for kids will make shopping a breeze around the holidays – or anytime of year!