Shopping for children during the holidays is quite easy if you have an unlimited budget and a million hours to invest in driving to the stores or stalking Amazon for the perfect gifts. Here at CoupleDumb, we get you. We love the holidays but seem to love them more when we are completely done shopping and can focus on the fa-la-la-ing of the season rather than waiting for a store to restock what you want. Like every year, we are here to help you pick out the perfect gifts for your kids but decided to split the list with Educational Gifts and Plain Ole Fun Gifts. Enjoy!
We usually get a pang of guilt when we focus too much on the fun and not enough on expanding our kid’s minds. This year, the Educational Gifts are a little of both:
We are a reading family but keeping the boys entertained with books sometimes proves to be a chore. However, with Penny Warner’s “The Code Busters Club”, I have hit a homerun with my 10 year old. The series offers some great story telling interspersed with some genuine code breaking information. My son, in less than 3 days read 2 books and learned the American Sign Language alphabet. He is hooked!
2. Chase Wilder’s “Temple Run” series has my little one reading! The series is set up where the child decides where the story goes so every time he picks up the book, he gets a new story! This is actually a fun one to read with your kids since they can choose where the story will go, the story keeps them captivated!
3. Tinker Crate
We are all doing it- subscribing to some cool, site that sends us a box of stuff every month. Whether we are getting cool nerd gifts or beauty supplies or even dog treats and toys, everybody is in on this new trend. And now, the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season is Tinker Crate. These guys are taking the subscription box a step further and providing kids with an experiment a month. They send all the parts, instructions and your kids do all the work. What are our future mathematicians or engineers getting for the Holidays? Tinker Crate! This is the coolest thing we have found this year and since our boys are both December birthdays and are young scientists, this is what they will be getting for their Birthdays! You can even gift this to your favorite niece or nephew! With Tinker Crates for kids from age 3 to teen, these guys have you covered.
If your little ones are like ours, they are constantly talking about science and inventing some machine to do some bizarre or very useful things. Personally, I am still waiting for the automatic folder I was promised last year by my 7 year old. The Elenco Snap Circuit is the first step in becoming little inventors. They learn circuitry and have actual parts to build radios and doorbells! This is not a toy but an invitation to catch a glimpse at your child’s future career.
And, as promised here is the cool part- we are giving away BOOKS!!! We are giving away the Penny Warner’s “The Code Busters Club” series to one lucky reader!
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The winner will receive the prize from the publisher.
We were provided a copy of the books for review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are our own.