If your looking for a list of things for your children for Christmas, this is a very comprehensive list of Kid-Tested and Parent-Approved toys. Here are some examples, but be sure to read the full
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Each zipper mouth provides a safe place to share worries and take them off your hands for a time. Children write or draw their problems on paper, secretly if they prefer, and then feed it to their favorite Worry Eater. This gives parents an opportunity to discover the root of their children’s problems and offer help and advice. “It’s cute, huggable and a great strategy to help kids who have fear or worry take control,” says Emily.
Kauzbots are robots with a heart. Each BOT has an individual and unique passion inspiring kids and adults. Each being an advocate, their goal is to raise awareness for their cause and teach us even the youngest can be tiny supporters and advocates for what matters most. Ten percent of the retail price of the purchase of each Kauzot is donated to the Kauze closest to their heart. “Very cute and I love that they give back,” says Lisa.
Made of soft molded rubber fins, players of all ages can enjoy it both indoors and outdoors. The soft flexible fin design is easy and comfortable for small hands to grip and manipulate, making it the ideal ball for children with special needs or for those learning to play catch. It floats, so it’s great for the beach, the pool or even bath time. Daphne says, “Durable, washable and easy manipulation for small hands. A child with weak grasp can find many different surfaces to grip. Also lightweight so it can be tossed without hurting anyone.”
Go! Go! Smart Animals Grow & Learn Farm
This colorful farm has an electronic barn that introduces colors, numbers and vegetables. Roll Reggie the SmartPoint rooster over any of the seven SmartPoint locations to hear different phrases, music or fun sound effects. Then push the watering can to watch the garden “grow.” “The creative, fine motor skills and problem solving components of this toy are great. The electronic rooster, slide and garden were all big hits,” says Daphne.