Looking for well designed, educational, and safe kids’ gift ideas? I love Galison Mudpuppy’s beautifully designed toys, puzzles, stencils and paper products. They regularly receive awards for their gifts. The company uses non-toxic soy-based inks and the boards contains 90% recycled paper. GlodieBlox™ is another great company that excels at producing engineering / construction type toys that inspire girls to get and stay interested in science and math.
Besides puzzles, Mudpuppy also creates educational wooden magnet sets, magnetic figures, puzzles that easily zip into their own plastic pouches, flashcards, and much more.
Most young children love puzzles and they make a quality kids gift idea. They provide family fun, are entertaining and teach children skills at the same time. Playing with puzzles builds a child’s ability to compare and match and increases logical thinking skills. For more information about the educational benefits of puzzles. Read more….
These Pouch Puzzles are perfect for young children. Read the book and then help a child put the 12 pieces together to assemble Eric Carle’s much-loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar jigsaw puzzle.
The pouch 12 Piece Puzzles are designed with extra-thick pieces for children two and older. When put together, the puzzle measures 11 x 14″ and come with a reusable zippered plastic pouch.
25 Piece Jumbo Puzzles
Jumbo Puzzles are a fun way to work on hand and eye coordination and to have fun together. Count the one horse, one goat, three pigs, four white sheep, and more. Can you spot the black sheep?
Forest Friends Shadow Puppets
Share the stories of these friendly critters with the Forest Friends Shadow Puppets. Lots of fun with a flashlight and some imagination. The forest and its stories can come to life on children’s bedroom walls.
Each storybook-style package includes 8 laser-cut puppets as well as a guide for fun storytelling for the whole family. Parents and children will love using the classic art of shadow puppets to make storytelling memories together.
Also available in other themes.. pirates, dinosaurs, mermaids and more. Also storybook themes such as, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Madeline.
The company also makes many other products.
Got girls? Go Glodie Blox™!
The company’s goal is to get girls building by tapping into their strong verbal skills. GlodieBlox™ makes story + construction sets designed to bolsters confidence in spatial skills while giving young inventors the tools they need to build and create amazing things. In a world where men largely outnumber women in science, technology, engineering and math, girls lose interest in these subjects as early as age 8. These engineering/construction sets aim to inspire girls early.
Picture Books also make excellent gift ideas
Check out picture books for children for ideas.