Educational Gifts for Little Learners

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Christmas, birthdays or any other special occasion can get tricky when trying to find the right gift for the little ones in your life.  If you are looking for fun and educational gifts there are often too many toys and games to choose from.

Gift Ideas for Little Learners

Whether your little one enjoys drawing, exploring or counting there is an educational gift for everyone.  Find the perfect gift for your little reader, writer, mathematician, science and artist below…

Reading Gift Ideas for Little Learners


Does you little one love to read?  Are they just started to learn their sounds and letters?  Check out these reading gifts that will be perfect for your little reader…

  1. Zingo Sight Words: Practicing sight words on family game night…yes please!  Grab this Zingo game or another other Zingo game that teaches a variety of different skills!
  2. LeapReader Reading and Writing System: Reading and writing together create the perfect literacy experience for your little one.  Grab this system and a few other LeapReader books for your little learners to enjoy!
  3. LeapFrog Learning DVD Set: Letter Factory, Talking Words, Flashcards and more…the set is a steal for the amazing learning resources it provides.  Any little reader will be happy to learn with Tad and his family!
  4. Play-Doh Numbers Letter N Fun Art Toy:  This set is one of our favorites…whether learning letter identification or making words Play-Doh creates fun and educational play for your little reader.
  5. Learning Resources Rhyming Makes the Spot: Rhyming, gross motor development and a lot of fun!  You can’t go wrong with this game for your little learner!
  6. Learning Resources Goodie Games ABC Cookies:  Learning for family game will be yummy and fun with this ABC cookies game.  Even better…there are 4 leveled games to play with your little reader!

Writing Gift Ideas for Little Learners


Reading and writing go hand in hand and when your little ones are listening or reading stories they are going to want to write their own soon enough.  Help them get started with these writing gifts…

  1. LeapFrog Scribble and Write: Guided writing and fun for your one from the fabulous LeapFrog.  Get your little one excited about writing their letter and numbers!
  2. Wikki Stix Alphabet Fun Cards: Your little writings can create the letters of their alphabet without the mess.  Grab these Wikki Stix cards and let the creating begin!
  3. Melissa & Doug Alphabet Lacing Cards: Writing takes strong fine motor skills and lacing cards help little ones develop those skills.  Grab these lacing cards to get them started!
  4. Learning Resources Letter Construction: Construct letters together with this set from Learning Resources.  Use the shapes and cards provided to snap the letters together easily.
  5. Lewo Writing Board: Help your little one develop a love for creative writing by creating pictures on their very own writing board.  Write down their dictation or allow them to label the picture they create.
  6. Cra-Z-Art Original MagnaDoodle: Create letters, numbers, words and more with the original MagnaDoodle.

Math Gift Ideas for Little LearnersMATH

Numbers, patterns, shapes and more!  Many little ones love the language of mathematics and will enjoy playing with these games and activities…

  1. Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards: Shapes, patterns, puzzles…what more is there to ask for?  This is the ultimate puzzle set for your little mathematician.
  2. Hot Dots Jr. Numbers and Counting Card Set: We love Hot Dots in our house and I’m sure your little one will, too!   Gift them this card set with a cute Hot Dots Pen for a fun educational gift!
  3. Learning Resources Farmers Marker Color Sorting Set:  Sorting by attributes is an important skills for little ones and this sorting set is a cute and fun way to practice sorting and classifying.
  4. Learning Resources Smart Snack Counting Cookies: Add this game to your play kitchen to help your little learners recognize their numbers, subitize or identify the amount of a set immediately.
  5. Melissa & Doug Bead Sequencing Set:  Create patterns and practice fine motor skills with this sequencing set for your little learner.
  6. LeapFrog Number Lovin’ Oven: Make learning numbers fun with this adorable oven that any toddler or preschooler will love.

Science Gift Ideas for Little Learners


STEM toys are everywhere now and it is easy to see why!  By exposing your little ones to science, technology, engineering and math you are giving them the opportunity to discover their passion.  These STEM toys are great for your little scientist…

  1. Hape Marble Railway in Wood: Creating a marble railway can be thrilling for your little engineer!  This wooden set will create years of play and engineering fun for your little learner.
  2. Educational Insights Geosafari Jr. My First Microscope: Help your little ones get a close look at the objects in their world with their very first microscope.
  3. Learning Resources Super Magnet Set:  Magnets are so fun to explore and this set will give your little ones tons of magnet exploring to do.
  4. Learning Resources Primary Science Coloring Mixing Set: Get your little chemist read to explore the colors in their world in proper scientist fashion.  Grab some science gear with a lab coat and goggles to go with their new science set for the full experience!
  5. VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch: Technology at it finest for those little wrists…grab this watch for your little gadget and technology lover.  With a watch, stopwatch, camera, video and more your little techie is bound to have a blast and learn each day.
  6. Educational Insights Geosafari Jr. Bugwatch: Allow your bug lover the chance to discover the different critters in their habitat.  Grab this book to give with their bugwatch, so they can see what bugs they find!

Art Gift Ideas for Little Learners


Art can be colorful, creative, messy and fun!  These gifts will help the little artist in your life create to their heart’s content…

  1. Alex Toys Little Hands Paper Plate Bugs:  This set includes all the materials your little one will need to create using paper plates. Choose from the variety of Alex Toys Little Hands products to best meet the needs of your little artist.
  2. Alex Toys Artist Studio Draw Like a Pro: Help your artist draw the picture they love with these studio from Alex Toys.  There are over a hundred slides that will sure to create some amazing work!
  3. Alex Toys My Giant Busy Box: So many art project, so little time! Grab this busy box to keep you artist happily creating!
  4. Play-Doh Fun Factory Deluxe Set:  The best play-doh and accessorizes all in one box…yes please!  Allow your little one the opportunity to create to their hears content.
  5. Crayola Creativity Tub: Markers, crayons, paper, clay and so much more…this tub will make any little artist swoon!
  6. Alex Toys Giant Art Jar:  Another Alex Toys art product…yes I LOVE Alex for art!  This GIANT tub is create to have on hand when your little one is ready to get creative.

I hope that you were able to find the perfect educational gift for your little learner and many more ideas for the future.  Leave any suggestions you have in the comments section below and subscribe for more ideas from Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station.

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