Thursday, December 9, 2010

More Educational Gifts for Christmas

My list is still growing and I have been shopping. Here are some more of my favorite gifts for this season....

3-D Solar System

Today I bought these glow-in-the-dark planets for my daughter's room. She is a space fanatic and already has the stars that glow all over her ceiling. Both my kids, actually, enjoyed learning about the planets last year, and continue to ask questions about the cosmos. I recently found out about the astronomer's club that meets every month at our local museum, so I'm hoping to introduce my family to this fantastic opportunity later next year when the nights get warmer!  Available from $7.99 here.

And on a similar note...

I think this may be one of the coolest astronomy products for little kids out there right now! This moon night light turns your child's room into an authentically detailed 3-D lunar landscape. After your child is all tucked in for the night, Moon in My Room creates a peaceful, glowing effect for a night full of sweet dreams.  It hangs on your wall and includes an automatic or annual function that shows 12 main phases of the moon, auto shut-off, and an infared remote control. This product also comes with a 15-minute audio CD that provides a guided tour to the moon!  Available from $14.99 here.

Playmobil has this fun portable theater that comes with 6 characters, 20 props and 2 interchangeable backdrops. It also includes a mini sound machine that plays background music, audience/children's laughter and applause! I think this would be a great toy for developing your child's imagination and storytelling skills Children can use almost any characters (or make more puppets) with this theater, thus expanding the creativity and longevity of this piece. Available from $39.00 here.
This complete set features over 100 pieces to assemble and decorate your very own dollhouse of your dreams! The dollhouse is made form recycled cardboard and even the box it comes in features a play mat on the inside! Decorate each room with the accessories provided but don't forget to add your own personal touches. This kit contains 1 sturdy cardboard dollhouse (Assembled measures 21" x 17-1/4" x 9"), 1 color-in playmate printed on inside of box, four sheets of creative color-in cut outs. Decorative papers, three sheets of punch-out and put together furniture, (1) glue stick, adhesive foam squares, more than forty stickers, 12 washable markers in assorted colors, and instruction/idea booklet. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Available from $22.50 here.
Con mucho cariƱo...

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