Tuesday, December 3

Monique's Top Toy Picks for Christmas

I asked my staff to share with me their TOP 5 favorite items for the year.  Monique had trouble keeping it at 5... so we have a TOP 10 toy favorites for Christmas 2013 by Monique!
1.  Roll and Play: Child can start with just learning colors when very young and later on learn following directions.  Can be played with siblings.  (ages 18 months - 3 years)
2.  Squigz: Can be used for many age groups (versatile) + can be used in cars for car trips.  They stick really well to windows.
3. Block Buddies: Just plain fun.  Learn colors, shapes, and follow directions. Large pieces that can easily be handled.
4.  Straws and Connectors; Make large structures over and over.  Straws are very durable.
5.  Kinetic Sand: Clean, remained contained, and relaxing.  For young and not so young!!!
6.  Chocolate Fix Game: For the future mathematicians and engineers!!!  Fun and challenging.  Incremental learning!
7.  Recycled Paper Beads: Like that you can use old and new papers! Original!
8.  Dutch Blitz/ Spot-it / Pizza party: fast and small.  Can be carried in purses to have on hand at anytime.
9.  WordARound: For lovers of letter games!
10.  Boogie Boards.. write on LCD boards that erase with the click of a button.


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