Spotlight on Holiday Toys 2021
In a year full of the unexpected, despite all that life has thrown at us, the Christmas season is still on its way. It’ll be important for everyone to keep a semblance of regularity, so whether you’re going to keep it all in your immediate family or Zoom with the extended family, we have a great assortment of toys for kids of all ages (and adults too!) to keep everyone happy and entertained.
For the young ones we have an awe-sinp[ring array of toys meant to teach, improve dexterity, and entertain! My absolute favorite on-the-go toy, the Hape Stay Put Rattle Set, is a great way to entertain kids while out, or at any table!
Haba’s Rainbow Sun Clutch Toy is a great option for kids to flex their new grasping muscles, all natural wood and water based paints make Haba some of the safest infant toys out there. The easy to grab spindles, combined with the rattling center offer a great way to build up strength and dexterity for young ones.
The Plan Toys Play Gym is an amazing toy bar for babies during tummy time, as well as the whole time they’re crawling! You can attach your own toys in addition to the dangling eco and baby friendly wood spaceship and planet already attached. Corolle’s Babipouce collection is another amazing toy for babies. With its soft body and calming vanilla scent (that truly never dissipates), this doll is high quality and machine washable, making it a great cuddle and pretend-play toy for kiddo..
Outside of bath time, If you have a little musician on your hands Hape makes an amazing wood music set! High quality finishes make it safe for kids 3 and up, it has all of the instruments needed to make a good ruckus!
The Haba Kullerbu is also a great option for toddlers, offering a wholly unique system designed like a train set, with unique cars that run along the tracks. Some of the cars make a very satisfying zoom sound when pushed or pulled in either direction.
Do you want to encourage kiddo’s green thumb? Check out Plant a Pizza Garden! An amazing preschool toy, it allows you to grow all the things you may need to make your own homemade pizza. Basil, peppers, oregano and tomato seeds round out your pizza, and you’ll be able to try your hand at making your own dough with kiddo or buy some pre-prepared.
For those who love cooking we have a few sets from Handstand Kitchen with kid-safe baking utensils, with recipes that create a great learning environment for kiddo to spark their passion for cooking.
If you’re trying to get everyone involved, even across the country, there’s always room for Charades! The goofiest, simplest game sure to make the holiday season more colorful. Our version even requires no reading! So kids of all ages can try and act out the clues.
For those more artistically inclined, check out Studio in a Box! It gives you everything you need to start sketching, painting and coloring with your imagination.
If you want a more pointed project Kid Made Modern also offers this amazing Make Your Own Trading Cards set, for kids who love Pokemon or Magic (or even their younger siblings who are fascinated by their sibling’s collection). It’s a great way to get creative juice flowing, focusing on the art for younger kids and getting older ones to think about the rules you might need in order to play with these cards.
And last but not least, we’ve got amazing STEM toys for all ages! Lego is a great option all year round for kids who love to build, but for those who want to add a little more science to it, we suggest trying the Engino Netwon’s Laws set. It offers a build similar to Lego Technic, but with the express purpose of creating functional models that illustrate Newton’s laws of physics.
For young scientists, we have the amazing Thames and Kosmos Botany Science Kit. With it, you create an experimental greenhouse, growing beans, cress and Zinnia flowers and learning about the different needs of each.With a 48-page guidebook full of instructions and illustrations, as well as a crafty aspect that offers items to help decorate your garden, this set can check off every box! Thames and Kosmos also has sets for engineering that we’ve loved all summer!
Thankfully, there’s no shortage of options to entertain and make the most of this holiday season. If you still feel unsure, we’re here to help! Reach out to us via phone (866-600-BEAN) during business hours (M-F, 9 am-5 pm EST), or by utilizing the Product Expert Chat on our website. Let us guide you in the right direction based on your child’s needs