kid gift ideas

December 8, 2016

We love toys that promote physical activity, so the ones above are some of our personal favorites. Glow received this (1) Kidoozie foam pogo jumper last year and loved it (and still loves). Actually, we all do, and have taken our turns jumping on it. One year later, this gift is still getting plenty of play. I have fond memories of having a scooter as a child, so when each girl was given a (2) Razor kick scooter a couple years ago from Ben’s sister, I knew they would love it too. Each girl had a (3) Rody Horse, and used him for years, until slowly each one got a hole in it. Nevertheless, they got a few years of play from each one. We still keep meaning to patch up the Rodys, but just haven’t made time. The (4) balance bike is a toy we never had, but friends have raved so much about it for their little ones. For True and Brave, (5) adjustable roller skates are on this year’s list. I love the look of the classic white old school skates, but with the constantly growing feet, I think adjustable skates would be a better investment, and then once they outgrow it, it can get passed down to Soul and Glow.

1) Kidoozie Foam Pogo Jumper
2) Razor Kick Scooter
3) Rody Horse
4) Balance Wonder Bike
5) Trac Star Adjustable Skates

Santa brings the girls one community present to share each year, and one of the best ones he ever brought was a (1) Crosley record player. We have had ours for several years now and it’s still going strong. I had to change the needle out once, but other than that, we haven’t had any issues. We have collected many vintage read-a-long records, and when the girls were just learning to read, the record player was wonderful for reading along to extra reading time. Beware of giving them a (2) harmonica. They love it, but you might not. Our (3) Schoenhut piano got played so much and lasted about 10 years intact before the keys started falling off from all the playing (and stepping on) from 4 girls. Just like the harmonica, this (4) accordion is fun, but you might need to give your ears a break from time to time.

1) Crosley Record Player
2) Harmonica
3) Mini Schoenhut Piano
4) Little Red Accordion

If you still needed ideas for little ones, I hope these help. Most of these are toys (all, but 2) we have and have loved for many years. Thus, I can attest to my kids loving them for longer than a day and these toys getting many opportunities for play and memory making. If you have any other toy suggestions of toys that have lasted and been loved in your home, do share in the comments here. And don’t forget to check out our list of favorite building block sets too.

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