Everywhere I turn there are so many great gifts and activities for the kids this year.
Even with the recent recalls of Toys parents are finding new ways to play as well as revisiting some of the long forgotten older methods.
Here are a few holiday guides that might give you inspiration as we head on into December.
Lovely pictures. Great for those rainy or snowed in days .
Handprint magnets by Toddlerheaven
I see a gift idea…
Best Toys for the Holidays Great series at Not Quite Crunchy Parent
Holiday gift guides Great series at In the trenches of Motherhood
The CDG Holiday gift guide at The Crunchy domestic Goddess
Z recommends 2007 Gift guide at Zrecs
Natural free toy guide at Natural Moms Talk Radio
Top Christmas gifts for ages 1-10 ( Visit the page to find each age group) at Busy bee lifestyles
Activities for Thanksgiving and beyond
Thanksgiving crafts at Preschool Activities Everyday
Fun turkey day craft at Mentor Mom
Thanksgiving centerpiece made of recycled materials at Fun Playdates.
5 little ducks went swimming… at Littlesheep Learning.
15 fun things to do with the kids during Thanksgiving at Play library.
Thanksgiving Thankful book at Mom is Teaching
Creating a beautiful Family memory at Busy Bee lifestyle
Seasonal boxes from More than Mommy
Fun family Thanksgiving ideas at Real Life Solutions
Don’t forget to look out some activities for when you arrive….
and for the journey………..
I love this holiday season because there are so many opportunities to read and listen to stories.
We’ve just check out a huge pile of books from the local library for this holiday weekend. In the quiet moments while the food is cooking I’ll steal a moment with the kids and read them a story.
Maybe you download a story from Storynory to play in the car on that long journey to Uncle Bob’s house.
Audio stories from Barefoot Books make for a visual and audible treat.
“These tales from around the world are perfect for story-time, bedtime, or anytime!
“This delightful collection of tales from around the world includes favorites like “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” (Norwegian) as well as less familiar stories such as “The Blue Coat” (Jewish) and “The Sweetest Song” (African-American). Hugh Lupton’s engaging narrative quickly draws young readers into each story, while Sophie Fatus’s quirky illustrations will have children laughing in their seats, ensuring hours of entertainment.”
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