Posted by melissa.t on December 14, 2012
This holiday season, find gifts that allow your child to imagine; toys that are open-ended! That’s why we call ourselves Imagine Toys because we think all our toys offer that opportunity.
Toys that use imagination:
- are simple
- don’t have batteries
- don’t do all the thinking for the kid
- are open-ended
- allow the child to imagine the play
Read this post on why imaginative, open-ended toys are best for children’s brain and development.
Gifts that Give Imagination
FREE (because you already have them)
Doctor & Jungle Animals
MEDIUM TO HIGH COST
Indoor – Outdoor Tent
You get the idea, right?
You are looking for a toy that a child can play with for hours, using his or her imagination to develop a pretend play scenario.
These are the toys that are not just best for your kids, but that they will like the best!
Top Photo credit: I, Timmy / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA
Posted by melissa.t on December 7, 2012
Posted by melissa.t on October 25, 2012
I don’t know why I adore buttons so much. Maybe they bring back memories of my mother’s button box I used to sort through for hours.
Did your mom have a button box?
Do you have one now?
We’ve been feeling the button love at the Taylor house. In fact, we recently made three crafts that your kids can make too. I think they would be fantastic gifts for the holidays. See what you think.
Weave buttons on a pipe cleaner to make a button bracelet. It’s simple and quite pretty.
Buy a blank canvas for your kids to paint a flower scene, substituting buttons for the flowers.
Button-Eyed Sock Doll
Use a colorful sock. Fill it with stuffing, tying off arms, legs, and a head with rubber bands. Directions here.
What do you think? Aren’t these cute gift ideas?
Posted by melissa.t on November 22, 2011
I don’t know about you, but I think that tweens are the hardest age for which to buy gifts. It’s sort of an in-between age– they’re growing out of dolls and superheroes, but aren’t teenagers quite yet. So, what presents do tweens want? Here are popular gift ideas for both girls and boys.
Gift Ideas for Tween Girls
Head to Toe Spa
Heavenly Hair Kit
Rock Fashion Studio
Gift Ideas for Tween Boys
Air Pick Rebel Rock
Custom Rides Design Studio
Techno Gears Marble Mania Extreme
Star Scope Telescope
Vertigo Sky Shark
You can’t go wrong with kits for both genders such as craft kits or model kits. When it doubt, have the tween look through websites and catalogues and make a wish list. Make it a fun writing activity!