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No Batteries Needed! Cool Gifts For Kids

Day 9: Cool Gifts For Kids With No Batteries Needed

This season, don’t give the little one on your list something that drains their brain.  Digital toys and apps can be great, but studies show that too much technology is never a good thing for growing brains.  Instead of buying batteries or making a trip to the Apple Store, try giving a toy that gets their imagination flowing, boosts creativity, and is super cool according to some of the kiddos we know. Here are a few of our favorite creative cool gifts for kids.

Design Your Own Wooden Shield

cool gifts for kidsCreativity and adventure collide with this DIY Wooden Shield Kit from Seedling. A blank wooden shield is included, along with acrylic paints and brushes. Imagine your child going to battle and slaying dragons all while being protected by their personally designed brilliant wooden shield. Protects from less dangerous foes too, like friends, pets and siblings – whatever is dreamed up!

The coat of arms design is designed for illustration of four things that represent your child, paints and ideas are included, but we are sure your child will come up with their own unique ideas and designs.

Pull and Stretch Bounce Balls

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These Pull and Stretch Bounce Balls have the look of a regular bouncing ball but when you squeeze it, a new shape takes form. They are sold individually, measures 2 1/4 inches and come in their own netted bag in a colorful display box including an assortment of blue, pink, green and orange. The Pull And Stretch Bounce Balls make the perfect stocking stuffer or gift to help children manage sensory overload and build the creative muscles in their minds.

 

Doc McStuffins Operation

Fans of the Doc will love getting to play this version of the classic Operation game! Remove Lambie, Chilly, and Hallie’s boo-boos and put a bandage over every empty spot. With easy to grab pieces and a fun, colorful board, it’s sure to be a favorite while advocating diversity. The female, African-American Veternarian provides an empowering role model for girls and boys.  cool gifts for kids

Money Savvy Pig

cool gifts for kidsOne slot piggy banks are things of the past. Now, teach kids this new financial system, a system whose complexity has outstripped the ability of most adults, many of whom grapple with credit card debt, even bankruptcy. Personal finance education needs to start young. How? With the same universally loved childhood toy, the piggy bank….but with a 21st century twist!

The Money Savvy Pig piggy bank is available in a variety of different colors and has four chambers, one for each of the four money management choices a child should be taught from the time they are small. They are Save, Spend, Donate, and Invest.

Make Geography FUN!

cool gifts for kidsAn art and geography lesson in one cool present! Learning about world geography is interactive and fun with the Color Chart of the World Kit. The kit’s Activity Booklet features interesting facts and questions about animals, landmarks and cultures throughout the world, and a picture hunt that helps kids develop a deeper understanding of the continents. From coral reefs and ice castles to pink dolphins and Komodo dragons, they’ll discover remarkable things that make our world amazing. Kit includes a 40″ x 28″ fold-out world map, Activity Booklet and 12 markers. There is a USA map too, with capitals and fun facts about each state.

 

Magformers Rainbow 30-Piece Set

Magformers are fun and help to develop coordination and creativity.  Easy to use and the patented intelligently designed Magformers magnets are housed in colorful, high quality ABS plastic. They always attract and never repel, so the moment any two pieces touch they connect. High quality magnets that instantly connect are sure to spark curiosity and play time is creative, stimulating, and constructive. Not only does it help get out sensory overload, frustration, but they are fun! cool gifts for kids

Eco Kids Non-Toxic Natural Finger Paint

cool gifts for kidsLet your child discover their inner artist with Eco Kids Non-Toxic Natural Finger Paint. No need to worry about your child “tasting” or accidently ingesting toxic materials during arts and crafts with these safe alternative for finger paints for young children.  These powder based exploratory finger paints are handmade with natural and organic fruit, plant and vegetable extracts from annatto seed, beets, carrots, curcumin, purple sweet potato, red cabbage and spinach, flour, cornstarch, wheat paste and earth clay. Hand made in the USA. Recommended for children 2 years and older.

 

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Emily Roberts MA, LPC is the clinical therapist for the Neurogistics Children’s Program. She has worked with Neurogistics for over a decade. Emily is also an award-winning author of Express Yourself: A Teen Girls Guide to Speaking Up and Becoming Who You Are, Psychotherapist, TV & Media Contributor, educational speaker and parenting consultant.  Express Yourself is available at bookstores nationwide and on Amazon. To learn more about Emily click here.

 

 

 

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Day 2: Healthy Holiday Gift Guide with Seedling Toys

Day 2 of our 12 Day Healthy Holiday Gift Guide focuses on the kiddos in our lives.  If you’re like us the idea of yet another digital device, plastic junk that kids get sick of in a few minutes, or gifts that encourage zoning out rather than tapping their creative sides, sounds like another dreaded trip to Toys R Us.  Instead give them something that makes them feel like a super hero, encourages outside adventures and creativity with our gift ideas below.

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Seedling products encourage children to think creatively, ask questions, and gain life skills while making something one of a kind. They have over 250 products and many are award winning toys and projects for kids. Founded by Phoebe Hayman, who struggled with finding great gifts for her two kids, this New Zealand mom has made an amazing brand that is sold all over the world. Seedling’s mission – “we supply the materials & let your kids supply the big ideas”. All toys encourage the natural process of thinking and doing, teach skills for creative thinking and problem solving, and encourage kids to seek answers and help from adults, building relationships and communication skills.

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Bring On The Turtle Doves

 

Instead of birds inside, why not learn to attract them outside?  Seedling Design Your Own Bird House teaches kids math, creativity, and encourages kids to get outside and learn about the birds in their habitat.

• Kit contents: wooden bird house, acrylic paints, paint brush, and instructions
• Recommended for ages 4 years and up

Want to get the kids outside looking for birds, bugs, and other creatures? Seedling Outdoor Explorer Kit will keep the kids outside and educated for hours by allowing them to explore the world of nature around them.

• Kit contents: A4 sketch pad, colored pencils, canvas carry bag, LED headlamp with batteries, magnifying glass, bug checklist, and tips on keeping a nature journal
• Recommended for ages 5 years and up

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Would your child rather learn to fly with the birds than look for them?  Seedling Make Your Own Kite Kit will get the kids working inside and playing outside.

• Kit contents: box kite, fabric paints, glitter glue, and instructions
• Recommended for ages 5 years and up

 

holiday gift guideEvery child deserves to feel like a superhero, so how about helping them act more like one too with another fantastic Seedling product: Design Your Superhero Cape!

• Kit contents: plain superhero cape, craft glue & brush, eva sheets & stars, felt sheets & shapes, colored pencils, design page, glitter glue, and tips for the design
• Recommended for ages 4 years and up

Inspire creativity for both girls and boys, help them to learn about design, and have fun with these great activity encouraging Seedling products.

Like this, share it.  Want more gift ideas that are encourage healthy living?  Check back with us tomorrow for day 3 of Neurogistics recommended Holiday Gift Guide!

 

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Emily Roberts MA, LPC is the clinical therapist for the Neurogistics Children’s Program. She has worked with Neurogistics for over a decade. Emily is also an award-winning author of Express Yourself: A Teen Girls Guide to Speaking Up and Becoming Who You Are, Psychotherapist, TV & Media Contributor, educational speaker and parenting consultant.  Express Yourself is available at bookstores nationwide and on Amazon. To learn more about Emily click here.

 

 

 

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