If you have already finished your holiday shopping, lucky you. For everyone else, here’s some great gift ideas for kids if you are still on the holiday hunt for the perfect present. After a recent trip to Magic Beans, at Linden Square in Wellesley, I got a sneak peek some of the bestselling toys this year.
1. Sands Alive!: made of crushed seashells and mineral oil. It doesn’t dry out and doesn’t make a mess. Plus I love that it’s antibacterial.
2.Goldie Blox Starring the lovely inventor Goldie, these sets build on spatial skills, basic engineering principles and problem solving confidence.
3.MindWare Contraptions 50 Plank Set: for ages 7+. Perfect for the tinkerers in your life.
4.MindWare Q-BA-MAZE 2.0 Great for ages 6+. Lots of fine motor skill development. I look forward to the day when marbles are acceptable in our house!
7.SmartMax Set : I can picture all three of my kids playing with this. It grows with your child and offers a bunch of different building ideas.
The top bestseller according to Magic Beans is….Super Stadium Baseball Game
One last shout out for some PBS Kids toys on the shelves this season. PBS KIDS and Whole Foods Market announced a partnership that will bring PBS KIDS’ line of educational and earth-friendly toys exclusively to the supermarket’s customers this holiday season. PBS KIDS’ new line of products is designed to inspire creative curiosity, while supporting the development of healthy, happy kids. 100% of PBS KIDS’ net proceeds will benefit the media brand’s mission of empowering children through knowledge, critical thinking and imagination, while Whole Foods Market will donate one percent of total sales, up to $25,000, to Whole Kids Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving children’s nutrition and wellness.
Disclosure: You can find a number of these toys at your local Magic Beans or online at mbeans.com or via Amazon. Links in this post are to Amazon, if you purchase through them you help support this website at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!
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