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Happy Holidays!

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts to Grow Readers

Reading, writing, a-Christmas-tic! Encourage early literacy learning with these incredible and award-winning toys for tots. Whether it’s alphabet learning, letter formation or storytelling, these items are sure to inspire the little reader and writer in your home.

Vtech—Rhyme and Discover BookVtech—Rhyme and Discover Book
It’s rhyme time! This toy combines books and music for an interactive learning experience. Popular nursery rhymes come to life with sing-along songs, bright illustrations, and buttons that light up.



WikkiStix Alphabet Fun Cards for LearningWikkiStix Alphabet Fun Cards for Learning
Stix with it, kids! Your preschooler can practice fine motor skills while learning the alphabet. WikkiStix, an easy-to-use and reusable crafting supply, allows hands-on-experience for practicing letter formation.





Spot It! AlphabetSpot It! Alphabet
Take this cute game on the go and make learning ABCs and colors rewarding. Kids must find the matching letters between two cards. Advance play includes exploring alphabetical order and basic spelling for older kids.




Kid O A to Z MagnatabKid O A to Z Magnatab
A safe and clean way for kids to learn letters, this Magnatab uses easy-to-follow arrows and a stylus to guide even the littlest hands to form their first letters.




Super Why ABC Letter Game! Super Why ABC Letter Game!
Kids transform into their favorite Super Why character as they power through this reading adventure board game. Joining Princess Presto, Wonder Red, and Alpha Pig, they use literacy skills like alphabet recognition, rhyming, spelling, and reading to reach the finish line and win the game.

Child's Personalized Name PuzzleChild’s Personalized Name Puzzle
Few presents are more special than a personalized gift for kids. Give them a colorful gift that is just for them and encourage fine motor skills with these adorable name puzzles.

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Alphabet Stamp SetMelissa & Doug Deluxe Alphabet Stamp Set
This stamp set is a great way for kids to differentiate between uppercase and lowercase letters—and it comes with a multicolored stamp pad. With a little assistance, kids will be able to stamp out holiday thank-you cards in no time!

Alphabet Bingo GamesAlphabet Bingo Games
Deck the halls with bingo calls! Made just for kids, this bingo game comes with tons of playing boards, cards, chips and more. Whether at home or on the go, children will love to practice letters in game form.


ABC Chalk Talk Electronic Learning ChalkboardABC Chalk Talk Electronic Learning Chalkboard
What do you get when you combine an introduction to school with a fun and sensory toy? The chalk talk board! From letters to colors and first words, this chalkboard is a great academic tool for young children.



Tell TaleTell Tale
Bring out the creative storyteller in your child with this on-the-go tin. Players are encouraged to recall fairy tales and make up their own stories with this game of endless possibilities.



Learning Resources Hidden Hints Learning Resources Hidden Hints
Get a clue—a context clue, that is. In this game of mystery, children are taught to learn vocabulary words without looking them up, which is a gratifying experience for them and for the proud parents, as well!



Pop for Sight WordsPop for Sight Words
Keep kids entertained with this fun popcorn-themed game that teaches sight words. Your child will be inspired to learn common words by the handful!











  • Jennifer

    Great ideas! Making it fun and letting the kids choose is key. I put together a list of foods by color to inspire some new choices. http://www.crunchacolor.com/pages/printables

  • Zahara Zucha

    My first Christmas was Christmas 1987. This Christmas will be my wolf cut-out’s first Christmas. I was born in 1987. My older sister was born in 1985. My wolf cut-out likes first grade math. He also likes Kindergarten math. I am a twenty-six-year-old woman. I like eighth grade math. I have two little V-Tech computer-like things at home. My zebra cut-out likes addition and subtraction. One day a loud cat fight disturbed my spelling. I would like a “Spectrum Phonics grade 2″ workbook for Christmas. My wolf cut-out likes second grade spelling.

  • https://www.facebook.com/PreparedKids Marie C.

    Very good list of educational toys.  We find the one’s that are most enjoyable for our kiddos here.

    Thanks for the list!

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