Today I’m sharing the note I send home to parents each year which features educational gift ideas for their child. I started sending this list home several years ago when I noticed all of my students returned from the holiday break reciting a litany of movie related presents they had received. I would cringe upon hearing them describe in great detail the toys and video games that were of absolutely no educational value. I never once had a child tell me they received a book as a present. Parents will do almost anything to buy their child the most popular toys they see on TV and I hate to see them spend their hard-earned money on junk.
Looking for a great gift for your Pre-K child under $25? Check out these affordable, educational gift ideas for birthdays and holidays:
- Heidisongs Singable Songs for Letters and Sounds DVD: Makes learning letters and letter sounds fun with songs and movement!
- LeapFrog Fridge Phonics: Learning to identify letters and sounds has never been so much fun!
- Heidisongs Sing and Spell Sight Words vols 1-5: Makes learning to read fun! This DVD is for children who can identify letters and letter sounds and are ready to begin reading words.
- Heidisongs Jumpin’ Numbers and Shakin’ Shapes: Learn how to count, identify numbers 0-10 and shapes with these fun and interactive songs!
- Heidisongs Jumpin’ Numbers vol. 2 (11-30): For children who have mastered numbers 1-10, more action packed singing and dancing!
- LeapFrog Word Builder: Learning to read and building words has never been so much fun! This item is for children who can identify letters and sounds and are ready to begin reading words.
- Play-Doh or Moon Sand: Good for children who have difficulty holding a pencil or cutting with scissors.
- Books make great gifts! Teach your child to value books and reading by giving books as gifts. Look for our Scholastic discount holiday book order in your child’s BEAR book when we return from Thanksgiving break.
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