I’ll be the first to admit that even as an adult I like to receive gifts from Santa, but let’s face it, the holidays mostly revolve around the littlest people among us. We have given you a number of gift ideas including two guides featuring games for families (Part 1 and Part 2), home and electronics, toys for older kids, more in-depth hobby games and acknowledged that a new generation of Star Wars fanatics will blossom when The Force Awakens releases on December 18th. While some of those ideas work for little kids, we decided to create a list of items specifically for younger kids.
Keep an eye on our 44 Days of Giveaways to enter to win some of these great items!
Created by maestro cellist and composer Philip Sheppard. Compose Yourself is a set of musical “building bricks” that encourages anyone with any musical ability to “play with” music just as they would with a construction kit. The digital music game features a deck of transparent cards and access to an exclusive website to compose, share with friends and family, or download/print your own custom sheet music – featuring more than a billion melody combinations. Available exclusively at Amazon. (Ages 6+)
Jester is the all-new interactive species of Zoomer Dino (Jokeasaurus) who can’t wait to make you laugh! But watch out! Just like a real Dino he can get angry, spin around, chomp and roar! Using True Balance Technology™, Jester perfectly balances on two wheels as he roams freely, exploring your home. Use your hands to tame his Dino nature or use the remote control to record and playback his moves. Guide him by hand, hypnotize him, watch him perform tricks and more!
Disney Imagicademy Storybook Studio
Get creative with a collection of Disney characters, backgrounds, clay, and costume molds in this Stop Motion Movie Kit! Download the FREE, easy-to-use Storymation Studio animation app and make your own animated masterpiece inspired by your favorite Disney films!
Fit and Play
Which shapes go where? Get your toddler on the floor playing with our signature sorting game. Distinct colors and shapes enhance your child’s motor skills and hand eye coordination. Children slide the boards out to create new shapes and then see if there is a shape that matches. A red button on the end turns easily to lock the sliding shapes into place.
Minions Hit Them Out
Officially licensed to feature the film franchise favorite characters, Tactic’s Minions Hit Them Out (MSRP $24.99, for two or more players ages 5 and up) is a fun indoor/outdoor throwing game featuring Minion character figurines. To play the game, players try to score points by knocking over the characters. More points can be earned by specifically aiming for two-eyed Minions!
Shopkins are the super cute, fun, small characters that live in a BIG shopping world! They come in a variety of themes and playsets such as the Shopkins Small Mart Awarding-Winning Playset which includes the Small Mart Shop with slide, checkout, functional doors, isle, and playable exterior and interior, as well as 2 exclusive Shopkins, 2 shopping bags, and 1 shopping cart.
KIDZ BOP 30
Another in a great line of music suited for all ages, KIDZ BOP 30 features the latest awesome songs on the radio sung by kids for kids. It’s sure to be everyone in the family’s favorite new CD! Also available in digital format, add this newest version to an existing collection or pick up a few of the recent titles for someone new to this family-friendly music.
Just Add Milk
Find out what happens when you “Just Add Milk!” It is the fun and easy science activity craft and experiment kit that comes with everything you need, except the milk. Explore amazing, safe, chemical reactions that include one-of-a-kind vibrant color displays and cool color burst demonstrations, among other explosive results. Save your cool color works with the included watercolor paper, or on your own postcards, post-it notes and as other crafts. The company hints that the initial Just Add Milk product will be a cornerstone to a line Just Add _(ingredient)__ products that will establish the company’s STEM / STEAM category of products.
Brain Builder Peg Set
With our Brain Builder Peg Set, little ones will activate their brain to solve the different peg patterns. Game includes three different levels of difficulty from the easiest at 1 star to the hardest with 3 stars. One side of the card shows the end result structure, the other side shows the ‘answer’ of how to build that structure. Kids (and parents) of all ages can step up to the challenge or design their own! Set includes 18 wooden shapes, 20 cards and game instructions.
This interactive music station lets kids mix music with 20 kid-friendly songs for DJ fun. Includes 10 instrument sounds, 5 musical styles and 3 rhythms for play variety. In true DJ style, it includes a microphone and digital voice effects. One of Kohl’s Top Toys of the holiday season, the VTech KidiJamz Studio will help pump up the jams for music prodigies aged 3 to 6.
We still have more gift ideas coming your way so stay tuned! Don’t forget that the tiny logo means we have featured the item on SahmReviews.com previously so if it’s something you’re considering, stop by to get a more in-depth take on the product. Of course, we still have more giveaways in our 44 Days of Giveaways including some of the items featured here!