Why are girls so much more fun to buy for? At this age they want so many fun things from big girl stuff like makeup, jewelry, and clothes to little girl stuff like toys!
Webkinz by Ganz
Webkinz plush pets come alive through digital interaction. Each toy comes with a Secret Code that lets you virtually adopt your pet in Webkinz World. Pick out your pet’s gender and name and then get started by decorating their room, buying them clothes and feeding him their favorite treats!
Mom Says: A million years ago when I was a teenager, we had those little electronic pets that you carried around on your keychain. Remember those things with your little pixel pets? These Webkinz are so much cooler! You get a little stuffed animal (and what girl doesn’t love those??) to carry around with you, yet when you get to a computer you can play with your animal in it’s virtual world. So cool!
- Webkinz collection, available at www.webkinz.com or store locator here, retails for $15 and the Rockerz collection at $17
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Gift Subscription to Green Kid Crafts’
Green Kid Crafts delights kids and their parents with fun, creative and earth-friendly craft activities, delivered right to their door! Through the company’s subscription program, young crafters can look forward to receiving their very own Discovery Box every month, each containing at least three inspiring projects designed to foster a child’s creativity and confidence while developing their respect and love for the environment. Appropriate for ages 3-8, projects are reviewed by experts to align with the company’s Happy & Healthy Child principles, and kid tested and parent approved for fun.
Mom Says: The little box comes with a ton of eco-friendly goodies to inspire creativity among your children! Plus, what kid out there doesn’t LOVE tog et mail?
- 3 Month Green Kids Crafts Subscription available at Green Kids Crafts – $58.50
- Follow @GreenKidsCrafts on twitter
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- Follow Green Kids Crafts on Pinterest
- Sign up for the Green Kids Crafts Giveaway
Giraffe & Zoo Collectible Book Set
A perfect gift to inspire minds! Sylvan Dell is pairing two favorites The Giraffe Who was Afraid of Heights and ‘Twas the Day Before Zoo Day with a fuzzy friend for the holiday season. Each book has a fun story with a science twist for inspiring young minds.
About “Twas the Day Before Zoo Day”
This delightful adaptation of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’, shares zoo keeper and animal preparations for the upcoming “Zoo Day.” But things aren�t going according to plan . . . The llamas won’t quit spitting, the giraffes are drooling, and the zebras aren’t happy at all with their stripes. Meanwhile, the zoo keepers are scurrying this way and that, cleaning up poop, ringing mealtime bells, and trying to get the animals bathed. Will “Zoo Day” go off without a hitch?
About “The Giraffe Who Was Afraid of Heights
Imagine if the one thing that keeps you safe is what you fear the most. This enchanting story tells of a giraffe who suffers from the fear of heights. His parents worry about his safety and send him to the village doctor for treatment. Along the way he befriends a monkey who is afraid of climbing trees and a hippo who is afraid of water. A life-threatening event causes the three friends to face and overcome each of their fears. The “For Creative Minds” section includes fun facts and animal adaptation information, a match-the-feet game and a mix-n-match activity.
Mom Says: Oh what sweet stories from Sylvan Dell Publishing, but is that really any shock? The “Day before Zoo Day” was so funny that Tank and I laughed and laughed. This one has very quickly become his go-to story for night time!
- The Giraffe Gift Set is available at Sylvan Dell Publishing – Hardcover: $45.00 Paperback: 29.00
- The Giraffe Who Was Afraid of Heights is also available on Amazon Kindle – for $13.22
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Features delightful tellings of Aesop’s Fables, plus lively tales from Grimm, Chaucer and others. The perfect recording when a child is ready to move beyond listening to music to spoken word.
About Jim Weiss:
JIM WEISS has been a storyteller for over 25 years. In June, 1989, Jim decided to do something more with the craft that he had formerly practiced solely for pleasure. He and his wife, Randy, formed a production company, Greathall Productions, and have thus far produced forty seven (47) storytelling recordings with enticing titles from classical literature, such as Greek Myths, King Arthur and Sherlock Holmes. Jim’s Greathall line is the recipient of more than 100 major national awards from The American Library Association, Parents’ Choice Foundation, NAPPA, the Parents’ Council, The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, The Film Advisory Board, Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Award and more. Weiss’ newest releases are “Julius Caesar and the Story of Rome” and “Carry On, Mr. Bowditch.”
Mom Says: I mean, really, what else can I say that I haven’t already said in the past few gift guides? True Classic stories read in a perfect story-telling voice! I am in love… we only have a few right now, but my kids will be getting more for Christmas.
- Animal Tales available at Greathall Productions – $13.45
- Like Jim Weiss on Facebook
- Follow @jim_weiss on Twitter
- Check out Jim Weiss on Pinterest
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*Disclaimer: What you will see throughout the month of November are my top picks based on customer service, quality, uniqueness, and value for your buck. If they are kid toys then they also have to be kid-approved by my children and nieces! Any opinions stated are strictly my own! No money changed hands, although the items were sent to me to help facilitate my reviews.*