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10 Apps to Give as Gifts | By Parents' Choice
Epic! Ages: Infant – 12 yrs. Developer: Epic! Creations Inc. Download Price: $4.99 Platform: iPad Epic! is an appropriately named app that gives users access to over 10,000 children’s books on a wide variety of both fiction and non-fiction topics. There are books to be read independently, books that are narrated, and even audiobooks. Parents can create [...]
13 Gift Ideas for the Creative Kid | By Parents' Choice
Folkmanis® Puppets Ages: 3 & Up Price: $25 and Up Bring story time to life. With puppets that include a Corgi, a Black Dragon, and a Nautilus, Folkmanis has a puppet for every tale. Click here for the full Parents’ Choice Awards review and click here to purchase. Let’s Color America — Really [...]
19 Gift Ideas for Kids Who Love Science | By Parents' Choice
Primary Science Outdoor Discovery Set Ages: 3 & Up Manufacturer: Learning Resources Price: $29.99 This kit uses common household ingredients, pebbles, twigs and bugs, and craft items to conduct and complete 10 different experiments. It includes three plastic plant pots, watering can, bug jar with vented lid, ten activity cards, three plant stakes, sprouting jar, solid [...]
10 “Fun Stuff” Ideas for Gifts | By Parents' Choice
Want to add an extra dose of fun to your holiday gift lists? Check out these Parents’ Choice “Fun Stuff” award winners! Blankie Tails™ Mermaid and Shark Blankets Ages: 1 & Up Manufacturer: Blankie Tails Price: $34.95 The machine washable mermaid and shark blankets are soft, cozy, and like a sleeping bag so kids can crawl [...]
10 Doll and Playset Gift Ideas | By Parents' Choice
Planet Play Cubes Ages: 1 & Up Manufacturer: HABA Price: $19.99 HABA’s Planet Play Cubes are cleverly designed, well-made and well-priced. Compact, portable, light-weight, self-storing, these cubes beckon. The children enjoyed mastering how to fold and unfold the cubes to create the playsets The Land of Faeiries, or My Little Town. Click here for the full Parents’ [...]
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