Between remote learning, cancelled activities and more time indoors our kids are overwhelmed by screens! This year our gift guide focuses on toys that will take kids away from the screen and have them engaging in imaginative play, embracing STEM concepts, and most of all – having fun! Check out our top picks for screen free holiday gifting this year!
Froggy’s Lair African Dwarf Frog Kit
$39.95 & up
This is probably one of our favorite products this year. Kids raise their very own Africa dwarf frogs in a (mostly) self sufficient environment that can fit easily on a countertop or desk! The kit comes with everything you need – the habitat, gravel, bamboo, rock decorations, food, a light – And the frogs!! The whole kit is very carefully overnighted and takes only 15 minutes or so to set up. The frogs need minimal maintenance – just the occasion small water change and twice a week feedings to live happy, fascinating lives right in your home!
Known for their eco friendly cooperative games, Adventerra Games Glocal Warming has players work cooperatively to slow down climate change. This is a great game for older children and families both learning and already passionate about clime change!
Young artists can work with new media types as they color and design ceramic candle critters in a variety of fun animal styles. These kits include a led candle so that children can light up their creations and enjoy the display!
Club Eimmie 18″ Doll Accessory Subscription
Starts at $19.99
Club Eimmie is THE subscription for kids who love their dolls! Each month a curated box full of clothing and accessories is shipped to your home. This subscription works with any 18″ doll, like American Girl or Our Generation dolls, or you can purchase an 18″ doll directly from Club Eimmie to start your child’s collection! Subscribe now and receive a matching gingerbread apron set for your child & doll for only $12.99!
$34.99 & up
Jambo Books is a subscription service that ships a curated box of 2-3 age appropriate books to your child every month. Every book features ethnically diverse characters, representing all children. This is a great way to build a library for your child that features children of color as the center of every fascinating story!
The holidays are the perfect time to create new habits – like a fun bedtime routine that reassures children with a fun game and cuddly pal. This set includes a book to read together, instructions for a fun bedtime hide and seek game and a snuggly monster pal to help kids feel safe at bedtime and fall asleep quickly!
Another great way to make good habits exciting – start the new year by potty training with these fun Potty Advent Reward Calendars. Kids open the boxes on the calendar when they use the potty – with the number of times they need to be successful increasing as they go. Inside each box is a fun wooden toy – dinosaurs, cars or farm animals – and the box opens to a fun play scene children can decorate with included stickers! We had so much success with Potty Time ADVENTures!
This might, hands down, be one of my favorite games for young readers. I have a son who struggles with enjoying reading and this game has helped him so much! Create fun, silly stories as you travel across the colorful game board. This is fun to play time and time again!
The Dr. STEM Talking Cash Register is a great way to expand imaginative play and teach money concepts! The cash register features a working microphone, includes play money and debit card and talk in three languages. Kids will have fun pretendng to shop, check out items and learning to make change!
These sweet corduroy plush are soft and cuddly. They come in a cute themed gift box perfect for stocking stuffers and gifting! I love the soft colors and fun animal characters! Les Deglingos are machine washable, perfect for gifting younger children!