Let’s face it. Toys have come a long way since we were kids. When we were young, our toys were either made of plastic or wood. That’s it. Nowadays, they’ve got LED screens, flashing lights, and remote controls. Our simple, plastic Cabbage Patch Kids have been replaced with dolls that eat, drink, and then turn around and thank you for their meal.
If you haven’t noticed, Christmas is just around the corner. And from the minute we put down our forks after finishing Thanksgiving dinner our televisions have been flooded with commercials for the “must-have” toys for the holiday season. When Christmas shopping for our little ones, there’s always a temptation to get them the latest, greatest toy that every child wants, but that toy, aside from all of its bells and whistles, may not have much educational value.
Here are a few gift ideas for your little one that they will not only find entertaining, but also will help with their development.