I love shopping for my daughter. I thought I loved shopping for myself, and then I become mother and it was a whole different game. I could buy all of these cute things and not feel guilty about spending the money on myself!
Now that reality has set in I realize that I can’t always go overboard. So I like to put my money into the best gifts for Mia. Toys that are educational and fun. Toys that help her learn and grow. Plus, I love and prefer those Montessori inspired.
So I wanted to share with you some of the hottest, top rated educational gifts for toddlers this year. And these are on my list. Take a peek!
Lime Wooden Rainbow, Grimm’s 17 cm £28.50 – Brilliant, simple toy that develops and encourages imaginative play.
Animal Doll Wooden Russian Nesting Dolls 17.99 – When playing with those children are filled with energy, curiosity and persistence, so they thrive on trying things out for themselves.
Melissa & Doug Spray, Squirt & Squeegee Play Set £16.31– My daughter loves tidying up, putting things away and wiping surfaces, so I just had to get this despite the warning of 3 years and up.
Melissa & Doug Cutting Fruit Set £12.14– Great for practicing fine motor skills.
Schleich Animals £12.35- Wild Life Set– We have a huge selection of Schleich animals, great for imaginative play and language games.
Globe of World Parts with Land & Water Globe Set £28.99 – With the Globe Of The World Parts, the concept of continents is introduced. Other globe has an entirely smooth surface, with a beige colour representing land and blue representing water.
Montessori Material Mini Family Set – Knobless Cylinders £3.99 – 4 sets of 10 colour coded cylinders that vary in height and diameter in colour coded wooden boxes.
Montessori Sensorial Material Family Set MINI Knobbed Cylinder Wooden Blocks £14.99 – The cylinders refine and apply the child’s ability to discriminate dimension and prepare for mathematics activities involving comparison, grading and seriation.
Tea Set £17.35– Really lovely little set, good quality and good attention to detail. Great for role play.
Cook with Kids £9.99– In our house we love cooking, Mia is very much involved into preparing her food and looking for new recipes.
Magnetic Bath Fishing Game £19.99 – Great toy for developing fine motor skills.
Pretend Play Iron and Ironing Board Set £32.99 – Toddler loves pretend play and this tool is one of popular.
Grimm’s Toys Conical Tower £29.95– Excellent to grasp the stacking concept.
Melissa & Doug Let’s Play House Dust! Sweep! Mop! 6-Piece Pretend Play Set £27.00 – The best money I have ever spend.
What are you favourite children’s gift ideas?