For the littlest members of the homeschool family, learning through play is what it’s all about. I love choosing gifts for my littles that support my homeschool atmosphere through open-ended imaginative play, creative expression, and heart-warming stories.
Animambo Musical Instruments
How adorable are these musical instruments perfect for tiny hands? Your little ones will love playing with a tambourine, maraca, and castanet as they experiment with rhythm, creativity, and coordination.
Lace and Trace Farm Animals
These adorable wooden lacing animals give kids hours of creative fun while practicing fine motor skills. This set includes five animals – cow, rooster, sheep, pig, and horse plus five matching laces that store neatly in a sturdy wooden box.
Pattern Blocks and Boards
This classic wooden toy from Melissa & Doug has 10 different design boards for kids to replicate and endless possibilities of patterns to create with 100 colorful blocks in 6 different shapes and colors.
Fisher-Price Little People Nativity Set
Toddlers and preschoolers love having their very own nativity set with colorful, sturdy characters that are easy for little hands to grab and manipulate. This set has all the key characters that bring to life the story of Baby Jesus’ birth.
Nursery Rhymes Singalong Puzzle
This 6 piece puzzle features scenes and songs from Humpty Dumpty, Baa Baa Black Sleep, Hey Diddle Diddle, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and Jack and Jill with light activated sensors to play favorite nursery songs and sounds.
Noah’s Ark Matching Game
With colorful cards and cute animal characters, this Bible story memory match game is great for preschoolers.
Paint with Water Books
These paint with water activity books come with a special palette of colors embedded in each page. All you need is a cup of water and paintbrush that comes with the book to keep your little one entertained for hours.
It seems fitting that every toddler and preschooler should have at least one board book under the tree or tucked into their Christmas stocking. Here are a few of our favorite sturdy stories for little hands.
- When I Hold You by Ashley Huffstutler
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
- The Bedtime Book by Mary Engelbreit
- Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
- Farm Animals by Phoebe Dunn
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