Now that the kids are back in school and we’re in the midst of fall season and all its activities, I’m starting to jot down some holiday gift ideas. I’m a planner and I like getting a head start so that I’m not scrambling last-minute. I recently attended an event that featured the hottest toys from Lakeshore and I’m excited to share what I found!
Slot & Build Texture Shapes
This toy grows with your baby – the easy-grip shapes are flexible and have a unique texture surface. Toddlers will be able to fit the shapes into the slots to build structures. Each set comes with 24 pieces that include three shapes in 4 different colors. For ages 18 months – 4 years. Buy it here for $24.99.
Pretend & Play Post Office
Toddlers love to do pretend play. I have seen all types of pretend toys that allow young kids to “be grown-ups” but I have yet to see a “pretend mailman” toy. This adorable kit includes a mail bag, packages, envelops, postcards, a self-inking postage stamp and a mailbox so your kids can pick up and send mail. For kids ages 3-8. You can buy it here for $29.99.
Preschool is prime time for learning basic skills like counting and when you turn something into a game kids are more likely to participate. These cars have seats to match the exact number that is written on them. Once you’re done putting the passengers inside you can take the cars for a spin! The toy comes with 10 cars and 60 passengers that snap securely into place. For kids ages 3-6. Buy it here for $39.99.
My First Magnetic Story Board
In addition to math, beginning reading is also a big part of pre-school. This story board contains 100 words and punctuation magnets that kids can put together to create sentences. It’s recommended for kids ages 4-6 as it encourages sight-word recognition. You can buy it here for $29.99.
Build Your Own Horse Stable
This unique craft is perfect for kids who love to build! A step-by-step guide teaches you how to assemble a wooden horse stable and the kit comes with pre-cut wood, a hammer and everything else you need, plus two horses. For kids ages 4-11. You can buy it here for $29.99.
Dazzling Butterfly Mobile Kit
This kit is not just for decoration – it encourages creativity as kids can can design this mobile and personalize it to their taste. It includes hops, paper butterflies, beads and a guide. For kids ages 4-11. You can buy it here for $16.99.
Cardboard Creator Tool Kit
Getting kids to use their imagination is simple with this unique tool kit. All you need is a cardboard – this kit has the rest: child-safe tools like saws, plus reusable hardware, like hinges and rivets (113 pieces total). Kids can turn the box into a car, a house, a robot and much more! For kids ages 4-11. Buy it here for $24.99.
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I was not compensated for this post. I received some samples.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for fourteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 9, 7 and 4) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.