I recently had the opportunity to guest blog for a great fellow homeschool blogger - Sicily’s Heart and Home! I had a lot of fun writing this post and thinking about some great gift ideas for my own preschoolers!
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Hi, I’m Laurie Geary with Yellow Wood Success Academy, and mom of 3 kids under 5! At Yellow Wood we specialize in using games and movement to build brain skills. At home, I am a special needs mom and love finding ways to help my kids thrive! I can’t wait to share our favorite preschool games and toys with you! These products are perfect for Christmas gifts, as they’ll keep your kiddo entertained AND provide beneficial input.
When choosing gifts for my own preschoolers, there are a few specific things I consider:
What aspect of brain development does this toy provide? Sensory? Vestibular? Cognitive skills? I love to focus on non-academic skills in the beginning. It’s SO important to make sure the brain has had a chance to develop in all areas before starting academics!
Will this product be child-led, or parent-led? I believe there is a place for both, but it is important to have a healthy mix of both at our house!