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We worked hard on this list. Though we’re still updating it (with more info, age recommendations, etc.), we tried to collect a wide variety of ‘widgets’ that teachers and parents might find useful when shopping for children. To that end, we’ve got everything from horticulture kits to video games to books to microscopes, engineering kits, and more.
If you’re still shopping for Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, or any other holiday or celebration that involves children, we hope this list is useful. We’ll update it regularly so that you can find value in it not just for the holidays, but anytime throughout the year.
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The upgraded all-metal frame microscope has high-quality optics to make viewing easy for your child and with multiple magnifications, two light sources, and color filters your child can view all types of specimens with this one microscope.
A double deck of regular playing cards that are designed to not only teach them the Periodic Table of Elements but also multiple languages at once. These cards feature the element in English, Spanish, and French, the atomic number, the category, the mass, the boiling and melting points, period and group, natural state and common usages.
Nintendo’s latest gaming console (Nintendo —> Super Nintendo —> Nintendo 64 —> Nintendo GameCub —> Nintendo Wii —> Nintendo WiiU—> Nintendo Switch), the Nintendo Switch is focused on gaming that can happen anywhere—in the living room or on the go. Nintendo’s systems never have the wide range of games enjoyed by Sony PlayStation or Microsoft’s Xbox, but the quality of the games for these systems is generally high—and less violent, aggressive, and ‘competitive’ than other systems, too.
We’ve linked to the version of the Switch with the uber-popular Animal Crossing but any version of the Switch will work. (Note, there are two versions of the Nintendo Switch–the standard version shown in the image and the ‘Lite’ version which is less expensive but among other changes, cannot be played on television and is used as a handheld device only.
You can read more: What’s The Difference Between The Nintendo Switch And Switch Lite?
This is a great drone for beginners we’ve flown for dozens of hours ourselves. With three batteries, you can fly for around 20 minutes. And with a rugged design, it can withstand a decent amount of abuse before breaking (at least in our experience).
Start a mini-farm on a quarter acre or less, provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four, and earn an income. Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre.