It’s beginning to look a lot like Holliday Season…

More suggestions for Holiday Gifts: this time board games and brainteasers!

Board Games and Logical Puzzles

Have you ever played cooperative board games? They are fun, but most importantly the players need to put their heads together to solve the problem rather than to beat each other. Check out this Canadian company that makes them. The games are not too flashy, but they are great. Here are my kids (and my) favorite ones:

And what about logical puzzles and brainteasers? I love the ones from ThinkFun. Rushhour Jr. is actually for children as young as 5 years old. And even though, the age on a box of my other favorite one, Chocolate Fix, is 8, I’ve seen children much younger then solving some of the puzzles. So, don’t underestimate your kid!

Pretend Characters That Inspire Learning and Creativity

Michaels stores carry inexpensive character tubes Safari LTD Toobs that inspire learning through pretend game. Below are some of my favorite ones:

  • Safari Ltd® TOOBS® Wild West
  • Safari Ltd® TOOBS® Powhatan Indians
  • Safari Ltd® TOOBS® James Town Settlers
  • Safari Ltd® TOOBS® Knights and Dragons
  • Safari Ltd® TOOBS® Arctic
  • Safari Ltd® TOOBS® Insects
  • And many more…

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