Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gifts to Give to Children

Here are some ideas for Christmas gifts for kids, from things I'm giving or thinking of giving this year.

For a primary school or older girl, a set:
  • Just the Right Words, a book of sentiments to write in cards
  • Blank notecards
  • Perhaps some fancy pens

Or alternatively, these books by Laura Ingalls Wilder:

For an older preschool or elementary child, another set:

For a little boy, a couple of set options:

For an elementary-age boy, a couple of set options:

Other random items:


  1. walters family has the miles bornes card game! couldnt get anyone to play it with me, though!

  2. Just looking at the Seven Little Sisters book, and I'm curious about how you reconcile what might be the perceived racism of books like this - of which there were many in years past.

  3. I have a hard time with the idea of "perceived racism". In my opinion, "progressive" thought has just as much perceived racism today, it's just that we're inured to it so we don't notice. 50 years from now people will wonder at our children's books! Outright racism is one thing, but if we're just talking about outdated terms or innocuous stereotypes, that's easily remedied if a remedy is needed.

  4. Joy, do they not like the game? We'll have to bring it sometime when we come over.