What to Buy the Grandchildren for Christmas?
Should I buy them only the things their parents suggest? Should I only buy educational toys and games? Traditional toys? New fun toys? Too many choices! It’s enough to make your head spin and it’s almost as difficult as finding something for my husband, the man who has everything! Gift ideas: Getting the grandchildren what their parent suggests often keeps family peace, avoids duplication…. but add a little something that you picked out to truly enjoy the giving. If the the kids are old enough ask them to make up an Amazon wish list, be sure to check with their parents so you don’t duplicate gifts or buy something they don’t want the kids to have.
Need ideas for educational gifts? Check out this column by Jennifer Cummings, M.ed., A Note from the Teacher for great ideas. Need to know what types of toys and games are age appropriate? This article has a list of kids toys by ages . Children Book reviews are very helpful when buying the grandchildren books, these character building books are fun to read and include great life lessons. New baby? Here is a list of gifts for babies recommended by America’s Nanny, Michelle LaRowe. Toys to avoid- those from dollar stores they are most often on the recall list for containing lead and for other hazzards. See recall list Here are some gift ideas for what to buy your spouse — Romantic and fun gift ideas for men and women My favorite part of the holdiays is baking Christmas cookies and goodies with the gandkids, and making Christmas crafts. Here are some easy and fun crafts to make, be sure to check out the fun cooking with kids ideas at the bottom of the page. Merry Christmas!
Ms. Jensen is a leading advocate for families and children and was the founder and president of ACES, The Association for Children for Enforcement of Support.
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