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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Babies & Kids

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Babies & Kids

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Balance Beans by ThinkFun$17.99

Recommended for ages 5+.

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Balance Beans is a logic game, great for introducing children to elementary algebra. Using challenge cards and beans, balance the seesaw using trial and error, and learn math and reasoning skills in the process.


The Story Box – $17.99

Recommended for ages newborn to 6.

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

What’s better than the gift of reading? The Story Box helps young imaginations grow by adding new adventures to children’s home libraries.


Educational DVDs from NCircle Entertainment$5.99+

Recommended for ages 1 to 92 (see what I did there, haha?).

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

NCircle Entertainment offers a large assortment of educational movies, shows and holiday specials on DVD. With characters your children already love, there’s sure to be a selection they’ll enjoy having handy.


LeapFrog LeapStart$27.96

Recommended for ages 2-4. Version for ages 5-7 is also available for $27.99.

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

The LeapFrog LeapStart interactive learning system prepares preschoolers for kindergarten and covers a variety of topics, including STEM, creative thinking and life skills.


KidKraft Transportation Station Train Set – $39.99

Recommended for ages 3+.

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

This interactive train set with play mat is sure to get the kids on the right track, train track that is. As they put their conductor hats on and choo choo through the city, their imaginations will ride the rails.


Fisher Price Stroll Along Walker – $19.99

Recommended for ages 9+ months.

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

The Fisher Price Stroll Along Walker is great for little girls learning to take their first steps. In addition to learning to walk, the walker offers features that are fun and entertaining to smaller children as well – a bear that plays 3 musical tunes, flip book, roller bar and spinners.


 VTech DigiArt Creative Easel – $43.99

Recommended for ages 3+.

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

From a light up dry erase board, to a chalkboard, to a drawing table, the VTech DigiArt Creative Easel will definitely bring out a child’s creative side. The light up feature even teaches young minds how to write their ABC’s, 123’s and even how to draw 100 objects and shapes.


Fisher Price 3-in-1 Musical Activity Gym – $23.88

Recommended for ages newborn+.

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Whether used for lay and play, tummy time or as a take-along, this 3-in-1 Musical Activity Gym will stimulate your baby’s senses while keeping him nice and comfy. Playtime couldn’t be more fun for baby!


 VTech Touch and Swipe Baby Phone – $10.99

Recommended for ages 6 months to 3 years.

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

There’s nothing baby’s want more than to play with your cell phone. Well, now they can have their own without destroying yours! The VTech Touch and Swipe Baby Phone features a touchscreen with 12 apps that respond to touch with music and lights. This little toy is full of role play fun and even teaches hand-eye coordination.


Playskool Love2Learn Elmo – $39.99

Recommended for ages 18 months to 4 years.

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

What’s not to love about Elmo? He’s a childhood favorite of everyone, even today’s generation of children! Love2Learn Elmo is an interactive plush that when customized will call your child by name and has 350+ responses to the Love2Learn Elmo app games.


Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike – $62.99

Recommended for ages 9 months to 5 years.

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

The 4-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike grows with your child from an infant trike, to steering trike, to learn-to-ride trike and then a classic trike. Three wheels that are so versatile and save you money as your little one quickly grows before your eyes!

Would a child on your holiday shopping list enjoy one of these?

*This post contains affiliate links, in which I may be compensated for your purchase. I did receive some of these items for review throughout the year, but others are items I have personally bought my children or would like to buy for my children. My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brands. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brands. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.