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9 Unique Gift Ideas for Children

Looking for something a little different this Christmas? Check out these 9 unique gift ideas for the kids…

9 Unique Gifts

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1. Language Lessons


Is your child interested in traveling? Does your child love learning about other cultures? Give the gift of learning a new language!! Choose from six different languages – English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, German or French. With PetraLingua’s program, children will learn how to talk about everyday topics. Kids can also learn on-the-go with access to Petra’s program on tablets and mobile devices!

See also: The Benefits of Teaching Children a Second Language
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2. Subscription to Hands-On History Lessons

History should be FUN! Give your kiddo the opportunity to travel back into time! Each month will feature a different time and place in the ancient world with hands on crafts, activities, and art so that your child can learn about history in a memorable and exciting way.

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I really enjoyed History Unboxed. My children, especially my oldest son, loved “The Rose Slippers”. History Unboxed is the first subscription box that I have found for kids, that exposes them to history. On a personal note, I have really been impressed with History Unboxed and their communication. The owners really seem passionate about their box and they listen to feedback. – Subscription Box Mom

3. Educational Postcards from Unusual Places

6-Month VIP Membership

Have you ever wanted to learn about the wonders of the world without leaving your house? Well, now you can! With each Kiwibop postcard, your child will learn all about exciting places from tropical rainforests to the far reaches of space. The membership comes with an initial welcome kit including four postcards, stickers, and a fun activity. Your little learner will receive four exciting postcards every month. This gift idea is best suited for developing and independent readers ages 5 to 10.

See also: Ready-to-go Geography Lessons

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4. Story Starters Creative Writing Activity

Mama May i Story Starters | MommyWifeLife

Sometimes all you need to get the imagination going is a little spark… Story Starters is perfect for helping get the creative juices flowing for children ages 5 to 9. Along with a notebook and pen, the Story Starters set comes with four “story cubes” that help supply the who, what, when and where of a story, leaving the child to figure out the why.

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“What’s great about this resource is it can be used for many years. The quality of the hand-stamped images on each die, topic suggestions and tin box makes the Mama May I Story Starters capable of encouraging creative writing from preschool years all the way to high school.” – Teri via Mommy Wife Life

5. Turn Ordinary Kids Into Extraordinary Cooks

Your Kids: Cooking! A Recipe For Turning Ordinary Kids Into Extraordinary Cooks

Cooking isn’t something many people get experience with until adulthood. It can be overwhelming to dive in without any knowledge, so why not start children earlier? Ages eight and up can get a jump on developing cooking skills with Your Kids: Cooking! Not only does the book teach delicious, easy-to-make recipes, it also helps teach kids what they should be eating more and less of.

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6. Finger Puppets for Educational Apps

The Honey and Zip DigiPuppets Bundle combines technology and finger puppets to create a unique learning experience. Pre-K and kindergarten-aged children will love playing these informational and fun games with some real life puppet pals. The bundle comes with two stylus-like puppet pals and app store downloads for iPad and Android tablets.

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7. An Interactive Tour of the United States

One of the best parts about America is each of our states’ unique identities. Learning all 50 states can be tough, but with the Grand Tour Bronze, you can teach your child all about the wonders of America. The kit comes with 34 books, each written and illustrated by teachers and students living in all 50 states.Grand Tour Bronze

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8. Mini Hand Soap Making Kit

This is a unique gift that is as practical as it is crafty. The Mini Hand Soap Making Kit is an awesome DIY project for children of all ages. The set comes with enough supplies to make six small soaps or one large bar. Maybe with this ti will even be easier to encourage children to wash their hands.

Mini Hand Soap Making Kit
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9. Being Kind to Others Play Kit

Developing social skills are just as tricky as developing other educational skills, and this kit can help. The Being Kind to Others Play Kit encourages children with special needs or learning disabilities to learn how to play well with others through fun activities. The kit includes make-a-puzzle kits, thank you notes, crayons, and a copy of Boom Boom! Cards.

Being Kind to Others Play Kit

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Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of (a website on parenting, education, child development) and (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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