It’s hard to believe that the holidays are quickly approaching. That means now is a great time to start purchasing those holiday gifts, including educational toys. A company I’m a big fan of for the classroom is Melissa & Doug. They carry a wide assortment of toys that are fun for children to play with yet they are more than just a toy. They inspire creativity or allow children to learn something new. If I teach the lower grades, I will definitely be buying some Melissa & Doug toys for my students.
Just in time for the busy holiday season, Melissa & Doug have come out with the Terrific Twenty Holiday Toys of 2012. The list features 20 toys that are perfect for gift-giving this season. I’ve got my eye on a couple of them as they look cute and would be great to have in case I do get the lower grades (My Own Mailbox would be perfect for a writing station and the Scratch Art just looks fun).
In addition to the fabulous list, you can head to the Melissa and Doug Facebook page for your chance to win one of the Terrific Twenty List toys. It started today and will be taking place for the next 20 days. Everyday they will be giving away another toy from the list. Wouldn’t that be a great to way kick-off your holiday shopping? What is your favorite toy from the list?
Disclosure: I will be receiving a free toy from the list and hosting a giveaway soon. The opinions expressed are my own.