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top ten learning and teaching gifts for Christmas

 Give a Learning Gift this Christmas & Giveaway


Do buy educational gifts?  Toys that teach?  

My Nan desperately tried to buy us educational gifts at Christmas when we were kids, books, a puzzle and i think we all got coin collection albums one year.  I dont think we minded but we always knew it would be something "learning".  I have to say some thirty odd years later i do try and make sure there is some things under the tree that teach something.

Here is our Top Ten Learning and Educational Gifts for Christmas

1. Books.You can't go wrong there is something for everyone!  If you're not sure get a voucher so the receiver can choose their own book.

2. Magazine Subscription. I've received the Delicious Magazine for years now and its great, each month i get a present.  You can also get CSIRO for kids or National Geographic. Sports, Cars, Sewing, Crafts, Cooking, Pets, you name it it comes in a magazine.

3. Learning Toys. Leap Frog have a fabulous range of learning toys, multimedia devices and reading systems.  We've reviewed some of the Leap Frog brand products you can see them all here.  Mums Take Five Leap Frog Product Reviews.

4. Arts and Crafts. Its a great time to restock the bits in the craft box; Sewing Kits,Coloured papers and cards, stickers, craft pieces, pom poms, glues. Brushes and paints. Glitter in our house we use lots of glitter.

5. Hands on Play.  My favourite. So many ideas, these are they toys that keep and get used over and over. Pending on the age of the kids there is always something;  Building blocks or Lego, Science Kits, Clay and Play Dough, Plaster projects, Kinetic Sand and Rainbow Loom bands and kits.

6. Puzzles and Board Games. Fun for all. Some great for quiet time and some great for family time.  Cards and travel versions of games are great for stocking stuffers.  Puzzles are great for little ones too you can get some great toddler puzzles. 

7. Sports and Outdoors. If to you want your kids to play outside give them things to encourage to be out there! It doesnt need to be a trampoline, it can be small things like hoola hoops, bug catchers, LeapBand,  binoculars, plastic trucks, balls, sprinkler, kites and even gardening tools.

8. Stationery and Drawing. My kids always get a new set or pencils, crayons or textas. Whatever needs replacing. Some fun stationery is always a great way to encourage working on those fine motor skills. My kids love activity books too.  Drawing boards, etchasketch type of toys are always good fun.

9. Kitchen Fun. Encourage some up and coming chefs with some of their own cooking tools, cookie cutters, an apron or a kitchen appliance like a popcorn maker and some kernels.

10. Activity and Outings. Tickets to a show, the movies, entry to a museum.  Annual passes or entry passes are a great way to get kids out and about,learning and trying something new.


To encourage the gift of Learning we have some great giveaway prizes for you to win!

To enter

Subscribe to our Newsletter - The entry box is just up there on the right hand side of this site

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and then tell us in the comments below something that you are giving this Christmas.



There are three awesome prizes to be won :

1x LeapFrog Mobile Med Kit  RRP $34.99ea mums take five mobile med kit leap frog australia


1x LeapFrog LeapBand (blue) RRP $59.99ea leap frog leapband mums take five


      1x Kinetic Sand Box Set  RRP $29.99ea   kinetic sand mums take five



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