It is so easy to get caught up in the holidays and giving toys to your kids. Heck – I am right there with you! However, the one thing I’ve always done for our kids is give them something that will help them learn. As they get older, it usually means books. My oldest is into learning to code so she is getting something to help her learn how to do just that.
When they were younger, it was definitely books and other educational toys. But, try as I might, they still were drawn to online games and adventures. We live in an age where we are connected to devices and our kids see that and want to be just like us.
It is not that I don’t want my kids to use technology. They are growing up in an age where it is the norm. What I can control is what they use it for.
As they grow up, we are finding new platforms and programs which are educational. One of my favorites we used when they were younger was ABC Mouse.
We tried this out when my oldest was around 3 years old. She absolutely loved it! We ended up having to set limits as she would want to play online for hours on end. Each of our other children also enjoyed the app as well.
Now, I see that we did the right thing. All three of them are very intelligent and successful in school. The things we did for them when they were younger, to help them learn and grow, are being seen in full force today.
A DISCOUNT RIGHT NOW
I realize that money gets tight during December. And, there is the worry that your child will toss aside the toy you buy within a week. You don’t want to make a big investment into something else. I get that.
Right now, however, you can try out ABC Mouse with your children for two months and pay just $5. Yep. That makes it $2.50 a month!
This gives both of you a chance to make sure it is something that they love and will use. And, if it turns out it is not what they love, you are out $5…which is probably less than you paid for last year’s toy that sits untouched in the bottom of the playbox.