Shopping for a preschooler can be quite hard, especially if like me you have an older child of the same gender! Quite a few of the things we have looked at online for Freddie we have realised that we already have from James!
We had a day out Christmas shopping recently and asked the Mumington Team to share their fave places as well as mixing in our bargain buys! As a team we love the tradition of something to wear, something to read, something to learn from and something you want.
Something to wear
Chelle loves to have some nice new clothes for her children to wear on the day so shopping for party clothes is a must in the run up to Christmas. My niece has just turned one so I have checked out some lovely designer baby clothes – click here for some cute ideas that won’t break the bank. We also do a big h&m shop around this time as Fizz always has a growth spurt.
What about adding in some face paints too! Christmas is all the fun so a little faceprint to conjure up an Elf or even a Super Hero is a great idea and fun for all the family! Face paints are the new cracker hats and with kits like this Snazaroo one you can come up with loads of different designs.
Something to listen to
LeapFrog Learn and Groove Scout Music Player
We decided to get this for Freddie as he loves music and every time we have music on the TV via Spotify or YouTube he gets very excited. This comes with 20 songs preloaded to encourage children to move as they learn! We got this from Argos in the two for £15 offer
Something To Learn
Chad Valley PlaySmart Phonics Board
As I mentioned above we took advantage of the two for £15 offer at Argos and picked up this phonics board. We used to have a bus toy that taught phonics but it has finally given up after five years of us owning it! Since Freddie is now three and starts the school nursery next September we wanted to pick him up learning toys which he could have fun with!
Something to make
LEGO DUPLO My First Puzzle Pets
Freddie loves building so we looked for some Duplo. This puzzle pets set is in the 3 for 2 offer at Boots and is £10. I have a feeling that this will be used by both boys as James loves to build big towers.
Something You Want
Ninky Nonk Activity Train
For the In The Night Garden fans we have the Ninky Nonk activity train. This is made up of five bright carriages each with a different activity. For example the Tomliboos carriage is a shape sorter and the engine carriage is a nightlight. It also includes the instantly recognisable Ninky Nonk train sounds, 3 of the Character Songs and a soothing bedtime lullaby.
Something You To Create With
We also love these finger paints from find me a gift
These are a perfect for a creative toddler to pop in their stocking! And also to carry around in the change bag for a quick play time task!
Memory making is essential at Christmas…
Another thing that is good for preschoolers is a kids camera. We picked up the Upgrow Creative Kids Digital camera for around £30 on Amazon in one of their daily deals. With a photographer for a grandfather and a blogger for a mummy there are always cameras around in both houses and Freddie is obsessed with them! We got him this to hopefully stop him stealing mummy’s and Gaga’s.
Something That’s Not A Toy
Sian from Quite Frankly She Said is on the hunt for non-toy stocking fillers and the Tractor Ted range has lots of great gift ideas for farm-loving little ones. We love the tin money box (£4.99) and the pencil sharpeners (£2.50), which are fun to play with as well as being practical!
If you have any other preschooler suggestions let us know in the comments!