The holidays are right around the corner and OOLY and I are excited to put together this list for you to make it easy to shop these gifts for any kids on your list! Between teaching for over 10 years and parenting for 5, I have a pretty good grasp on what kids love. Plus, art is so fun for all ages! These items have been tried and true by my own two kiddos and they are some of our favorites!
Creativity is a valuable skill that benefits adults as much as it does children. As we approach adulthood, we do not use the benefits of coloring or our creativity nearly enough as we should. Art and creativity give an opportunity for problem solving and trial and error—especially for children.
While the majority of us are practicing safely self distancing, I’d love to share an idea that we are using as a tool to keep kiddos engaged during extended time at home. While we can’t visit any beaches or islands right now, they can use their imaginations to create an underwater world of their own—right at home!