EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: 2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Smart Felt Toys #educationalgifts #languagedevelopment

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Smart Felt Toys #educationalgifts #languagedevelopment

Each holiday season, we search for high quality educational gift recommendations for kids and this year we've found a really special item which parents, educators and therapists are going to absolutely love. The My Little House interactive felt playset offers hours of creative play while easily targeting a myriad of language skills. It's no surprise it was developed by a speech-language pathologist with over 30 years of experience! Use it flat or velcro the pieces together to transform it into a 3-D house, ready for imaginative play. Little ones are going to be so excited to open this up during the holidays.

My Little House contains 37 felt pieces!

Why We Love It
This award-winning multi-sensory set is one of the best play homes we've seen in a long time. The house is designed so that children can identify key household items and place them on the corresponding outlines found in each room of the house. From large pieces of furniture like the bed and bathtub to the smaller details like a dog's bowl and bathroom towels, My Little House has really thought of it all. All pieces are made of felt, and they stick onto the felt board house structure easily. The coolest feature of all is that you can use the house flat or assemble it into a full-on three dimensional home that is reversible to show both inside and outside. When the fun is done, the entire house folds down into a thin box with a travel handle as the perfect grab-and-go toy for trips. I know my travel therapists will go crazy over that!

Educational Value
As mentioned, this Smart Felt Toys set was designed by a speech-language pathologist to build early language skills and every portion of it was designed with an educational purpose in mind. Here are just some of the major language skills My Little House playset targets:

  • Receptive and expressive language
  • Visual attention and processing
  • Following simple directions
  • Conversation and dialogue
  • Answering who, what, where, when, why, and how questions
  • Vocabulary building
  • Building grammar
  • Matching skills
  • Storytelling

The entire set includes 37 sticking felt pieces. We like to incorporate our Lil People dolls when we play, so that our kids can create stories along with the household items. It's a great way to incorporate spatial concepts into play and promotes even more open-ended, imaginative play. For parents, this set even includes an insert that provides an overview of the concepts that can be learned while playin together and a pictorial story that kids can follow along with. 

Measures: 52” x 15” flat; 13” x 13” x 15” assembled.
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Be sure to check out Smart Felt Toy's My Little Zoo, My Little Farm, My Little Seasons companion kit and My Little Farm Bingo, too! 

Where to Purchase
Head over to Smart Felt Toys to browse their entire collection 
and use the code ACROSSTHEAVE for 20% off your order!  If you're looking for a unique gift idea for your child's teacher or therapist, we highly recommend one of these sets. It will definitely make their holiday season!

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Disclaimer: The products in this post were provided by Smart Felt Toys. As always, our posts are our own opinions.