EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: 2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Enrich Early Learning with Developmental Gifts from Eeboo! #giftsforkids #educationalplay

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Enrich Early Learning with Developmental Gifts from Eeboo! #giftsforkids #educationalplay

If you've got little ones on your holiday gift giving list this year, Eeboo's selection of early learning toys is high on our list of recommendations! The research shows that children learn best through play, which is why I really love finding educational toys and games that are truly fun to play together. This season, Eeboo has some excellent standout options with their Preschool Numbers Puzzle Pairs set, Animal Memory and Matching Game and First Words Tot Tower. All three are fantastic ways to encourage early language and motor skills while bonding together with your child and creating special memories. They're also 100% safe and eco-friendly, with illustrations designed by independent artists, which makes them that much more unique. Check them out below!

The Preschool Number Pairs Puzzle set introduces children to the exciting world of numbers through vibrant pictures and hands-on play. It's a simple matching game designed to help children develop number recognition, counting, and pre-reading skills. The puzzle pieces are made of a durable cardstock that I expect to last a long time. This set is ideal to stimulate cognitive development and enhance fine motor skills, while making foundational math skill-learning a joy for preschoolers. Although they are recommended for ages 3+, I also use them with my one-year-old who enjoys touching the illustrations as we count together.

Another favorite of mine is the Animal Memory & Matching Game. I absolutely love how large and durable Eeboo has made these cards! It's hard to find a set like this and it's perfect for little hands. Each sturdy 3.25 inch tile has a colored border to assist in matching. The game combines the joy of play with important cognitive skills such as memory, concentration, colors, matching and turn-taking. With adorable illustrations of animals, it's a great way to reinforce vocabulary as well. Most kids love all things animals, so it's an easy way to get them engaged and learning as they play. It's no wonder this set received the Oppenheim Gold Best Toy Award. Recommended for ages 3+, but I also use this with our one-year-old who loves to lay all of the cards out and match them together.

The Eeboo First Words Tot Tower was something I stumbled upon as I was looking for ways to support my child's occupational therapy goals. I was sold on this immediately for the way it integrates language learning into game play. The stacking helps develop spatial awareness, size sorting, balance and hand-eye coordination. Crafted with solid, eco-friendly materials, it's not only a source of endless fun, but also a sustainable choice for the environment. We have a blast building the tower with these nesting blocks and knocking it down again and again. For ages 2+, this will be a welcome gift to support foundational language and motor skills for little ones.

These thoughtfully designed toys are sure to be treasured and well-used by children and parents alike. Consider gifting them to the special little ones on your holiday list this season!

Disclosure: The items in this post were provided by Eeboo. As always, our posts are our own opinions.