Preschool Presents … gifts for ages 3 to 5.
Our December issue of Metro Parent includes recommendations from local toy store owners for this year’s best gifts for families. We are so excited to be giving away the following items in an amazing Ages 3-5 Gifts Package. Details to enter below the descriptions.
Please note, all winners must be able to pick their prizes up in person in Portland, Oregon.
Ages 3-5 Gifts Package Includes:
Colour Me Capes (ages 3-6, $19.99, greatpretenders.ca)
A super solution for the rainy day blues! One side is a standard satin superhero, princess or mermaid cape. The other side is a black-on-white pattern kids can color with the included felt-tip markers. It’s like wearing a cartoon coloring book cape. Machine washable.
Happyville Smart Mat (ages 3-7, $29.99, plasmarttoys.com)
A 78″ x 46″ world of fun. Little folks enjoy pretend play with vehicles on this colorful, easy-to-clean mat printed with twisting roads and a cheerful town scene.
Folkmanis’ Great Horned Owl Puppet (ages 3+, $49.99, )
This magnificent hand puppet has a rotating head and open-and-close eyes to foster imagination, pretend play, communication and more. Many other animal puppets are available, too.
Smiley Face Sticker by Mr. Palindrome ($18, $9 download, mrpalindrome.com)
An Australia-based musician, dad and alumnus of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mr. Palindrome wants to help kids get comfortable with words – even really big words (and concepts) like “alliteration,” “anagrams” and “onomatopoeia.” Learn how to sing the “Backwards Alphabet” and a whole gaggle of “Tongue Twisters.”
Listen to the Birds: An Introduction to Classical Music by Ana Gerhard ($17 book + CD, thesecretmountain.com)
Works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and others introduce children to classical music. This unique CD-book set focuses on the melodious similarities between bird songs and the notes produced by instruments such as the flute, organ and harpsichord. The 64-page picture book includes a glossary and information about each composer and bird.