2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Child Care

Time for some more FUN!!! So I know you are aware that Christmas season is upon us.  In this post,  I hinted at what I buy for the child care kids every year at Christmas and the special WOW gift wrapping I use for their gifts.  Today I want to turn the gift giving thing on its head.  I thought it might be fun to see just what’s out there that providers would love to have on their wish lists.  So here it is our 1st Annual Holiday Gift Guide for Child Care.


2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Child Care

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Since most providers have a multi-age group of children to care for, I tried to find interesting items that could be used for different age groups.  I think I was able to find some real jewels that will keep those little ones busy for hours (ok minutes) both indoors and outdoors.  Here’s what’s on our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Child Care.

Toys for 6+ Months

Holiday Gift Guide for Child Care


Magic Star Learning Table by VTech

  • 6 fun learning activities with steering wheel, turning gears and interactive book
  • Star button plays music and sounds

Holiday Gift Guide for Child CareDouble Poppin’ Dino by Fisher-Price

  • Bat-at roller activities 2 levels of ball poppin’ action, silly sounds, and tunes
  • Includes 6 colorful balls


Holiday Gift Guide for Child Care


Activity Garden by Little Tikes

  • Interactive play center easily transforms into open 2-sided play environment


Holiday Gift Guide for Child CareLarge Baby Play Mat by Baby Care

  • Soft waterproof surface creates a clean and safe play space
  • Features stimulating colors, graphics, characters, letters and words
  • Two-sided mat for double the fun

Sensory Balls by Edushape

Holiday Gift Guide for Child Care

Holiday Gift Guide for Child CareSpin & Learn Ball Tower by VTech

  • Stand-up ball tower with spiral track and 4 light up press buttons
  • Identifies the animal or color on each ball as it’s dropped into the dome
  • Counts the colorful balls as they drop onto the track
  • Knob turns to spin the balls in the tower and release them on the track
  • Gates along the track stop and start the balls along the way
  • Light-up buttons introduce colors, numbers, and insects
  • Features color mode and number mode
  • Lights flash along with the sounds
  • 100+ songs, melodies, sounds and phrases

Toys for 12+ Months

Holiday Gift Guide for Child CareSports Bag Fill and Spill Baby and Toddler Toy by Melissa & Doug

This toddler sized sports bag comes packed with a plush soccer ball, baseball, football and basketball

    • Each of the four balls rattle, jingle or crinkle
    • Constructed of high-quality fabrics and phthalate-free plastic, all the balls are easily removed and replaced
    • This durable set features a sports bag that is 10 inches long and 6 1/2-Inch high
    • Football, Soccer Ball, and Basketball are 4 inches long. Baseball is 3.4-Inch

Go! Go! Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure by VTech

Holiday Gift Guide for Child Care

  • Includes interactive freight train that responds to 9 SmartPoint locations with phrases, music and sound effects

Toys for 2+ Years

Holiday Gift Guide for Child CareThomas the Tank Up & Down Roller Coaster by Step2

  • Recessed wheel wells and high-back seat for a secure ride down the track
  • Detailed Thomas the Train engine has authentic face, decals, and colors
  • The fully assembled car has a high back, handrail and foot rests for a secure ride
  • With over nine feet of up and down riding track, the fun is endless

Holiday Gift Guide for Child CareMy First Bouncer by Little Tikes

  • Built-in blower for fast and easy inflation and deflation
  • 100 lb weight capacity

Holiday Gift Guide for Child CareToys for 3+ Years

Table and Seating Stools by KidKraft

  • Chalkboard tabletop encourages your child’ creativity
  • Mesh basket for easy storage of their supplies
  • Two stools allow your child to work with others

Holiday Gift Guide for Child CareTouch & Learn Activity Desk by VTech

  • 3-in-1 activity desk converts into an easel and chalkboard, seating stool included
  • 5 colorful touch pages, 100+ vocabulary words, 20+ learning activities, 20+ melodies

Holiday Gift Guide for Child CareLearning Wall Chart by Alma’s Designs

  • Soft pieces to describe date, weather and season
  • Available in Red or Pink



What’s on your Wishlist?

So did you see anything you like in my Holiday Gift Guide for Child Care?  Which ones do you have your eyes on?  Please leave me a comment below and tell me which ones are going on your provider wishlist.

Further Reading:

6 Inexpensive Gifts to Give Children for Christmas

How to Build A Craft Kit

If you had $2000 to Spend on your Child Care, How Would You Spend It?


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