Heads up Triangle peeps! I have found a place where you can do ALL the holiday shopping for your kids.
Last week, I hit up Stone’s Education Superstore. It was my first visit and I could have stayed all day. It’s half toys, games and pretend play and half teacher/home school supply central. Any school supply you can think of, they have it.
Our task was to make a holiday gift guide for kids in his age group. I told him to pick out his favorites and thirty minutes later, we had a list of at least 25-30 gifts. Whoops! I had been thinking of potentially a top ten list. But this clearly gives you an indication of how awesome their offering is.
So I’ve reviewed our selections and I give you the Lane Household Top 5 Toys for Boys/Girls 5-7.
These cool things flex, twist and stick to each other and other porous surfaces. You can create just about anything you want with these. Love a toy that requires imagination! $24.99 for a starter set of 24 pcs.
We love these magnetic construction pieces that promote out of the box thinking. We got a set for Christmas last year and the whole family loves making creations together. $79.99 for the 62 pc set.
Do you remember this from your childhood? I spent hours making all sorts of geometric patterns and I bet my son will too. $29.99 for the deluxe set and $15.99 for the Cyclex, which is designed for kids a little younger (starting at age 5).
Every future paleontologist will love this. It comes with a hammer and chisel and you can purchase a variety of dinosaurs or even a caveman. Prices vary but average around $15/$20.
Apparently they play this game at school as A yelled out “OH! We have to buy this game, Mom. We play it ALL the time!” It’s like Bingo but a little different. It helps with image and vocabulary recognition, matching, memory, concentration, and social interaction. Plus it’s really fun (according to my almost six year old)
These toys are just the tip of the iceberg. They had Lego and Playmobil toys (some of my favorites from childhood) as well as a huge selection of baby and toddler pretend play toys.
And if you’re a FROZEN fan, never fear. They have stuff like that too.
Looking for stocking stuffers? There’s an area near the register full of neat little trinkets, toys and gadgets.
I will definitely be going back to shop for my kids. Not only do we have Christmas but we also have a December birthday too, so my shopping list is full. Now I know where to go when I’m looking for something out of the ordinary and just plain cool.
I was provided with a gift card in exchange for my visit and post. They will be getting loads more money from our house as I will be doing all my holiday kid shopping here. All opinions are mine or Mr. A’s.