We are always surprised and delighted by the offerings which come up at Mahar Drygoods. It’s a sure-fire one-stop-shop for gifts for children which are a huge step fromf the usual confines of the toy box. I like to get my kids visually well-aquainted with the alphabet long before they even begin speaking a full sentence.The problem is those small alphabet shapes with the tiny magnets on the back are a choking hazard for my still orally-fixated babies.
At around six cm diameter each, the stunningly beautiful My Mimi ABC Animal Magnets are a much safer bet, and ten times more appealing. My smallest son adores animals and would get a real kick out of these.
Why not wrap this Lily Bean Play Food Green Eggs and Ham set in with the Dr Seuss book and provide a quirky tactile element to your reading sessions. Made from washable wool felt, it makes a unique gift and will encourage acting and mime, an invaluable learning tool for pre-readers in story absorption-mode.
The magnets are US$25 and the eggs and ham set is US$20 plus shipping from Mahar Drygoods.