Smart Toy Ideas – Gifts To Get Your Kids Thinking

by Susan

Smart Toys

I’m avoiding the malls this year. I’ll be browsing gift guides from my blogging friends in our Gift Guide Link Up and keeping an eye out for deals on sites like our 5 Minutes for Deals.

I found some unique gift ideas from my friend Meredith Sinclair – check out her top gifts list. My favorite off her list is this Touchy Feely game from Marbles – The Brain Store.

I was inspired by the creative, educational games in Meredith’s list and so I browsed around Amazon today and found some more ideas that will get your kids brains’ moving.

UPDATE: I just bought about 2/3 of the toys and games on that list for my girls and Janice’s kids. I love that I just did most of my Christmas shopping at 3 am.

Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Erica Mueller December 3, 2012 at 11:14 am

We have that Perplexous ball. It is INSANELY hard to solve…. even the adults in this house get frustrated with it. LOL That said, it will keep you and everyone who comes to your house, entertained and busy for HOURS!


2 Karla Porter Archer December 11, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Great list. Spot It and Qwirkle are big hits in our home! We also love marble runs.


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