A therapeutically weighted stuffed animal designed to ease anxiety, soothe meltdowns and help with sleep. Its cozy body and big fluffy paws embrace your child with a calming, comforting hug. $78, ages 3+, fluffyweight.com
The Boy with a Faster Brain
Tells the heartwarming story of Peter, a hyperactive ten-year-old with ADHD. After continually getting in trouble in school, Peter finally meets Dr. Lisa, a psychologist who helps him understand that his faster brain is the best gift he could ask for, as long as he learns how to use it! $13.99, ages 4-12, amazon.com
Feeling All the Feelings Workbook: A Kid’s Guide to Exploring Emotions
Offers 100+ engaging activities and practices designed to foster emotional awareness and help kids explore every feeling as they navigate school and life. $16.95, ages 6-9, shambhala.com
Follies, Baby Bauhaus Soft Blocks Set
The colorful, high-contrast graphics are designed to delight curious little minds and fingers as they puzzle over these super soft, sensory-rich blocks. Each set comes with Montessori-inspired activities for parents. $60, ages 0+, playfollies.com
Troomi—Safe Smartphones for Kids
Powered by KidSmart OS, an Android-based operating system that empowers parents with an extremely easy, powerful and flexible set of parental controls—all while eliminating social media, addictive games, pornography and incoming access for predators and bullies. $189.95, ages 6+, shop.trommi.com
Naturalistas Peety Deluxe Crown and Coils Styling Head
“A Celebration of Coils, Curls and Crowns.” Comes with 20 culturally curated hair accessories, including the signature Crown Afro Pick and gold butterfly barrettes and clips. Provides children with an opportunity to explore, manage and learn to care for Natural Hair. $29.99, ages 3+, amazon.com
The Get Movin’ Activity Deck for Kids: 48 Creative Movement Ideas for Little Bodies
A unique children’s movement and play deck with practices and activities for all ability levels. Through fun images and simple directions, kids will try different movements and challenge themselves in different categories. $19.95, ages 4–8 years, shambhala.com
Big Feelings Nesting Fruit Friends
Help kids build essential social-emotional learning (SEL). Compare and contrast emotions with 5 double-sided fruit faces, learning 10 different emotions and their opposites. Each friend comes with fun, grabbable textures that help kids strengthen fine motor and sensory skills. $16.99, ages 18 months+, learningresources.com
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It’s hard to believe, but the 2021 holiday season is here. Whether you’re already making your way through your list, or you’re just getting started, it can be hard to know what to get the kids in your life. There are so many wonderful new toys, games and books out there, but how do you choose?
Our friends at the National Parenting Product Awards have put together a curated list of over 150 gift ideas, from toys that spark creativity to games that encourage learning to books and tunes that will inspire. NAPPA’s annual gift guide features award-winning toys, crafts, books, games and unique finds for kids of all ages.
Every product included in this guide has been tested and evaluated. NAPPA Awards is one of the longest running award programs in the industry. It has been celebrating the best in family products for more than 31 years.
For more award-winning products visit nappaawards.com.