Skip to comments.What are some chidren's Christmas gifts that reinforce learning and good values.
Posted on 11/13/2010 1:17:31 PM PST by cradle of freedom
Christmas time is coming soon, all of us who are parents, grandparents or other relatives or friends of children will be looking for fun and appropriate gifts for Christmas. What are some gifts that you will be giving to the kids in your life? What are some good books or toys that you think they will enjoy while giving them something of value.
I am looking for someplace where I can find books that have good values that I can give to my grandkids. Are there any websites that specialize in books that represent our values, not liberal values? I would also like to find some old literature and information books.
If there are any publishers reading this, I hope you will look into bringing back some old books that can be reprinted for today's kids. I don't trust a lot of the stuff that is out there today, there is often a liberal tendency to them.
Bill Bennett’s The Children’s Book of Values
“Where the Red Fern Grows” by Wilson Rawls
Try not to break your budget! I absolutely LOVE everything we have ever gotten from them. They always have a theme. This year’s is “Fight Hard & Hold Fast” — wonderful toys, games, books and more. Conservative, educational, homeschool friendly.
This place has it all...a little higher than some, but worth every penny. I would order everything in the catelog if I could.
Any or all of the Narnia books.
Took the words out of my mouth! Please ping me when you get an answer!
Daughters-in-law have requested books for Christmas rather than toys...too many indulgent relatives!
Great book, I read it when I was in school.
Wooden jigsaw puzzle of the states with capitals on them.
The Cthulhu Mytho
I cannot recommend them strongly enough. If it's in there, it's good.
"Mow the lawn and you will get your Christmas gift ."
The McGuffey Readers (reprints from the 19th cen.) are superb! My sister used them in home schooling. Some are more text-bookish but the stories are full of good values. No wonder children back then were smarter!
“The Dangerous Book for Boys”
The “Little House” books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
A friend told me about a book that I plan to buy for my 6 y.o. granddaughter, called “The Princess and the Kiss”. It’s about saving yourself for marriage, basically. There’s one for boys but I can’t remember the name of it - same author, though.
And don’t forget the Boy Scouts!
Also: all Nancy Drew books (up to the 1970s), same for Hardy Boys books, the Narnia series, Tolkien for older kiddos...
I would recommend two games: Monopoly and Sorry. Both may help assure they never turn into Barack Obamas.
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