It’s time for the Silver Dolphin Holiday Gift Guide! We are focusing on the little ones in your life and want to make sure you find books that match your child’s interests. Enjoy cozy times and story time this holiday season.
For the young adventurer: Smithsonian Sticker Creations: Wildlife
Whether it’s life in the savanna or an adventure in the rainforest, your youngster will love this sticker activity book. From sticker puzzles to creating unique scenes, curious kids will learn about animals all over the world and have fun doing it. After reading the book, kids can take out the removable frame and create an awesome 3D sticker keepsake!
For aspiring readers: Smithsonian Readers Level Pre-Level 1 to Level 4
Introduce your child to the wonderful world of reading! In collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, each 200-page book in the series is leveled and contains six individual books. To aid with reading comprehension, each book has a quiz and fact cards—that’s a total of 36 fact cards and 6 quizzes! From Life on a Farm to Space Exploration to Dinosaurs, kids will learn to read and learn about the world with the Smithsonian!
For the shark lover: 3-D Explorer: Shark
Young children will learn all about sharks—from those in the deep sea to those in shallow water! After reading, your shark lover will learn all about sharks found around the world. This unique book features detailed pop-ups with see-through layers, and stunning photos that will allow your child to come face-to-face with the ocean’s most powerful predator!
For your little astronaut: Smithsonian Magnetic Adventures: Solar System
If your youngster has their eyes on the stars, Smithsonian Magnetic Adventures: Solar System is for them! This kit contains a book, magnets, and clings, and its carrying case opens up into a magnetic play scene. Perfect for little astronauts on the go, children will learn about the planets and space exploration with the Smithsonian!
For the monster truck fan: I Love Monster Trucks
Extreme vehicle lovers will find hours of entertainment with I Love Monster Trucks. This unique boxed set includes an action-packed book, stickers, a poster, a monster truck toy, and building materials. After reading about each monster truck, kids can use the box to transform it into a monster truck course and stadium!
For the dinosaur-obsessed youngster: Build the T.Rex
Dinosaurs are cool and everyone knows it! Your obsessed youngster will have such a fun time building their very own 2 ½-foot-tall T.Rex. This interactive guide also teaches kids all sorts of fascinating facts about dinosaurs. It’ll even teach them which dinosaur can sprint at a speed of up to 40 miles per hour!
For the young construction lover: Let’s Explore: Construction Site
Looking for a hands-on opportunity to teach your little one about construction? Look no further! Kids will learn about construction vehicles, jobs, and different types of buildings. The models, plastic trucks, and reusable stickers let kids create their very own construction site to display.
For the doodle master: Brainfood Doodle Mats: Animals
Learn all about animals and doodle at the same time! With 50 tear-off sheets, your child can add ants to the ant farm while learning the purpose of their tunnels, and then add stripes to zebras to find out how their patterns protect them from predators. As an added bonus, there is also a reusable wipe-clean placemat included for extra opportunities to learn and play.
For the craftiest kid in your life: Pom-pom Pals: Pets
Creative kids will love to make their own adorable fuzzy friends with this kit. Once your youngster finishes creating their pom-pom friends, they can personalize their pets and sign their adoption certificate. They’ll officially become the owners of the cutest pets on the planet!
For the little deep-sea diver: Animal Adventures: Ocean
Dive into the deep blue sea with this captivating play set designed to teach kids about the mysteries of ocean life! With fact cards, six plastic animals, and a 40-page book packed with intriguing facts, this book is perfect for ocean lovers. It will keep their little hands and minds busy for hours!
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