Teacher Raissa’s Gift Guide for Toddlers & Preschoolers

It can be very stressful to do last minute shopping, really. But let me help you with these practical suggestions that’s sure to be appreciated by both parents and their kids!


Toddler Picks

1. Crayola Kids @ Work 25pc Bucket Assorted Colors

Great for teaching tactile learners

A timeless piece of toy that is a must in every child’s toy chest.  It is never too early to introduce block play to toddlers. As the little ones learn how to hold on to them, feel them and explore the bright colors. They too will experiment on the knocking them over or the sound when banged together. Little do you know, the little ones are already learning cause and effect.

2. My First Color Me A Song

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Discover the music in a doodle!

A wonderful gift idea for auditory learners, they can make music while drawing. And perfect too for toddlers to discover and experiment on different sounds made by different kinds of instruments.

3. Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers Kit

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Endearing Pip-Squeaks Markers are small in size, but BIG in color!

Another great gift idea for budding artists for its colorful collection of markers designed to be used by little hands. Perfect to carry on your next vacation and keep the little ones occupied for hours.


Preschooler Picks:

1. Color Wonder Activity Set—Animal Theme

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Look ma, no mess! Comes in a travel-handy case too.

A great gift idea for animal loving kids. they will have hours of fun by doodling and coloring different kinds of animals. Plus, it uses the Mess-Free ink technology that only appears on special Crayola Color Wonder Paper. So no need to worry about stained sheets or drawings on the walls.

2. Color Wonder Light Up Stamper

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Includes 10 fun, ocean themed stamps

Stamps are always a good purchase. It is always a good idea to give stamps because of its incredible number of fine and visual motor benefits. Plus parents don’t have to worry about cleaning up thanks to the special Mess-Free ink that only appear on Crayola Wonder Paper.

3. Crayola Kids @ Work 80pc tube Assorted Colors

Stores very compact!

Still unsure on what to give a preschooler? Choose a toy that is both fun and educational for your little one. MY TOP PICK is this set of blocks. Why? There are tons of benefits when playing blocks. I will list down a few: fine and visual motor benefits, imaginative play, learning of concepts (sizes, colors and counting) and the value of cooperative play. Now need I say more?

4. Color Wonder Paw Patrol Color On The Go

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Looking for a stocking stuffer? Paw Patrol is always a hit for the little ones. Comes with 15 coloring pages and 3 bright color wonder pens that will surely ignite their creative juices. As the heroic pups say “no job is too big, no pup is too small.”  I am sure your little one is up to the task.

This holiday season, let’s start the drive to give the gift that matters to our kids.


Teacher Raissa is a teacher by day and Crayola addict 24/7! She absolutely adores children and has been working (and playing!) with them for the last 9 years. She teaches math, is a homeroom adviser to adorable Preschoolers, and believes in learning through play.


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