Literary Toddler Gift Basket (Ages: 2-3 years)
To mark a birth or a birthday, a holiday or a celebration, we have assembled memorable gift baskets for future readers. We’ve filled them with all things literary and age-appropriate for a toddler. Imagine your recipient, twenty years from now, looking at a photo of him- or herself in one of our literary tees. Most important of all: all the books included have been child-tested by the editors on our staff who are parents of young children. If you are a booklover, there is no better way to tell a young one, and their parents, that books matter.
Choose BETWEEN our Midsummer Toddler Tee and our Little Things Toddler Tee
Midsummer Toddler T-shirt
"And though she be but little, she is fierce!" from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is printed on the front of this organic cotton tee shirt. Made in the USA. Size 2T.
Little Things Toddler Tee
“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” —Arthur Conan Doyle is printed on the front of this organic cotton tee shirt. Made in the USA. Size 2T. When you gift this to a little person who is infinitely important to you, you’ll be helping him/her remind everyone that small is beautiful. It is also the perfect way to express your sentiments.
and everything below:
ABC, 1-2-3, and Busy Day Sticker Books
Three sticker books with reusable stickers and wipe-clean pages will provide hours of entertainment. The ABC Alphabet Sticker Book provides plenty of familiar objects and illustrations for each letter, from apple to zebra, to make learning fun. The 1-2-3 Counting Sticker Book provides objects for each number (5 frogs to place on 5 lily pads; 10 owls to place in trees, etc.). The Busy Day Sticker Book has stickers that illustrate familiar first words: Breakfast, Playground, Snack Time. Ages 2 and up.
Go Fish Card Game
The classic Go Fish teaches young kids to play cards – how to hold them, how to deal, how to read the numbers, how to take turns. And have fun. Included are instructions for 3 game variations.
TouchThinkLearn Opposites and Colors
“Hugely successful in encouraging playful, hands-on exploration.”—The Horn Book
The motto of this groundbreaking series is “to touch is to experience; to experience is to learn.” We can’t remember board books being reviewed—much less ecstatically— in The New York Times, but once we opened them, we understood the kudos. Combining die-cuts with raised shapes, each book gives the youngest children a chance to explore in a hands-on, multisensory way. Seeing an image, tracing its shape, saying its name stimulates understanding of essential concepts.
In Opposites, a child is introduced to high/low, full/empty, outside/inside, heavy/light (via an elephant and a cloud), and more. In Colors, an orange sun sets on one page, while opposite it, half an orange slice reflects the sun’s color and shape. The color of a leaf on one page is echoed by a caterpillar opposite—and on through the spectrum.
How better to bundle these gifts than in the READ tote from the American Library Association? (Portions of the proceeds go to the ALA.) Long after the contents of this gift basket find a home on bookshelves and in playrooms, the tote can be used as a “purse” by toddlers, a lunchbox, a child-sized tote...
SEE ALSO: Literary Newborn Gift Basket (Ages: Birth to 6 months) and Literary Baby Gift Basket (Ages: 12-24 months)