Team Screen or not, these screen-free toys are fun for all the kiddos on your list
We don’t have an issue with screen time. After all, devices are entertaining, sure, but they also offer educational and convenience benefits. But regardless of your stance on the subject, everyone needs time away from screens and devices (grown-ups included). It can be so easy to forget to look up from our digital lives. That’s where our work, communication, entertainment, banking, researching, and, well, really most things throughout our days. We don’t think there’s anything wrong with that…until we forget to take in our surroundings. That’s why we also make sure to focus on screen-free toys around the holidays.
While there are some hot high-tech gifts this year, we think it’s a great idea to include some screen-free toys in the mix. And they’re really anything but boring. Creativity, relaxation, and imagination are all nudged when we aren’t looking at our screens. They’re great for flexing little ones’ minds, and they also prevent them from becoming a little too reliant on their iPads. There are a lot of fantastic screen-free gifts out there, and these are some of the absolute best that are definitely on our “Buy” and “Give” lists.
Rody Horse is smooth, bouncy, and designed to stay sturdy while your little one hops. Rody can be inflated and deflated to adjust as kids grow, and can support up to 100lbs. Comes in multiple colors.
Rody Horse ($64.95)—Buy Here!
5pc Fine Motor Fun Set
Gator tweezers, a water dropper, scooper, cup tweezers, and plastic fine-tip tweezers give little ones the tools to play with sand, water, pom poms, different foods, and all sorts of other objects (with parent supervision, of course).
5pc Fine Motor Fun Set ($16.00)—Buy Here!
What’s better than their favorite stuffy? Warmies are fully microwavable to provide hours coziness. They’re scented with real dried French lavender and perfectly weighted, too. Choose from so, so many different loveable characters.
Warmies ($29.99)—Buy Here!
TubeLox Deluxe Set
A life-sized construction set makes for literally years of fun. Kids can create forts, cars, playhouses, castles, jungle gyms…the list goes on and on.
TubeLox Deluxe Set ($425.00)—Buy Here!
Slumberkins Shine Bright Kin & ‘Bigfoot Shares His Gift’ Board Book
Slumberkins is a Tinybeans fave. Each sweet ‘Kin’ and book combination helps kiddos learn social and emotional skills (confidence, positive self talk, and healthy relationships), plus they’re adorable and include an affirmation card for littles to help remember the most important messaging. This season, Bigfoot is sharing his gift and learning self-acceptance.
Slumberkins Shine Bright Kin & Bigfoot Shares His Gift Board Book ($58.00)—Buy Here!
Wooden Water Blocks
Odin Parker makes heirloom toys that are perfect for gifting, and the water blocks teach them colors, shapes, shadows, and more.
Wooden Water Blocks ($75.00)—Buy Here!