Gift and Shopping Guide

We all know that children spell love T-I-M-E. They need our presence much more than our presents. But parents often ask me for recommendations for toys for their child, or for a list of items they'll need for their new baby. So here you are -- and every item in this guide is something I personally believe in.

You'll find ideas that make it easier to meet your child’s needs, and your own. You'll also find my favorite toys that can be used in open-ended ways to support creative play. And as an Amazon Associate, Aha! Parenting earns from qualifying purchases.

I hope the information here helps you make more informed choices about how to spend your hard-earned money. Enjoy browsing!

Warmly,
Dr. Laura Markham


Pregnancy & Birth

Pregnancy & Birth

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Newborns & Infants

Newborns & Infants

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Babies thru 15 months

Babies thru 15 months

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Toddlers

Toddlers

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Preschoolers

Preschoolers

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School Age

School Age

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Tweens

Tweens

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Early Teen

Early Teen

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Teenagers

Teenagers

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