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.

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

Once you decide on your purchases, click on an item to complete the transaction on the Amazon website, which handles payment and delivery. Aha! Parenting gets a small commission (which helps defray the costs of the website and my free newsletter), but you won't pay any more than if you had gone directly to Amazon. Thank you!

Warmly,
Dr. Laura Markham


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