Are you already looking for Christmas presents? What, it is too early to receive your gifts … think again. It is beneficial to shop now to eliminate the stress of Christmas. It also means that things could be cheaper and easier to obtain. Christmas is an infamous time for lacking hot toys and consequently prices are inflated out of proportion for the toy or toys of the year. If you are looking for Christmas gifts for 5 year old girls or girls around this age here are some ideas to get you started.
Calico creatures have been a popular toy for girls around age 5 for a few years now. You may have heard of them as Sylvanian families. Well, they have been renamed Calico Critters. Do not ask me why this was done but they are still as cute as ever and tend to melt the hearts of little girls.
Calico Critters are 6-inch toy figures of a whole range of woodland animals. They look almost like Beatrix Potter characters – you know – rabbits, badgers, door mice and various creatures like that.
They all have families, so there will be a Rabbit father and mother and various sibling rabbits of different ages. Girls love this family aspect of the toy because it allows them to express their caring side. And the toys are still cute.
You can also get all kinds of props to make the creatures even more adorable. The townhouse or townhome (as they like to call it in Cloverleaf Corners) is expected to be a popular seller this year. It is a complete house for one or more families of Calico creatures. And the details of the house are exquisite.
The V Reader Animated eBook System is a toy that girls will learn to read. The V player is made by Vtech who specializes in educational toys. It makes reading and spelling and learning new words more interesting and fun.
Basically, you put in a cartouche and the story begins. A narrator tells the story and the animated screen changes as the story progresses. Under animation, the words used are displayed and each word is highlighted when it is spoken by the narrator.
Children can stop and have the word reiterated. They can even highlight the word to get more information, such as a definition on the word. There are also various word and spelling games that can be played with the V player. Girls like to read and it will be a constant companion as they develop the skills to start reading the appropriate books.