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24 Top Children’s Books and Games that Make Great Gifts

If you love finding the perfect holiday gifts for your children, look no further. Below are several recommendations for books and games that are equally as educational as they are fun!

Early Literacy Games

When children play literacy games with adults and other children, they develop oral language skills, alphabet knowledge, phonemic awareness and social-emotional skills. The following games make great gifts because they help your child build a strong foundation for future reading and writing:

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Children’s Books

Children’s books also make wonderful gifts because they promote a special time of bonding with your child. Additionally, they can be used for years to come – first by being read aloud together and later as an independent reading activity. The books below are notable award winners (Caldecott Honor, Newberry Medal, etc.) from 2016, and each would be a great present for children ages 2-7 years old.

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