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What are some cool American-history-related books/games/movies for kids?

Looking for a fun gift for an 8-year-old that might fuel his interest in American history (or any history) ... Any ideas? (Some specifics provided inside.) [more inside]
posted by pokermonk on Dec 16, 2013 - 11 answers

Good train set for a 5-yr old?

Thanks for any advance help here, but want a train set that you can control via some type of remote instead of letting the train run after you turn it on. Thoughts?
posted by skepticallypleased on Dec 15, 2013 - 5 answers

Great Holiday Gifts for a 4 and 2-year-old?

Great, possibly homemade Hanukkah/Christmas gifts for a 4-year-old girl and 2-year-old boy? Homemade/crafty suggestions very welcome. [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Nov 9, 2013 - 18 answers

American toys for German kids

What are some great gifts I could bring from the US (northeast) to kids in Germany who range in age from 3 to 8 years old? What cool kid stuff is available in the US that might be novel for kids in Germany these days?
posted by plantbot on May 8, 2013 - 6 answers

Ideas for time-release secret messages and surprises?

In a few weeks I'll be traveling for the last time to a remote place that my young kids will continue to visit for the rest of their lives. I'd like to leave some thing(s) behind for them to find over the next few years that will be fun, secret, and remind them of me. Difficulty level: humid/salty conditions, and other visitors who I don't want to find the items. [more inside]
posted by Yoshimi Battles on Feb 7, 2013 - 15 answers

Creative and fun activity books for kids

What are your favourite books for children with activities that they can do with minimal supervision? So far on the list, I have The Silver Spoon for Children (cooking), the Ed Emberley books (drawing), maybe Wreck This Journal or How to Be an Explorer of the World (random creative activities)? [more inside]
posted by AnnaRat on Nov 8, 2012 - 11 answers

NYC/Brooklyn-specific gifts for twin 4yr old girls

What NYC or Brooklyn-specific gift can I get for twin girls age 4-5 who I 've never met but know they have everything, are probably reading beyond their age level, etc. My budget is around $20-30 total. I don't know anything about this age group or whether the parents are pro/against princess/barbie stuff and I'd like to avoid gender-stereotyping gifts anyway. Ideas? Thanks!
posted by Hellebore on May 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Book ideas for my young nieces and nephews.

What are the best books for young kids? I have two nephews and a niece (two 1 year olds and a 5 1/2 year old), and I've resolved to get them books for their birthdays and other gifting holidays. I realize that makes me the lame aunt, but I think it's important to surround them with as many books as they can get their hands on! [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Jan 18, 2012 - 48 answers

Typography book for kids

Is there any such thing as a typography book for kids? [more inside]
posted by echo target on Dec 13, 2011 - 15 answers

Art for Their Sake?

What should I get my niece and nephew for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Nov 30, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me be a good (cheap) aunt!

Please help me figure out *cheap* gifts for a ton of nephews and nieces. Caveat: I want to buy gifts, but I don't want to spend too much or work too hard. [more inside]
posted by devotion+doubt on Nov 27, 2011 - 52 answers

How can I show a totally awesome teenager how proud I am of her?

How can I show a totally awesome teenager how proud I am of her? [more inside]
posted by brynna on Nov 10, 2011 - 16 answers

what to get a disaster-obsessed kid for Christmas?

Gift-list filter: what to get an eight-year-old boy who is obsessed with disasters, decay, big things collapsing, and 'Earth after people' scenarios? [more inside]
posted by lovecrafty on Nov 30, 2010 - 42 answers

Homemade Gifts for Boys

What kind of gifts can we make that our nephews will enjoy? [more inside]
posted by Dojie on Nov 5, 2010 - 15 answers

It's A Girl! And Another! And Another!

Gift-filter: My cousin and his wife just adopted THREE little girls! YAY! [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Jul 22, 2010 - 24 answers

come on, grams...gimme back my dsi!

If you were having your 10th birthday, would you rather get a Nintendo DSi or DSi XL? [more inside]
posted by cooker girl on Apr 19, 2010 - 14 answers

Interesting gifts to bring home from Korea?

What unique gifts should I keep an eye out for when traveling to Seoul? [more inside]
posted by scblackman on Dec 31, 2009 - 8 answers

Happy Feet slippers around Austin?

Where can I buy Happy Feet slippers in or near Austin, TX? Alternatively, where can I buy other fun/novelty slippers for kids in or near Austin? [more inside]
posted by sentient on Dec 23, 2009 - 2 answers

Birthday party favour ideas for kids under 8

Birthday party favour ideas for kids under 8? I’m planning a party for my 5-year-old daughter. There will be about 18 girls and boys ranging in age from 4-8. What can I give them as party favours? I like to give one useful item rather than a goody bag filled with trinkets. I don’t want to spend more than $4 per favour. In the past I’ve given jigsaw puzzles, jump ropes, balls, Hot Wheels, and Polly Pockets. [more inside]
posted by yawper on Aug 6, 2009 - 35 answers

What Do 6-year-olds and 8-year-olds want?

What gifts should I get for my friend’s daughters, ages 6 and 8? [more inside]
posted by TEA on Apr 9, 2009 - 18 answers

Wanted: Birthday ideas for 10 year old twin girls, on the double!

Tween Filter: My twin nieces turn ten in two weeks and my new reputation as the cool auntie is at stake. I know nothing about kid culture. Help me figure out what to give them for their birthdays, please! [more inside]
posted by carmicha on Aug 30, 2008 - 21 answers

How to stay 'connected' with my daughter while away from home?

I'm looking for ideas for things to give my daughter before I go away for 3 weeks. [more inside]
posted by valleys on Feb 11, 2008 - 26 answers

seeking Santa's database

Looking for a meta gift advisory for kids. [more inside]
posted by libraryhead on Nov 19, 2007 - 9 answers

Be sneaky to my 3 year old, with my blessing!

What gift would you give to a three-year old to tease her for her half-birthday? [more inside]
posted by artifarce on Jul 3, 2007 - 19 answers

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