The gift giving season is upon us, and with that comes an onslaught of marketing and media for the latest and greatest toys. We’ve simplified it this year with a list* of Hala Kahiki Montessori School approved thoughtful gift giving ideas that are engaging, encourage learning and exploration and can be used and loved for many years to come.
We also LOVE books of any kind as gifts – both to receive and to give. Below are recommended book lists from our own Toddler Guide Nichole Holtvluwer, Canadian Montessorian, Ashley Speed and the Conscious Kid.
- Book Recommendations for the Young Child (0-3yo)
- Diamond Montessori Book Recommendations for All Ages
- The Conscious Kid Book List For All Ages
We hope these ideas help as you navigate this time of family, friends, celebrations and gift giving.
“The mutual practice of giving and receiving is an everyday ritual when we know true love.”—bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions
*all images are linked
About Hala Kahiki
Designed for children 18 months – 6 years, Hala Kahiki is the first and only authentic Montessori school on Lāna’i. Under the guiding influence of specially trained teachers, children work with multi-sensorial materials to help them learn to think critically and become well-rounded global citizens. We would love to partner with you to give your children the best-possible early childhood education; please let us know how we can help you achieve your goals for your child.