Am I the only one who struggles with gift ideas for other peoples' kids?
My own kids, no problem. Mostly because they want everything.
Mstr4 is like a broken record with every TV ad that comes on featuring a toy of any description, "I want that. I want that. I want that Mum. I want that."
He's hedging his bets that I may actually take note of one of the toys, I suspect.
When it comes to other kids - family, friends, any other kids - I am clueless.
I worry that, what my 4 year old likes, other 4 year olds may not.
Just because my 8 year old is into that range, doesn't mean other 8 year olds are.
I often go for the safe option when it comes to Christmas gifts for other peoples' kids - books.
Parents love them because they are noise-free and mess-free, and most of all - NO BATTERIES REQUIRED.
Bonus points if your kid is old enough to read for themselves, thus resolving you of any required input.
Just in time for Christmas, I have a 5 Scholastic books packs to give away:
A true rhyming lullaby with an Aussie theme.
Super cute idea for kids overseas.
This was my favourite.
10 Funny Sheep
Because sheep are arguably the most hilarious of all animals.
Another clever take on the classic '10 Green Bottles'.
The Twin Tornado are loving this one sick, showing off their counting prowess.
There was an old lady who swallowed a Meerkat
A fun book for younger kids, with an easy to follow theme.
Great for kids who are into animals.
For your chance to win one of 5 Scholastic Australia packs of these books:
1. Comment below with your favourite childhood book
Mine was the phone book.
Sad but true.
2. Follow this blog via the BlogLovin' link on the right
Entries close midnight (WST) Saturday 14th December
The fine print:
- Entry is open to Australian and New Zealand residents only
- Entries close midnight (WST) Saturday 14th December
- Only entrants who have completed both steps will be eligible
- Entrants must provide an email address in the relevant comment field
- Email addresses are not kept or passed on. They are solely so you can be contacted if you win
- Winners will be contacted by email
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- All prize packs will be issued by Scholastic Australia
Fox in Socks! Long live Dr Seuss('s books). (And I already follow you on bloglovin'! Pretty sure. Haven't been in there for a while... wait, what are my log in details?! This could take a while...)ReplyDelete
Great giveaway, thanks for hosting x
Dr Seuss was always a winner.Delete
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The Bushland Lullaby book looks great, I am always looking for Aussie themed stuff for the rellies back in the UK.ReplyDelete
What a great idea, I struggle with my nieces and nephews on their birthdays and christmas - there's only so many itunes vouchers one can give out lolReplyDelete
My favourite books were the Babysitter Club books, I had them all! When I was in year 5 my teacher gave me a copy of I am David by Anne Holm, such a beautiful book, I've never forgotten it.
Same, loved them.Delete
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My favourites were the Enid Blyton Faraway tree series. I read them over and over and now read them to my boys.ReplyDelete
My favourite was The Twits by Roald Dahl - it was the first book I read from cover to cover in one sitting.ReplyDelete
I understand your love of the phone book - when I was really little I used to like the Yellow Pages :)
Already follow you on BlogLoving :)
Possum Magic was a favourite when I was 6 because who doesn't love a possum who becomes visible after enjoying the delicious flavours Australia has to offer. As I got older it was Green Eggs and Ham or Wacky Wednesday by Dr Seuss by they were hilarious and fun. Everything that encourages children to read!ReplyDelete
*I already follow by bloglovin.
My favourite book was 'Bears in the Night', because I could look at the pictures for clues of how to 'read' it. I knew this book off-by-heart so honestly felt I could read just like my 3 older sisters! (So important to a 3 year old who wanted to be able to do everything her sisters could- ha ha!)ReplyDelete
I always let my kids choose presents for other kids. It's worked so far!! What a lovely giveaway. My favourite book as a child was "The magic faraway Tree' and "The wishing Chair'. I still have my old copies now xxReplyDelete
I don't actually know the name of the book, i can see it in my head though, some creatures trying to steal rainbows and these other good little things saving them, and then the rainbows let them use them as slides, if i could find the name of the book I'd go rebuy it today.ReplyDelete
My favourite was HEIDI by Johanna Spyri. I totally wanted to be traipsing up the Swiss Alps with Grandpa looking after the goats. Go figure!!ReplyDelete
I always love 'Where's Spot' it was the novelty of the lift the flap that made it a fun and intriguing read!ReplyDelete
I loved the Berenstein Bears, The Spooky Old Tree. I've got it for our kids but a freaky for them as still so young!ReplyDelete
I was always a big "Wombat Stew" reader... i had it memorised and can still be found singing some of the little songs in it (Wombat stew, wombat stew, crunchy, munchy for my lunchy wombat stew)ReplyDelete
I read it to my children now and love their faces coming alight to it.
My absolute favourite was The Faraway Tree, I loved that book!ReplyDelete
I follow you on bloglovin
So loved "The Magic Faraway Tree' which has always taken pride of place when a bedtime story is requested.ReplyDelete
Same! Was one of my favourites.Delete
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Having trouble emailing you Mick. Can you shoot me an email (via the icon at top right of screen) with your full name and postal address, so I can pass it on to the Scholastic people. Thanks!Delete
Favourite childhood book was The Famous Five series, showing my age now!ReplyDelete
The Hungry Caterpillar!ReplyDelete
Sadly mine was the Brownie Guide Handbook - I always wanted to be a Brownie but my parents wouldn't allow it LOLReplyDelete
Mine was the dictionary..also sad but true!ReplyDelete
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Would help to include the vital information....Delete
Can you please email me with your full name and postal address, so I can pass it on to the Scholastic people. My email address is available via the icon at the top right of screen. Thanks!
Wombat Stew! I loved it and knew it off by heart, can't say I still do.ReplyDelete
Mine was "Spot". I loved being able to flick over the tabs :)ReplyDelete
Mine is Peter Rabbit story collection, good bedtime story.ReplyDelete
I loved the Babysitters club we borrowed them from the library I used to put them on reservation.ReplyDelete
I had the entire collection too Janise. Recently found them at my parents' house and thought I would save them for Miss8.Delete
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Janise I've sent you a message via the Google+ account you used to enter. Thanks.Delete
My mum's recipe book - seriously i use to read recipes loudly so that mum could get the motivation to make them for me.ReplyDelete