11 Easter Gift Ideas

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If you’re anything like me the last thing you want is MORE sugar for your children. My oldest son is hyped up 24/7, the last thing I want for Easter is a bunch of gummies and chocolate galore!

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So I’ve decided to compile some toys that will not only benefit you (zero sugar) but help your child as well. If you’ve been following our story for some time now you would know that Jaxson is diagnosed with Dyrk1a Syndrome. With his diagnosis comes global developmental and intellectual disabilities, fine motor delays, speech delays, and more.

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My favorite toys are the Melissa & Doug wooden puzzle pieces! We use them a lot in his Occupational Therapy sessions. They help Jaxson work on his fine motor skills, he’s almost caught up to toddlers his age. He just needs to work on threading and stacking blocks.

Melissa & Doug First Shapes Jumbo Knob Puzzle

Melissa & Doug Vehicle Jumbo Knob Puzzle

Melissa & Doug Animal Rescue Shape-Sorting Truck

Next up on our list of Easter Gift Ideas are some threading toys. This helps Jaxson and other children with their pincer grasp (fine motor) and problem solving skills.

Melissa & Doug Lace and Trace Activity Set

Melissa & Doug Primary Lacing Beads, Developmental Toys

Jaxson has grown increasingly interested in this Poke-a-Dot book during Speech Therapy. He can’t get enough of the dots, he pushes and pushes to his heart’s content!

Poke-a-Dot: Old McDonald’s Farm

Poke-a-Dot: 10 Little Monkeys

Here are some unique Easter Gift ideas. Where I am from (Okinawa, Japan) rainy season begins in May and ends in June. It literally rains non-stop! What better way to keep your little tykes warm and dry from the rain? These Car Seat Poncho’s from Birdy Boutique are cozy, durable, and warm. We have one for Jaxson and we love it and get many comments about it!

Childcraft Toddler Manipulatives Sensory Snap Beads

Jumbo Nuts and Bolts Set

Mermaid Floral Car Seat Poncho

Green Dinosaur Car Seat Poncho

Well there you have it! We absolutely love and swear by these Developmental Toys! Early Intervention and Developmental Toys have definitely helped our peanut over come his fine motor delay. We’ve met a couple families with Dyrk1a Syndrome and they are astonished with what he can do.

EXTRA Gift Ideas from Personalized by Kate:

Pretty Eyes & Chunky Thighs (0 to 24m)

Perfect Gentlemen (0 to 24m)

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What are your Easter Gift Ideas that don’t include mountains of candy and chocolate? I would like to know for next year!

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2 Comments

  • Reply Sonila

    Great ideas for the Easter Baskets:)). We have some of these already but I’m eyeing the 10 Little Monkeys one. My daughter would love that!!!

    March 11, 2019 at 8:39 pm
    • Reply Jennifer

      Thank you Sonila! Our boys love 5 little monkeys! It is one of their favorite books <3

      March 15, 2019 at 12:27 pm
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