The gift-giving season has arrived. Start shopping soon for the special girl on your list. Many toys today encourage reading, math and science skills, as well as stimulating creativity.
Encourage chemistry by giving preteens the Ultimate Spa & Perfume Kit by Scientific Explorer. Girls use all natural ingredients to create bath oils, soaps and perfumes with this all-inclusive kit. It's a perfect gift for girls age 9 and up.
The Belville Summer House by Lego is a 450-piece set that creates a pink and white multi-level house. The mom, dad, and baby figures are included along with accessories to provide hours of playtime fun. The Belville Summer House is recommended for children age 6 and up.
To help girls learn about other countries and introduce them to charitable giving, choose a doll from the USA World Collection Doll/Book Starter Set by Karito Kids. Each of the soft 21-inch dolls represents a different world culture and comes with hardcover fiction book. Girls can go online to play games and choose a charitable cause for a percentage of their doll's sale to be directed. Additional clothing and accessories are sold separately. Karito Kids dolls are recommended for children age 4 and up.
Girls who love to play dress up will be delighted by the Fairytale Wonderland Dress-up Chest by Teetot. The sturdy storage chest contains three complete, high quality costumes--Flower Princess, Ice Skating Ballerina, and Fairytale Princess--along with accessories. Costumes fit girls between the ages of 3 and 6.
Spark creativity in little ones with the Melissa and Doug Birthday Party Cake. This wooden, six-slice cake is great for girls who love to play tea party and help out in the kitchen. The slices come apart easily and velcro back together. Children can decorate the cake with candles or candy and fruit toppings that fasten to the top with velcro. The Birthday Party Cake set is recommended for children age 3 and up.
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