Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Update:  15 Percent off all Melissa and Doug Toys 12/27/12 - 12/30/12 up to a maximum of $200 per order at www.jumpstarttoys.com for blog readers!  Just type "15Blog" in the promotional code box and click "apply".

Toys on Sale!  December 26th is a day for after-Christmas deals.  And, the same is true for toys.  For those on a budget, it's not too soon to shop for next year.  Often, buying toys on sale will allow the purchase of a learning toy that is good for development that usually costs more and may be out of reach.  Selective, opportunistic buying throughout the year - and as early as December 26th - can be a smart budget move.

Tips for buying toys on sale for Christmas 2013:

Toys with lights - Toys with lights or that glow are likely to continue being popular, especially for older kids.

Puzzles - Puzzles are timeless, so be sure to select a puzzle with large hand knobs for small children.  Solar system puzzles, floor puzzles, and train puzzles are always hits.

Science Kits - Geared for children 8 years and older, science kits are great gifts because they are more unusual and they usually come with several experiments in one big bag.  We like the Big Bag of Science, Yuck!, and Test Tube Adventures science kits.

Games - Games are never out of fashion.  Look for games that promote math, spelling, or vocabulary.

Creative arts - Kids will never tire of drawing or arts and crafts.  Paint by number kits, triangular crayons and Playfoam are good options.

JumpStart Toys picks - KaBam! game, alphabet peg puzzle, Big Bag of Science, and Textured Sea-life stencils.

Shop now at www.jumpstarttoys.com for toys on sale.

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