GeoPuzzle Jigsaw puzzles - these are amazing! The puzzle pieces are the actual shapes and approximate scale of the countries which you are building with to form the continents. We own one set already and can't wait to add more!
Popular Mechanics for Kids DVD sets - My husband and boys are all about how things work stuff, so I thought this would be great fun for them. I have not seen any of the episodes yet, so please (naturally) do your own screening!
Classical Baby: The Poetry Show and more. We started with The Poetry Show after a friend recommended these videos. Even though they are for babies, all of my littles have enjoyed them and they've even memorized some poetry through it. We plan to add The Art Show and maybe The Dance Show to our collection for Christmas.
Catan: Junior or Ticket to Ride will be added to our game closet. Do you prefer one over the other? Trying to decide between the two...
Puffin Classics - I love these beautiful hardbacks, not just for the great stories inside, but for how great they look on the outside. I'm a sucker for a pretty hardback book. I *think* most of these are the original stories, but be sure to check the description because some may be abridged.
Art Fraud Detective: Spot The Difference - you might remember my friend Christy recommending these while talking about teaching fine arts. Children use their detective skills to find the frauds which have replaced the masterpieces in The Museum of Art.
Liberty's Kids: The Complete Series - DVDs of the fun, American history show by PBS. We own this set already & love it, so I wanted to share it with all of you!
What's made your list this year? I'd love to hear your ideas!