Christmas 2014: Best Toys for Little Boys
We have a baby in our family now and Sam is completely enthralled! Baby Dominic is Sams cousin his own, personal BFF, cousin. He was born six weeks ago, the son of my stepsister and her husband. They live several thousand miles away from us but that hasnt stopped Sam from talking to him regularly over Skype. Dominic is now familiar with every toy in Sams room that Sam could haul to the computer, plus Dominic knows all about Sams plans for the future trip to Florida the two of them are taking (Im not sure who is driving!). If baby Dominic couldnt make a Skype appearance, Sam was not interested in talking with any other family memberit was goodbye and outta there!
With all of that affection you can imagine Sam wants to send Dominic special surprises. Ive found one that more than meets Sams approval and my own: a small, sturdy Radio Flyer wagon filled with classic childrens books from Enchanted Bookery. Its something we first received for Sam that I am going to be ordering for Dominic as well.
Ive had a long-term passion for instilling a love of reading in boys. Sadly, the literacy stats around the world for boys vs girls are staggering so anytime I can encourage reading in boys, I do. I want every child to benefit from good reading habits that are established early in life.
In addition to the cool Radio Flyer wagon that comes with 9 books all themed around moving vehicles (our favourite is The Little Blue Truck), Enchanted Bookery has baskets, bins, and totes full of wonderful childrens book titles.
The collections are personalized by age and gender (and recipient name) plus theres a personalized bookmark and custom book plates included. They offer books for siblings, mini bins of books, baskets of Caldecott and Newbery award winners and a grand library assortment as well as bookends and Teddy bears. There are choices for families with a first child and a beginning library, plus options for families of a new baby with siblings who would prefer to add to their family collection.
Because we live so far from our immediate family and many good friends, I shop online regularly, especially during Christmas. Enchanted Bookery does all the work for you, which makes it an excellent time saver too. Bonus: If you subscribe to their emails, youll receive helpful special offers and discount codes.
Whether or not you have a baby cousin Dominic, consider giving books for a baby shower gift, birthday present or holiday. You might be inspiring a lifelong reader and thats a gift that truly keeps on giving. With the variety of theme collections and packaging options and loads of good reading, Enchanted Bookery is a winning gift idea in my book!
Disclosure: While I did receive compensation for this post, all the opinions are my own. I love their Radio Flyer filled to the brim with books and am thrilled to be able to let others know about it.