Parents of many families who celebrate Christmas know that kids can get easily caught up in the commercialism of the holiday season. Here are my picks for fun gifts that kids will be excited about, but that also can potentially bring the family together for quality time. Best of all, each of these gift suggestions can be enjoyed not only now, but during the other 11 months of the year either among siblings and their friends or with the whole family!
On a more meaningful plane, it's about how each person can not only touch others, but also enhance our own lives year-round, if we expand our sense of holiday goodwill to the rest of the year. In the book, the two boys Molar and Aaron are no different than their materialistic friends as they face the upcoming glitz and glimmer of the Thanksgiving to Christmas marathon that is all too familiar today. That is, until the story takes a dramatic turn and these kids meet a pediatric oncologist, who insists they join him at the hospital dressed as elves to bring cheer and caring to his young patients, some of whom are suffering from terminal cancer. Published by Hachette Book Group. Available nationwide at bookstores and online.
Then there is the fun, mentally stimulating and educational game of Trivial Pursuit Team Edition, $29.99, which is good for getting teens and young adults talking again with their parents.
All games available nationwide in stores and online and direct from HasbroToyShop.com
For the holidays, we recently received three of their new games for test and review Word on the Street,$24.99; Backseat Drawing, $24.99; and Ninja Versus Ninja, $24.99.
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