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Subject: What toys is Santa bring your homeschooled kids?
Date Posted: 11/14/2008 10:19 PM ET
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I'm always on the look out for neat educational toys for my kids. What is Santa bringing your kids?

Edit - I found a neat way to see what other homeschools are wishing for. Go to Amazon.com then click on the Wishlist section. Do a search on HOMESCHOOL in the wish list search section. You'll see all kinds of public homeschooling family lists.

Last Edited on: 11/14/08 11:01 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/15/2008 1:16 PM ET
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Did you see the Rainbow Resource Holiday and Gift Catalog yet? Ooooh, there are a lot of goodies in there. Unfortunately our budget is pretty tight this year so were doing more looking than buying :)

Date Posted: 11/15/2008 7:19 PM ET
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Anything from Mindware:


or the Rainbow Resource Christmas catalog.

One great thing I recommend for ANY kids, that my son has played (and learned!) with for six years is Snap Circuits:


Date Posted: 11/16/2008 3:47 PM ET
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Legos are huge in my house. The Snap Circuit set that we got the boys last year is still being played with. I have ordered and received 2 Calvin & Hobbs collections from PBS for the boys this year. Dress up clothes and old costumes for the girls. Last year the big gift was tickets for the whole family to sit in the grandstands to watch the Rose Parade. Lots of hints that they would "REALLY" like that again this year.
Date Posted: 11/17/2008 1:56 PM ET
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I  order from Highlights its has some wonderful learning stuff.

This year we broke down and bought the Wii, He plays it at a friends home and it is great  for rainy days when we can't get out, it will keeps our
blood pumping, also it will be fun for us all. We also bought legos,  we were able to get all the planet heros. Took me all year LOL.

Books, we  have a 2 big boxes of books for him .

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 1:12 PM ET
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Legos, power rangers dress ups, and books for my six yr old boy... Clothes, Barbies and littlest pet shop for my 9 yr old girl plus a couple of Hannah Montana books... anything to strike an interest in reading (I think it's so cool, she's really back into playing with dolls a LOT since we brought her home from school!) and my little girl (3) is getting Dora dolls, Backyardigans dolls, a word whammer, and lots of fun books!  As a family we are all getting Wii games, DS games, and DVD's.  Gotta love the swap sites!



Subject: Toys
Date Posted: 11/20/2008 6:32 PM ET
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Puppets- 1 for each child - Princess, Prince & Knight   

Can Do Roo game for 3 year old

How Tall am I game for 6 year old

Harvest Time game for 8 year old

Castle Logix

Superstructs - building toys sort of like old fashioned Tinker Toys

Date Posted: 12/5/2008 6:26 PM ET
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My son enjoys these cards so much that he is selling them now.  It's an environmentally sound and educational alternative to pokimon and such.

Date Posted: 12/6/2008 1:18 PM ET
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I wish we had the money for a Wii too but we did get something for our ADHD child that can also be educational for the 2 yo/PE Class for the 7 and 11 year olds. It's the new Twister Hopscotch. My 11 yo got a digital camera (can anyone say naure study and photography class). The little one got cars and 2 cars mega blocks cars (and 2 more from my mom). We went really light on gifts this year.

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 9:20 PM ET
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snap circuits, here & now monopoly, tuba t-shirt...Indiana Jones legos, & Indiana Jones Life board game, & Star Wars Mighty Muggs figures ...slingshot, wooden spear and shield, stilts... knot-a-quilt kit, play make-up (w/ vanity to share with lil sis), clothes for Addy her AG doll  ...castle logic game, play make-up (w/ vanity), clothes for Kit her AG doll...stroller, color wonder, big bouncy ball.

my favorite places to shop are the Learning Express Toy store, Vision Forum website and American Girl clearance rack :-)

It's so fun watching their excitment on Christmas... I can't wait!

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Date Posted: 12/8/2008 5:05 AM ET
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A wii ;)

Date Posted: 12/16/2008 5:39 PM ET
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Thanks for that tip, Ashley! I happened upon the Amazon universal wishlist button while researching your tip!