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Educational gifts for children

From challenging puzzles to wordy wonders, give extraordinary gifts that will keep children entertained well beyond the Christmas holidays!

Brain Training for Kids: Logic Puzzles

Bond | Age 8–11

It’s time to train your brain! Can you crack the codes and solve the mysterious messages? Turn your brain up to maximum power as you tackle wacky word searches, secret sequences, and curious clues.

  • Over 100 fun logic puzzles, including codes, word patterns, and picture problems.
  • Solve cyphers and use lateral thinking.
  • Unpick patterns and follow the clues.

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Brain Training for Kids: Word Puzzles

Bond | Age 8–11

It’s time to train your brain! Are you a wizard with words? Welcome to a world of crafty crosswords, muddling mind teasers, and puzzling pictures to challenge your brain.

  • Over 100 fun word puzzles, including riddles, anagrams, and word searches.
  • Look for hidden words and missing letters.
  • Find your way around mazes and crack the codes.

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Brain Training for Kids: Number Puzzles

Bond | Age 8–11

It’s time to train your brain! Some monkeys are stuck in the maze – are you able to help them escape? From Sudoku grids to number riddles, switch on your puzzle powers to solve all sorts of challenges.

  • Over 100 fun number puzzles, including maths mazes, algebraic enigmas, and fraction fun.
  • Solve sudokus and real-life maths problems.
  • Untangle number riddles and clever patterns.

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Big Words for Little People: Bravery

Helen Mortimer, Cristina Trapanese

This little hardback book creates a moment for grown-ups and young children to focus on Bravery. It introduces words to talk about feelings with confidence and in a way that feels good.
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Big Words for Little People: Kindness

Helen Mortimer, Cristina Trapanese

This little book on Kindness is one in an exciting new series exploring big topics with young children in a way that feels good. Using carefully chosen words and phrases, such as ‘giving’ or ‘taking turns’, it creates a special moment for grown-ups and young children to focus on what it means to be kind in everyday life.
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1st Steps with Numicon at Home Kit

Numicon | Age 3–5

Designed for parents to help children’s maths during the Foundation Stage and early Key Stage 1, offering a series of fun and easy to play activities to encourage understanding about early number and arithmetic.
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See also: Maths activity books

Fun with Words Flashcards

Read with Oxford | Age 4–7 years

Four different word games help children recognise common but tricky words by sight, develop memory and concentration skills, spell simple words and make sentences using words and picture cards.
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Make and Bake

Read with Oxford | Age 4–5 years

Find out how to make your own sock puppet, grow your own picnic and make a strawberry mess!
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See also: More non-fiction from Read with Oxford

My Storytelling Kit

Read with Oxford | Age 4–6 years

This activity kit is full of fun ways to develop your child’s storytelling skills, and practise the phonics they are learning at school. It contains six traditional tales, quizzes, a poster and sticker set, and a parent handbook.
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Also available: Phonics Story Games Flashcards

Roald Dahl: Rotsome and Repulsant Words

Roald Dahl, Susan Rennie, Quentin Blake

Now in a new format, we have gathered together Roald Dahl’s most rotsome language as well as a raft of snippets of serious language facts for cheeky chiddlers. This little hardback book is full of vermicious tips, definitions and examples from the World’s No.1 storyteller.
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Roald Dahl: Words of Magical Mischief

Roald Dahl, Susan Rennie, Quentin Blake

This little hardback is full of Roald Dahl’s most magical language as well as a raft of snippets of serious language facts for cheeky chiddlers. This little book is full of bewitching tips, definitions and examples from the World’s No.1 storyteller.
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Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

Susan Rennie, Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl

From aardvark to zozimus, a real dictionary of everyday and extra-usual words. A dictionary of real and invented words used by the world’s best storyteller.
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Oxford Roald Dahl Thesaurus

Susan Rennie, Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl

This is a phizz-whizzing thesaurus of words invented by No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl and hundreds of real synonyms gathered together in themes. It’s jammed full of words, Quentin Blake’s illustrations, and language snippets to inspire children to write about anything – from human beans to witches, to outer space, to food, giants and more!
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How to Write Your Best Story Ever!

Christopher Edge

This is a humorous and authoritative book that will awaken the author in every child, unlocking their story ideas and giving them hints and tips to create their own stories.
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