TALK TO THE AUTHOR OF THE BEST-SELLING BOOK “GIFT RAP: The History and Art of Giving”
Find out What’s Hot on All Kids Wish Lists This Holiday Season
Finding fun gifts that will entertain, educate and inspire is a challenge that can stress out parents during the holiday season. Now, we have the expert with a real ‘history’ for helping people find the perfect gifts for their kids. In fact, Aileen Avery has studied and written about both the psychology and history behind the art of gift giving in her popular book GIFT RAP: The History and Art of Giving. Just in time for the holidays, Avery will use her unique expertise to provide gift suggestions that kids will love and parents can appreciate.
WHAT YOU WILL HEAR & LEARN:
• Why choosing gifts online is sometimes a better option
• How to bring out the creativity in your family
• Is it OK to choose gifts that complement TV shows
• Fun educational apps for all ages to promote learning
About Avery: Avery can also share some insight into the history of gift giving. For instance, Christmas honors the birth of Jesus Christ that evolved over two millennia into a worldwide religious and secular celebration, incorporating many pagan traditions into the festivities along the way. Also, Germany is started the Christmas tree tradition as we now know it in the 16th century when devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes. Some built Christmas pyramids of wood and decorated them with evergreens and candles if wood was scarce. Avery also co-hosted the HGTV show “I WANT THAT!” which highlighted the hottest “must-haves” products for the home. She is the creator of www.giftexpert.org, which features excerpts from her book and gift advice.
A GREAT GIFT FOR CHILDREN
The perfect gift is something that a kid can’t put down and can be educational. A good example is Super Stunts Blaze which is based off Nickelodeon’s hit show Blaze and the Monster Machines, which teaches different areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to preschoolers in every episode. Kids will love the fact that the monster truck performs side-wheelies, back-wheelies and 360° spins on his rear tires and features a light-up mouth, side flame and boosters. Rev Blaze up and listen to his interactive phrases before he rears up and takes off at lightning-fast speeds. Nickelodeon’s Super Stunts Blaze is one of the hot holiday gifts on kids’ wish lists this year and can be found at retailers anywhere.
UNIQUE GIFTS THAT CAN EDUCATE AND INSPIRE CREATIVITY
I’m a huge fan of anything that can get my kids to read so books always make unique gifts! There are terrific, unique offerings from indie authors who have published through Amazon’s self-publishing platforms, Kindle Direct Publishing for e-books and CreateSpace for print titles. These books are available in print or as e-books that can be accessed on Kindle reading apps on nearly any device – a perfect way to take your favorite books along for holiday travel! Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis is written by award-winning teacher-turned-author, Carole P. Roman who created this series with her grandson. For a holiday-themed book, the beautifully illustrated The Christmas Owl by Angela Muse is great for young kids. And if you’re looking for something for your child who’s already into chapter books, we recommend E.G. Foley’s best-selling, The Gryphon Chronicles series. You can get these titles as well as thousands of other books published by independent authors on Amazon.com.
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TECH GIFTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN
You know, kids are always wanting the latest in smartphones technology; and my kids are really into wearables now. The GizmoGadget is an interactive wearable device for children so they can make and receive calls from up to 10 approved contacts. It features a 1.3 –inch interactive touchscreen with one touch calling, and it allows kids to send brief text messages with emoji's to GizmoGadget and notification sound and animation is played when the message arrives. It comes in red and navy blue, and is also water-proof to withstand any spills or splashes. Parents can use the GPS function to locate their kids and set boundaries to get notifications if the GizmoGadget crosses them through the GizmoHub. It’s available through the Verizon network, so you can feel confident when you call your child or they need to call you, it will connect.
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