What better gift than one that the recipient can actually use time and time again and for good use!
Lee Valley is a Canadian-owned and operated company that has been manufacturing and selling high-quality, hard-to-find and unique gardening, woodworking, hardware products and more for more than 35 years. Their list of products include gardening tools, kitchen tools, hardware, toys (including vintage pieces!), and even holiday decor!
It’s always great to support Canadian businesses!
To learn more about what they have to offer, check out their online holiday catalog here. So many amazing products!
One of my favourites that made it into our #CACGiftList this year is their World Map Puzzle.
Puzzles help children develop their problem-solving and flexible-thinking skills. Both enjoyable and educational, this giant world map puzzle measures 4′ x 6-1/2′ when completed. All 252 pieces are a common shape, making it possible for younger children to assemble on their own by following color patterns, grid lines and country knowledge.
Designed to handle abuse, it is composed of 1/2″ thick double-layered EVA foam commonly used in daycare centers. Pieces are non-toxic, hypoallergenic and waterproof. The map itself is brightly colored and displays country flags and time zones. Comes in a 27″ x 14″ x 9″ box with carrying handle.
Leave it on the floor as a play mat, or mount it on backing to use as an oversize pin-up board. Either way, it is an excellent reference map for any age and an engaging way for kids to learn a little geography.
I have this set up in my kids playroom and it’s great knowing that they’re not just playing but learning as well! The quality is amazing and extremely durable so it can take the hits and fumbles from little ones. Culture is so important to me and I appreciate when toys can help teach my children about other countries and cultures and spark questions from my children. This map always brings my kids and other kids that visit together and they really enjoy putting it together and pointing out the different countries. Geography class will be a breeze for them when the time comes! 🙂 It’s a fantastic toy and educational tool (would be great in a classroom!) that doubles as a playmat as well since it’s so large. This would certainly make a great gift for any kid and mom and dad would love it too.
The Lee Valley World Map Puzzle retails for $99.99 and can be purchased online here.
To learn more about Lee Valley, visit them online at http://www.leevalley.com and also on Twitter @LeeValleyTools.