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    17 Perfect Gifts For The Kid Who's Probably Smarter Than You

    The gift of learning is the best one of all.

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    1. A squishy model of the human body for the budding surgeon.

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    Promising review: "I have never seen anyone so excited to learn about the human body than my little girl when she begged to have this instead of a toy. She loves looking at all the organs and skeletal structure of the human body. Very pleased with this purchase and it has provided hours of fun for my daughter." —Zach Tydings

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    2. A brand-new almanac, so they can learn all about the state of the world — for better or for worse.

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    Promising review: "Love these almanacs for my nature/animal/science loving 8-year-old kid! We have several of them and they are all great resources for learning and keep him entertained for hours. Highly recommend." —Susannah H.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+, Barnes & Noble for $7.93+, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

    3. A STEM-oriented toy set and book for the kiddo who's just realizing how fun science and math can be.

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    Promising review: "I got this set for my 4-year-old niece, and she LOVES it. She totally got into the book characters and began creating right away. I was sure she would want help from her dad (who REALLY wanted to help!) but she loved doing everything herself. The best is that her vocabulary now includes an understanding of axles, nuts, belts, etc. In her words, 'I'm an engineer!' The best words this STEM teacher has EVER heard!! Keep designing the sets!!!" —Jules

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    4. A beautifully illustrated book about powerful black women in history to feed their curious mind.

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    Get a sneak peek at the book on the author's Instagram here and here.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.34+, Barnes & Noble for $10.70+, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

    5. A cute electronic caterpillar that would love to teach them about coding.

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    Promising review: "THIS IS AWESOME to play with our 4-year-old around the house. We build obstacle courses and 'wonder' how to make the code-a-pillar navigate through. Great exposure to the concepts of coding without all the actual coding syntax." —Hvistym

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 or Jet for $49.99.

    6. A classic book of Greek myths, so they can get up-to-date on the whole cast of characters.

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    Promising review: "I bought this for my 8-year-old daughter, she loves it and reads it every day. She can't wait to read it before bed every night. I also owned this book around her age and loved it just as much. I love the illustrations and the stories are just the right length." —Sabrina Tanner

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+, Barnes & Noble for $2.75+, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

    7. A child-sized telescope to help them start to understand what outer space is all about.

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    Promising review: "This was a gift for an 11-year-old beginner astronomer. The lenses are very clear with no smudges, unlike some other bargain telescopes. Easy to assemble. Includes full size tripod, two refractory lenses and two Barlow lenses, making this quite a complete and versatile scope." —Carlitos

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99.

    8. A set of flashcards so they can get to know all of the US presidents.

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    Promising review: "These flash cards are fun! They have a lot of interesting facts about presidents, like who had a pet alligator or who was the shortest president. My 6-year-old daughter is very much interested in knowing about presidents and she thoroughly enjoys these cards. I have also learned a lot of interesting facts playing different games with her using this cards." —RMathew

    Get them from Amazon for $4.87 or Jet for $6.31.

    9. An edible chemistry set, so they can fully enjoy the fruits of their scientific experiments.

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    Promising review: "My daughter loved this set, everything comes in it. Great for educational purposes and helps with those rainy days when they can't play outside." —Tabitha Villeneuve

    Get it from Amazon or Jet for $16.50.

    10. A United States coloring book that'll acquaint them with all of the states and capitals.

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    Promising review: "The little girl I bought it for is entering the 5th grade and she loves it!! Entertaining and educational — can't go wrong!" —Denise Bacote

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    11. A big 'ole piano mat that'll make them feel like a young Mozart.

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    Promising review: "Kids love it...jump all over it and have lots of fun! Perfect gift for little kids who like music." —Matthew S Roberts

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    12. A kit that'll teach them about crystals, help them grow their own, and show them that science really "rocks."

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    Promising review: "My son has been obsessed with crystals so we thought that he would love this and we were right. It takes some time for the growing process to happen but it amazed us with the outcome of the experiment. Usually with a product like this, the pictures on the box never turns out to be what happens but our crystals look just like advertised. We had fun and he even took it to show and tell at school. I recommend this for any kid that is into fossils/crystals/rocks." —M. Willis

    Get it from Amazon or Jet for $19.99.

    13. An honest-to-goodness chapter book, so they can feel like a big kid.

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    Promising review: "I bought this book for my niece and read it before giving it to her. This is a really cute book and would be a great read-aloud choice for a first or second grade classroom. It touches on the difference between cold-blooded and warm-blooded animals and also the difference between carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores. It has a little bit about the scientific method in there but not much. Although it throws in some science facts, mostly it is an entertaining book about a girl who can see magical creatures and helps a sick baby dragon. It show empathy and love for animals. I think it is a well-written story and like the fact that it has some educational elements thrown in. Definitely better than a lot of the 'fluff' written for this age group." —Wen N.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.58+, Barnes & Noble for $1.99+, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

    14. A super fun board game that you both can play and be challenged by.

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    Get them ready for Jeopardy! or Trivial Pursuit at a young age!

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $24.98.

    15. An interactive globe that'll make them feel like a globetrotter without leaving their room.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My 6-year-old loves this globe. Very informative and she just loves listening to all the facts of the world." —Shannon

    Get it from Amazon for $82.99.

    16. A pair of finger puppets that will tell them all about things like poetry and art.

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    I mean, you (or their parents) will have to tell them about it, but that means there's some learning in it for both of you!

    Get the Sappho doll and the Michelangelo doll from the Unemployed Philosopher's Guild for $6.95 each. There are also dozens more historical figures to choose from!

    17. And a puzzle of Vincent Van Gogh's most famous painting, so they feel inspired to create a masterpiece of their own.

    barnesandnoble.com

    Starry night, pretty puzzle.

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $9.95.

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