43: Moon In My Room from Discovery Channel

Discovery Exclusive Remote Control Moon In My Room

We’ve given this toy as a gift to another child and to our own son, who just had to have one! This toy has an illuminated moon which shows all lunar phases, waxing and waning. It includes a remote control and an audio CD. The moon automatically turns off 30 minutes after the last activity on the remote.

Not only is this educational, but it’s really soothing. Our son loves to watch his moon as he’s falling asleep. These are fantastic gifts that won’t stay on the shelves for long. Get yours today!

49: Usborne Books

If I had to pick one thing that I couldn’t live without, it would be books. It runs in my family. One grandmother was a librarian, the other a literature fan. One grandfather was a church scholar, preacher, and history buff, and my dad is a huge science fiction fan. My husband is a voracious reader, and it’s been passed on to our daughter, who reads more than any other kid I know. I love to read and enjoy that when I have the time. I love books of all kinds, but especially non-fiction! Around this house, we love to learn about all kinds of things, so you can find books on just about everything in our family library.

As a homeschooler, we consume books at a near-alarming rate, so I’m always on the lookout for great stuff. I discovered Usborne Books a few years ago at a homeschooler expo, and love them! They have beautiful, durable volumes in addition to some non-book items. The illustrations and photos are vibrant and plentiful, while the content is rich and accurate. Take a look at their books and see what you like! They have internet specials frequently, too, so check back often!

There’s a Mouse in the House is one of our kids’ most beloved books! It has a little mouse that slips through cutout slots in each page, and the kids love it!