Wednesday, November 23, 2016

115+ Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids with Hyperlexia

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A huge list of stocking stuffer ideas for kids with hyperlexia, including alphabet themed and number themed stocking stuffers.

Do you know how many times I have googled alphabet themed stocking stuffer ideas for kids or number themed stocking stuffer ideas for kids over the years? So many times.

Only I ended up disappointed because there never seems to be such a gift list.

I can easily find lots of great lists of general stocking stuffer ideas, but nothing perfect for hyperlexic kids, like my son. Although, if I must admit, he is super easy to buy for because his interests are so strong! However, sometimes I struggle to find one or two more items for his Christmas stocking.

This stocking stuffer gift list for kids with hyperlexia includes ideas related to some of their favorite topics: letters, numbers, outer space, geography, and periodic tables! Obviously, this gift list isn't exclusive for kids with hyperlexia and can be useful if you have a child without hyperlexia who is interested in these same topics.

I've included items from various price points, to fit every budget, and lots of these items could be picked up from the dollar store or bargain bins if you'd like to keep them under a certain price point. I also tried to include ideas that would cover a variety of ages, not just young kids with hyperlexia. But everything on this list should appeal to your kids with hyperlexia!

Christmas stocking stuffer ideas for kids with hyperlexia - alphabet, numbers, geography, space, & periodic table gift ideas from And Next Comes L
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Alphabet & Letter Themed Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids with Hyperlexia

For most kids with hyperlexia, their fascination with letters and the written word is the first thing parents notice. You likely have most of these ABC related objects in your house, but in case you need a few more (ha!), then try these alphabet themed stocking stuffer ideas.

Alphabet themed stocking stuffer ideas for kids from And Next Comes L

  1. Alphabet books: I Spy Letters Books
  2. Book of word searches
  3. Alphabet magnets: Plastic | Wooden
  4. Days of the week underwear: Boys briefs | Girls panties
  5. Alphabet puzzles: Melissa & Doug Alphabet Express Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle | Melissa & Doug Upper & Lower Case Alphabet Letters Wooden Puzzle
  6. ABC Singing Toothbrush
  7. Magnetic Poetry Kit for Kids - lots of versions available, including other languages
  8. Foam letters
  9. Alphabet stickers
  10. Alphabet dice
  11. Bananagrams (pictured)
  12. Boggle
  13. Alphabet snacks: Alphabet gummies | Alphabet pretzels | Letter of the day cookies
  14. Chewy Tubes P and Q
  15. Alphabet themed reusable snack bags (pictured)
  16. Alphabet stamps
  17. Alphabet socks
  18. Alphabet t-shirt
  19. Alphabet Go Fish Matching Game
  20. Spot It Alphabet
  21. Wikki Stix Alphabet Fun Cards
  22. Flashcards, especially for other languages
  23. Scrabble Slam
  24. A-Z Letter Links
  25. Alphabet beads
  26. Alphabet placemat
  27. Dictionary or thesaurus
  28. Alphabet board games, especially small travel size games: Hangman Take Anywhere Game
  29. Alphabet tableware &/or cutlery
  30. Alphabet Magnatab (pictured; lots of versions available)
  31. Thinkfun Pathwords Jr Puzzle
  32. Alphabet blocks
  33. Melissa & Doug On the Go Water Wow! Water-Reveal Activity Pads Set - Alphabet (pictured)
  34. Alphabet workbook
  35. Alphabet pajamas
  36. Bookmarks
  37. Crossword puzzle books
  38. Quiddler Card Game

Number & Math Themed Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids with Hyperlexia

It's no secret that we love math around here! My son lives and breathes numbers and math. Here are some amazing number and math themed stocking stuffer ideas.

Math themed stocking stuffer ideas for kids from And Next Comes L

  1. Number or math books: I Spy Numbers (more suggestions: Books for Kids Who Love Big Numbers & Math)
  2. Sudoku books
  3. Dot-to-dot books
  4. Mark-My-Time Digital Bookmark
  5. Number magnets
  6. Number puzzles: Melissa & Doug Self-Correcting Wooden Number Puzzles With Storage Box | Melissa & Doug See-Inside Numbers Wooden Peg Puzzle
  7. Number stickers
  8. Watch
  9. IcoSoKu Brainteaser Puzzle
  10. Pedometer
  11. Sliding number puzzle
  12. Number snacks
  13. Calendar
  14. UNO
  15. Skip Bo
  16. Math related flashcards, such as math, money, addition, etc.
  17. Dice games
  18. Learning Resources Fraction Tower Cubes Equivalency Set (pictured)
  19. Number stamps
  20. Number snacks: Dick & Jane Bilingual Educational Snacks with Numbers
  21. Number t-shirt
  22. Sumoku (pictured)
  23. Learning Resources I See 10! Game
  24. Measuring tape or ruler
  25. Number/math placemat
  26. Numbers/math board games, especially small travel size games: Geospace Math Spin Magnetic Spin Game (pictured)
  27. Number/math tableware &/or cutlery
  28. Number Magnatab
  29. Stopwatch
  30. Mobi the Numeric Tile Game
  31. Abacus
  32. Color by numbers or paint by numbers books
  33. Melissa & Doug On the Go Water Wow! Water-Reveal Activity Pads Set - Numbers
  34. Math workbooks
  35. Foam numbers
  36. Tenzi Dice Game
  37. Braindice
  38. Dominoes
  39. Educational Insights Math Trekker (pictured)
  40. Digital Thermometer with Indoor/Outdoor Temperature

Map & Geography Themed Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids with Hyperlexia

Many kids with hyperlexia love maps, just as much as they love letters or numbers or logos. Here are some great geography themed stocking stuffer ideas to try.

Geography themed stocking stuffer ideas for kids from And Next Comes L

  1. Geography books or atlas: Maps
  2. Map puzzles: Mudpuppy North America 42 PC Puzzle (pictured)
  3. GeoBingo Games
  4. GeoCards World - Educational Geography Card Game (pictured)
  5. Geography tableware &/or cutlery
  6. All About the States: Search-a-Word Puzzles
  7. Geography stickers
  8. Peaceable Kingdom Sticker Fun! World Map Reusable Sticker Tote (pictured)
  9. Globe stress ball
  10. Travel/road maps
  11. Inflatable globe
  12. World map poster or wall decal
  13. Scrambled States Game
  14. ALEX Toys Rub a Dub USA Map in the Tub (pictured)
  15. Scrunch World Map
  16. Flag Frenzy Card Game

Periodic Table Themed Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids with Hyperlexia

Many kids with hyperlexia end up obsessed with the periodic table. It's such a perfect combination of letters and numbers, so it's not surprising that it's appealing to these kids. My son hasn't gotten into the periodic table, but I know many hyperlexic kids who have. These stocking stuffer ideas are perfect for them.

Periodic table themed stocking stuffer ideas for kids from And Next Comes L

  1. Periodic table books
  2. ETA hand2mind Periodic Table Connecting Color Tiles (pictured)
  3. Periodic table placemat
  4. Periodic table jigsaw puzzle (pictured)
  5. Periodic table poster (pictured)
  6. Periodic table t-shirt
  7. Uncle Goose Periodic Table Blocks (pictured; a bit expensive for a stocking stuffer, but definitely cool!)

Space Themed Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids with Hyperlexia

Most kids with hyperlexia, or at least the ones that I know of, have a fascination with outer space and planets. J went through a period of time where he was extremely interested in planets as well. Here are some great space themed stocking stuffer ideas.

Space themed stocking stuffer ideas for kids from And Next Comes L

  1. Books about planets & space: National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space | There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System
  2. Planets placemat
  3. Glow-in-the-dark stars
  4. Space puzzles: Crocodile Creek Space Puzzle & Poster (pictured) | Melissa & Doug Solar System Floor Puzzle
  5. Space stickers (pictured)
  6. Planet plates (kind of expensive, so might be a better gift idea than stocking stuffer)
  7. Planet bowls (kind of expensive, so might be a better gift idea than stocking stuffer)
  8. Space t-shirt
  9. Space socks
  10. ZooBooKoo Cube Book, Planets (pictured)
  11. Space poster
  12. Learning Resources Inflatable Solar System (a bit expensive for a stocking stuffer, but the kids will love it!)
  13. 3D Planets in a Tube (pictured)
  14. Safari Ltd Safariology The Solar System
  15. Safari Ltd Space TOOB
  16. Space themed pajamas

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This post is part of a monthly series called Parenting Children with Special Needs. This month's topic is best gifts and you can find the other posts regarding this topic below.

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4 comments:

  1. My goodness this is a comprehensive list Dyan! My son would love some of the geography and space ideas here - off to pick out some gifts for him right now!

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    1. Thank you, Kirsty! Good luck with the Christmas shopping!

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  2. There are so many great ideas here. Some of which we already have. :) I love the astronomy themed ones best!

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