Welcome to Education.com’s Winter Wonderland!


Posted: Friday, November 19th, 2010

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With the days getting chillier and the nights getting darker, there’s no denying that winter is here. While I’m sometimes guilty of feeling the winter blues, I’m also comforted by the cheer that comes along with the chill: spending time with my family, and enjoying the holidays. Education.com is excited to announce new fun features we think are a perfect accompaniment to these winter treats.

To create our annual gift guide, our Official Gift Selection Committee (staff, teachers, parents, and kids) has been hard at work testing thousands of toys, games, and books.  We’re thrilled with the goods that made the final cut for our 2010 Gift Guide. Our criteria weren’t easy to meet: gifts on our list have to be not only incredibly fun, but also educational, well made, and fairly priced. (You won’t believe how many gems we found for our Under $10 list!)  Some of my favs are personalized coloring booksbrew-it-yourself root beer and these irresistible retro toys.  Let us know what you think!

Want to take the 2010 Gift Guide to go? There are a couple options. In just a few moments, you can customize a gift guide widget by grade, title, color, and size—so it can be perfectly tailored to your blog’s audience. We also have PDF versions of the gift guide for your printing pleasure. Just visit the 2010 Gift Guide, and click on your child’s grade—displayed in the “Gift Guide To-Go” box on the right. Or, click “print the entire gift guide” to get a full list of recommendations.

But what about the days leading up to the holidays? You know— the ones where kids are digging through closets trying to find their stash of presents? Curb their activity cravings by joining our Winter Activities Challenge. Once you sign up and complete at least five Education.com activities with your kids, you’ll be entered to win a slew of prizes! 100 families will win a LEGO creator set and our grand prize winner will receive an iPad!

We hope you’ll join us! The 2010 Winter Activities Challenge runs from December 6, 2010, through February 28, 2011.

Want a reminder when the Winter Activities Challenges is underway? Email us at ActivitiesChallenge@education.com, and we’ll make sure to let you know.

And bloggers, anyone who shares the Gift Guide or Winter Activities Challenge by 12/15 will be entered to win a $250 Amex Gift card.  Just email a link to your post and/or Gift Guide widget to ActivitiesChallenge@education.com.  Thanks and happy holidays!

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