One gift we can give our kids this Christmas is the gift of time. Literally. Wall calendars are great for younger children to learn how to count the days of the year. They can also be educational and fun. Some wall calendars are just great for pictures yet others actually serve a purpose for your child.
Here are some of the best wall calendars for your kids in 2011. If you’re on a very tight budget you can buy calendars after Jan. 1 and they will be discounted at many retailers and online. Check your local national chair retailers and even mall kiosks for calendars for you children.
Stickers & Scribbles Activity Wall Calendar
Calendars.com sells the Stickers and Scribbles activity wall calendar with monthly activities for your younger child. Each month you can draw, color or paint something on your wall to have a work of art your child creates to view every month. It’s a great way to get your child’s creativity going as they get to view their own art hanging on the wall. Each month a new activity will be done regarding the drawing or painting. This calendar is sold for $10.
Astronomy Mini Wall Calendar
Get your child interested in astronomy with a mini-wall calendar for $8. Each month has an image from the Hubble Space Telescope of such objects as Jupiter, Saturn and Mars as well as distant nebulae and stellar formations. Each image is ablaze in color and detail in a way only Hubble can.
Elements of Nature
Get your child interested in nature with the Elements of Nature 2011 wall calendar. Each month has facts about natural phenomenon as well as spectacular photography. Rainbows, waves, volcanoes and hurricanes are featured throughout the year. Amazon sells the Elements of Nature for $12.
Foster your child’s love of ancient animals with Dinosaurs 3D for a fantastic wall calendar which will jump out at you. See dinosaurs with the help of 3-D glasses each month of the year in 2011. Each image is in striking color and your favorites are included. Get up close and personal with a T-Rex, Triceratops and a Troodon as your child learns about dinosaurs.
Garfield Learning is Fun
Garfield’s Learning is Fun wall calendar is available from Cafe Press. Although the title is sarcastic, Garfield’s fun and wit will make any kid smile for 12 months. Plus learning must really be fun if America’s favorite orange cat can do it. This lovely calendar is $23 online.
If you can’t find your favorite calendar in a store there are plenty from which to choose online. Some stores may be able to get it without shipping charges should you have a special order–all you have to do is ask.