Oak Meadow Gift Guide for 2017

 ‘Tis the season for gift-giving. But how do you cut through all the clutter and give your children gifts that are meaningful, useful, and fun? Here is our Oak Meadow gift guide for 2017, with music, art and life-skills gifts that are sure to be appreciated by parents and kids alike.

For the Littles:

Beginning Recorder + Soprano Recorder One of our favorite musical traditions from childhood is the beginning (and intermediate) recorder. Children will be enthralled with the idea of learning to play their very own real instrument.

Math Gnomes Our math gnomes are miniature works of art, learning tools, and destined to become friends. Handmade by the Q’ewar Project in the high Andes in Peru.

Main Lesson Books There are never enough MLBs! Ours are brightly colored with onion skin between the pages to make the perfect project keepsakes.

Beeswax Block or Stick Crayons Beeswax crayons are a favored part of our Waldorf inspiration. The block crayons can be used to ‘paint’ large swaths of sky, sand or grass, and the stick crayons are perfect for details. These sturdy crayons are made to last!

Oak Meadow Circle Time CD Musical inspiration for your Circle Time. This CD includes 22 fun and classic children's songs.

 

For the Middle- and High-schoolers:

Student Planner Our student planner is perfect for the start of a new semester. Undated so you can use this any time of year, our planner can be used by any homeschooler to keep track of their learning, regardless of what type of curriculum, courses, or unschooling they are doing.

Mini Acorn Bluetooth Speaker Our ultra-mini acorn bluetooth speaker is the perfect gift for any middle- or high-schooler. At only about 2” square, this speaker has great volume and clarity, in addition to being compact and cute.

Golden Acorns These large brass charms are the perfect keepsakes for accomplishments and celebrations. The acorn ‘cap’ unscrews so you can tuck a note or trinket inside. They’re hand-made by a former Oak Meadow student.

Brainspin This fun card game makes a great stocking stuffer for all ages! You’ll be laughing as you take turns interpreting images on the cards.

Storymatic Choose a few cards and get a story off the ground in this creativity-cultivating, storytelling-sharpening, fun game for all ages.

Watercolor Set and Brushes These high-quality, traditional watercolors and camel hair paintbrushes are the perfect gift for the artist in your family.

Calligraphy Set  Learn the classic art of calligraphy with everything you need to get started with scripts, scrolls, and Roman Gothic lettering.

Oak Meadow Dice  Jump into fun and games with this 5-piece set of wooden dice. Use them for board games, math games, and dice games, which are all great learning opportunities wrapped up in playful, social fun. Beautifully packaged in a wooden box, it makes a great gift.

I Want More Pizza book Pizza is top of mind for many teens, and this book teaches them how to be financially savvy so they always have a steady supply of study food...pizza.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens book A classic and indispensable book to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, and get along with their parents.

Colleges That Change Lives Learn about 40 ground-breaking colleges apart from the Ivies that change lives, and could very well change the life of your student.

 

For Parents:

Parent Planner Our  parent planner is perfect for parents who need a little extra organization in the new year. Undated, with generous spreads for each subject and extra tidbits and illustrations.

Foundations in Independent Learning If you’re new to homeschooling or Oak Meadow, Foundations in Independent Learning is the course for you! This program is designed to introduce parents and teachers to Oak Meadow’s philosophy and curriculum.

Homeschool with Heart For experienced homeschool teachers, Homeschool with Heart is an online course and support group with 20+ practical video and audio lessons.

Healthy Living If you have children in grades K-3, this health enrichment package is a great addition to your curriculum shelf. Designed to teach kids about personal safety, body health, self-esteem, and so much more, this program is loved by students and teachers alike.

Oak Meadow Gift Certificates  Of course Oak Meadow gift certificates will be appreciated by any homeschool family. Think craft kits, individual craft items, stocking up on curriculum, games, and so much more.

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