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Non-Tech Holiday Gift Guide
Elise Baker


A quick glance at most children’s Christmas lists will reveal that tech toys rank high among their wishes. Even Santa’s visit last Friday to Holy Child School at Rosemont confirmed that iPads, XBox games, and Nintendo Switch aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. At a time when a child’s brain is still developing, a careful balance of technology is key in helping shape the way they think, focus, create, and navigate their place in the world.

At Holy Child School at Rosemont, we specialize in childhood and pride ourselves in offering an environment where our students can graduate having experienced the full blessing of childhood. We strive to equip them for the technology savvy society they will one day enter, but we also place great value on unstructured play, outdoor time, tinkering, and creating.

Seattle Children’s Research Institute provides helpful advice when loading up that Amazon shopping cart, recommending that “your child should bring more to the game than the toy does.” So if you’re struggling for ideas that not only engage your child but also spark creativity and help with their brain development, we hope this Non-Tech Holiday Gift Guide gives you a head start on your shopping!

For the Future Scientist:






Snap Circuits Classic

Snap Circuits Jr.

Snap Circuits Bric: Structures

Snap Circuit Light Electronics Exploration Kit

Snap Circuits Arcade Electronics Exploration Kit

National Geographic Mega Slime & Putty Lab

JuniorScope Microscope

Chemistry Pack

Science Art Pack

Big Bag of Science


For the Innovator:

K’NEX Building Set

K’NEX Power and Play Motorized Building Set

K’NEX Thrill Rides - Bionic Blast Roller Coaster Building Set

K’NEX Thrill Rides - 3-in-1 Classic Amusement Park Building Set


Tinker Crate

Kiwi Crate

KEVA Contraptions Plank Set

KEVA Bot Maker

Q-BA-MAZE 2.0 - the Next Generation Marble Maze

Magna Tiles


For the Artist:

Starter Art Kits

Sewing Kit

Build and Paint Wooden Cards

Easy-To-Do Crochet Kit

3Doodler Start Essentials Set

Pottery Studio


For the Game Maven:

Memory Games


Rush Hour Shift

Rubik’s Race


Kanoodle Head to Head




Non-tech gift recommendations were provided by Director of Early Childhood and PreKindergarten teacher, Rita Smith, who has been teaching at Holy Child for over 35 years and Kate Logan, Grades 1-5 Science Teacher, who recently received her Master of Science in Instructional Media with a STEM Letter of Endorsement through Wilkes University in collaboration with Discovery Education.