gift guide: for the smart kid

I love a kid who loves to read, practice writing the alphabet, etc. For those of you with kids who you wish would show more interest in learning, here's a tip. Give them something that isn't obviously a ruse to get them using that brain of theirs. Take the leapster tag reader for example, the thing is amazing. They will spend hours going through book after book using it (reading). And there are a million other great educational toys and other gifts out there. Take your pick!

{mosaic puzzle}
{scratch off map}
{wood clock}
{mini memory game}
{english/spanish flashcards}
{leapster tag reader}
{constellation/geography globe}