Tis the season for holiday gifts! This year, consider gifting kids with low-tech gifts to help foster increases in vocabulary, conversation, turn taking, social skills, and problem solving. Gifts such as costume/dress up sets, craft supplies, figurines, puppets, science kits (e.g. slime), food/kitchen items, books, animal sets, etc. can encourage imaginative, open ended play to boost children’s creativity and exploration of play schemes. For older kids, gifts such as snap circuits, outdoor or gardening kits, board games, or journals can encourage language and learning development.