Tech veteran Shauna Causey founded WEEKDAYS last year after becoming frustrated with the lack of quality childcare options out there. The micro-schooling connector works to solve the massive childcare problem across the country by empowering anyone to start a daycare, preschool or after-school program in their home. Shauna is also a prolific public speaker, an NPR board member, a competitive cyclist and beach volleyball player. Where she finds the energy to wrangle her two small children on top of all of this butt-kicking is a small miracle. Shauna knows what little kids want to unwrap this year, and her favorites are here in this gift guide for the little ones.... more
“Bring the moon into your room! Children of all ages love lights and talking about space. This moon light has been a staple at bedtime for our family. It's crafted using NASA satellite images. It's dimmable by just touching it so easy to use for any age child.”
“It's interactive and the uses are endless. It's a balance board, a chair, a ramp for cars, a fort, and anything a child can imagine. In a world full of plastic toys, this one is great for kids and looks beautiful in any room as it's made of natural wood.”
“Support a Northwest bookstore and independent authors. One of our favorite days in the house is when the Powell's subscription box arrives and we get to unbox a new adventure. Every eight weeks, a box arrives with beautifully designed books by independent authors and a surprise gift (we've received a flower press and a kid's magnifying glass as an example). The books are some of our favorite books that we would have never discovered and the goodies that come inside the box offer hours of fun and exploration. Their website does not do this justice. I have to hand it to the curators of Powell's Books for Kids.”
“Lovevery is a local Northwest female founded company that makes high quality learning toys. This block set is fun because the possibilities are endless, from building houses to designing a race car, kids will enjoy them for years. They also come in a beautiful wood box and a bag for easy storage.”
Fresh Chalk has partnered with Shauna to support Khan Academy. “They provide free online classes that allow any child anywhere in the world, a chance to learn with amazing content,” Shauna says. “This is especially important during the pandemic when children are struggling with remote learning in classrooms and Khan Academy can be an important supplement for teachers and parents.”
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