One of the events on Zulily today, 6/29/12, is for Learning Resources toys. They have some as low as $5.99. Here are a few of the my kids’ favorites:
They have these matching numbers (and letters) puzzle sets. They fit nicely inside a fairly small container. Ranges from $11.99 – $17.99.
Pretend and Play Snack Shop for $21.99. This is a great way to learn about money.
Alpha Bug Soup Word Game for $13.99. In this one, you draw a letter and then have to think of a word that starts with that letter. There’s actually ways to vary the game, too, so that you can create several games with the same pieces.
These might make for great birthday party gifts. I love giving learning puzzles and games as gifts for kids.