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Educational Gifts for Teens

Jul 23, 2009

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Buying a gift for a teen is not that easy, but it can be a lot of fun.  You can select educational gifts for teens that are more than just gifts but an investment in their future.  Sometimes getting educational gifts for teens is easier than it looks.  You will find many of the newer selections online and you do not have to go to a crowded mall or spend an entire day in the search.  The gift comes to your house with no hassle.  When you consider how valuable your time is and take in to account the expense of driving, you will appreciate the convenience.

The newest and hottest item on the market is Wii.

Electronic Educational Gifts for Teens
Educational gifts for teens can be learning gifts that do not seem like they are learning.  The newest and hottest item on the market is Wii.  Get a Wii fit for your teen and you will provide for their health and body as well as their mind.  There is a direct correlation between fitness and performance on test scores and Wii can aid in that goal.  You can select from many of the Wii programs, including some sports activities.  If you are lucky, your teen will let you use Wii and you will spend some quality time together.

Sudoku is all the rage and now you can find hand held electronic Sudoku games.  These versions of the Japanese number games are quite addictive but teach and hone skills at the same time.  Your teen will love the challenge and will not even realize this is a learning gift.  Educational gifts for teens can be fun and encourage learning skills.

J.K.  Rowling may have finished her last Harry Potter book, but she did not quit writing.

Educational Gifts for Teens for Reading Skills
J.K.  Rowling may have finished her last Harry Potter book, but she did not quit writing.  For the reluctant reader that loved Harry, you will find more books beyond the series.  “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” is on the shelves and quietly made its way to the market, without all the press received by the Harry Potter series.  Dumbledore annotates the book that contains five fairy tales.  If your child is a collector of the Harry Potter series, consider buying the hardbound copy of the book.

Another great author of books for young adults that make reading fun is Stephenie Meyers.  Her Twilight Series is as famous with young adults as the Harry Potter books.  There are so many books to choose from but the first book, if the teen has not already started a collection, is “Twilight.”  The series gained a rating in the top ten books for reluctant readers.  Others in the collection are “New Moon,” “Eclipse,” and “Breaking Down.”  These educational gifts for teens also offer follow up material for learning gifts in the form of DVDs of the movies made from the books.

There are so many wonderful movies available for teens and adults alike that provide hours of entertainment, yet are educational gifts for teens.

DVDs Make Great Educational Gifts for Teens
There are so many wonderful movies available for teens and adults alike that provide hours of entertainment, yet are educational gifts for teens.  Shopping online gives you access to all of them, including some of the specialty items from museums and National Geographic.  Your teen can follow the history of the country or learn about Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity.

Some unique educational gifts for teens include DVDs on ethics, the video of the national spelling bee and a series on the national parks in America.  You will also find videos aimed at specific subject matter such as a series on dating and dating problems.  If your teen loves history, there are ample DVDs available for them to enjoy.  Some of the series on the Wild West offer great opportunities for your teen to learn more about the growth of our nation.  History does not have to be boring; when put into a visual format, your teen will love learning.

Science buffs will love the DVDs about dinosaurs, astronomy, the human body, and even stories of science greats like Albert Einstein.

Science buffs will love the DVDs about dinosaurs, astronomy, the human body, and even stories of science greats like Albert Einstein.  These educational gifts for teens can give hours of viewing pleasure and provide some helpful information for their next term paper.

Games are Wonderful Educational Gifts for Teens
There varieties of programs available for the computer and on game boards that bring hours of fun but also a lot of education to your teen recipient.  Oops, Equate, Scrabble, and Chess offer not only hours of entertainment but also fun for the whole family.  Newer games can be just as addictive as the old favorites like Chess.  You will find many different varieties to encourage both math and language skills at most of the online stores.  When looking for games like this, you will find it easier to shop online than at the brick and mortar stores.  Rather than going through boxes of games and programs, you have the option of simply using a search engine to outline your perimeters.

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