What’s on your wish list this year?
“I enthusiastically recommend what my own kids loved—toy instruments that kids can play. Making music with toy instruments helps foster creativity, improves listening skills and can support cognitive development. And, of course, I love a big bag of plain Legos, because kids can turn that into anything they can imagine.”
What’s your favorite NoVA holiday tradition?
“Our favorite holiday tradition is going to hear holiday music in December. We don’t miss the Alexandria Choral Society holiday program. The new director is innovative and the program is always terrific. We also love the Christmas Revels.”
This post originally appeared in our December 2019 issue. For similar content, subscribe to our weekly newsletter and for more holiday stories, head to our Holiday Headquarters page.
Learn to Play Classic Grand Piano: Your little Mozart will love this perfectly sized piano ($139.99)
Porcelain Disney Frozen Tea Set: Toast to your child’s Anna and Elsa obsession at tea time ($79).
Crayola Inspiration Art Case: Hours of colorful creations await in this over-sized case designed for your aspiring artist ($19.99).
LEGO Classic Windows of Creativity: Let your little builder’s imagination run wild with this classic set ($29.99)
PBS KIDS Playtime Pad: Watch, play and engage with PBS KIDS’ popular content with this age-appropriate tablet ($79.99).
Bike Chalk Trail Kit: These wheels aren’t just for riding when you attach this cool chalk kit to your bike ($19.95)