Christmas Gifts For Kids Who Love History

William is an avid reader

This year her discovered the Redwall series of books

This has lead him on to wanting to know everything about medieval history

He is particularly fascinated with battles and weapons

He spends a lot of time setting up battles and talking strategy

His soldiers are chess pieces and models from Daddy’s old Hero Quest

William is now devouring books about history

He loves The Vikings

And at the moment is engrossed in Our Island Story

He was telling me tonight about all the Edwards

And The Black Prince

I am going to need to do some reading of my own

To keep up with him

William works through obsessive phases

And this is his current focus

He has such a huge capacity for information and detail

He is hungry for knowledge and understanding

He loves a good story

But he also wants facts

He is so wonderful to have a conversation with

Full of questions and ideas

And information

Talking to William can be very educational

He is also exceptionally emotional

And can be very sensitive to some of the things he reads

He is just an amazing little boy

And I am incredibly proud of him

I am more certain than ever that he has high functioning ASD

Something we need to think more about in 2019

This Christmas though we are feeding his frenzied passion

For history

For stories

For Our Island Story

So I thought I would share

Some gift ideas for little historians like William

Some of these things we already own

And some will be delivered on Christmas Day

Gifts for kids who love history

A STREET THROUGH TIME

This is a book that I have owned for years

It is only recently that William discovered it

And read it from cover to cover

Again and again

Lots of detail

Showing change through history

A wonderful book for young historians

history street through time

OUR ISLAND HISTORY

Another book I have owned for years and has been gathering dust

Listening to William retell the chapters of this book he has read

Makes me very emotional

He is so hungry for history

And he loves all the little details

He remembers all the facts and figures

But also the little notes that add the story to our history

William is going to be a good person to have on your quiz team in years to come!

history our island story

LET’S GO BACK INTO HISTORY

A wonderful new history book

Looking back in time through layers of earth

A seek and find book

This would make a beautiful gift

history go back in history

PAPO KNIGHT FIGURES

A few weeks ago I took Esther, William and Bea to Hamleys

We spent over three hours

Exploring every floor

William came away with one thing for his Christmas list

Papo knight figures

He wants to reenact the battles he reads about

Fictional and historical

These figures are great

He may find some from Father Christmas

I especially love the historical figures

They have William Wallace

Braveheart

One of the inspirations for William’s name

history papo archer

SWORD CUSHION AND SHIELD CUSHION FROM THE BRITISH LIBRARY

The girls want blankets to snuggle under for Christmas

Harry Potter and mermaids tails

William is happy to use the many blankets we already have at home

But he does like a cuddly toy

And he does like to read in bed

I thought these would be good for my little historian

To snuggle up with as he reads back in time

HISTORY SHIELD CUSHION

RISK EUROPE

Did you play Risk as a kid?

I did

I used to love playing Risk

I think I was quite a lot older than William is now

But I think playing along with us

William will really enjoy Risk Europe

HISTORY RISK 2

Donning a crown

Raising the banners

Stepping into the role of a medieval king in feudal Europe

I think we are all going to have a lot of fun!

HISTORY RISK

WILD REPUBLIC MEDIEVAL KNIGHT SET

Medieval figures for storytelling and small world play

These little figures are great for William to take out and about with him

HISTORY WILD REPUBLIC

DA VINCI CATAPULT FROM FIND ME A GIFT

This wooden catapult is a great history project

An easy assemble scale model of Leonardo Da Vinci’s original catapult design

This catapult toy actually works and will fire soft clay balls

William is going to love it

And it will be good for him to have a project

That requires quiet concentration and has a usable end product

This will be great for his fine motor skills

And a good introduction to the life and mind of Da Vinci

HISTORY DA VINCI CATAPULT

SMART GAMES WALLS AND WARRIORS

This game sounds amazing

Bought on the recommendation of the team at Smart Games UK

Brain power is needed to protect your castle in this exciting game

Can you arrange the walls on the game board to protect the blue warriors within the castle and keep the red invaders out?

The game has 80 increasingly difficult challenges

Definitely think Daddy is going to want to have a go at this one!

HISTORY WALLS AND WARRIORS

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