It is Fresh Picks Friday, and this week’s post is inspired by the Pokémon craze that has taken over my house. All three of the boys – toddler through second grader – are obsessed with Pokémon. This is somewhat funny to me, as Pokémon were “in” way back when I taught elementary school 15 years ago.
My kids await the new episodes of Pokémon Sun & Moon like I await new episodes of The Bachelor and The Real Housewives of New York. However, their card collection is getting out of control, so I have been looking for some small trinkets instead to feed their passion.
Recently, the boys have started a mission to find and trade for non-English Pokémon cards. They have collected Japanese, Chinese, and German cards so far – and hope to expand their collections to represent many more countries. As an added bonus, the boys are excited to check out Japan in EPCOT, as they heard Mitsukoshi Department Store has an epic collection on hand for customers.
Until then, here are some items that I have added to their wish lists (and the wish lists of their friends with upcoming birthdays)…
Pokémon Essential Guide
This book is so popular in our house, we own two copies. With over 400 pages and a catalogue of over 700 Pokémon, this is the reference they go to daily to “check the facts” on their Pokemon and ensure they categorize them correctly.
How to Draw Pokémon
What Pokémon gift suggestions do you have that move beyond the cards?
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