As we start thinking about a new year, it’s time to start planning, too. The following Workman Publishing calendars for families, teens and kids would make great gifts.
RICHARD SCARRY BIG BUSY FAMILY 2023 WALL CALENDAR, by Workman Calendars and Richard Scarry, Workman Publishing Company, Aug. 2, 2022, Wall Calendar, $16.99
Treasured for 60 years, Richard Scarry’s whimsical drawings and distinctive characters are instantly recognizable across generations. Wherever you hang the Big Busy Family Calendar, will delight children and invoke nostalgia in adults. Thecalendar features ingeniously designed grids with plenty of room for writing down each family member’s daily activities. And we know how busy weekends can get—which is why you’ll find extra space for Saturday and Sunday. No confusion, no missed appointments. Just easy organization combined with classic Richard Scarry illustrations. —Synopsis provided by Workman Publishing Company
This 17-month school year calendar started in August 2022 and runs through December 2023. Though some months may already be a wash, it’s still a useful tool. A fold-down pocket is great for storing school forms and included stickers. It’s a great option for families that love Richard Scarry’s art.
KID’S AWESOME ACTIVITY WALL CALENDAR 2023, by Mike Lowery and Workman Calendars, Workman Publishing Company, Oct. 18, 2022, Wall Calendar, $16.99
Packed with month after month of art, games, and interactive fun, The Kid’s Awesome Activity Calendar gets creativity flowing in a totally unplugged, totally wholesome way. Each spread features lively seasonally themed illustrations and activities. In June, find your way down a winding river. In October, create your very own monster truck. And decorate a magical forest in December! Included are more than 300 colorful stickers for marking events and decorating calendar pages. —Synopsis provided by Workman Publishing Company
Kids will love this interactive calendar. The printed paper has a matte finish making it easy to write on in ink, pencil or markers.
AUDUBON KIDS BIRDING WALL CALENDAR 2023, by Workman Publishing and National Audubon Society, Workman Publishing Company, Oct. 18, 2022, Wall Calendar, $16.99
Each month features gorgeous photographs of birds in their natural habitats, fascinating facts about the world’s bird species, and tips for how kids can help the birds in their local environment. And then there are the games and projects: Play a backyard version of “I Spy.” Make a bird feeder out of recycled materials to help keep avian visitors healthy and fed. And map out a Habitat Patch to observe the birding (and other) activity in a small space over time. Plus, a whole flock of stickers! Printed on responsibly sourced paper. —Synopsis provided by Workman Publishing Company
This is a great option for kids who love birds. Each month features a stunning photograph and fun facts. Bright stickers are an added bonus.
AUDUBON NATURE PAGE-A-DAY GALLERY CALENDAR 2023, by Workman Calendars and National Audubon Society, Workman Publishing Company, Sept. 27, 2022, $19.99
Here is day after day of spectacular landscapes, plus all the other wonders we find in the great outdoors. The breathtaking Grand Teton mountain range. A stunning Arctic Fox in Alaska blends into the wintry landscape. A herd of wildebeest thunder under a red East African sky. And pure paradise: The sun rises over the Needles rock monoliths at Oregon’s Cannon Beach. Printed on responsibly sourced paper.
Page-a-Day® Gallery Calendars include 160 sheets of glossy paper printed with full-color photographs. Each calendar is packaged in a clear plastic box that opens into a desktop easel for display. — Synopsis provided by Workman Publishing Company
This stunning desktop calendar features double-sided images (you turn them over when you get to July) of nature. These full-color images will appeal to kids and their parents alike.
THE NEW YORK TIMES MINI CROSSWORD PAGE-A-DAY CALENDAR FOR 2023, by Workman Calendars and Joel Fagliano, Workman Publishing Company, Oct. 11, 2022, $16.99
A daily bite-sized version of The New York Times Crossword. This calendar features hundreds of fun, challenging Mini crosswords, perfect for beginners and experienced puzzle solvers. They can be solved in a few minutes, and feature a wide range of themes and subjects. Bonus: Players will receive a free month of New York Times Games, which includes unlimited access to The Crossword, Spelling Bee and the crossword archives. —Synopsis provided by Workman Publishing Company
We’ve been doing the digital version of the NY Times mini crossword as a family this year, and our 8-year-old loves it. This print version will be so much fun for her to fill out, and the crosswords help in problem-solving skills and expanding vocabulary.
365 NEW WORDS-A-YEAR PAGE-A-DAY CALENDAR 2023, by Workman Calendars, Workman Publishing Company, Sept. 27, 2022, $16.99
Mythological words: wyvern (a mythical animal usually represented as a 2-legged winged creature resembling a dragon). Medical words: chilblain (an inflammatory swelling or sore caused by exposure to cold). Political words: putsch (a secretly plotted and suddenly executed attempt to overthrow a government). Plus, words about words: catachresis (use of the wrong word for the context; use of a forced and especially paradoxical figure of speech). And a few words about numbers: bimillenary (a period of 2,000 years; a 2000th anniversary). Entries include definition, pronunciation guide, sample sentence, and detailed word history. Printed on responsibly sourced paper and 100% recyclable. —Synopsis provided by Workman Publishing Company
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