What if I told you, the overworked mother, I could teach your child about science and let them enjoy some quality playtime simultaneously? I’m sure you’d burst into tears and start thanking me but I can’t take credit for this. The Food Chain Friends are a cute series of stuffed animals that eat each other and do it quite well. Explain to your child the concept of Darwinism, all while using adorable plush creatures as the characters in your Shakespearean performance. The ALPHA and BETA series of creatures are available for $50 each at FAO Schwarz, so make sure you get them soon before the holiday rush picks up.