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I need help with sizing...

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My partner and I picked a child from the Angel Tree. We picked this particular child because she wasn't like the others who were asking for power rangers, bikes, dollhouses, etc. She asked for clothes, and more specifically, a coat. And she asked for an educational game. What I most need help with is sizing for this young girl. She is 12 years old and size 16. So far, the size 16s that we have found are actually "size 14-16", and I'm afraid the clothes are going to be too small for her. Am I right or will they fit her just fine? If any of you have a size 16 girl, could you please help me out here? And if that size will not work, could you point me to some stores that would have her size? Will I have to go to a woman's size? And if so, what size would that be in woman's?
Lastly, any suggestions on what a 12 year old might consider educational? Any help you ladies can offer me will be greatly appreciated. We would love more than anything to help her have a great Christmas this year. :)
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by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 10:50 AM
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LucyHarper
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I would do the next size up, to be safe. I can say as someone who grew up in a household with very little money around that recieving a coat that was a little big was so much better than one that was small or even the right size, since you can get much more use out of it and won't need to replace it as soon, plus with something like a coat it will still look fine and do its job if its a little big. Depending on how much you have to spend, for the educational game you could get her an Iquest, it's a handheld system where you put in different cartridges and it quizzes you on math, science, social studies, and English questions. You put in the textbook you are currently using in school and it asks questions specifically designed for that textbook, going chapter by chapter. My sister got one from a giving tree when she was nine and loved it, shes now 13 and still loves it. I think they are about $30 new and the cartridges are about $4 each. If thats too pricey, look at the Discovery Kids store, they have tons of educational fun games and projects there that are fair prices, I got my ten year old brother a bunch of science detective kits for about $10. They also have things like pottery wheels, star projectors, chemistry sets, building a motor kits, etc., for under $20.

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