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Christmas, birthdays and any other occasion, buying gifts for kids can be a minefield! Little children are especially difficult because they grow real fast and as a result of that clothes and toys are redundant within 6 weeks. It is pretty difficult to assess what they would like; at what age they will appreciate certain things.
For ages “he will grow into it” has been the lifesaving gift choice, but times have changed and this no longer works for the kids of the modern era. These days you need to ensure that your gift is apt according to the age of the child and also that he or she enjoys using the same. Most of you would choose a toy as a gift, it is not at all a bad option.
As the holiday season is right around the corner, parents are getting intimidated by the sheer amount of toys and gadgets that are available in the market. They need to gift their children and other kids with toys that will not only be appreciated but would also benefit their development. If you are one of those people who has no knowledge in this area do not worry! Read on and find our list of top 10 things you need to know about children’s gift today.
(1) You need to gift them toys that can be used in different ways:
Kids love to break things apart, put them back together, pull them out again, add on and build up. You need to choose gifts that are “open-ended” i.e. the child should be able to play a number of games using the same toy. Toys like wooden blocks, or chunky plastic interlocking blocks kindle the child’s imagination and help them in developing problem solving and logical thinking.
(2) Keep the wrapping simple:
Children are really simple; they do not like complicated things. You need to keep it in mind that sometimes the kids can get attracted by the pretty wrapping paper and ribbons you wrapped the gift in. Hence, always keep the packing of the gift as simple as possible.
(3) Look for gifts that can be used in the long run:
All of us have been through the experience of buying a toy for a child that he or she plays with for some time and never touches it again. You can avoid this from happening by choosing a gift that is fun to use at different developmental stages.
(4) You need to choose gifts that teach kids certain skills:
When we talk about 10 things you need to know about children’s today, we definitely cannot miss out this point. You need to choose a gift that will enable the child to develop abilities like problem solving and logical thinking. This will help the child in the long run.
(5) The gifts should bring out the creative side of the kids:
As little children are still growing, their creativity needs to be honed. And gifting them with toys or objects that spark their imagination is the best way to encourage them to be creative.
(6) Do not go overboard on the superficial part:
You need not always gift children with items that are superficial; rather you should get into the habit of gifting them with real items like plastic dishes, keys, phone, dress-up clothes, etc.
(7) Academic gifts are still in trend:
The gift that you give kids does not necessarily have to be just for fun. It could be something useful like books, magnetic alphabet letters and art supplies like markers, crayons etc.
(8) Look for gift items that will encourage the child to be active:
Look for toys and objects that will enable the child to practice his or her current physical skills and develop new ones as well.
(9) Cross generation toys:
There are some toys out there like board games that require adult participation. Gifting such items will help in strengthening the child’s bond with his or her family.
(10) Read the labels:
Yes! As petty as this sounds but this is without a doubt the most important thing that you need to know about children’s gifts. You need to read the label carefully and ensure that it is kid friendly.
We hope that our list of 10 things you need to know about children’s gift today was helpful. Go out there and choose something special and worthwhile for your little one!
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