When it comes to children’s birthdays, every year it can get more and more expensive with higher expectations to meet. Parents can also get stuck buying gifts because the house is already over run with a mountain of toys, ones from the latest fad which they love and a heap left behind that aren’t interesting any more. Not to mention the copious amounts of gifts from grandparents, friends and other relatives, it can all get a bit too much!
If parents start out buying a smaller amount of presents from when their children are young, they won’t have such high expectations to meet year on year. You should also try and include gifts that have some educational values so kids can learn whilst they play, like some of the products from Early Years Resources, it is always the best way to get things to stick into their minds!
Every parent knows that the initial ‘wow’ of presenting kids with a whole host of new toys will wear off pretty quickly. After a few days of interacting with each toy they will then probably be more interested in the boxes that they came in! With this being said educational toys will be outlasting because you can use them with your young ones once they come home from school or at a weekend to continue the learning, just don’t tell them they are for learning purposes and they will love no doubt want to play with them just like any other toy.
Jigsaws are a fantastic item that you can help your children to complete, they will have to try and work out where pieces go to complete the full picture. You can even get 3D jigsaws that end up creating a rocket or fire engine to make it even more interesting and enjoyable for them!
Letting children loose with a sheet of paper and a new set of felt pens is all a part of learning, it certainly won’t feel like it to them. Getting creative and drawing what they picture in their minds will help them learn colours, shapes and more. A big plastic easel will be a gift they would absolutely love as they can stand up and draw away to their hearts content.
There are so many different toys and products that will aid with learning. Maybe make a list consisting of a few toys that your child wants or you think they would enjoy purely for fun, and then add on some that are more educational. You could even hand this list out to family members and explain that you don’t want to spoil your young one too much, they will probably be grateful of the ideas too!
For great educational gift ideas visit http://www.earlyyearsresources.co.uk/gifts-for-children-c987.