Give a Gift that Your School Age Child Will Really Enjoy!
Give the gift of pure joy and old-fashioned fun! With today's technology like the internet, video games, and ipods, grade-schoolers can lose sight of important skills. It's important for us, as friends and family, to support children by giving gifts that boost a child's self-regulation skills like self-control, impulse control, and attention span. Presenting a gift like classic games, physical activity, and pretend play, to that grade school child, is giving him one of the most powerful tools of his life while creating fun memories!
The Great Outdoors,
Unlike the good ol' days, children can't take off outside and run around the neighborhood past dark. Parents need to keep an eye on their kids, so they are usually asked to stay in the yard. The good news for kids is that the options for outdoor toys are so expansive; you can be entertained for hours! Outdoor physical activity and free unstructured play is extremely important for social adaptation and healthy exercise.
The mother of all outdoor toys, with the exception of the pool, is the trampoline. The feel of the wind in your face as you bounce, flip, and twirl is a rush, not just for kids, but parents love it too! These super fun toys are fantastic exercise, work on total body coordination, and help with complex gymnastic tricks! Trampolines are available with tents, nets, padding, and some can be built in-ground. Trampoline designers are all about the highest standards of safety for ultimate fun for the whole family.
Junior sized golf clubs are perfect for any child you think is the next Tiger Woods, or just likes to hit the ball around. The quality is amazing in this age range of golf club sets, and giving a golf club set as a gift is a great way to introduce the lucky guy to the real game of golf. If possible, you can take him out to the range to practice hitting balls and putting, to create a great tradition of something special you can do together. If you know a child with ants in her pants, this is the gift for her! The ball chair is great for bouncing while sitting and helps with upright posture. The ball is encased on a chair frame with wheels attached on the legs. Remove the ball for play, then replace, fasten, and sit comfortably. This bouncy chair is Ideal for homework and for good exercise.
Expand a child’s mind with artistic activities and fun crafts! Kids never outgrow the fun of discovering something new or creating a masterpiece on canvas that first started as a blip in their imagination. These are the perfect gifts for any creative child, and for the whole family to enjoy. Unheard of crafts and creative activities are available for kids today that we never had as a child. Introduce a child to weaving with a wooden loom and some yarn. They can choose a project and literally begin weaving right from the box!
With a pottery wheel, any budding sculptor can make art a reality! Children sized pottery wheel sets have everything they need to create a terracotta bowl or vase, then paint beautiful designs to keep for themselves or give as a gift. Both pieces are made with the safest standards and will give children amazing artistic flair!
The Magic of Pretend Play
Many experts argue that role-play and pretend play are more important than early academic endeavors. Imagination helps young minds create order in the world around them and interact with others. This is just as important for grade-schoolers as it is for younger children. Giving a child the tools to mimic roles they might play in the future or providing an avenue for a child to escape the stresses of the day can be imperative.
Dollhouses are great fun and children can enjoy this pretend play time with their parents, and without. A family getting together to build the dollhouse then spending time finding special furniture can be a fabulous way to bond. Spending time alone to decorate and play dolls is ideal for the child's alone playtime. A dollhouse can be played with for years, then lovingly passed down to future generations.
Young magicians and tricksters flip over magic sets! Once they get this gift, your little Houdini can schedule a magic show for family and friends, and amaze them with magic tricks that will "blow their minds!" Kids will love to get the upper hand tricking their parents and siblings with beginner's hocus-pocus.
Back to the Classics
Time honored games like dominoes, checkers, backgammon, and chess are cherished for years. Vintage styles are available in old-fashion wooden boxes to give great nostalgia for the whole family. These timeless games with their classic designs put an exciting spin on those holidays spent indoors or during playtime on rainy days or game nights. They also make great decorations for walls and shelves when not in use. These games promote many aspects of mental health, strategy, and memory that are needed throughout your whole lifespan. This perfect gift will be used and treasured a lifetime.