As the month of December approaches, everything starts to feel magical. As colourful lights begin to line the streets, you know that the season to be jolly is here. Christmas has always been a festive time – the notion of everything surrounding the season brings about a wonderful feeling of joy, warmth, and nostalgia. Children are not left out of this cheer either. Since adults treat Christmas as a special season, children too get a sense of the goodwill and magical optimism that time brings.
The virtuous elements of humanity: goodwill, kindness, caring, compassion, and giving lie behind the significance of Christmas. However, children tend to associate the holiday with the traditions that are made during the season. Their memories are filled with a plethora of oohs and aahs as they opened gifts. This is why it is important to consistently create these happy memories for them. It remains with them as something comforting for years to come.
This begs the question, what can you get as Christmas presents for your kids? There are so many options out there but what will bring about the look of pure delight in their eyes? Read on to find out some gift ideas for gifts that will help them explore their interests, get in touch with their creative sides and help them sharpen their skills, all while having loads of fun.
1. Kinetic Sand
For a Christmas present that is not just fun, but doubles up as tactile and sensory therapy, get Kinetic Sand! It is a fun mixture that only sticks to itself. It can be used to form fun shapes and towers, just like playing with sand at the beach. It has a higher sensory rating than Play-Doh. And it is much easier to clean up as well – just roll the sand around to stick all the pieces together again.
It is safe, non-toxic, and a whole lot of fun. The sand will never dry out, meaning your kids can enjoy their presents for months down the road. It also provides a wide range of sensory experiences for children and supports their physical development in areas such as fine motor skills.
2. Connetix Tiles
Connetix Tiles are magnetic tiles that can be used to construct 2D and 3D shapes. Their imagination and creativity can be unleashed and allowed to run wild as they play and build. It is safe for ages 3 and up. At the same time, it encourages cognitive development, spatial awareness, hand-eye coordination, fine and gross motor skills and helps children build knowledge around scientific and mathematical concepts through play. It is safe for ages 3 and above.
Not only does it easily allow the honing of a child’s creative mind, these magnetic tiles also foster critical thinking in your little one while having fun. Boasting so many great benefits, Connetix Tiles is definitely a worthy investment for your child.
3. A Bicycle
What is pure and simple fun and encourages your kids to go outside and get physically active. A bicycle of course! Once your child masters the art of cycling, they will be able to engage in a fun and free activity together with their friends and family. It also builds confidence and enhances their awareness of their surroundings. You can also spend time by bringing them to the road safety park at ECP and teaching them the traffic rules they need to follow.
You also get to have some parent-child bonding time as you teach them how to ride their bike. It’s good exercise, it improves physical health, and it also benefits your child’s learning development and mental health. Taking part in regular physical activity also gives them more opportunities to make social connections.
4. A Room Makeover
To a child, their bedroom is more than just a place to rest. It is a place that can transform into whatever they fancy. So why not, this Christmas, give them something to be excited about for the new year; A room makeover! Build their space into something that reflects their personality. Since bedding makes a world of difference, perhaps you could spend time with your child choosing a novel bed such as a racecar bed or a loft bed. Share the season’s warmth with your child as you spend time cuddling with them and reading their favourite Christmas bedtime stories. This present also provides you with the perfect bonding opportunity; to decorate the room together.
Impress your child with the perfect gift this Christmas - a room makeover to give them a space that is truly theirs to enjoy.