If your kids’ room is absolutely swallowed with Lego, or you can’t see the floor for toy cars, on top of hoping that no one trips over walking from one side to the other, you might be wondering what alternatives there are to kids toys for any up and coming events.
Here is a list to inspire you and help keep the toy box under control!
Encourage their love for reading by choosing fun, age-appropriate books or a series they might enjoy. Not only is this a great way to learn, but it is also good for cognitive and developmental growth.
Think about their interests and what they enjoy, then find books related to the topic. This is a great way to get your children reading more!
Art and Craft Supplies
Let your kids’ imagination run wild, and help them create their own stories by making them an art supply kit. This can include anything from colored pencils, markers, sketchbooks, watercolor paints, or modeling clay to name a few. Not only can doing arts and crafts help them to explore their artistic side, but it can also help develop their motor skills too.
Stimulate your children’s curiosity with pre-made science kits that allow them to conduct simple yet experiments and learn about various scientific principles. Not only is this a great way to help children learn with a hands-on approach, but there are also many kits to choose from. Look for kits related to chemistry, astronomy, robotics, or geology to give them a wide range to choose from, and let them explore!
Getting outside is essential for the mental and physical wellbeing of everyone, no matter what their age. However, with the continuing rise of digital technology, it can be a little more difficult to pry your kid away from the PlayStation than perhaps it has been previously.
Encourage them to get outside with gifts like bicycles, scooters, roller skates, soccer balls, basketballs, or tennis rackets. Whatever you think they will be into, get them to give it a go!
Sometimes family members want to get kids something that is going to have sentimental value as something they can treasure for years to come. While children might not be so interested in a personalized gift as a Nerf Gun, but they will come to appreciate it when they are older.
A t-shirt quilt can be an excellent way to collect all of their favorite t-shirts that they have outgrown and put them into something they can use. This definitely beats throwing them out!
Cooking or Baking Kits
Get the kids in the kitchen and nurture their culinary interests with cooking or baking kits designed for kids. These kits typically include easy-to-follow recipes and kid-friendly utensils, which means you can worry less about something going wrong, and more about having bonding time with your children. With something delicious at the end!