Gift Ideas for Toddlers
Whether it’s for a birthday or Christmas, we’re sure you’re well aware of how much children love gifts. Here are a few of our gift ideas that will brighten those little smiles.
Toy Bicycles/ Motorbikes/ Cars/ Tricycles
Your toddler has seen you at the helm of whatever vehicle you use, and so they’d love to have a car of their own. Depending on their age, they may be ready to use a tricycle. If not, go for a toy bicycle or motorbike. Using one of these toys will improve your toddler’s balance significantly, and will also prepare them for when they learn to ride a proper bicycle.
A Colouring Set
Kids love colouring in, so treat your toddler to a colouring-in book or kit. Art can keep toddlers busy for ages, and they’ll be enthralled by the different colours and pictures. Toddler art is a crucial form of development for your child, as it will help them to develop their creativity.
At a toddler’s age (and beyond), children have a vivid imagination. They love pretending that they’re in different situations, that their toys are alive, or even that they have an imaginary friend. Buy them toys that will allow them to make their make-believe games come to life. Perhaps you could buy a music mat, or a pretend microphone.
If your toddler is fascinated with dismantling and rebuilding things, consider buying them some Lego, or perhaps some Duplo. There are so many different ways Lego and Duplo can be played with, that it’s unlikely ever to be a toy that causes boredom.
What’s more – playing with these toys will improve your toddler’s creativity and fine motor skills. Who knows – you may have an architect or engineer on your hands!
You probably know from bath time and swimming in the pool, that kids love splashing around. Enhance their aqua-enjoyment with water toys. Examples include rubber ducks, squirt guns, and floatable pool toys. Getting your child comfortable in water will help when they learn to swim. It’ll also distract them when they don’t want to bath.
Bedtime stories are one of the highlights of a toddler’s day. Treat them to some fantastic storybooks, with entertaining content and colourful pictures. Pop-up books are always a big hit. Given the extra dimensions, it’ll surely intrigue your toddler’s imagination.
Alternatively, you could buy a movie and watch that with your child instead.
Working out how to place puzzle pieces in a way that makes them all fit together is a fantastic way to teach your toddler creative thinking, problem-solving and fine motor skills. They’ll also be delighted when they finish a puzzle, and that rewarding feeling will warm your heart too. Beyond that, puzzles are simply fun to do for toddlers. The challenge will keep them occupied and interested. Make sure you buy a puzzle that is right for your toddler’s age. If it’s too hard they will lose motivation; and if it’s too easy they will get bored.
Birthdays don’t have to be a stressful time. There are many gift ideas that your toddler will love, as we’ve outlined in this article. Now it’s down to you to pick the one that you think would be most enjoyable and most beneficial to your toddler. Happy shopping!