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Great Gifts for Children
Cast a weary by on the suggested ages that comes on the packaging when you're shopping for gifts for children. A child who is smarter than other children their age will bore quickly with toys meant for his or her age group. Also, the child learns at a slower rate than other children his or her age could easily become overwhelmed and frustrated with a gift that doesn't really fit them. Consider the child’s mental and emotional levels when purchasing gifts for children.
Of course, a great deal of toys are appropriate for children of all ages including adults. These toys can make exceptional gifts for children because their level of maturity is often something that can be customized in order to be of interest to just about anyone. The Leapfrog reading is a wonderful example of doing this. Buying books that fit on multiple levels, the Leapfrog reading system easily conforms nicely to ages from four to twelve. My daughter has had her Leapfrog for five years now. She actually still reads them, which is really kind of unusual. Any list of potential gifts for children should include an item similar to the Leapfrog reading system.
Board games don't seem to be quite as popular as they once were, but they are still a wonderful way for the family to spend an evening together doing. While shopping for gifts for children, you should look at favorite games from your childhood. Many of them are still on the market today and translate quite well to modern times. The trip down memory lane will appeal to you, and children get excited about board games. My children love Life, Monopoly, and Payday. And those were all surely around when we were kids. They can also learn valuable lessons while playing. Board games are definitely high on my recommended list if you are shopping for gifts for children.
Many children love books, but they do of course have to pay something that the child would naturally be interested. Boys seem to love the slightly crude Captain Underpants series, while girls adore Junie B. Jones. Books most definitely have a place on a list when considering gifts for children. And remember, they can even be passed down to their kids someday. You can even purchase picture books for the littlest of the little ones. It's great fun to say them some through a book and it makes them feel just like grown-ups. And we all know kids like that.
Movies are always a smash hit when looking for gifts for children. Harry Potter videos are all the rage for the slightly older crowd. Pixar films appeal to both children and adults. And of course there are always they show's in earlier decades that suddenly come back into vogue. Most children love watching Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, and I admit seeing Lawrence Fishburne as Cowboy Curtis makes me laugh. It's another nice trip down memory lane for us old folks. Pee-Wee’s Playhouse is the most requested quiet-time video from my collection. The kids can't get enough of that wacky guy.
Girls of all ages seem to love American Girl dolls and Build-A-Bear dolls. Not much of a surprise there. The girl can choose an age appropriate doll and then choose what the doll or bear will wear. Pretty much a perfect gift for a little girl isn't it? My daughter and her friends all love showing off their own artistically dressed creations. These are absolutely some of the best gifts for children.
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