Gifts for children
If you re invited to a birthday party, you need to try to make sure that the hero of the occasion is satisfied. Be prepared for the fact that if the birthday boy is only 5–6 years old, he will not even think about hiding his disappointment if it comes to this. This somewhat complicates the task of choosing a good gift, but if you have imagination and minimal initial knowledge, the task will no longer seem so difficult.
What should be considered when choosing?
From about the age of five, parents gradually begin to prepare the child for school, so they are increasingly paying attention to various toys and games with educational overtones. A birthday guest can and should even help them. In doing so, it must be taken into account that by this point, the baby already has certain hobbies, and although you can interest the birthday boy with something newwhere the probability of hitting the target will be much higher if you decide to donate something in which interest has already been shown repeatedly.
For example, board games are considered a good gift at this age: they involve the whole family in the process. Another great option is a variety of products for active pastime, unless the baby is one of those rare children who are completely calm and do not really like movement.
Finally, ordinary toys remain an eternal value, just remember that at this age, sexual interests are already very different, so give boys strictly boyish toys, and girls — girlish ones, without any dubious options.
Given all the above criteria, it would be nice to also know what other guests are planning to give. It is desirable that the gifts not only not be repeated, but also be diverse, because only board games, albeit interesting ones, will certainly raise the question of where are the toys, and the toys themselves will no longer provide either intellectual or physical development.
There is also the so-called stop-list of gifts — those things that would be a mistake to give. Here include the following options:
- clothes and shoes are too casual for the holiday, unless you give a chic dress to a real little princess who is crazy about them;
- simplified imitations — no beach balls if a football was promised (or ordered);
- hygiene items — except for special cosmetics for a girl who likes to spin for hours in front of a mirror;
- school supplies — this will not please the child even at school, and now it’s just too early to give it;
- what you wanted as a child - do not put others in their place, everyone has their own interests, especially since times have changed a lot.
You can guess to give a toy without this article, so let’s immediately move on to things that are both interesting and useful. If you want your child to develop mentally, hone logic and abstract thinking, develop perseverance and patience, give educational gifts, especially since they can be for every taste and budget.
A striking example is all kinds of puzzles, mosaics and constructors for every taste. What makes this choice the best is that today the variety of the assortment allows you to fully meet the tastes of the child — the plot can mean knights or princesses, heroes of your favorite fairy tales, animals, equipment, in a word, everything that can interest a six-year-old child. Truth, it is better to make sure in advance that the child is interested in such a concept of pastime in principle.
We have already talked about board games — they are good because they allow the family to get together, develop communication skills, and even just teach you how to play with dignity.
Depending on the rules of the game, the developmental effect can be different — even primitive “walkers” help to speed up mental counting, and even more complex examples sometimes even teach you to set goals and come up with strategies to achieve them.
Among the toys, will single out sets that imitate the activities of some adult profession — the same doctor or mechanic, magician or hairdresser. Thanks to this, the child not only develops imagination, but also begins to understand how society interacts and how money is made. In the future, this will help him understand what he would like to do in life, and the medical kit is also good because it dispels fear of doctors.
The book does not yet provide the maximum developmental effect, but already now you need to start accustoming your child to literature. He probably doesn’t know how to read yet, so parents will have to voice the text, but if the publication is with bright pictures, the child will like it too. Having become interested, the birthday boy will be much more willing to try to learn to read.
One tablet could replace all the gifts described above, but you should be careful with such a gift. The gadget allows for various uses, but not all of them are useful, and some are even downright harmful. Since at this age the baby definitely does not have a sense of proportion, parental restrictions on the use of a gift can cause resentment.
Presents for creative children
Creativity itself has many positive aspects — it increases the same perseverance, develops imagination and even simply improves mood and helps maintain self-esteem at the proper level. In the future, such a childhood hobby can develop to the level of professionalism, and then a grown child can become very rich and famous, so it’s still a question whether such a gift would be more useful than the general educational gifts from the previous section.
At 5 years old, the average child is still open to all kinds of art — he has a lot of free time, and adults usually only contribute to the active search for himself. Some children even already have certain preferences in terms of the type of creativity, but in general, at 5–6 years old, they still give not professional, but children’s goods. Potential artist you can donate albums, paints and brushes, the same easel. Musician you may be interested in a children’s guitar or a simple synthesizer with a built-in tutorial. If interest does not disappear, in the future you can think about taking your hobby to a new level.
You can, of course, not approach the task so literally, but give a simple plasticine, because modeling is also creativity. Various origami or aving kits can also find a response in the baby shor.
What to choose for active children?
Adults keep in shape in order to be healthy and look good, but children without exception do this without any additional incentive — they just like this lifestyle. In fact, this is not only a pleasant, but also a very useful way to spend time, after all, health is really strengthened, and the coherence of movements is also honed.
One of the most predictable gifts for a child is, of course, a bicycle. Many children already at this age dream of such a gift, so it’s time to make the dream come true, because a sense of balance in life does not hurt, and this transport can be used at any age. Other means of transportation can be a good solution - scooter, rollers or skateboard.
Keep in mind that the gift should be available for use immediately, so if the holiday falls in the winter, it is wiser to give sleds or skates, or skis as an option.
Most types of balls will also come in handy. Best for a boy soccer ball, as ll as any other football products, for example, a set of the form of your favorite football player. Girls love football less, so either beautiful beach ball large size, or light volleyball ball. Do not rush with basketballs yet — they are too heavy for a preschooler and can even knock him down.
Many parents today consider it necessary to organize a small playground right at home, if the neighbors do not mind. Houses can be installed Sdish wall with primitive horizontal bars like hand walkers, and swings, and a trampoline for jumping. If you have a suburban area, you can take the entire site outside — so the child will breathe fresh air on a walk, without competing with other children for their favorite swing, and always remaining under supervision.
Some outdoor games or equipment for them may also come in handy — speech, for example, about badminton or even twister. The latter, contrary to the opinion of its exclusively entertaining nature, trains stretching very ll.
All of the above ideas are pretty trivial — I’m sure most parents have at least once scrolled through all these options in their heads. By itself, a child of 5–6 years old is hardly chasing really original options, but in some families, children have everything in such a broad sense that you can run into the indifference of the birthday man, even handing him something that any other child would be fabulous happy.
Contrary to popular belief, interesting and cool gifts can also be inexpensive. — you just need to turn on your imagination and think about what could be interesting for a child. In fact, it is not always necessary to give material things — sometimes vivid emotions and the atmosphere of a real holiday are remembered much better than another car.
Some parents focus on the organization of the celebration — they hire special animators who entertain the birthday boy and his friends, holding, so to speak, a matinee for the elite.
If the child, in principle, is not spoiled by various spectacles, you can try to go from this side. The kid loves animals, so you need to take him to zoo, even if you have to travel to another city for this. Theoretically, a good solution might be going to the circus or water park. Sometimes a good solution is even trip to a special children’s cafe — in the end, they specifically try to make the children want to return there again and again, so the kid should like it.
When choosing an intangible gift, you need to understand that For the vast majority of children, birthdays are associated with gifts in the form of beautiful boxes with something valuable. For this reason, an intangible present is good when there are also material ones and there are enough of them, otherwise it’s not a fact that the hero of the occasion will appreciate what is happening — he doesn’t understand the full significance of money, for him even a large amount spent on a holiday is nothing if the result cannot be held in hand.
A rather unusual gift for a child of this age is a pet. Such a gift is not given so often, if only because it requires some care and good treatment, and the new owner himself is not always able to provide all this for a living being, and then the cares fall on the shoulders of the parents. The child himself, most likely, will be happy with the cute animal, but adults may not appreciate such a gift. Hover, if the baby has been asking for a long time, and he has a certain responsibility (at least in relation to the same toys), you can, after receiving the approval of the parents, give such a gift. He is good in that he brings up responsibility for others and a sense of duty.
A dog or a cat is the most common live gift, but it’s not a fact that it’s for a birthday, because such a pet often becomes a full-fledged member of the family and is equally important for everyone. The advantage of this choice will be that the animal will become a friend for the child for many years. Hover, they often give smaller animals — rabbits and guinea pigs, hamsters and rats, in the presence of an appropriate hobby — an aquarium with fish.
There is another option with parrots and other birds, but they are usually quite noisy and can interfere with a child’s normal sleep, so it’s worth considering whether there is a separate place for them in the apartment.
What can be done with your own hands?
Souvenir products are usually made with their own hands, at the age of 5, the birthday person is not yet able to fully appreciate it, but after 10–15 years, such creativity can touch a grown child to the core. As in the case of material gifts, such a decision is simply addition to the main presentations, it should not completely replace them, otherwise the hero of the occasion will simply not understand you.
The simplest solution is creating a photo collage in the form of a wall newspaper - it can be done both by the old method of application, and with the help of modern computers.
If you have normal equipment and video processing skills, you can even go further and mount a short film about the life of the hero of the occasion — in the future these shots will become unique and priceless.
Clothes and shoes are usually on the baby gift stop list, but you can make this gift unique. To do this, you need to find out what the child is fond of and simply put the image of your favorite character on a gift — today such a service is available in any city. True, first you should make sure that you are not deprived of taste, and the gift will not provoke other children to jokes and caustic comments about the owner of the donated items.
In some cases, you can even get by with hand-made crafts, but be prepared that the child will be more interested in toys.
For information on what to give a child of 5–6 years old, see the next video.