From the age of four, children consciously react to the holidays. Especially if it’s their own birthday. Kids can already clearly articulate their desire for a gift and the holiday itself. Therefore, the present should not be banal. A gift for a four-year-old kid should be interesting, useful and, most importantly, should give the birthday boy a lot of positive emotions.
The first thing to consider when choosing a gift for a child is the features of his age and character. There is a category of gifts that are ideal for a four-year-old child who is already going to kindergarten. And there are presents, the purchase of which should be completely abandoned. It is much easier for parents to choose a gift for their baby. They see their beloved child every day, monitor its development and know very ll the characteristics of character. But other relatives can sometimes be very difficult to please with a birthday surprise.
Therefore, it is worth learning about the features of four-year-old children in more detail.
By this age, children are already indifferent to those toys with which they used to play with great pleasure. Various rattles, small clockwork toys, hanging musical carousels — all this remains in the past. Now they are much more interested in playing various professions and the so-called role-playing games. Girls master the games of doctor or mother-daughter. The boys want to try on the role of a builder, a driver or a traveler.
In addition, four-year-olds are increasingly becoming interested in such games that contribute to the development of logic, attention and thinking. Also, child psychologists note the fact that it is from this age that most children begin to show their first interest in learning and in learning something new, interesting. Kids strive not only for games and entertainment, but also for development.
Before sharing ideas on how to surprise and please children of four years old, it is worth mentioning those presents that you should immediately refuse. Do not give your child any item of clothing as a gift. Such a present will not impress and will not please the baby at all.
Also don’t donate money. At this age, the child cannot appreciate the value of such a gift and will not be able to independently dispose of them.
You should not give jelry to children of this age. In addition, it is worth abandoning such an option as a pet. At this age, children will not yet be able to care for a pet, feed it or walk it on their own. Moreover, most babies of this age perceive pets as a toy, which can negatively affect the health of the animal.
Choosing a present for a child is not an easy task. Sometimes even parents find it difficult to choose something specific among such a variety of toys.
The most popular gifts for children of this age are plush toys. At this age, kids will surely be happy to receive a toy in the form of their favorite fairy-tale character as a gift.
It is quite possible to choose a teddy bear or the hero of any popular cartoon that your son or daughter likes.
Also, children will be happy to receive not a simple, but an interactive toy. For example, it can be a cute cat that starts to purr and meow as soon as the baby touches it. There are other options. For example, bears or dogs that sing children’s songs. With such a toy it will be not only interesting to play, but also comfortable to fall asleep.
Perfect as a gift for a variety of sets for games. For example, it can be a set for a little doctor or a hairdresser. Girls love to play these games. But for the boys there are other interesting sets. For example, a set for a small builder or plumber.
If the child is already showing interest in music, he likes to sing or just listen to music, then give him an original surprise. This could be a toy guitar, a compact drum kit, a baby piano, or a microphone. Thanks to this present, the child will be able to develop his musical talent.
If you have a country house, then why not please your child with a personal trampoline?
Choose the safest option, with a safety net and padded sides so your child can have fun and jump safely.
In the event that you live in an apartment and you have nowhere to set up a trampoline, give your child a tent. It can be a toy tent in the form of a house, a train or even a castle. It is easy to remove if necessary, when folded, it does not take up much space in the closet. In such a cozy house, the child will be interested in spending time. In addition, if necessary, you can take such a house-tent with you if you go to visit your grandmother for a few days or just go out of town.
Every child at the age of 4 will be happy to receive a personal transport as a gift. You can choose a stable scooter that is completely safe for children of this age. Or you can buy a tricycle. Do not forget to take care of protection as an addition and buy a helmet, knee pads, elbow pads and comfortable sports shoes. If possible, you can buy an electric car for your birthday.
The child will be able to manage such personal transport independently, and parents will be able to help him if necessary using the control panel.
An original surprise for any child can be a trip to the zoo, amusement park or entertainment center. Such a gift can be presented by relatives or acquaintances who are invited to the holiday, but do not know what to give. Give parents a gift card or certificate from one of the entertainment centers for a certain amount, and after the celebration on any day they can go there with their child and have fun.
In addition, if you don’t know what to give the birthday man and want to present something original and memorable, then invite animators and a professional photographer to the holiday.
As a result, the birthday boy and his friends will have fun under the supervision of professionals, and adults will be able to sit quietly at the table with their company. At the end of the holiday, all guests can take part in a special photo session.
Choosing useful gifts
Many grandparents want to present something unusual, but always useful, as a birthday present for their grandson or granddaughter. Therefore, it is best to choose among educational toys. For example, it could be a toy laptop or tablet. Educational children’s toys resemble real gadgets that attract children of any age.
Thanks to these toys, the baby will be able to learn the alphabet and numbers. In addition, he will be able to entertain himself by listening to various fairy tales and songs.
Most modern children will be happy to play with the designer. You can choose a regular block constructor, or you can give preference to a more modern, magnetic one. This game develops fine motor skills and imagination of the child. Puzzles can also be attributed to the category of useful presentations. Just try not to choose options with a lot of small details. Choose puzzles that are most suitable for this age, giving preference to brighter and more interesting stories.
Continuing the list of useful gifts, it is worth paying special attention to books. This is the best gift of all time for both children and adults. The main thing is to choose the appropriate option for the age of the child. Four-year-olds will be interested in music books.
Choose options with thick and rigid sheets so that the book does not become unusable too quickly.
You can choose the musical alphabet, so that the baby will learn the letters. Or you can opt for a ll-known and instructive tale. With such a book, the child will be able not only to look at the pictures, but also be able to listen to a song or an audio fragment.
It’s no secret that various creative activities have a very positive effect on the development of children. Drawing and modeling help develop motor skills and imagination. A great gift can be a set for creativity. Just consider the age category of the birthday person and do not choose complex options. For example, for a four-year-old boy or girl, a sand painting kit is suitable. Everything you need is already in the kit, this activity is very popular with active children, as the sand helps them become calmer.
A set that contains the so-called kinetic sand is quite suitable. With it, the child will be able to easily create various shapes. This activity will be interesting for boys and girls. If your child loves to draw, then buy him unusual paints. Notice the fingers. Mastering an unusual drawing technique, the kid will be able to play independently, show imagination and develop imagination.
What else can you give?
Despite the fact that the child grows and matures every day, he is still a kid who enjoys spending a lot of time in the sandbox. Therefore, it is quite possible to give a four-year-old birthday boy a good set for playing with sand. Such a gift can be called universal, as it is perfect for both boys and girls.
Since children of this age are very mobile and active, you can give them some kind of game that will not only be interesting, but also help them develop physically.
For example, this is a ring toss. This game will be interesting for boys and girls. In addition, you can play it not only on your own, but also in a cheerful company of friends in the yard.
Traditionally, as a gift for a girl of this age, you can choose a doll with a set of clothes or a cute baby doll that you can bathe, feed and dress.. A dollhouse is also quite suitable as a present. To date, there are a variety of options for such houses, you can choose any, relying not only on the preferences of the girl, but also on your financial capabilities.
A boy of that age would be delighted to receive a railroad as a birthday present. There are options with a set of trains, a station, little men and trees. Such a game will be interesting to the boy even when he gets a little older.
Children of all ages love to draw. Someone prefers to draw with felt-tip pens or crayons, and someone prefers paints. In any case, the child will be happy with such a gift as a children’s easel. This item is a double-sided board, on one side of which you can draw with chalk, and on the other with a marker or felt-tip pen. In addition, one side is magnetic, so you can easily attach a sheet of paper and draw with pencils or paints.. As a rule, such easels have a small shelf below, where it is convenient to put pencils and you can place a glass of water in a special cell.
If you don’t know what to give your child for his birthday, then watch the selection of ideas in the next video.