With Santa coming this month, many parents are wondering what gifts to leave under the tree for their children. It seems these questions come up year after year and we're here to help! Times may have changed over the years when it comes to toys children love, but one thing remains the same, the joy children feel when they receive a gift that speaks to them. The perfect gift can come in experiences, pretend play, and more.
For the child who loves to build
Wooden blocks allow for imaginative play while bringing in a nostalgic feel. The various shapes and sizes leave building and stacking a new adventure every time they are brought out for play. A more modern approach to wooden blocks is an amazing invention called Magformers. Combining colors, movement, and sound, this wonderful toy sparks imagination in even the adults who come in contact with it. Magnets within the structure allow not only for ease of building, but also ease of cleaning up. Just gather them up in a pile and they stick together!
For the child who loves to pretend
Imaginations soar with butterfly wings or super hero capes. Kids who love to pretend also seem to enjoy supplies for making forts around the house or pretend food for a tea party. PVC tubes and joints along with sheets can bring joy and excitement. Fort Magic forts are well loved by many, hold up well, and can be expanded year after year for larger structures. Be sure to pick up a few king sized sheets for decorating and concealing the outside of the fort. Purchase washable markers and let your child decorate the outside for some extra creativity.
For the child who loves music
Give the gift of an experience they'll never forget. Candy Mountain Music is a treasured class in Lexington, KY. Children and adults alike enjoy Miss. Sarah's dynamic and enchanting classes. Attend a full session, or snag a space in a specialty class. December's theme is the Polar Express! Register soon to reserve your space in all the fun including a pretend snowball fight!
For the child who loves animals
Horses have been shown to reduce anxiety in children and to foster compassion and kindness toward furry friends. If your child becomes giddy with excitement when animals are present, consider the gift of horseback riding. The Could 9 Farm offers riding lessons paired with grooming techniques and proper handling of horses. Their two resident ponies are sure to delight every horse-loving child. Gift Certificates are available if you want to be the favorite Aunt or Grandparent this year. Watch their eyes light up as they get to be up close and personal with their new riding buddy.
Gift giving is in the air. Have you come across the perfect gift for the preschooler in your life? Comment below and tell us all about it!