A toddler’s birthday party is sure to be a fun event for both the child and his or her family. If you’re invited to a kid’s birthday party but have no idea what to great gift a child in this age group, here are a few tips and suggestions.
Things to Consider
When choosing kids’ gifts and toys, make sure you pick good quality products that are not just fun but engaging, and will last long. Toys made of materials such as wood and plastic will usually be more durable. The product should also have some unique function which will benefit the toddler, instead of just a pretty appearance. Also look for the safety standards and age recommendation before buying a gift, as some toys may be hazardous to little children.
After a long day out playing, any child will come home exhausted and wanting to rest. You could consider getting something a child will enjoy snuggling or relaxing on. Some of these include bedspreads with cute patterns, a kids recliner chair sale or a play mat on which they can both relax and play. Soft toys are some of the most popular kids’ items on the market and a good quality teddy bear or rag doll will last a very long time. Kids will also love snuggling these to sleep. Soft toys have also been shown to reduce negative behavior in children and promote social interaction and empathy.
Toys which rely on movement such as rocking horses and tricycles are a great form of exercise for children and will develop strength and balance. They will also build up muscles and improve coordination. Toddlers will have endless fun zooming around the house or a park in kids ride on cars and similar wheels. A few things to check before purchasing these include a stable handle that will not come off and a carriage that is closer to the ground.
Something to Develop Cognitive Skills
All children are curious and want to know more about the world around them. Jigsaw puzzles, blocks, stacking cups, balls and similar toys and games will not only introduce toddlers to math and logic but will also keep them occupied for hours. Kids will also learn about shapes, structures, counting and creativity. Thus, toys like these make great gifts to give kids and will have many benefits in the long term.Apart from these, you’ll also need to take the birthday boy or girl’s gender into consideration and ask someone who knows the child for suggestions on what he or she will like best.