Every parent knows that choosing a gift for a child can be quite a task. From a toy drone to science kits, here is the list of fun, educational and functional gifts for kids.
A toy drone
Although the average flight time for any drone is around 5 to 8 minutes, you can consider the drone with a removable rechargeable battery in order to keep flying without charging. If you are buying a drone for your kid for the first time, choose the one having replacement parts. When it comes to size, there are micro drones and full-size drones. The smallest drone currently available is Axis Turbo-X Drone, but do know that these tiny drones are pretty responsive to commands making them difficult for controlling.
A kendama is a traditional Japanese wooden toy consisting of a ball attached to a string on a stick. Even though it can be played by people of all ages, the toy is usually used by primary and secondary school children. Playing with the toy is seemingly simple and has a host of health benefits. Apart from strengthening the cardiovascular system and enhancing motor skills, the kendama cultivates concentration, motivation, persistence and attentive play.
For all of those who cannot afford a tree house, a Cacoon is the best substitute. The Cacoon is a hanging tree house, a swing and a hammock all in one. The innovative gift is suitable for indoors, but, as it is made of strong and waterproof fabric, it is also suitable for outdoors. These hanging tree houses come in a variety of sizes. The Cacoon with the diameter of 1.2 m is a good option for one child both indoors and outdoors, while those having the diameter of 1.5 m and 1.8 m are designed for adults, or more than one child.
Backpacks are a functional gift every child needs on a day to day basis. Personalized backpacks are tailor made for your child depending on his/her interest. Apart from a print and colour you can choose, you have also the option of various fabric types, including canvas, jute, polyester, cotton and nylon. You can also accessorize it with additional features, such as different zipper options, an earphone rubber outlet, a water bottle carrier and detachable compartment bags.
Another traditional wooden game this time comes from Finland. A Finska is an outdoor throwing game easy to learn. As it requires strategy and various tactics, the game is anything but boring. All you need is a 3 m by 7 m area and the game can begin. It can be played on grass and even sand making it a perfect outdoor activity for the beach and the park. The Finska is becoming so popular all over the world so that World Championships are organized every year in Lahti, Finland. In Australia, the Australian Caravan Club regularly hosts Finska tournaments.
A solar robot kit
When it comes to educational toys, a solar robot kit is one of the top science projects for your kid. Powered by solar energy, the robot does not require batteries allowing your child to learn about sustainable energy. Children can make 14 different robot models. There are two levels. The first-level projects include building a robot running on sunlight, while the second-level projects work in water and on land.
365 science experiments
365 science experiments is another learning gift targeted towards the children aged from 4 to 12. With over 300 experiments, ranging from a bubble-powered rocket to making an invisible ink, this fun book is a great introduction to the world of science. All experiments can be done with the help of common household items. In addition, the book contains activities for both children and parents as well as Did You Know facts.
When it comes to practical gifts, make sure you personalize them. When it comes to toys, choose the educational ones with which your child can have fun and learn something new.