Childhood is a magical and fleeting time; help your child or children make the most of it by giving them easy access to a toys and activities that will stimulate their imagination. Imaginative play encourages creative-thinking skills that will benefit children in school and throughout their lives. Whether you have a gift-giving occasion coming up, such as Christmas or a child’s birthday, or simply want to surprise your little one, these options are sure to delight them and lead to hours of enjoyment.
Few things are as rewarding to a child as proudly displaying something that they’ve made themselves. Craft kits are a wonderful way to give your kids the tools and the instruction they need to create. Giving your child a knitting kit will teach them a skill that they can enjoy for their entire lives. From socks to blankets to sweaters, your child’s creations will evolve as their skills improve.
Children will be amazed to discover what they can create with just a sheet of paper! There are all kinds of origami kits available, but for a fun twist consider an Origami Ships Book. This kit teaches kids to make origami boats. The paper is waterproof, so kids can actually play with their boats in water. Check out Nova Natural for more information on this and other craft sets such as its butterfly origami kit.
Paper Dolls Kit
Like origami, paper is the creative medium for paper-doll making. Just add scissors, instruction, and creativity and your child will be able to create her own dolls.
Introduce your children to the ancient art of henna drawing. A precursor to tattoos, henna is all-natural and washes off easily. A henna kit is a fun way to let your children’s creativity soar.
Imagine the fun your child will have galloping around your yard wearing authentic horseshoes on his feet! Children hold the horseshoes in place with jute handles.
What will your child cook up in his very own kitchen? Play kitchens are available in all sizes and shapes and range from inexpensive plastic models to solid keepsake wooden kitchens suitable to hand down from generation to generation. Stock the kitchen with realistic-looking dishes and faux foods, hand your child and apron and a chef hat, and watch the magic of creative play unfold before your eyes.
There’s an instrument suitable for every age and every stage in your child’s life. From jingle bells, drums, clave sticks, and glockenspiels that even a toddler can manage to children’s guitars, harps, and pentatonic lyres, the gift of music is one that will last a lifetime. When you encourage a love of music early on, your children are more likely to excel at piano, guitar, or violin lessons when they’re older.
Inside every child there’s a budding artist waiting to come out. Presented a child with an assortment of crayons, markers, colored pencils, paints and brushes, sidewalk chalk, and paper and watch his eyes light up.
In today’s fast-paced, high-tech world, it’s refreshing to see children playing and creating. When you encourage these wholesome pursuits, you’re helping to create happy, well-rounded children.