If you’ve ever been gift shopping for a child, regardless to how young they are, you’ll know that it can be a lot of fun. Though times have changed and their choices are much different to that of our childhood, the idea, in our opinion, still remains the same. Unfortunately, most children of today’s world don’t know how to “play”, when it’s not an electronic toy. If you’re on the lookout for gift ideas for a child, yet are reluctant to buy them a toy that will keep them glued to an electronic device for hours, then perhaps our gift ideas might help you out. These are simple, old fashioned and guaranteed to make them move about and exercise.
A set of wheels
Most children, regardless to the gender, enjoy playing out in the open. If your gift recipient is old enough to safely play outdoors without supervision, consider opting for a bicycle or skate/penny board. You can find kids mountain bikes locally almost anywhere now-a-days; and they are a great gift as they (sneakily) help children to exercise. And once the habit is formed, they’ll likely want to take their bikes out for short rides, rather than other means of transport. See this post if you are looking for perfect bikes.
When age is a problem
What if the bicycles for sale in your locality doesn’t excite you, or your gift receiver? What if they are too young to be out on their own set of wheels? If these questions relate to you, then consider opting for something like a skipping/jump rope. In terms of excitement, your little one might not be too dazzled by the traditional ropes. Opt for the brightly colored, plastic handled variety. They often come with a handy counter, and sometimes with music as well.
The introduction to ball games
Most children now-a-days are already familiar with sports like cricket, football and even basketball. But only through a screen. This is unfortunate as these sports can be very beneficial for their growing bodies and minds. If your neighborhood provides the space and safety for your little one to play these sports outdoors, then gift them with their own sports kits; and then gift them one extra gift. Your time and attention, of course! Teach them to play, and play with them. Trust us, you won’t regret it.
The table vs the tablet
We know that most modern neighborhoods don’t have a lot of outdoor space. Despite this, if you still want them to sweat a little while still entertaining them; consider indoor table sports. Be it table tennis, vortex hockey, pool or even foosball; you can find mini/children’s versions of it quite easily now-a-days. These too provide them with a little exercise, and also help them learn a little about focusing, strategizing and team work.