5 Wonderful Non-Gadget Christmas Toys Your Kids Will Love

December 17th, 2020

Our world has now increasingly become reliant on digital devices, so it’s necessary for kids to learn how to use them. Introducing them to technology can be beneficial when balanced out with items that aren’t stereotypically classified as tech.  They not only help your child’s development but are also friendlier to their overall health that can be damaged by overexposure to screens and blue light. 

Not sure where to start? As a launching pad into imaginative play and non-tech toys, these are ideas of great screen-free presents to give your children this holiday season. They prioritize the use of pretend and motor skills to create holistically enriching activities. 

Water Beads 

Bath times and kiddie pools are a lot of fun on their own but what if you could have several little balls of floating color in them, too? Turn water activities into a magical time. Get a water beads set that also comes with tools made for your li’l one’s hands to help them practice their fine motor skills. Bathe in rainbow, and play with it, too! 

Doctor Kit 

Let your child spend their days in the shoes of a doctor. Choose a set with complete tools, designed to mimic their real-life counterparts without the danger. It not only helps encourage them to take up a noble profession in the future, but eases their anxiety when visiting the doctor. For better results, include a children’s story about doctors, and how a day in their life goes. 

Dinosaur Set with Interactive Sound Book 

Encourage your child to take interest in science and history with dinosaur toys! Buy ones that are anatomically correct, based on actual scientific research. A good introduction into the world of dinosaurs would be one that includes general knowledge on them, instead of overwhelming kids with information. Sound books make for very interactive read, letting your child hear the roars of what dinosaurs might’ve once had. 

Tools Set 

It’s good to get your kids into working with their handsand not on a keyboard or screen, for well-rounded childhood development. Start them off with a simplified and much safer experience with a toy tool set. The best ones include a toolbag, a storage kit, and a story that teaches your li’l one about the use of each tool. 

Bath Tablets 

The love for chemistry begins in fun and interesting experiences that even the littlest tots can enjoy. Where to begin? The bath! Create magic potions and science experiments using bath tablets, and watch them change the color of the water. You can mix two different ones to create a new hue. It helps improve your child’s color recognition, while encouraging them to discover the world through science and art. 

 

Imagination and Skills Development First

Play is an essential part of a young child’s life. Enhance its benefits by carefully choosing well-designed toys based on studies on children’s development. In deciding what to buy for the early years, select ones that emphasize the use of imagination, and different skills. 

Create a mix of toys that improve several skills at the same time, and those that focus on specific ones. Pay special attention to your child’s improvement and interests. Soon, you’ll learn to spot what needs work on, and what types of toys help but don’t hesitate to seek help through communities, blogs, doctors, experts, and of course, Li’l-Gen!