Beware of toys that, while they are age appropriate, the child might have no interest in using, or have difficulty manipulating. For example, Richie is thirteen, and a microscope would be a great gift for many kids his age, but he would have no interest in this at all. Not to mention that the use of a microscope requires the use of fine motor skills that Richie hasn’t yet mastered.
Richie has his favorite parks and other places to visit, so an annual pass to a favorite park or attraction is the perfect gift that keeps on giving!
If giving an educational gift is important to you, then puzzles (Melissa and Doug has a fantastic collection of various learning puzzles), interactive books and toys, or iTunes/ Google Play gift cards for educational apps are also great ideas!
It’s the season for sharing, appreciating the people we love, caring about the world we live in, and keeping those in need in our thoughts. It's the season for benevolence. My family and I wish you and yours happiness this holiday season and all year ‘round!
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