2020 gifts for your 4-year-old
Kids are wonderful at any age. But, there is something extra special about that time when your children are just starting to find their feet as individuals, when they are between 3 and 5, going to school and making friends without your direct help. Exploring the world and starting to recognize the things that they like to do the most is a pivotal period of their life.
It is great to see. But, it makes buying gifts for 4-year-old girls or boys a bit trickier than it was when they were younger. At that stage, they are already developing strong likes and dislikes. With that in mind, I have written this short article to provide you with some easy ways to narrow down the options and choose toys that they will really like.
Buy them something hobby related
At that age, many children become interested in things like dance, sport, crafts, art, and other hobbies. Pastimes that turn into passions as they grow older. Any present that relates to their hobby will usually be welcome.
If at all possible, buy them something that will help them to take things to the next level. For example, if your child likes nature, buy them a set of ‘bugnoculars’. They will love being able to safely catch insects, take a closer look at them, then release them back into the world.
Buy them educational toys
Kids love to learn, especially when you make it fun for them. They are quite happy to play spelling games, sing number songs, and read along with you. At 4 years old they are not aware that they are learning while playing. So, they do not resist doing so. It is a great age to introduce them to educational toys.
They are not ready for chemistry sets but can safely complete an easy geography puzzle, or they could learn to play along on a simple piano that has light-up keys to guide them.
Invest in some outdoor toys
At that age, children especially like being outside. They have tons of energy, so any toy that lets them run around and go a bit crazy is bound to be a big hit. This short article explains the best way to introduce your child to sport and fitness activities. Reading it will provide you with some additional gift inspiration.
Give them money
Teaching your children about finances from an early age is vital. Understanding what money is and how to use it wisely will help them to stay out of debt and still be able to get what they want from life.
By the time they are 4 years old, they should know what money is and understand that you need it to be able to buy things. As well as recognize that some things cost more than others. Giving them a voucher or some cash to spend in their favorite shop will help to reinforce these lessons. You can learn more about how monetary gifts can help to turn your children into money-savvy adults, by clicking here.