With Christmas 2021 just around the corner, it’s time to start planning this year’s presents. With the pandemic stealing our Christmas last year – it’s time to go all out. Whilst cuddly toys and games serve a purpose, you might want to add a sprinkle of education under the tree this year. Educational gifts can significantly help your child’s learning and development whilst being fun and appealing to play with. Research has shown that educational toys can help with problem-solving and conflict resolution whilst nurturing creativity and imagination. So, here are our educational gift ideas to make your child’s Christmas this year.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and maths. STEM toys get designed to help children in these subject areas and offer a fun insight into a potential career in that industry.
With our technological world ever-advancing, coding has been deemed the skill of the future. Simply put, coding is the language used to instruct a computer. If your child loves coding, they might end up working in the technology industry, programming specialist computer systems. For now, however, they can explore toys such as a coding robot. Giving you a child-friendly and fun alternative to learning a new skill.
Learning about our solar system can is an awe-inspiring experience. Your child might already have a fascination with space so why not take that one step further and explore the solar system. Look at the planets in detail and discuss them. You could even talk about what life there may be on Mars.
Exploring the human body is an important part of a child’s development. Understanding how the body works and why it does certain things is fascinating. So, exploring the human anatomy in game form is a great way to learn and play. Choose a magnetic human body so your child can move the pieces around and spark their interest in science.
Whether your child has an interest in local geography, or they want to see the rest of the world, a globe is a perfect solution. Explore famous rivers and discuss important landmarks around the world. Take their exploration to another level and pinpoint the places they have visited and want to visit. So, next time you venture abroad your children will be excited to know exactly where they’re going.