What Are Some Great Healthy Gifts For My Children?

Easter, Christmas, birthdays – as a parent, you are always on the lookout for some great gift for your kid. Of course, they’ll want something fun and you will want something practical. So why not meet halfway and buy them something that they perceive as simple fun but it’s actually a very useful gift that keeps them healthy, teaches them something, etc.

Because kids need to grow up being as balanced as possible, you need to teach them various good habits from their early years, habits that are going to encourage them to be fit, to know how to socialize, get an education, things that they will continue to do into their adulthood. You can do that with various games, toys, and books!

 

A trampoline for their high energy.

A trampoline or mini-trampoline, depending on the space you have, is a great idea! For kids, it’s fun, pure and simple, and they’ll always want to come back to jumping on it. But fun aside, studies have shown that something as simple as jumping on a trampoline comes with plenty of benefits ranging from physical to educational.

This activity stimulates their physical development and growth so they’ll grow taller while also working on their muscle strength! On top of that, this fun activity is known to promote the functions of the heart and lungs and even digestion so they’ll get hungrier quicker – no more skipped meals!

We can also mention that the trampoline is good in developing the nervous system of a child and it also improves their attention when it comes to learning! Who knew jumping around is more than just fun?

 

A brain teaser.

We must always put our brains to work but especially during our young years. One great way kids get to do this is by using games such as 2D puzzles, 3D pyramids, etc. This activity is pure mental stimulation for any kid and because the work is so rewarding they also tend to love it.

You can even create a puzzle of your own, using their favorite character so you’ll get their attention toward it even faster if you think they may not be interested in a puzzle. If they do seem to like it, there are literally millions of models of puzzles out there, just waiting to be solved! Furthermore, you can also use this as bonding time and play together!

 

Dancing is fun!

Maybe you don’t dance as much as you used to, but if you think about it, do you remember how fun and carefree it was? Children also love dancing and they’ll just make up their own dance moves as they go or copy an adult or pop star they saw on the Internet. But because not everybody is a role model, you can control who they are going to copy.

Video games like “Just Dance Kids” and “Zumba Kids” are aimed exactly at children and it features age-appropriate songs and moves. “ABC” by The Jacksons 5, “Holiday” by Madonna and “Naturally” by Selena Gomez are just some of the fun, harmless songs your children are going to simply love dancing to! And you can also join them!

This activity is going to boost their self-esteem as they’ll perfect the dance moves and they’ll learn how important physical activity can be. Plus, you can never know, but you might discover a little future talented dancer in the family so it’s worth a shot!

 

A cookbook for children.

If the young one likes to help you around the kitchen, you can help them really develop this skill in a safe environment. There are many cookbooks for kids available online and in stores that aim to teach children simple recipes and healthy eating without making things too complicated for them.

These books mention if an adult is needed for certain recipes and usually avoid letting the kids near the stove and mostly focus on simple recipes they can make. Cooking is a skill everybody should have and if the child is interested in it, don’t try and stop them as they can become really great chefs!

 

A musical instrument.

Make sure your child wants this and not force it on them! If they don’t enjoy their lessons, they’re not going to follow them up as they grow up. See if they have an attraction toward a particular instrument and see if they’d like to learn how to play it. Be sure to mention to them that it’s not going to happen overnight and they’ll only see results much later.

If you don’t want to invest in an instrument because they can be pretty expensive and you’re afraid the kid is going to give up on it, there is always the option of renting one or sending them to a children’s club that can give them their materials. Being able to let their creativity flow freely is a huge boost so you can really consider this.

 

Sports

This one is a no-brainer, but we didn’t want to make it feel like the list was incomplete. Basketball, football, volleyball, there are so many sports your child may like and don’t require huge investments on your behalf. Just the ball and a proper outfit can do for now if they play with other kids around the block.

They may feel shy to try a new sport so you can encourage them. The importance of normal physical development can not be stressed enough and just about any sport will do.

 

 

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