At Olympus Solaire, we love to give back to our Albuquerque community, beginning with the kids. If you’d like to join us, consider some of these great ideas for our gift drive.
Books are a perfect holiday gift for children. Consider lift-the-flap books (beloved by young children), board books for young children, and popular chapter books for older kids. Don’t forget graphic novels, which have become very popular in recent years. If you need a little help choosing the right book, check out NPR’s 100 Best Children's Books list.
Thanks to the constant presence of video games in kids’ lives, they can forget that old school games are just as fun. Try classic board games like Chutes and Ladders, Yahtzee, or Parcheesi. Or you can give active games like Jenga or Pick Up Sticks. Or sneak in a little brain workout with Cranium or Trivial Pursuit for Kids. Check out The Strategist’s list of the best family board games for more ideas.
These little toys never seem to go out of style. Kids go crazy over Funkos and you can literally find any character you like, from Baby Yoda to Groot. Look for what’s trending in the toy world right now, from superheroes to Pokemon.
These toys help alleviate stress and also increase one’s ability to focus. Try spinners, magnetic toys, putty, and cube puzzles. Go for any toy that employs repetitive movement or simple manipulations. (And buy one for a loved one while you’re at it – these are great stress busters for the adults in your life, too!)
Like fidget toys, these are also great for stress relief, for developing fine motor skills, and/or to increase focus. Good choices include Play-Doh, sequin toys, weighted blankets, fluffy stuffed animals, bean bags, and kinetic sand. Try this list of the best sensory toys of 2020 for more good ideas.
These toys never go out of style. From Legos, magnetic tiles, and interlocking discs to magnetic blocks, these help kids develop fine motor skills – and they’re just plain fun. Check out these picks for the best building sets of 2020.
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