Whether it is the holidays or the child’s birthday, toys are definitely the perfect gift you could give to any child. Play is an essential part of a child’s development. It helps them learn more new skills, explore the world around them, and develop the abilities they need in their daily life.
While there are tons of options when it comes to kids’ toys, it is important to consider the child’s age and play preferences when looking for the perfect toy gift. Different kids have different preferences when it comes to play. Some kids like arts while others may prefer building things or sports. If you’re kid loves pretend play, here are some of the best toy’s ideas to help you out while shopping for toys.
Dress Up Clothes
Dressing up to the character that they want is one style of pretend play. While wearing costumes are popular during Halloween, you don’t have to wait for an occasion to let your child wear costumes or dress up as they want.
There are plenty of options to choose from and you can even take your child’s preferences as a guide in choosing the perfect dress up clothes for him or her. If they are already old enough, you could even help them craft the outfits to achieve the character they like.
People and Animal Toys
For kids who love to create stories as pretend play, people and animal toys are a perfect add on to their toy collection. There are plenty of options – from wooden animals, career people, stuffed animals, and many more.
You could also add their favourite cartoon characters like Peter Rabbit into their own stories by gifting stuffed toys of the character they like. They could create their small words and make their own stories using their characters and develop their creativity and imagination more.
Career Toy Sets
For kids who love to imitate certain jobs such as doctor, carpenter, and many more, a career toy set is a perfect gift for them. These sets contain all the essential things commonly used by a certain career, making it easier for them to imitate what those people do and give them a more realistic feel with the help of the tools in the set. When choosing a career set, know what careers your child loves to imitate as a clue on what set to choose.
Pretend cooking is one of the most commonly played game by kids. A kitchen consists of toy utensils and appliances needed in a pretend kitchen. You’ll also need to include pretend play food to help your child make realistic food while playing in their mini kitchen. From cupcakes, sushi, and all other pretend play food sets – you have a wide variety of options when it comes to pretend play in the kitchen.
There are still plenty of toys you could gift to nurture your child’s imagination through pretend play. Look into what the child loves to play with and use it to find the perfect gift that he or she would surely love.