With Christmas a little over two months away (yes, really!), it’s time to start thinking about presents. And as we all know, it’s much better to be early and organised so that we can avoid the dreaded Christmas shopping rush. If you sometimes struggle with present ideas for little ones, perhaps consider an alternative to toys and clothes this year and instead opt for something educational.
Not only will you be able to give a gift that is fun, but it will help them learn and grow - perhaps even giving them something new to get excited about in school or to try as a hobby. Luckily for you, the experts at Springboard Supplies have put their thinking caps on and created five brilliant present ideas that are educational and fun.
1. Get them interested in the Culinary Arts
Many kids adore foodie things, often creating mini play-date cafes and make-believe cooking shows. If you know a budding chef, there’s no better gift than our Kitchen Appliance Set that boasts realistic sound effects and movements. Its simple design will look great in any home and there’s enough space to invite a sous chef along to create the perfect meal.
2. Give a Budding Entrepreneur more control
Role-playing is a great way to develop children’s social skills, and can often factor in other educational benefits too. If you know a little one who loves to play business, give them more control with our Role Play Cash Register and Money. Featuring HM Treasury-approved replica educational coins, UK notes, and a pretend credit card, it will give them everything they need to create a thriving business at home, as well as polish up their maths skills. A real working solar-powered calculator will help them develop even more techniques, while a notepad and activity guide offers additional learning support, as well as extra playtime ideas.
3. Turn Learning into a game
Our ABC Cookies can be played between 2 and 4 players, making them perfect for playdates or family bonding time. With four fun games, you can help reinforce an array of early literacy skills, which include CVC words and vocabulary development. The activity cards have been created language-free so that your children can play independently and the cookie jar style packaging will give them extra joy.
4. Get Scientific
Science is a highly sensory experience, offering children touch, sound and feel which often results in lots of fun and play. For a child, it’s much like magic. Package science in a fun form, with our Chem C500 or the BrainBox Blood and Guts for the brave. Both sets offer a new take on learning with fun, hands-on approaches to facts that will leave them wanting to learn more.
5. Give siblings something to do together
Help to develop the relationship between young siblings with a fun and fair gift that will develop their interactions. The Talking Tubes Starter Set is a great choice for little ones, giving them something that feels truly special between the two.
Feeling inspired to start your Christmas shopping? Shop our full range of products or request to receive one of our free catalogues in the post.
If you have any questions or need more information, contact our friendly team on 01457 829999.