Have you ever bought a gift for a child and realised that it was not suited to their age? Are you not sure what to buy? Do you want to buy something that is not only fun, but also encourages early childhood education too? Here are some gift ideas that will suit a childs age, hold their interest and encourage learning through play.
Not sure what to buy your kids for their birthday or for a friend's birthday party they're going along to? Our age-specific gift guide will give you lots of birthday present ideas on toys and activities suitable for babies, toddlers and pre-school kids.
It may be re-assuring for those with new babies to hear that when it comes to your babys first Christmas, expensive gifts are not necessary! Many parents feel the pressure to buy the latest and most costly toys, but with everyone managing tighter budgets these days, parents are looking for cheaper alternatives.
It seems nostalgic toys top the list of the most popular toys for Christmas 2013 in New Zealand, with old brands making a comeback. Technology continues to play a part as well as toys that perform well every year such as Lego.
A sensory board or busy board is a fun, hands-on activity for babies and toddlers to help them touch, explore and learn about different objects all in one place. They have lots of developmental benefits too and are really easy to make at home with things you have to hand.