By now, they'll likely have learnt elements of co-operation, self-expression and will be able to concentrate on tasks for a lot longer as well. Tricky when it comes to buying them a gift... that's why we've picked out some ideas for you.
Get School Ready
For these inbetweeners, school on the horizon is a massive change. Seize this exciting change as the ideal time to gift some items to ease them into the new venture. If it’s a big item you are looking for, preschoolers love nothing more than a scooting commute. We love Globber, Scoot & Ride and Micro Scooter for their range of styles and colours. Just add bike accessories, for a fully protected ride.
A proper school bag is another practical gift option. This eco-friendly Engel and Sticky Lemon make their cool totes from recycled bottles 😲. What better way to teach them about being kind to the environment, than with their own sustainable bag? The Babymel Kids’ Junior Backpack is another awesome, age-appropriate bag, with heaps of room to carry lunch and a change of clothes.
For those first precious school-made pieces of artwork, The Articulate Gallery Single Frame is a perfect gift for creating an ever-changing gallery at home. It helps them see a worth in their creations too, as you hang them for all to see.
Making and Doing
When it comes to play time, they're now able to hold concentration for longer, so sitting down to arts and crafts is more appealing by this age. Djeco and Kipod are great brands for really inventive crafting kits that awaken creativity, develop imagination and challenge kids' thinking. And they're loads of fun, of course!
Looking to spend a bit more and know your preschooler loves to sit down to draw or paint? A table and chair set is a lovely generous gift for a play room or bedroom. You can choose from classic kids styles to sets with more modern and mid-century upcycled looks too.
Now is the perfect time for a nursery refresh, stripping out any remaining baby items for preschooler approved décor. So why not ride this wave and gift a gorgeous decorative item like a wall-hanger or maybe a cool new beanbag for their evolving space?
Wall art or decals also make for great new additions to bedrooms. Another idea is to buy a fun print that can be popped into a magnetic frame, for a quick yet effective gallery look.
With imaginations that run wild whenever they can, pre-schoolers really make the most out of pretend play toys.
A kitchen is the ultimate gift for budding chefs to cook up a storm and you can always add to it at subsequent birthdays and Christmases with toy fruit and veg or extra kitchen equipment.
Got a little thespian on your hands? Why not gift some new dress-up gear, to extend their acting repertoire. Meri Meri has a whole carnival of great options, from lions and parrots to princesses and mermaids.
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