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Gifts for kids to encourage the love of learning

As a parent, it’s safe to say that you want the best for your children. A key facet of that is ensuring your child performs well at school and goes on to become a well-rounded young individual.

If you’re concerned that your child is one of the children that has fallen behind in terms of learning following the pandemic or you simply want to inspire your children to fall in love with learning, here are some gift ideas to get their brains working overtime.

  1. Books

Books are a great gift that will help foster a child’s imagination and creativity. Whether you choose to gift a cool book about epic superheroes, a factual encyclopedia or a fabulous fairytale, it’s bound to have a positive impact on your child’s learning.

What’s more, books are an affordable gift, which is especially important in times of hardship.

  1. Pocket-sized computers

If you have big dreams for your children, why not give them the ability to code with a pocket-size computer?

A terrific way to introduce kids to the world of programming is via fun projects and tasks. If you’re thinking of going down this route, there are a wealth of different options out there, such as Microbit, Raspberry Pi or Arduino.

  1. Maps and globes

If you have a keen interest in geography, why not pass this down to your children?

Revolving globes, maps and puzzles provide hours of endless fun whilst teaching children all about the world map.

  1. A telescope

What better way to spend your evenings than stargazing with your children?

Getting children away from their screens is easy when you invest in a telescope. If you’d like to foster an interest in astronomy, gifting a telescope is a great place to start.

  1. Art supplies

Artistic children love to paint and create a mess, so why not encourage artistic flair with a canvas, paints and a set of paint brushes.

Although it may not seem overly educational in a traditional sense, art can help stimulate creativity and problem-solving whilst promoting self-esteem and self-expression.

  1. Science kits

If your child aspires to be the next Brian Cox, a science kit is the perfect gift. A step up from creating volcanoes from bicarbonate of soda and vinegar, science discovery kits can help your child make mini ‘explosions’, invent perfumes or even learn about the human body.

In conclusion…

If you find yourself stumped when it comes to buying gifts for kids, you’re not alone! Luckily, there are a whole host of gift options that don’t involve phones, computer screens or tablets. Whether you go for an old-school book, a cool telescope or a wonderful art set, your gift is all but guaranteed to put a smile on any child’s face.