The Best Birthday Gifts You Can Give to Your 3-Year Old
When you are still taking care of a newborn, there are some things that you cannot give them yet. For instance, you cannot give them solid foods without mashing them or turning them into a puree. You also cannot give them big baby shoes because their feet would be better off without them.
However, things start to change when they reach 3 years of age. According to Dr. David Perlmutter, 3-year old children can now explore more about the world because they are using their hands to learn things and not their mouths.
Although there are some toys that could potentially be a choking hazard to them, it is still okay given that they do not readily put things in their mouths anymore. And if anything, they can easily shout or ask for your attention if they have done something wrong.
Today, I am going to talk about some birthday gift ideas so that you will know what things to give to your 3-year old.
Give Them Something to Read
Formula milk and baby foods nowadays contain a lot of brain-nourishing nutrients that greatly improves a baby’s cognitive capacity. That is why as early as age 3, you should slowly introduce them to reading materials.
Of course, you shouldn’t give them textbooks right off the bat. I am referring to reading books that contain colorful illustrations that will amaze them and that they will want to read it.
3-year olds really want to laugh that is why I advise you to buy colorful books that have amazing stories such as Dr. Seuss’ books and many more.
Now, if your child wants you to read with them the same book over and over again, this is just normal behavior. Do not scold them or do not be mad at them for giving in to their request.
This is the moment when they are curious and that they want to have a sense of control, so just give this to them and they will love you more for it.
This is usually the age where you want to introduce new concepts to your child and make them more familiar with the world around them.
If you want to bridge both role-play and simple mathematics, you can buy them a toy cash register. If you want them to get familiar with computers at an early age, then you can buy them those toy computers that you can get online (or anything with a qwerty layout).
Puzzles are also a great way for them to hone their cognitive abilities. Just make sure that when they play with such toys that you are there to supervise them.
Children at this age would also love to have some physical activity, which is why gifting them a balance bike is the best and safest way for them to enjoy such. Balance bikes are those bikes that do not have a pedal, so if they want to move forward, they can just push with their legs and it will act as support as well.