A Playground Slide Would
Make The Perfect Gift for Your Nephew
As an aunt or uncle, there have
probably been many times you have walked into toy store and not been able to
decide what to buy for your nephew. Picking out the perfect gift can be a
daunting task. How do you choose from the many choices of playground slides,
books and tractor trucks? With Christmas just around the corner, here are some
helpful tips to picking the perfect gift for the nephew on your list.
Boys like to be busy. Pick something
that will keep him moving. Outdoor playground accessories or big purchases like
playground slides will long be remembered and much appreciated by
Boys like to build. Blocks, either
wooden shapes or interlocking plastic, will keep them busy for hours. Just make
sure they are big enough that he can't swallow them.
If the boy likes animals then a farm
yard set with lots of animals, equipment, corrals and of course a barn.
Fact filled picture books about his
favorite things will help him become interested in books.
A tractor or truck he can peddle
with a loader or wagon to put his 'stuff' in is always a hit. Remember - kids
are creative. Gifts like playground slides and trucks they can ride might not
go so well together.
If he's a cowboy then some chaps and
a cowboy hat.
If he's a builder then maybe a
simple construction kit. There are great ready to assemble kits for vehicles or
planes out of wood. This is a good parent and son project.
Kid size tools like mom and dad's so
he can help in the garden or the shop or even the kitchen if he likes cooking.
Toys he can throw, kick, or squeeze
are always good.
T-shirts or PJ's or even underwear
with his favorite super hero on it.
Try to avoid things that require him
to sit still for long periods of time, things that require delicacy or
patience. Movies and video ensure that kids will spend more time in front of
the T.V. and the goal is to encourage them to use their imagination or get them
out of the house. Consider where they live and buy toys that will fit into
their space without crowding them. Buying big gifts, such as playground slides,
is only a good idea if there is room for it.
Enjoy your nephews. They are so curious about
how things work and why you may even learn something new yourself. Know what
the child likes. If you can answer this question that's a big first step.