It’s been a tough year for kids but Christmas is almost here and these gifts are sure to put a smile on their faces.
Christmas is just around the corner, and after a confusing year for kids with time away from school friends and grandparents, they deserve to be spoiled with the very best pressies.
This year the pressure is on to secure the top Christmas goodies early as global supply chain issues threaten to delay the arrival of in-demand products, so don’t leave your shopping to the last minute!
Whether it’s your little one’s very first Christmas or the eldest that is already asking questions about the man with the big white beard, we’ve got the top picks for all ages to keep them smiling throughout the holidays.
Toys suitable for babies from 0-12 months
Colour and sound are great ways to capture babies’ attention making the TAF Musical Koala from Bubs Warehouse a good choice. This colourful, padded toy featuring music and lights is perfect for newborns and will adapt as the baby grows.
Toys suitable for toddlers aged 1-2 years
Active toddlers are not only finding their feet, quite literally, they are finding their voice too. This age group will benefit from walkers, musical toys and building blocks. The more they practice with these types of toys, the more they will grow in strength and confidence. The Tiny Steps Walker can help little ones take their first steps and includes fun and colourful activities to keep them entertained.
You can keep those hands busy with the LEGO DUPLO Creative Animals set. Youngsters can build and play with their favourite animals. This toy can help with their emotional development as well as fine motor skills.
Top toys for kids aged 3-4 years
The Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Ultimate Learning Bot from Big W can be introduced from 6 months but continually challenges kids as they get older (up to 5 years) with four ways to play and fun music, lights and activities. Kids can explore each bot individually or build one big interactive buddy.
Imaginations are running wild at this age and it’s the perfect time for playsets, toy cars, action figures and dolls. Just be sure to check the age guide on the products and avoid those with small parts. If your child loves getting involved with cooking and baking, this Wooden Kitchen Play Set is sure to bring hours of fun.
Top toys for kids aged 5-8 years
At this age, kids are absorbing the world around them and want to take their exploration up a gear. Ride-on toys and bikes are really popular as kids get to grips with a new kind of motor skill. The Polygon Premier 20 kids bike is the perfect tool to help children develop riding skills and explore the great outdoors.
Kids in this age bracket will also want to expand on their building skills with more advanced playsets and transformer toys. Iron Man fans will love this LEGO Marvel Avengers Iron Man Mech superhero set which offers endless build-and-play fun.
Top toys for kids aged 9-12 years
Board games became a staple of family entertainment this year and are a fail-safe gift for this age bracket. Games such as 5 Second Rule, Smart Ass and Dumb Criminals are sure to challenge even the most confident player.
At this age, kids can flex their creative skills with art and craft sets like Hinkler’s ArtMaker Comic Book Art and Bottle Sand Art or build something majestic with advanced Lego sets such as Harry Potter Hedwig and the Technic Heavy-duty Tow Truck.
Of course, when it comes to the little ones in your life, mum and dad know best. Maybe they are a Peppa Pig fan or Harry Potter obsessed; ask lots of questions to get an idea of their favourite characters and pastimes. So long as you’re willing to get involved with the play and have fun, you can’t go wrong!
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