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Battery operated toys are the last thing that comes to my mind when I’m buying toys for my kids or for other kids in my family or friends. I grew up playing with toys that came with batteries not realizing the danger.
Life suddenly becomes so less complicated without batteries. Plus you are helping the environment by using battery-free toys and encouraging healthy choices for your children.
Today, I have tried to list down top 10 battery-free gifts that any toddler and preschooler will enjoy without feeling threatened. You can either gift these individually or arrange a bunch of different toys in a gift basket and present to the child. That’s how I could do it.
1. Skillofun Sewing Toys:
Sewing toys make such great gifts. They not only keep children occupied for a good amount of time but also help them develop their fine motor skills. Ideal for children over one year.
Books can never go out of fashion, especially this one. It’s got a story every child will love. It makes a beautiful gift for children starting from 6 months and up.
Suitable for children over 6 months of age. Blocks will help nourish your child’s creativity while keep him occupied.
Tangrams is one of the best games your child will own. It can keep them occupied for hours together. Both of my girls absolutely love it. It’s suitable for ages 2 and up.
Which child doesn’t like play dough?? Get them in handful of colours and you are sorted for the rest of the day. Its suitable for children aged 3 and above.
For kids who might be allergic to chemicals found in the store-bought one, you can DIY it and gift it to the child. We have tried two ways of making kid-friendly play dough at home.
6. Wooden Train Tracks:
A nice set of train tracks are a must in every child’s toy stash. These are suitable for children over one year. We got our set from Ikea. Children will love it more and more as they grow older.
If your child loves play dough, she will surely love this shape, model and mold set. Gift it along with a set of play dough tubs or make it at home, add some fun packaging and it will makes such a beautiful gift.
Puzzles make great gift for older children. Get this one that’s made out of wood and comes in various themes. Our favourite one this is the dinosaur themed block picture puzzle.
A good quality easel a staple for every child’s room. And what better than a magnetic double sided one? This is suitable for children over two years. If you have more than one kid, they can use both the sides with throwing a fit. They are sure to keep it for years to come.
10. DIY Teepee:
This one is my personal favourite. Kids of all ages love tents and teepee. So why not DIY it with custom fabric that suits the child’s room/nursery?
So next time you see great deals on battery-free toys, give yourself a nice pat and walk over to the next aisle and find something better for your child that you will be proud of in the long run.
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