Are you wondering what to buy for a child? When you are a parent, uncle or an aunt, you are faced with the dilemma to buy something both useful and enjoyable. You need to ensure what you buy for the child will add value to them and not be just something you spent your money on.
When you are a grandparent, this choice gets more complicated. When you raised your child, the toys that were in use were totally different from what is available today. You may be confused by just looking at the endless selection of toys on all those shelves.
As a grandparent, you want the child to really benefit from what you give them. You may feel what you have given your child is the best you could give. But when the next generation arrives, you want to do even better.
For Your Grandchild
If your grandchild has interests similar to that of your own child, you can easily decide what to get and what can be passed down from your child. However, if the child is testing his boundaries and trying to do something different, you must let him find his calling.
Here are a few items I have picked up for my grandson over the last 10 years:
Skateboards – These are so much fun and help the child not only develop his balance but also gives him a freedom, walking and running can’t. The cool skateboards I bought for my grandson really made a big impression in his little mind and those of his little friends. They were all impressed with it and took turns to use and learn it.
Bicycle – every child goes through a stage where they have to learn to ride the bike but are just too scared to go on their own. A grandparent can not only by the child a bicycle but can also help them learn to ride one. This can be a great value addition to their development.