Whether it’s for health, recreation or education, here are some great ideas for child-friendly gifts or gadgets.
With two children aged nine and six in the house, we’ve found these dice really useful for quick mental arithmetic practice or games. They’re colourful and fun (and foam, so soft and don’t break things!), but ultimately educational. A simple, clever way to practice numbers at home.
If your kids are anything like mine, they’re forever asking for their own mobile phone. And aside from the ethical side of it, one of the big discussion points is price. The IMO Q2 Pro is low-cost, but still looks cool, with 4G, facial recognition and 15 days standby battery life. The camera’s solid too and the interface uncomplicated. A good option if you’re looking for a potential first-time phone.
Every day seems to be a high pollen day now, which is where this drug-free option for those who suffer rhinitis comes in useful. Using acupressure points, it helps with allergies and is suitable for anyone from the age of three upwards. It’s also washable. We’ve given it a go and it seemed to work for the short period we tried it. Also nice to do something that doesn’t require medication.
This nifty gadget is another way to exercise those mathematical instincts. It’s simple to use and offers a lot of different options for which kind of problems you want to solve and it will appeal to those who think all that paper malarkey is old-fashioned. It has three levels of difficulty too, so it potentially progresses with your child as they improve.
Quizlet is an online educational tool used in the UK and US to help students learn, whether it’s primary level or when they’re going off to university. They’ve recently launched a line of new products and features for its well-loved flashcards platform and now has over 14,000 STEM and business textbooks covered. You can sync work across devices and be used in a mobile setting as well.
Check it out here