Even though today’s kids have grown up with the digital world at their fingertips, toys continue to remain popular. The joy and excitement of playing with actual toys are unparalleled and it is all for the good, as playing leads to the development of crucial skills, improves focus and concentration, ignites passion, and more. But as the times progress, the same old toys just won’t do. If you truly want to strike joy, you need to think outside the box. In this article, we’re giving you suggestions for some of the coolest and most unique toys that you can get for your kids. To know what they are, just scroll below and keep reading.
- BB Guns
If your kids are into outdoor activities or have shown a passion for shooting, get them a kids bb gun and see them have the time of their lives. A bb gun is a type of air gun that shoots metallic or plastic balls, in place of pellets or bullets. BB guns that are created for children have plastic balls that cause no harm but still serve as a great tool for aiming practice and fun. This is a unisex toy, so every child, regardless of gender, will be able to have a great time. However, we suggest that you do buy additional safety equipment like a helmet and glasses if you’re getting them a bb gun, even though most bb gun sets for children provide safety equipment.
- Gaming Consoles
Though this isn’t something entirely new and revolutionary, gaming consoles continue to remain extremely popular and they are a great gift for children of all ages. Since the popularity of gaming consoles has increased in recent years, there’s pretty much a console for everyone. Even if you have a tight budget, you can still get something that will satisfy what you or your child is looking for. You can opt for consoles like XBOX or Playstation, which are attached to a screen, or handheld ones like the beloved Nintendo Switch. Consoles are great for kids of all ages and genders, and there’s hardly anyone who won’t enjoy a good gaming experience.
- Children’s Echo Dot
Now, this might seem a bit strange (after all, what’s the difference between a normal echo and a kid’s one?) but hear us out. Recently launched by Amazon, the Kid’s Echo Dot is an AI speaker that comes preloaded with a myriad of great kid-friendly content, including games, audiobooks, a subscription to Amazon Kids+, and more. They also have a variety of excellent parental controls so that you can properly monitor what content your children consume. On top of that, these echo dots come in a variety of cute prints as well. They are the perfect accompaniment for your child’s bedroom.
- Buddha Board
I’m guessing that most people haven’t heard of a “Buddha Board” before, but they’re actually one of the most popular toys for both children and adults right now. A Buddha Board is a unique canvas that allows you to paint with water. Yes, you read that right. The “canvas” is made with a special material, that allows you to paint with water on it, such that the water resembles black ink. When the water dries and evaporates, you’ll have a clean canvas once again. The concept of the Buddha board is supposed to resemble Japanese ink paintings, and it is a great way for your child to not only explore their creative side but also relax and meditate engagingly. This is suitable for all children, and you can try your hand at it too!
- Flexible Piano
Instruments are an excellent go-to when it comes to gifting, but let’s be honest, getting someone a full-blown piano isn’t the most realistic idea. Especially since kids tend to be quite fickle and might abandon it within a few days if it doesn’t spark interest. In this case, getting them a flexible, foldable piano is a great idea. These are portable pianos, that can be ru through a USB or with batteries. Kids can also hook it up to a secondary sound system, for practice and performances. The pianos usually came with built-in tones as well as demos, so that you can self-learn easily. Best of all is that it is super light and portable, so you can easily store it and carry it along with you on vacation or trips.