What makes a Good Christmas Present for Children?

What makes a Good Christmas Present for Children? - PODS Play

With Christmas just around the corner, the pressure is building to make our children’s, grandchildren’s, nephews’ or nieces’ smiles bigger than last year! With so many options of what you can get, what should you consider while browsing? And as a bonus tip, here’s why PODS play tent are exactly what could make Christmas so memorable!

1. The element of surprise!

There’s nothing quite like watching a child open a present. The glisten in their eye and their shouts of excitement. That’s why we even wrap our Christmas presents and keep them under the tree, waiting as the anticipation increases! So, when you're on the quest for the perfect gift, consider the power of surprise. Does it make your child jump and dance with excitement? Does your Christmas gift idea live up to your grandchild’s dream presents or does it make you their favourite aunt or uncle?

2. Educational Value

A great present is not just something a child would want, but also would benefit from having! The best way to learn is through playing! Don’t take our word for it, according to Professors Kathy Hersh-Pasek and Roberta Golinkoff, “Play is the primary way children were designed to learn.” Playtime should be more intentional. Consider how your gift idea can help make learning fun for them!

3. Developmental Value

Albert Einstein says it best, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Our children should be encouraged to dream, to build up worlds in their minds and to let their creativity grow! So, this Christmas, consider giving your child the gift of imagination! Create an environment for them to expand the horizons of their imagination! Let them break free from the screens and delve into the limitless possibilities that their imagination holds.

4. Quality Time

There’s no better gift than memories. It’s what we look back on with a smile. It’s what we hold on to when things aren’t going as well as we had hoped. So, as you consider what to get for your child, treat yourself as well! Find something that would help your child create memories with you! Rather than presents that would give you less time to spend with your child, look to give them a way in which they can spend quality time with you!

If you are wondering what present would give you all this in one, look no further! The PODS and PODS pop up play tent are the perfect Christmas presents that can transform this festive season and the next few years of playtime!