Save Your Sanity! The Best Noise-Free, Non-Electric Toy Gift Guide
Tired of the constant noise? Yearning for toys without batteries, or blinking lights? Need gift ideas that will save your sanity this holiday season? Look no further! The only toy gift guide you will need.
So if you haven’t checked out my Holiday Hacks you really ought to. You might realize that you don’t always have to buy a tangible gift.
However, if this is one of the cases where you do feel like you need to buy a gift, don’t worry! I got you (and your sanity) covered!
Before you start buying gifts for everyone on the list I want to make sure that you got your bases covered.
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Who doesn’t want their shopping to pay for that extra holiday Latte?!
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Totally worth it.
Alright, now that you’re receiving cash back for your purchases, and on top of the front door, next day delivery. Let’s get shopping!
0-6 month, Natural Teether Toys
For young infants, who can’t really play, fun teether toys are a great option. Not only do they keep baby happy, they normally stay in babies mouth making them the closest thing to a noise-free option at this stage.
6-12 months, Stuffed Animals
Not only do stuffed animals provided comfort, help develop social skills, foster language development, and encourage compassion and empathy in children (Information found here), but developing infants love to play with them!
12-36 months, Activity Cube
Activity cubes are a great multi-toy. You get the benefits of shape sorters, musical toys, puzzles, blocks, or gears all in one great challenging toy. Best of all, these come in wooden, non -electric options.
Tricycle or Bicycle
Puzzles & Blocks
Are also great for kids of all ages. These mostly noiseless toys (although you can find some that make noises nowadays) encourage fine motor skills and problem-solving. Also, depending on the puzzles or blocks it could also help teach numbers, letters, geography or a range of other things.
Books are probably the first toy item thought of when thinking of noiseless toys. They are definitely worth a mention, not only because of the range of benefits provided to children but because of their versatility. Books can be tailored to a child’s age, reading levels, and interest. Books can also be found at different price points. There’s definitely something for everyone.
Wooden Train Set
A wooden train set can provide endless hours of entertainment. You make new tracks every time (or play with a set time and time again) or play with different engines. The possibilities are endless.
Legos & Duplos
According to Lego.com “LEGO DUPLO may benefit your child’s motor, language, cognitive, social, and emotional development”. Legos and Duplos also don’t require batteries and don’t make noises.
A doll is a timeless toy, that encourages children to learn how to care for others. Not only that, constructiveplaythings.com says that dolls “boost creativity”, “boosts brain development” and “increases children’s social skills”. Dolls also come at different price points and are made for a wide variety of ages.
Children love to do everything you do. Why not get them a kitchen of their own where they can practice critical life skills from an early age ? (And get them out of your kitchen at the same time! Especially since there are tons of real safety hazards in a real kitchen!) Let them learn these skills in a safe, children friendly, environment.
Dress Up Clothes
Dressing up “in other people’s shoes” helps children with empathy and charity. It helps them to learn how other’s might act for feel. It also gives them a chance to develop their imaginations, and the possibilities are endless.
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I hope you enjoyed my Save Your Sanity Toy Gift Guide! If you have any suggestions please leave a comment down below!
Until Later My Friends,