Skip to main content

Diwali gifting for kids made easy


It is diwali time and when I was a kid Diwali was a synonym for lots of gifts, sweets, crackers and new clothes!

I am sure you have made your list of family and friends and what to gift to whom.  Choosing a gift is always a task, especially when it comes to buying for these tiny most giftworthy members.

Know what, I have a nephew who expects a toy each time we come home from outside, no clothes, no chocolates, no books; only and only toys. I am sure he is not the only one like that. So, why not make the most of their preference for toys, instead of choosing a regular toy, we can buy fun educational toys that can enhance multitude of skills for them.


The brain gets it's stimulation from everything that surrounds us, so why not introduce  toys that will help develop cognitive skills, motor skills and creative or out of the box thinking for your kids?


I find educational toys the best things to gift, and even better if I get these in wood.


Choosing the right toy is also a baffling task with markets full of options. I for one have been buying wooden/cloth toys for my child and for others for quite sometime now. Even the return gifts that we chose for my baby's first bday were made up of wood.

But what makes wooden toys so special?

Plastic can never match the joy that wood brings.

In the past 18 months we have amassed a room full of toys, plastic (mostly gifted) and wooden both.

I have a strong preference for wooden toys because of many reasons, some of which are-

We are trying to do our bit for the environment not in one but many ways, this being one of those.

They are safe unlike plastic toys that are flooded in the market. Not all the plastic in Indian market is safe for kids, especially for the ones who mouth everything.

They are ecofriendly and have a long long life. With rare and very gradual wear and tear,  these can be passed on from one sibling to another and if maintaines well then from one generation to another! They don't add to the landfill,  being eco-friendly there is no worry of disposing these wooden toys.

The smell and feel of wood brings one close to nature and that is why Waldorf and montessori systems of education emphasize on the use of wooden educational material.

Wooden toys are great for fine and gross motor skills as they are heavier than their plastic counterparts,  the kids need to exert slightly more force while playing and so they develp their motor skills better.


Most of the wooden toys are for open ended play, so they enhance imaginative and creative abilities of a child unlike battery operated plastic toys where the toy dictates a limited action.

Since, most of these are handcrafted as a buyer you end up supporting employment of a larger mass.

Also they not only are great functionally, but I think, look wise too they are much more beautiful than plastic toys.

With all these good things, I have to say that wooden educational toys make the best gift, and I would any day choose them over plastic/ battery operated toys.

Skola toys have a great range of educational toys available for all age groups and these make a wonderful gift. I gifted my nephew skola memory game last christmas and it was a big hit. From a 4 year old child to 60+ years old grandparents all have a good time playing with it.

I feel fortunate to have options like Skola toys in the market for my child when it comes to wooden toys, because I don't remember myself playing with enough wooden toys when I was a kid.

So, let's make this Diwali special with Skola toys. You can shop simply by clicking- Here

Comments

  1. Completely agree with you on your thoughts about wooden toys. Eco-friendly and long lasting

    ReplyDelete
  2. My aunt is yet to choose a toy for her lil one, Skola toys sounds gret!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I think skola toys are best idea for gifting someone Special. My niece is demanding a diwali gift from me. So i think my search ends here. You gave me an amazing idea of gift for her. Thanks for sharing this.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Heard a lot about Skola toys. Wooden tys are safe and best for kids.

    ReplyDelete
  5. We have a collection of wooden toys too. I am glad more mothers are now aware about the safety issues with plastic toys. I am yet to buy Skola, they are next on my list.

    ReplyDelete
  6. You have such beautiful thoughts, completely agree

    ReplyDelete
  7. I too preferwooden toys over the plastic ones. Skola is bringing out wonderful conceptual toys which will make great change.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Yeah wooden toys are trending nw a days bcz it is very effective for our kids n when it comes to learning toys I m like🛍 buying this n that...n nw planning for this too

    ReplyDelete
  9. Indeed skola toya can be a great gift as a Diwali gift, shall get one for my son!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow! Skola toys is a great way of keeping kids engaged and helps in their development 🙂

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love eco friendly and cute wooden toys.. skola has best wooden toys for kids! Best diwali gift

    ReplyDelete
  12. Skola toys are great gifting option for kids... As Diwali is here, this is a best gifting option for kids in the house...

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Capsule wardrobe ideas for a new mom

Hello people,
The New Year is right here with lots of excitement, hopes and new beginnings, to welcome the coming year with swag and style, we have come together to bring plethora of fashion inspiration in this "Fashion-a-thon" a fashion blog-train initiative by Ruchie of Wigglingpen.


Before you move ahead and see what I have in store for you please check out what Sayeri says on her lovely fashion blog-- Here.
I have never been a fashion enthusiast, but who doesn't like wearing nice clothes and look good? I am someone who would rather accentuate a simple kurti with a heavy dupatta or a jacket or a top/tee with a shrug or scarf.  Although, I try not to splurge, but don't know how i end myself up in piles of clothes with still nothing to wear. If you have read my other posts you will know that I am trying to go the minimal way and hence I have almost limited my shopping; if i have to buy a dress for myself, I give away one or two from my wardrobe. 


Right now i am a lazy…

How to help your baby with speech?

"Nov you" "Owe you"
Yes, I am waiting for my little man to say that, since he hasn't yet said "love you" to me, I am only guessing the sound of it (knowing he doesn't say "La" still) Like everything that happened on its own time, this too shall. 
In my previous post (Click here) I shared some bits from my baby's vocabulary and speech journey, each day I have something new to listen to and it only makes my smile wider.
A child has her/his own time to meet the milestones, there is no magic wand to have them up n running and dancing and singing. Out of all the milestones speech has the widest range from 8-9 months to 24 months for their first words. 
The two types of communication that a child uses are Receptive and Expressive. The Receptive communication means that he/she knows a particular word and Expressive communication is that they are able to speak or express it. For example, a baby may know what water is, but may not be able to…

Musical Bonding - A Playful and Innovative Music Class for Parent & Child

If you have followed my blog-series on music, you would already know what I am talking about.

Musical bonding holds a very special place for us and we have found our emotional connect to it; so, my series wouldn't be complete without a dedicated post on it.

To get a better understanding of this parent -child programme for all my readers, I spoke to Aditi Shah, founder of Musical Bonding and here is what she has to say about one of her babies- "MB"!! 
  How did you come up with a programme that is so unique to Indian market?

Musical Bonding did not happen as a planned programme for the Indian market. The music provided by The Music Class allowed us (my husband and me) to have lots of fun with our two kids, singing, dancing and learning. Musical Bonding started as a simple attempt to make some friends in a new country and for the benefit of my own kids.
  Why Music, what does music mean to you?

I have background in Indian classical music and know that it is not the kind of musi…