What inspires boys & girls aged 8 and over
8-year-olds have a great thirst for knowledge and love to observe the world around them. They are very keen to experiment and want to understand what is happening around them. They are also learning to form their own opinions. This is reflected in their interests as many 8-year-olds develop a passion for a certain topic or a hobby and like to spend as much time as possible doing it. In general, children at this age are already independent to a large extent, but still need the loving support of their parents.
We have put together the best gift ideas for you, so you are sure to give something of value:
For active people:
Vehicles, for example, inline skates, a scooter, a skateboard or a bike are ideal for gaining independence and travelling further. A helmet and protective equipment can be given as a matching gift. Ball games are also a big hit with 8-year-olds from badminton, fireball, and football to boccia. Another idea is a sports bag to hold all their new sports equipment.
For the creative:
Many children like to paint and draw, therefore sets such as 'paint by numbers' help improve their fine motor skills in the process. If a child is interested in drawing techniques, a drawing book or a painting course would also be a nice idea.
For the musically inclined:
Musical instruments, for example, a recorder or keyboard, give children the opportunity to develop their musical and motor skills. If you want to go one step further, you could surprise music fans with a music camp. This would be a fantastic experience where; the child can share his or her passion with other children and gain unforgettable memories.
There are countless things to discover everywhere. A magnifying glass or binoculars would be ideal so that the young explorers can observe their surroundings more closely. An educational gift can also be an experimental kit. With it, children learn about different materials, better understand connections in nature and can create something new.
Robotics is a very popular pastime at the moment for 8-10-year-olds. From building and programming robots to controlling them remotely. That's why robot kits are currently very popular gifts among 8- and 9-year-olds.
If children are interested in technology, a construction game would be an exciting surprise. It can be used to learn how to strategize and train the imagination. Children can also train their cognitive skills and concentration with 3D puzzles.
For the imaginative:
Who doesn't dream of a bed under the stars? With a starry sky projector, this dream can become reality and the child's imagination can be stimulated. Children's books are also an ideal gift to immerse them in new worlds. Reading is a great way for children to develop their language. For those who prefer to listen, audiobooks are also a great gift.