Whether it’s a little one’s birthday, Christmas or just a holiday treat, you can be generous and make their day without breaking the bank. Board games are the perfect way for all ages and interests to bond, especially the junior editions of popular games like Monopoly and Cluedo. While strategy games get the mind thinking, plotting and scheming, coordination and reaction games like Twister, Bop It and Dobble can lead to hilarious, fast-paced fun.
Adults might not fully understand kids’ obsession with some toys in the market but, nevertheless, they are still loved by kids everywhere. Hatchimals were hugely popular in 2016 and hatch themselves out of eggs and interact with their environment. In the same year, L.O.L. Surprise! hit the scene and LOL dolls are still hugely sought after, allowing kids to unwrap and care for their own dolls. Fingerlings, which rose to popularity in 2017 are robotic, cling to the finger and react to touch and sound. Glam Goo is exactly what it sounds like – slime made glamorous. Kids can get creative by customising and decorating slime and wearing it as fashion accessories.
Some toys will always be desired by kids. LEGO is one such toy, proving hugely versatile and they never get tired of it, even in the teenage years (and beyond). Sets such as LEGO City, LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Friends and LEGO Disney are all great picks.