Play may be “just fun,” but for kids, playing is an important part of learning. A recent article in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics says, “Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children.”
With so many of our children spending increasing amounts of time in front of computer screens, it can be a challenge to engage them in other activities. Sometimes going back to the simpler things is the answer. Many of the traditional toys that were popular decades ago actually serve to pull kids out of the digital age better than the newer toys.
The kaleidoscope is a great example of a toy that has endured over the decades. This is a great time of the year to consider presenting a toy that will open up new dimensions of fun to your child, grandchild, or friend’s child. One of the greatest values for the money, the kaleidoscope mesmerizes children and extends their imaginations.
Even a very young child can enjoy the colorful display of ever-changing patterns. Kids seem to enjoy the power the kaleidoscope gives them to create new patterns just by rotating it. Older kids will be interested in learning about how it works giving you a great opportunity to do a little science lesson. Kaleidoscopes for kids make great gifts that will stimulate and entertain for many years.