Toy ShoppingBuying a gift for a gifted child can be a frustrating experience. You see a toy or game that you are sure your child will enjoy only to find it gathering dust under the bed or in the closet after just a few weeks, days or even hours of play. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

All of us parents of gifted kids have had that experience of buying toys only to find them soon collecting dust. I certainly have. Then I wised up and figured out that my son wasn’t like most other kids I knew and wasn’t going to like the same toys and games those kids liked. I began to pay closer attention to the things he was interested in and spent time looking for toys and games that would satisfy those interests.

One of the things my son was interested in was dinosaurs, so I made an effort to find toys and games with dinosaur themes.  I could buy the typical dinosaur stuff, but that usually wasn’t sufficient for my son, so I had to do a lot of searching. Back when my son was young, the internet was also young, so searches weren’t as easy as they are now.  If your child loves dinosaurs and loves learning about them, check out the board game Dinosaurs and Things. That’s just one topic; there are others.

Considering topics is just one of 5 ways to find a toy for your gifted child. You can also consider your child’s age.  Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers aren’t going to like the same toys, although they will all want something that is interesting and challenging. In addition to age, you can consider the kind of toys, such as science toys and toys that fire up the imagination and encourage creativity.

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Buying a gift for a gifted child can be a frustrating experience. You see a toy or game that you are sure your child will enjoy only to find it gathering dust under the bed or in the closet after just a few weeks, days or even hours of...