Girls Playing GamesIf you are like me, you’ve had a hard time finding toys for your gifted child.  Many toys just don’t hold their interest for long.  There are several reasons for this.  One is that the toy is too young for them.  Parents often buy toys recommended for the chronological age of their child.

However, gifted kids are often ready for toys meant for older children.  For example, a toy that is supposed to be for children ages 6 to 9 might really be more appropriate for a gifted child who is as young as 4.

Another reason some toys don’t hold the interest of gifted children is that the kids don’t learn from them or can’t use their imaginations.  In most cases, gifted kids like toys that engage their minds or talents.  They rarely have to be “tricked” into learning from toys.  Learning toys are usually the kinds they enjoy most!

Girl DancingYou can also use toys to nurture the interests and abilities of your gifted child. If your child is interested in science or you’d like to encourage an interest in science, for example, look for some good science toys.  In the same way, if your child is interested in music or you’d like to encourage an interest in music, look for good art toys or supplies.


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