Educational Toys for Gifted Children

by Bec Slack October 31, 2015

Parents usually think that their boy or girl is the cutest, most intelligent and nicest kid on Earth. In fact, whenever a child shows some kind of specific interest in books, dinosaurs, colours, numbers, foreign languages or some kind or other of artistic expression, parents are eager to nourish and encourage that interest in them by sending them to private lessons, museums or by buying them books, reading to them, taking them to artistic workshops and so on.

All children are gifted in our eyes, it's just a matter of finding out what areas they are most talented in! But finding  educational toys and games that will keep him engaged and interested can even be challenging. Hopefully, this article will provide parents of gifted children with good ideas on which educational toys and games they should be offered.

Let Your Gifted Child Play With Educational Toys Instead of Ordinary Toys

If your gifted child is highly creative, he may easily get bored when playing with ordinary toys. Gifted children expect not only to have fun with the toys they play but also that they allow them to express their creativity and interact with them in some way or other. Besides, as not all gifted children are the same or have the same interests and expectations, parents should be attentive enough to discover what their child likes best.

Most children are extremely curious and show avid interest about a wide variety of things. In fact, their mind seems to jump from one idea to the other and they are usually fascinated whenever they discover or learn something new. If this is the case of your child, make sure you offer him games that appeal to his interests. Puzzles, word and number games that may even seem too complicated for an ordinary child his age may offer your child a great stimuli to his avid imagination and eagerness if he is showing skills in these areas. Construction and manipulative toys can be a wealth of enjoyment as they can design and create whatever they desire!

If your child shows a special inclination for painting and drawing, an excellent educational game for him can be an art easel. Make sure you also offer him crayons, markers, pencils, aquarelles and painting for him to explore his passion and plenty and plenty of blank white or colored sheets of paper. Art books or art related software programs that offer the viewer virtual tours around museums or expositions are also a great alternative and there are even some that are tailored suit for children.

If your child loves music or is fascinated by musical toys in particular, you should not think it twice and offer him a child version of the musical instrument he loves, music lessons, and even taking him to a concert can be a great educational experience for him.

Science games that allow children to create their own formulas or how different elements interact or react with each other are also worth considering educational toys and games for children who are showing more science based or academic skills.

All children are gifted - it's just a matter of keeping their interest in order for them to be able to nurture their own, personal set of skills. 

Bec Slack
Bec Slack


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