For adults, birthdays are often just another day of the year. You might go for a few drinks with your friends or a nice meal with your family and, if you’re lucky, you might even get the day off work to prepare properly. But for children, birthdays are one of the most exciting days of the year. For weeks coming up to the special day, they’ll remind you and everyone else they come into contact with that it is a certain number of days until their birthday.It is an extra special occasion, and we should treat it as such. Here are a few things you can prepare in the run-up to the big day.
Okay, gifts aren’t everything. But they do play a large part in the festivities. They needn’t be extravagant or extortionately expensive. Most kids will be thrilled with near enough anything as long as it is thoughtful and wrapped up in a unique way. Half of the fun lies in opening the gifts, after all. Your kid may have hinted towards something in particular that they’d like. But if you’re struggling for ideas, there are a few failsafe presents that tend to go down a treat with little ones. Take collectible teddy bears. The teddy is an age-old classic: it is cute, soft and cuddly. Everything a child will want from a toy. High-quality, collectible teddy bears are a great investment too, as they will only accrue value over time. Another winning option could be a bicycle. Learning to ride a bike is a life skill that your child will benefit from hugely, and there’s a form of the cycle out there for most ages. Trikes and balance bikes are great for toddlers who are just learning how to get about. Standard bicycles with stabilizers are brilliant for beginners, and mountain bikes or BMXs tend to be top of the adventurous kid’s wish list. Read More