Don't be surprised if the six-year-old in your life is a lil chatterbox. Kids this age like to express themselves and tend to be social butterflies. With that in mind, we sought out several gift ideas that will encourage group play, while helping the child learn new skills and create items.
Among our picks for the grade school child are:
- A child-sized pool table with real cues, balls and pockets. Pool helps fine-tune hand-eye coordination and can provide countless hours of indoor fun during winter months.
- Keep your lil one active while increasing his math and listening skills with Hyper Dash, an electronic game that sends them dashing around the room tagging targets based on the questions asked by the main console.
- Think bubbles are just for babies? The How to Make Monstrous, Huge, Unbelievably Big Bubbles book and wand will teach you otherwise. Following the books instructions, and using a little dish soap, your tot will entertain the neighborhood with her bubble master skills.
- Encourage your child's creative side this Winter with the Knot A Hat 'N Scarf kit from Alex. The kit includes plenty of accessories and fabric choices to help your lil one create four scarves and two hats without sewing, knitting or crocheting a thing.
- If you spent hours on the playground playing cat's cradle with a piece of string, you will love the Klutz Book Cat's Cradle set. The book features foolproof, image-laden instructions for playing the classic game and is sure to keep your tot occupied for a while.
- For some families, there is no escaping the abyss that is Hannah Montana. If you want to look like a rock star yourself this holiday, consider getting your lil girl the Hannah Montana Dance Mat Signature Collection, complete with a microphone, wig and pretend headset. The set will keep her on her feet and moving as she perfects her on-stage dance moves.