The Best Gifts For Kindergarteners
If there's a kindergartener (aka a 5-year-old) in your life, then you know that school year can be one of the most exciting for both kids and parents. So when it comes to picking out a gift for them, you want to aim for something that reflects the spirit of this year.
Since it's a grade of discovery, learning, and empowerment that often brings a boost in confidence, independence, and social skills — if not a bit of stubbornness and testing the limits — you'll want to choose a present that inspires creativity, improves sensory skills, and encourages sharing. From a voice-controlled robot to a slime kit, these 25 gifts do just that.
National Geographic Mega Crystal Growing Lab
For the aspiring geologist, this National Geographic Mega Crystal Growing Lab ($30) includes everything needed to grow eight crystals and create a five-crystal light display.
Sunnylife Octopus Inflatable Yard Sprinkler
The Sunnylife Octopus Inflatable Yard Sprinkler ($25) is the perfect Summer accessory, as it attaches to a hose and squirts water from the top of its head.
VTech Kidizoom Camera Pix
This kid-friendly camera allows budding photographers to take real digital photos. Features of the VTech Kidizoom Camera Pix ($35) include a durable design, collage templates and photo effects, and "selfie mode," which automatically detects your face for a photo.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls ($35), a children's book for the young feminist, features the stories of 100 extraordinary women from the past and present. Each women's life is written like a fairy tale and features an artist-rendered portrait of heroines like Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart, and Simone Biles.
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar Gift Set
Introduce kids to STEM with this Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar Gift Set ($175). The set includes the essential Code-a-pillar and two expansion packs that allows the user to assemble the individual actions and pieces in any number of different configurations.
Kaleidoscope: Fabulous Gel Pen Coloring Kit
Trends come and go, but some things — like coloring books — stick around forever. This Kaleidoscope: Fabulous Gel Pen Coloring Kit ($15) includes a set of eight gel pens along with a coloring book of intricate black-and-white designs, a modern twist on the classic concept.