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Top Gifts for Little Girls
What do Little Girls Like?
Little girls are just like big girls. They love to talk among themselves. Standards are set. Expectations are created. Relative values are established. In short, fashion and desirability is often a function of the group and not some unique discovery that little girls find on their own.
Gifts for Little Girls
What do you plan to give little girls this Christmas?
So, what is it this year? What are they chattering and giggling about? What icons in the gift world are achieving the status of "I just have to have it"?
With mega-icon famous gift bearers, St. Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas and three wise kings, resting after the merriest time of the year, here's your chance to be the best gift bearer raising expectations from little girls you visit.
If you're planning to play 4th Wise "Person" and want to give something special for the little girls you know, here are some of your top options: Dolls, Tablets, Camera for Kids and Diary with Lock. Read on to get more gift ideas for your little girls.
Do your little girls check the Christmas tree?
Do your little girls check the Christmas tree each day for gifts? Do they bug you about Santa? Of course, they do. But remember, Santa or the 4th Wise Person, your little girls are not all made the same.
Each one is unique and so would require some thinking through. I grew up in a family of all girls, five of us, and I tell you we wanted to be different from the others. Take a look at what they're interested in. Not all of them like dolls. Some are intrigued by Science. Others, by fashion. Others are Electronics fan so take note of what they enjoy most.
Little Girls Check the Gifts under the Christmas Tree
1. The Gift of Learning
What better gift than learning can you give little girls? Not only is this enjoyable for every little girl in your list but more importantly, this enhances their capacity. Any learning intervention at this young age has definite impact on their intellectual capacity later on. Included in a tablet are so many educational programs that cater to whatever interest your little girl has. So, think of including this in your gift list. If they have already one, upgrade it so they'll enjoy it more.
Leapfrog Learning Tablet
Kids love to have their own tablets. As they grow older, an iPad would be good but for little girls, the best gift would be a learning tablet.
There are so many educational programs that go with tablets and these programs can be adjusted to their age level so as they grow older, you can add new programs to their learning experience. What a great investment in your kids learning.
I gave one of these to our grandchild and she just loved it. She has graduated now to her own computer but at that time, it brought her so much excitement and learning.
Here's my choice for a learning tablet. This leapfrog epic tablet is much more powerful and has added memory.
Little Girls Having Fun Learning
2. The Gift of Imagination
Stretching their imagination and allowing them to express themselves as they imagine themselves to be is key to the growth of little girls especially at this age. Encourage this and give them resources to have fun and engage their imagination. Expand and challenge it with your gifts. Make your gift part of their growing up process.
Imaginative Play for Little Girls
This Pink Princess Play House will spin your little girl's imagination to think of characters they want to be, what they can do around and inside the playhouse. She and a friend can easily fit in here.
This is perfect for encouraging them to work up their imagination which girls at around 4 always have much of.
One thing going for this play house is that kids love it and have had so much fun with it that many of them just leave it set up in the room for a year or so. This tent sets up easily when you hang it up and see how the poles work. Though the material is flimsy and soft to the feel, it is quite durable.
3. The Gift of Creativity
In today's world, you are much aware how important creative skills are. So, develop this in your kids by giving them the resources to work with. A camera is very useful as the pictures they take, they can use for scrapbooks and other creative activities. Editing these photos and learning how to take good pictures will serve them well.
Creativity in Action
Little Girls Camera
Which models will you gift your little girls?
Little girls will go gaga over this new gadget. Among the most preferred brand of kids' camera are Kidizoom Plus and Fisher Price models.
Most of these cameras have 2 megapixels, 2x-4x optical zoom, movie making feature, colored preview screen, direction key pad and a minimum of 256 MB built in memory and a memory slot. Additionally, it has USB connectivity for computer and is Windows/Macintosh compatible.
With this gadget, your little girl will definitely contribute to your family photo album. She'll also begin a lifetime learning ladder of computer based hardware and software that will make it all fun.
4. The Gift of Awareness
Awareness is a gift that you can develop early in your little girls. Encourage them to assess their experience so more and more they become mindful of thins around them, how they interact with others and with the world. Connect this with they developing interest to have little secrets. Here's a gift that will be useful: A Diary with a Lock. Since they love to have their own little secrets, the lock ensures them that their secrets are safe.
This will also encourage her to write her thoughts and feelings as each day goes by. The daily self-assessment is a fantastic contributor to learning and awareness of the world around and really ups the giggle ratio at future slumber parties.
Diary with Lock
Introduce your little girls, not the really small ones but maybe 4 and over to write about their experiences, their thoughts, dreams and anything else they fancy. You'll develop their love for words and their writing skills as well. You might just be developing a budding Shakespeare or Tennyson. It's worth a try.
This lock and key diary will also start them reflecting a bit more on their experiences, assessing the events of the day and valuing what truly are significant for them. This is a skill they'll need for life.
What better gift can you give than this pink diary with lock where they can keep their little secrets, too.
The Gift of Interaction
5. The Gift of Social Interaction
It has been established by recent studies that well developed social skills at an early age determine future success for many of us. So, think of developing this in your little girls. Let your gift enable them to care, to talk and to be part of a relationship. Little girls do all these with their dolls.
Not only that but the fact that from experience, we know very well that little girls love dolls. Dolls ranging from rag dolls to fashion dolls and their accessories will surely bring smiles and squeals of happiness. Baby dolls from the popular brands like Baby Alive, Little Mommy Real Loving Baby Dolls to Fisher-Price Hug 'n Giggle Baby to Cabbage Patch Kids will delight them and after the hours of TV, they will match hopes as well.
These dolls come with fashion accessories like clothes, shoes and baby accessories including diapers, feeding bottles, even food packets. They, now even come with chips so little girls can really interact with them, talk to them, ask them questions. Many parents, though, are still wary of this recent doll development because these chips also monitor what questions kids ask so they can input these in their algorithm. A bit worrying for now but in our super connected world, this will become more popular. Perhaps, with better understanding and supervision, this can be a useful doll.
Add more fun by wrapping additional accessories for the baby dolls like stroller, playpen, baby doll carrier and bathtub. The little girls will also be encouraged to take care of their baby doll by rocking her to sleep, changing diapers and preparing her food.
Find a shoe box and add that to the doll pile as a make-it-yourself crib. Little girls with their imagination will make something wonderful out of it.
Do you base your choice of dolls on what your kid likes or what you like?
Fashion dolls for little girls
Fashion dolls are also a great gifts for little girls. Among the best-seller fashion dolls are the Barbie series from Mattel. Barbie and Ken have been a mainstay for decades and have invaded most of the world as hi-demand items. They come in colorful clothes and accessories. Some of these Barbie dolls even have a movie tie-up character like the Disney Princesses.
A great way to accompany your Barbie doll gift is to add play set accessories like Princess' castle, townhouse and vacation house bundles. Another favorite fashion doll among little girls is the Bratz dolls. It also has colorful clothes, costumes and accessories like the masquerade and cosmetic bundles.
Dolls Little Girls Can Play With
Give your little girls Anna and Elsa, the celebrated sisters from Frozen who engaged little girls that they wear these princesses costumes.
They will be thrilled to own these two together and play with them as they play the music from the movie. You will enjoy seeing their faces light up as they do this. Rather than buy two dolls, you're getting better value for this pair.
What dolls will you choose for little girls this Christmas?
Some kids have very clear preferences even at an early age. Often, they are not what we would choose. How do you pick?
Well, the recent favourite which has sent many little girls in a frenzy is the Frozen dolls. Elsa, the beloved Frozen princess of Arendelle with cryokinetic powers is the top favourite. And of course, the younger sister, Princess Anna. Almost every child i have talked to recently love these two Frozen characters.
Which of these dolls will little girls in your gift list prefer?
There are many choices but you can see what they love from past experience. The recent craze is Frozen and even in this, there are choices. Some prefer Elsa and the others, the sister.
Which of these dolls do your kids like?
Have a doll made for your little girl
Or make one that your little girl will love. Another top doll idea for your little girl is having a custom-made doll which looks like her. There are crafters who specialize in custom made dolls. Simply send your daughter's picture and a customized doll will be made just for you. They also have accessories for the dolls to complete your gift.
I still like the soft cuddlies for the really little ones. They're the dolls that are remembered long after Barbie has been shelved.
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5. Give little girls the gift of time - Have fun together
This is fun for little girls as they can cut out pictures, paste it and you'll be their favourite aunt, sister or whatever. Last summer, a neighbor offered one of the little girls in the cottage time to make a scrapbook together. It was on the royal wedding which just fascinated this little girl. This neighbor had a stack of Hola magazines and presto, they had a fun afternoon.
You can also go with them to the park or the museum depending on their interest. If space fascinates them, bring them to a space museum close to you. There are so many varied opportunities to engage kids and being a part of these will not only make them have fun but you'll be surprised at how much fun you'll also get from these.
© 2011 Mary Norton