In Singapore, Children’s Day falls on the first Friday of every October. It is a time to honour and celebrate the joys of childhood through various activities and events catered specially for the little ones. On this day, preschoolers and primary school students are not required to attend class (No homework either!). Instead, they have an opportunity to spend time with their family and have fun.
While gifts are not necessary, there’s absolutely nothing wrong if you want to surprise your kid with a Children’s Day gift. If you are scratching your head over what to gift, this guide has some pretty cool gift ideas to get you started.
P.S. Talk to Business Providers you trust and know to see if they can offer group buy so you and your neighbours (or friends) can buy at bulk-pricing!
Cool Children’s Day Gift Ideas:
1. Matatalab Coding Set
Let’s face it. For any child, toys are, and will forever be, the best gifts to receive. But does it mean a toy has to be all play? Not quite. STEM toys are designed to be played through learning.
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) toys help children to develop a wide range of skills from critical thinking and problem-solving to the basics of engineering and the scientific method. Some even introduce them to basic coding concepts, such as Matatalab Coding Set!
Matatalab Coding Set is a Reddot design award-winning coding robot suitable for children aged 4-9. It develops cognitive abilities, imagination and coding skills through hands-on play. Your kid will discover the fun of basic coding concepts such as sequencing, conditionals and debugging and be constantly challenged with advanced tasks!
Examples: ToyTag, EP-Tec Store
2. Makeblock mTiny
Another amazing STEM toy to consider as a Children’s Day gift is the Makeblock mTiny. This Reddot design winner of 2020 is a scientific approach to early childhood education in the digital age.
mTiny is designed to spark interest in preschool-aged children in subjects like English, math and music. Using coding cards and various themed map blocks, mTiny guides your kid in exploring, perceiving, and creating through highly interactive and stimulating games to foster their logical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Examples: ToyTag, EP-Tec Store, playhao
3. LCD Drawing Tablet
Doodling just get a lot more fun with an LCD drawing tablet. This environmental-friendly tool is a great alternative to sketchbooks, dry erase boards or any other writing/drawing mediums. Reduce paper wastage and quick do-over for the kid!
Best part? It provides them with an outlet to unleash their creativity without vandalizing the furniture and walls.
Examples: Funky Creations, GenConnect
4. Parent-Child Terrarium Workshop
Instead of a material Children’s Day gift, how about spending half a day making terrariums. Green fingers not required!
Terrariums are not only pretty to look at but are also as fun to create. A terrarium workshop provides an awesome way for both you and your kid to bond, relax and work together. You’ll gain valuable knowledge on terrariums, understand their eco-system, gain insight on how to care for one and acquire practical skills of making a terrarium.
Examples: Love in a Bottle, Epic Workshops, Ecoponics
5. Parent-Child Cooking Class
Another great Children’s Day gift idea that is non-materialistic is cooking!
It’s never too young to start learning in the kitchen. From simple recipes and specialized cuisines to baking classes, let your kid unleash their inner Junior MasterChef, while you hone your culinary skills.
So what are you waiting for? Don your aprons, adjust your chef hats, and sign up for a gastronomical adventure together!
Examples: Creative Culinaire, Palate Sensations, Cookery Magic
6. Slime Workshop
Every kid is crazy about slime – which is why they should be a part of your Children’s Day gift. So gather your mommy group and make this year’s an unforgettable day for your little ones by surprising them with a fun slime workshop.
Slime-making is not just any frivolous activity to kill time. It actually teaches science. In fact, slime is chemistry. Through a hands-on experiment, kids will learn how the different ingredients mix to form this non-Newtonian polymer. To top it off, everyone gets to bring their DIY slime home!
Examples: Snug As Bug, Muzart, Jolly Confetti