5 Smart & Educational Gifts for Kids

5 Smart & Educational Gifts for Kids

Early learning is crucial in children, so why not swap out a typical toy for something educational that will benefit them in the future?

Christmas is probably a kid’s favourite holiday as they are spoiled with gifts from all of their family. However, if you haven’t had the time to pick out a present for the toddlers and young children, it’s not too late – we have the perfect gift guide for you. 

Although we may be tempted to spoil them with fun toys, opt for a thoughtful gift that can benefit their abilities instead. Remember, these early days are crucial as they provide a foundation for their future skills and development. 

So, here are five gifts for kids ideas that are fun, encourage learning and help develop important skills! 

1.  Storybooks

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Reading and storytelling shape your child’s abilities such as understanding different cultures, learning new languages, identifying while triggering their imagination and curiosity. Books are the easiest, affordable and most accessible gifts for kids, depending on which storybook you choose as they cater to children of all ages – little tots can enjoy picture books, while the older kids can read into an adventure that teaches them valuable life lessons. 

Furthermore, picture books have been identified to be an important source of a new language, concepts and lessons as it allows the transfer of the information they gather from the books into the real world

  •  Recommended shop: POPULAR Malaysia, Lot 2.24, Level 2, Sunway Velocity Mall

 2. Building Blocks

Building blocks make great gifts for kids especially toddlers and young children – there are large versions made for the younger children and more advanced sets that the big kids will enjoy. While they make fun playtime tools, early childhood educators believe that building blocks serve various developmental abilities in children

It encourages problem-solving as they build their vision, imagination, allow self-expression, as well as use critical thinking such as mathematics when they understand concepts such as length, measurements and estimations. 

  •  Recommended shop: Toys “R” US, Lot 2.47, Level 2, Sunway Velocity Mall

 3. Art set

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Art is a common school subject with good reason – it creates a learning environment as they have fun with colours and play with their imagination. These simple activities using items such as a paint set, colouring pencils, or merely pencil and paper allow children to develop various skills. 

Motions associated with art such as using a paintbrush mould their motor skills, while art can also give them the opportunities to develop their language with simple colours, shapes or actions. Additionally, art can also encourage inventiveness and cultural awareness.

  •  Recommended shop: POPULAR Malaysia, Lot 2.24, Level 2, Sunway Velocity Mall

 4. Coin Bank

Coin banks, or commonly known as piggy banks, teach kids the value of money and saving. Research has highlighted that wealth management is an important skill for young children as it benefits them when they grow up

Children are still grasping the concept of money, which is why a coin bank is a useful and educational gift. Instead of just giving them what they want, parents can teach their kids to earn and save for the things they want to buy. Plus, coin banks these days are made in various shapes, sizes and even characters so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from that will interest them. 

  •   Recommended shop: Typo, Lot G.12, Level GF, Sunway Velocity Mall

 5. Plasticine or modelling clay 

Playing with clay develops abilities similar to that when playing with building blocks – it nurtures their coordination, builds strength in their arms, improves their fine motor skills and more

 The best part of it is that it is purely up to their imagination – they can create figures, animals or even, food. These days there are sets that come with extra tools to fuel their creativity, such as an ice cream mould or a shape maker!

  •  Recommended shop Daiso, Lot 4.13,  Level 4, Sunway Velocity Mall

Redeem Rewards at Sunway Velocity Mall’s Blessed Christmas Until 3 January 2021!

5 Smart & Educational Gifts for Kids

Over at the Main Atrium in Sunway Velocity, the Christmas atmosphere has taken over to spread holiday cheer. Shoppers can shop for special, not only gifts for kids but for everyone (or even yourself) with exclusive promotions at POPULAR, MILANO, Little Pleasures, Veesee, Skin10, Krispy Kreme and more! 

To celebrate a time to be grateful to our families, especially during this tough year, Sunway Velocity’s Blessed Christmas will be rewarding shoppers until 3 January 2021.

Here’s what you can get:

  • RM20 Food Street Cash Vouchers: Feast on some delicious dishes when you spend RM300 in maximum of two receipts to redeem exclusive cash vouchers, while Sunway Pals members or Sunway Velocity Mall mobile app users only need to spend RM200 in a maximum of two receipts.
  • Be gifted a Glass Lock Jar Set: Spend RM600 in a maximum of two receipts to redeem a classic glass lock jar set. Sun Sunway Pals members or Sunway Velocity Mall mobile app users only need to spend RM500 in a maximum of four receipts to receive this. 

To top it off, a discount booklet will be provided with every redemption and Sunway Pals members can collect any amount of points to enjoy one Walls ice cream, plus a daily freebie! 

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To become a Sunway Pals member, just download the Pals For Life app and get one Walls Ice Cream when you sign up with the code ‘VMERRY20’.

For more information on Sunway Velocity Mall’s Blessed Christmas, visit their website or Facebook page

With that, we wish everyone a very a merry Christmas – we hope this holiday brings you some joy this year!

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