What do you get for someone who is 6 years old? Six year olds are off to school, thinking about reading, writing, playing and making friends. At this age, some are more aware of “boys toys” and “girls toys” and the toys that their friends have.
Safety is still important – be careful of bicycles and similar toys unless the child has a safe place to use them away from traffic and other hazards. Make sure sport equipment is well-made.
Suggestions:Imaginative play with puppets and puppet theatre or dollshouses, more complicated jigsaw puzzles and games that require some reading. 6 year-olds may like to help around the house with lightweight tool sets, garden tools or cooking equipment. Art and play becomes more formal with flower presses and craft sets or simple science sets (magnets etc). Pretend and dress-up toys can be used to act out situations they see in real life: playing shop, television characters, etc. Most six year olds are reading so short novels and non-fiction books will be popular. Check to see if they have a passion like dinosaurs, animals or trains.
6th Birthday Gift Ideas
Yogee Toys is a Sydney-based online toys store with a huge range of stock from many of the major brands. Orders that are fully paid before 1PM Sydney time are dispatched from their Seven Hills warehouse on the same day. For 6 year olds, you could consider…
Coolthings – Lots of cool novelty gifts for all ages and great for prizes as well as gifts – see their gifts for children. Coolthings are based in Launceston, Tasmania with delivery Australia wide and free gift wrapping.
Yardgames– specialists in outdoor games and playground equipment, giant games and other activities. They have some amazing pedal cars, ride-on trikes, bikes and karts and John Deere pedal-powered tractors
Meg and Mog from Booktopia
This is a 40th anniversary edition of the children’s classic picture book, “Meg and Mog”. Meg the witch and Mog her cat go off to a wild Hallowe’en party with all the other witches. The spell they cast goes off with a BANG! “Meg and Mog” is the perfect story for sharing or reading alone, and children love exploring the colours, sounds and shapes.
Get ready for the billy-cart of the 21st Century. These fun and unique ride ons are suitable for ages 4-14yrs+. They can move forward without pedals using the unique pedal foot motion without chains or batteries. No hill required!
The Cat in the Hat from Booktopia
One wet, rainy day while mother is out, a boy and a girl sit dejectedly in their chairs, watching the rain beat against the window. They’re bored. Suddenly, in bursts a large cat in a tall striped hat, ready to play – and not just ordinary games, oh no! This cat likes to create mischief and mayhem, and to aid him, he brings Thing One and Thing Two. These two small fuzzy blue imps race around the house, wreaking havoc. Who’s going to clean up this mess? This most famous of all the Beginner Books has been beloved by readers young and old since 1957.
Vtech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX 2.0 in Purple
Fun and Games for babies to teens from Toy Universe Vtech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX 2.0 in Purple does much more than tell the time The VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX 2.0 is the latest in must have gadget ware for children aged 4 – 12 years. With all the modern features of a grown up smart watch including touch screen and 55 different watch faces, your child will love the grown up feel of this impressive unit. But the fun doesn’t stop there. The clever folks at Vtech have included not one, but two cameras that are perfect for selfies and short videos and can even be “enhanced” with the fun filters on the watch. For even more fun, the watch features a whole bunch of mini games and even an Augmented Reality game where the child chases characters around a yard or room, great for outdoor play. Features: Fully rechargeable with Micro USB. 55 watch faces to choose from. Just like mum and dads smartwatch but jam packed full of fun. New Selfie Cam so kids can easily take selfies directly from their wrist. The Vtech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX 2.0 is the ultimate in fun tech accessories for the up and coming 4 – 12 year old, simply charge and go.