If you’re looking to shop for the perfect holiday gift for your grandchildren, you’ve probably noticed that many involve screens.
Parents have a love-hate relationship with these screens. While they can occupy children, they aren’t exactly mentally stimulating after a while.
So if you’re looking to get something different this holiday season, Far Rockaway Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has five gift ideas for kids that don’t involve screens.
If you haven’t heard about STEM, it’s about placing a focus on science, technology, engineering, and math. Kids are focusing on this discipline as early as preschool, so get the toddler in your life a head start with this coding train set that allows the child to create a track and have a variety of conditions that lead to different outcomes.
Older kids can start to learn about engineering and circuits with this smart block toy that creates a robot. While there is an online component to this toy, it’s used in connection with the physical toy so the child gets a better understanding of the concepts at play.
Give kids an introduction to electronics in a safe manner with the Magic of LED that features touch-activated switches and an automatic night lamp that the kids can use.
If your grandkids can’t get enough of Pokemon cards or games on their smart devices or video game systems, put their knowledge to the test with this electronic guessing game. Answer some questions, and this device will read your mind to determine which character you’re thinking of.
If your grandkids are nearing the age where they may be able to care for a pet, try this lifelike labradoodle as a test drive of sorts. It responds to the child’s touch and voice, has an animated collar that shows what the dog needs at that moment, and can even do 10 different tricks on command.
To learn more about Far Rockaway Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing and all of the services they offer, visit http://far-rockaway-center.facilities.centershealthcare.org.