Gifting joy to a childAll kids love toys and the excitement of receiving one is a huge joy for them. I feel that today more often than not people will gift something electronic like a hand-held video game or a battery-operated toy car or some such gizmo. Worse is gifting a toy gun and dangerous to gift something that is a choking hazard. Whatever happened to some nice puzzles or a simple board game? Even colouring books are lovely gifts for older children who can be given, along with it, colour pencils or sketch pens. Pop up books and picture books are also something useful to gift a little child.
At some point of time, a gadget with a screen is going to be a part and parcel of the child's later years as a teenager and as an adult. Let's not expose them to screen-time at a young age or give them something like a toy gun that will get them hooked into online violent games later.
Gift joy by all means, but think twice what form it takes before doing so.
[Ninth entry for the thread a day challenge]