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99 Gifts for 7 Year Olds
Our Best 3 Picks
Age 7 is a great time in a child’s development. They are bright, curious, and interested in exploring the world around them. They ask serious questions as they build their identity and social skills. We’ve selected 40 of the best gifts for seven-year-olds that will educate, nurture, and entertain them.
Choosing the best gifts for 7-year-olds
All children grow at their own pace and, thus, need to be carefully nurtured. This is the perfect time to encourage their creativity, build positive habits, and strengthen their bond with other members of their family. Cognitively, they can answer inferential and factual questions better. Educational gifts are a great choice at this age to introduce them to subjects they’ll be learning later on in school. Their fine motor abilities are improving, meaning they’ll enjoy things like cutting, drawing, braiding, and puzzle work. They may like collecting things and putting on shows. This kind of play increases social and emotional development by teaching them things like empathy, expressing emotions, and acting out real-world situations. Encourage simple strategy, word games, and simple science to develop their newfound skills. Their large muscles have also developed, meaning they require more activities. Introduce two-wheeled bikes, jumping, skipping, and games that develop gross motor skills.
How we identified the best gifts for 7-year-olds
When we evaluated the best gifts for 7-year-olds we carefully considered the most important concepts they needed to learn about. Education is always number one in our opinion, and with their newfound ability to construct complex sentences, critically think, understand time and numbers and well as enjoy simple science, we included a range of educational gifts to develop these skills. Many of our gifts also focus on fine motor skills through puzzles, blocks, and matching games such as our choice of the Digitech Logic Game Board. At this age, they’ll be wanting to explore this skill more and more and it’s a great time to introduce other hobbies such as drawing and cutting. Our Gamenote Origami Kit is particularly good at nurturing these skills. Another important factor was emotional regulation through therapeutic means such as drawing, quilting, and journaling. Allow them to process emotions and develop a positive attitude through things like our choice of gratitude journals.
Tips for buying the best gifts for 7-year-olds
- Build confidence through new hobbies
It’s important to boost a child’s confidence from a young age. This can be done through gifts that encourage exploration and discovery of new topics, as well as longer-form projects. Once they succeed at something new, their self-esteem improves remarkably.
- Encourage critical thinking
Help them develop critical thinking patterns through gifts that deal with placement, construction, brain teasers, and making connections. This helps children develop problem-solving skills as well as bridge gaps between logic, reasoning, and ideas.
- Encourage learning through play
Playtime isn’t simply about having fun or beating boredom. Each time a child plays, they’re learning critical skills either through social or emotional development or fine-tuning their abilities physically and mentally. At every opportunity, introduce new ways of learning through play and through the gifts you choose.