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Pinay Moms Asked Kids What They Really Want For Christmas. Here Are Their AnswersThey want toys, but they also want one very important thing.by Kitty Elicay .
We can come up with the best gifts for kids from brain-boosting toys, illustrated books, and gifts they can experience, but when your child becomes a toddler or preschooler, they are pretty opinionated about the gifts they really want to receive. That’s why we asked parents from our Facebook group, Smart Parenting Village to ask their kids what they want for Christmas, so we can build a kid-approved holiday wish list.
7 gifts kids want for Christmas
Of course, not all answers are material gifts, and some aren’t even practical — but a kid’s honest opinion can be really funny or heartwarming. If you’re still on the hunt for gifts for your kids, you might want to consider some of the items on this list.
1. “Anything Paw Patrol.” Gavin, 4 and Yuan, 5ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Paw Patrol’s popularity with kids continues to soar, and many of our moms said this was on their child’s wish list. We think they’ll love this toy: Paw Patrol Ultimate Rescue – Rocky’s Mini Crane, which comes with a pet figure and a mini crane cart with working treads and a moving crane arm. They can go on rescue missions just like the cartoon series!
2. “Dinosaurs.” Yusian, 4ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
In a previous SmartParenting.com.ph article, we found that quite a lot of parents have kids who are crazy about dinosaurs. And showing an “intense interest” in objects and activities is actually good for their brains!
For dino-loving kids like Yusian, try Schleich’s Allosaurus. It has beautiful details, stands on its own, and has a moveable lower jaw for greater pretend play.
3. “Mama, ‘yung big na Lego.” Marcus, 5ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Apart from Marcus, five other kids chose this gift. And while Legos can get expensive, think of it as an investment: building blocks develop problem-solving skills and a child’s imagination, plus it provides endless hours of play!
Gift them the Classic Basic Brick Set, which includes 300 colorful pieces and is an excellent starter set for builders. Your child can create a dinosaur, monster truck, a knight on a horse or whatever they can imagine!
4. “A baby brother or sister—akala ata nila nabibili lang sa mall ang kapatid!”
Like we said, not all requests were of material things. Then again, a study says having a sibling makes your child a better person, so you may want to think about fulfilling this wish? Heh.
5. “A complete set of Frozen 2 dolls because Elsa’s dress is blue!” Samara, 4ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Thanks to the sequel, Frozen fever is back for the holidays. We think Samara would like this 11-inch doll inspired by the Frozen 2 movie. Elsa is wearing the same dress from the film, plus you can also let her hair hang loose! If you have the budget for it, you can also add Anna’s Frozen 2 doll!
6. “Mommy, I want a backhoe (excavator).” Syre, 3, and Kendrix, 4ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Apart from excavators, cars and other automobiles are on top of kids’ wish lists. And it’s not just a present for boys — girls are into trucks, too!
This CAT excavator looks like the real thing — it moves plus it can actually dig sand and earth! Play with it indoors or take it outdoors and let your child experience sensory play.
7. “I’m already happy ‘cause Santa gave my Christmas wish early — daddy (an OFW) is here na.” Bulele, 5
Apart from Bulele, most kids would also say that the best gift is still their mommy or daddy. Giving them the toys they want is great, but remember that your presence is more valuable than any present. Sit down and play with them, or find activities where you can bond as a family. At the end of the day, these are the memories that they will treasure and will remain in their hearts.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
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