9 fun ideas for keeping your kids creatively occupied this summer
Thanks to our friends at The Nestery, you don’t have to dread the extra vacation hours
There’s a point in everyone’s life where your browser history changes. From asking Google bhaiyya when the next dry day is or how to pay your taxes, you’re now trying to figure out how to raise baby geniuses. *Google, how can I teach my kid mental arithmetic (when I can barely multiply 14 X 14 myself)* Even if you don’t have a tot yourself, you still need to keep your close friends happy by giving their kids presents that unlock their creativity and foster family bonding. Do you know a single millennial parent who is OK with you rocking up with a bag of candy and a doll you found at the airport duty-free? If the gift doesn’t say ‘I spent days researching the perfect match for Arya’s personality and your parenting style’, you might not make it to next year’s invite list.
In moments like these, we defer to the experts. Like the team behind The Nestery, a digital treasure trove of safe, original products — and most importantly, parent-approved. You can find something for your best friend’s newborn or even your neighbour’s precocious pre-teen, and every age group in between. So when we had to put together our first subscription box under the Tweak Children’s Book Club, we couldn’t think of better partners. (You can shop the box here).
Now with summer vacations coming up, we know parents across the country are looking for options to help their kids spend those free hours productively. Unleashing their inner Frida Kahlo, falling down a reader’s rabbit hole like Alice and reconnecting with nature.
Whether you’re shopping for your kids or trying to win brownie points with your parent friends, let this curation by The Nestery be your gifting guide.
9 fun ways to stimulate young minds, with The Nestery
For pint-sized artists
Ages 3-5: As your kid’s individual personality starts to shine through clearly, help them come into their own with this customised name sign that they can hang over the front entrance or the main door.
Ages 6-8: This DIY soap-making kit may be listed as a kiddie product, but something tells us you’ll be bitten by the craft bug yourself after spending an afternoon conjuring up soapy dinosaurs.
Ages 9-11: Get your kids to trade those dal stains and Cheetos streaks they decorate their clothes with, with elephant or fish block prints they can make themselves.
For mini bookworms
Ages 3-5: Name a word that’s more likely to get kids roaring with laughter than ‘poop’. Yeah, we didn’t think so.
Ages 6-8: Any opportunity to stimulate young minds and help bridge the gender gap, and we’ll take it. This set features four books in total.
Ages 9-11: This is a geography lesson disguised as play time and we’re only wondering why we didn’t have this when we were in school.
For the next gen of eco warriors
Ages 3-5: For city kids who usually have just a small balcony to connect with nature, this bird house will offer them a chance to make some fine feathered friends.
Ages 6-8: There’s no pleasure quite like growing something with your own hands, so add this DIY micro gardening kit to your Sunday family time.
Ages 9-11: Consider this the Monopoly of good eco karma, and a way for the whole family to spend time together learning to respect the environment.