Gifts for 9 Year Old Girls
How to choose a gift for a 9 year old girl?
Your little girl has now turned 9 and I bet you can’t believe where the time has gone. She will be losing baby teeth and will be growing considerably this year. Girls tend to develop a little faster than boys, so it is important to monitor your little girls development so that you can keep up with her needs. At this age she will have developed strong friendships and will have a good interest in school. She may be making plans and wanting to arrange time with friends, which is a brilliant opportunity to introduce games they can play together. She will be maintaining good conversations by now and you will notice a huge improvement in her communication skills. She will be more independent and you must allow her to have some freedom, although it can be difficult at this age.
To save you time and effort, we’ve put together the following list of gift ideas that are appropriate for a 9 year old girl:
Light-up Crystal Growing Kit
If you’re looking to get your 9 year old girl started on a new STEM project then this cool crystal growing kit is a great place to start.
The kit has everything you need to grow blue, red and clear crystals including a step-by-step instruction manual, crystal growing ingredients and tools.
It also includes an LED light-up display that really brings them to life in the dark.
This gift is both educational and exciting. It’s a great gift for a 9 year old girl with a keen interest in science.
Our gift idea selection process
Once you spend time browsing the wide range of gifts available for 9 year old girls you can end up with a huge list. One of the toughest parts when creating these guides is the process of narrowing this down. Important factors such as age appropriateness, quality, durability and safety help us make our decisions. We also select one or two active, social, creative, puzzle and knowledge based toys and games in order to keep our selection varied.
Other important decisions we make when selecting these gifts are based on the important developmental factors a 9 year old girl goes through and how each gift can positively assist. Multiplayer and competitive games can assist with social skills, active gifts can help with fitness and physical development, arts and crafts can assist with creativity and fact based games or books can assist with knowledge.
We’ve outlined below some of the more important developmental factors that a 9 year old girl will be going through and how certain gifts can positively assist with the development of each.
Encouraging exercise through play is crucial at this age since your little girl will take some valuable life lessons with her in to adulthood. Children should form healthy habits early on so that they can take these skills with them as they get older. Introducing a sport is a great way to encourage a healthy lifestyle. You can try introducing your little girl to roller skating, soccer or tennis. Team sports are great for developing social skills as well as providing physical activity.
You might have already recognised your daughters creative talents, however if you haven’t, now is a good time to explore and encourage her creativity. Music is a great way to encourage creativity and inspire confidence. If you haven’t already, consider introducing your daughter to piano, guitar or violin. If you daughter listens to music, show her what instruments are being played in her favourite songs, that’s always a good way to peak interest in an instrument. You may also consider arts such as painting, drawing or modelling.
There are many things we have already discussed that will improve your child’s confidence. Team sports and musical creativity will be a great tool for building confidence but there is a lot more to consider. Ensure you provide nourishment with other talents like books and other interests you see she has taken on. If your daughter is good at a particular talent, nourish that talent and encourage her to progress with it. Confidence is often born from recognition and appreciation so make sure you take great notice of her skills and efforts. She will likely be trying to impress you at something, so don’t miss it!
Arts and crafts are a brilliant way to improve your child’s dexterity so it is a good idea to encourage this sort of play as soon as you can. Musical instruments can also improve dexterity since instruments involve hand movements and coordination. There are so many choices if you consider arts and crafts so make sure you look at all possibilities. There are models which allow your child to create robots, fashion items and hair styling. Maybe your daughter would enjoy an explorers kit so that she can explore the outside and discover insects and animals.
Your daughters brain and cognitive skills are strengthening and improving by the day so it is so important to challenge and keep up with her progression. There are so many books and amazing authors to choose from so make sure you pick something that will have your daughter hooked so she keeps on reading. There are also many board games or table games you can buy that will encourage knowledge based play which are also team games which will improve social skills.
As mentioned, we talked about sports, which are a great way to encourage your daughter to be social. Team sports and board or table games are so very crucial to improve social skills, skills that will be useful when your little girl gets older. Skills developed now will be taken in to adulthood and will form the basis of their development for many years to come. Social skills can also be achieved through PlayStation, PC or Xbox games but it is crucial that you encourage face to face, physical play and not just allow your child to socialise online.