When you think of a gift for a child, whether it's for the holiday season, a birthday or any other special occasion, toys are probably the first thing that comes to mind. Without a doubt, they are the gift of choice for most children, but what if you consider giving them a book? It can also be a lot of fun and its benefits are incomparable. 

The vast universe of children's books, including our production of personalized books in Canada, encompasses a wide variety of styles, designs and creative concepts to suit the needs of children of all ages. At any stage of growth, the best gift for a child will be to bring him or her closer to literature from different perspectives.

Among the major benefits of books for children are:

  • Development of imagination and creativity
  • Formation of reading habits
  • Improved concentration
  • Exercising the brain
  • Stimulation of curiosity
  • Acquisition of new knowledge
  • Increased vocabulary and language skills in general

Gift for a child: newborns

What if the first gift for a child's first Christmas is a book? From the first months of life, a baby will have all the willingness to listen while his parents read to him. This has several advantages. 

First of all, it stimulates their hearing and attention to the environment. On the other hand, it is a way to create an interpersonal bond with the child. It is recommended to use different tones of voice and be very expressive with body gestures to attract the newborn's attention. 

1 to 3 years

Gradually, their sense of sight is developing and they can approach interactive objects with more confidence. At this stage, if you are thinking of a book as a gift for a child, you need to make sure it is easy to hold, that it won't hurt them and that it is full of contrasting textures, colors, shapes and even sounds.

The colorful pictures and lettering will start to grab his attention. How about making your child the main character in the book? I'm sure seeing the main character look like him and be named after him will make this a perfect 3 year old gift. It will become his favorite.

3 to 6 years old

Now, as they grow up, children will show more interest in following the plot of the stories told in books. Then, reading will not only be a benefit for their discipline, but it will become a means of entertainment different from the new technologies. 

At this point, generating the habit of reading daily and before bedtime can be useful to create a routine. Our book "Goodnight", with which the history of our company began, was specially designed to prepare and relax children at bedtime.

Remember that with DouPando gift cards, your gift for a child can be personalized by the child according to the options we offer (interactive books + coloring books). Learn more about us and get in touch, it's just a click away!