[vc_row row_type=”2″ blox_image=”8281″ align_center=”aligncenter” page_title=”page-title-x” blox_padding_top=”50″ blox_padding_bottom=”50″ row_pattern=”max-pat”][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/12″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”11/12″][vc_empty_space height=”120px”][vc_custom_heading text=”All I want for Xmas…” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”part 3: gifts that promote emotional development” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”11/12″][vc_separator color=”white”][vc_column_text]We like anything that helps our kids to open up and develop their emotional intelligence. Not only will being able to understand, discuss and manage their emotions lead to a happier more fulfilling life, it will also give kids a distinctly human advantage in a digital world dominated by AI, algorithms and machines.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that, at no extra cost to you we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.[/vc_column_text]

jewel bots
[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]We like Jewel Bots because there is a tech element (coding) as well as a sharing/friendship aspect.

Jewel Bots encourages kids to learn to work together, and project based collaboration (especially tech based) will be an essential skill for our children to learn for them to thrive in the world of work as adults.

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Headspace
[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]We love Headspace and this would make a fantasticly unusual and memorable gift.

Mindfulness has huge benefits, it teaching kids to manage stressas well as giving them a technique so they can create distance between emotion and action, which is a key part of learning how to be self-motivated and resilient.

And… who wouldn’t want to have a bit more ‘headspace’?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/12″][vc_single_image image=”11119″ img_size=”400×300″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_btn title=”Click to checkout Headspace Kids” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#ce879f” outline_custom_hover_background=”#58646d” outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” shape=”square” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.headspace.com%2Fkids||target:%20_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”11/12″]

Q’s Race to the top
[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]This is a fast paced board game for slightly younger kids (age 3-6) that teaches them about behaviour and choice in a fun way.

It helps kids to develop their social skills as well as provide them with an opportunity to explore their feelings and emotions in a relaxed, easy way.

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Sussed
[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]A cool family game for ages 10+, where instead of showing off your general knowledge, you are quizzed on how well you know each other! There are more than 200 real and imaginary scenarios which challenge you to choose a course of action and then see how well your family knows you- did they guess what choice you’d make?

Sussed is about creating conversations which are a proven source of well-being, also opening up and discussing your life is important, research shows that knowing your family history is an incredibly important predictor of emotional well-being.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/12″][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_btn title=”Click to buy Q’s Sussed on Amazon” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#ce879f” outline_custom_hover_background=”#58646d” outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” shape=”square” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Famzn.to%2F2zu1bCa||target:%20_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”11/12″]

Kiva
[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]What’s the best bit about Xmas?

Giving gifts of course! So, how about giving your child a gift that they can then pass on?

Kiva is an amazing organisation. It’s an international non-profit that facilitates loans in order to alleviate poverty. For $25 you could, along with your child, lend money to someone who could start a school, a business, or their first steps on a journey towards realising their potential.

This would be an amazing thing to do at a time when your child might receive lots of gifts, why not give something back to those less fortunate and give your child the gift of empathy at the same time?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/12″][vc_single_image image=”8682″ img_size=”400×420″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_btn title=”Find out more about Kiva” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#ce879f” outline_custom_hover_background=”#58646d” outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” shape=”square” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kiva.org%2F||target:%20_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”11/12″]

Little Passports
[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]In a world that is becoming increasingly polarised, fostering a spirit of understanding and harmony in our children can only be a good thing.

For this we really like Little Passports, it’s a cool subscription service where each month your child receives a package full of activities that will help them to understand more about the world, different cultures, language and traditions in other countries.

Education, empathy and understanding in one package![/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/12″][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZwbGF5ZXIudmltZW8uY29tJTJGdmlkZW8lMkYyMTY1ODg3MTclMjIlMjB3aWR0aCUzRCUyMjY0MCUyMiUyMGhlaWdodCUzRCUyMjM2MCUyMiUyMGZyYW1lYm9yZGVyJTNEJTIyMCUyMiUyMHdlYmtpdGFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbiUyMG1vemFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbiUyMGFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRQ==[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_btn title=”Click to check out Little Passports” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#ce879f” outline_custom_hover_background=”#58646d” outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” shape=”square” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.littlepassports.com%2Fuk%2F||target:%20_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”2″ blox_image=”10672″][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”11/12″][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][vc_btn title=”next up… click to see our favourite creativity and imagination gifts” style=”custom” custom_background=”#ce879f” custom_text=”#ffffff” i_align=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-arrow-circle-right” add_icon=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Flifehacksforkids.co.uk%2Fi-want-xmas-4%2F||”][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]