Gifts for 7-Year-Old

Getting fun developmental learning gifts for a 7-year-old child that is educational is a big deal. Here at ebeanstalk we provide the largest selection of developmental, education and fun gifts for children. Find that special gift for 7-year old boys and 7-year old girls at ebeanstalk.

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To note, even as they grow and get more comfortable with their surroundings, they still can be quite self-critical. Make sure to keep playing WITH the 7 Year Old. Play games that you enjoy as well. Birthday party games are great. Games that are more complicated or take more reasoning are fantastic.

Also, a 7 Year Olds learning style becomes more clear-cut, and you need to supply unique birthday party gifts and fun birthday party ideas to help foster their individuality. Are they "sportsters" or are they "young scientists" are they "animal lovers" or "artists". Magic toys make for unique birthday party gifts as well as creative birthday party ideas. Math games are also fun and believe it or not, can actually make for a Game-Show of sorts for whacky birthday party ideas.

We selected the top unique birthday gifts for 7 Year Olds. Whatever you pick will be great, just make sure they are unique birthday gifts that really match the desires, interests and learning abilities of your 7 Year Old.

Your Road-Map for picking the right birthday gifts for 7 Year Olds:

  1. Target Age: When you are looking for unique birthday gifts, be sure to refer to the Target Age — the age when a child starts to get the most enjoyment.
  2. Developmental Milestones for picking unique birthday gifts:
    Learn more about 7 Year Olds and the toys that make them grow & learn.
  3. Expert advice: Our child-experts matched all our toys, books and games to a child's development, making it easier to come up with fun birthday party ideas.
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Just So You Know

We do not match toys to the 3 month increment of a 7 year old's development, like we do for younger ages. For 7 Year Olds, we match appropriate gifts "to the year". We do this because development gets less predictable down to the 3 month increment. As you look through ebeanstalk's selection of great presents for Six Year Olds, try to keep these things in mind.

Psychiatric medication and young children: Is there too much pill popping?

By Andy Eig, PhD., Clinical Psychologist

Before the 1990's, it was rarity for young children under five to be prescribed psychiatric drugs. Now in the post-millenium age, while there are no actual hard numbers to look at, most psychiatrists will tell you that it is quite common. Recently, quite a few psychiatric experts have come forth and said that, in their opinion, doctors are over prescribing psychiatric drugs to young children.

Medications have developed since the 1990's. In many instances, they have been not only useful, but also necessary for many preschoolers and toddlers. Nonetheless, prescribing drugs without taking into account all the precautions has become too common. The brain of a young child is undergoing such rapid change and transformation that it is often very hard to accurately diagnose a psychiatric disorder let alone prescribe medication for it. We are not entirely sure of the effects of many of the psychiatric medications on our children's growth and development over the long term.

A number of factors have made over prescribing in toddlers and preschoolers more common these days. Psychiatrists are feeling pressure from pharmaceutical companies, demanding parents, and often times a demanding caseload that does not afford them time to use other techniques. For certain problems, there are psychological interventions that do not require pills but demand much time and work from parents to change their parenting skills. Parents often find these regimes too time consuming or emotionally arduous, that they opt for these medications. Doctors are aware of this and too easily comply with the parents' wishes. We live in an age of convenience and quick fixes. Unfortunately, it may be hurting our children.

What if my young child needs one of these medications?

Like I said before, these medications can be very useful and effective. They can save lives. If your doctor or educator recommends psychiatric medication. First, make sure to consult with a board certified child psychiatrist. These physicians specialize in young children and are aware of the effects of psychiatric psychological techniques could be used before or in conjunction with medication. Trying one of these non-medical approaches before prescribing medication can be very effective. Psychological interventions used along with medication often speed up the curative process and allow kids to get off the medication more quickly.

What if my child is currently on medication?

It is always a good idea to keep in contact with your doctor. Look out for signs that the medication may not be working properly. Let your doctor know if your child is behaving differently. Are they drowsy at school? Do they complain of headaches? Keep in contact with your doctor so that he or she can help adjust the dosages.

In the age of the quick fix, we often forget that other solutions may be out there besides taking pills. Psychological interventions like behavioral modification, parent training, and play therapy, may be more time consuming but worthwhile in the long run. They can help even biological disorders like Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Medications have there place but it is up to us to make sure that they are being used judiciously.

How Children Grow & Learn

Choosing Gifts for 7 Year Olds is getting complicated. But if you want unique birthday gifts or fun birthday party ideas that are also educational; Relax, it’s easy. These children have grown so much, possess strong opinions and know how to express themselves with a vocabulary of thousands of words. And for the most part, they have left behind the "6's" and are moving through much more advanced and mature development.

If you know how they develop, you'll know what presents a 7 Year Old wants. Let's Start. Hand-eye coordination is getting well-developed. Their balance (after a year of growing and experimenting) is a lot better. They can do more complicated gymnastics like a cartwheel, and their activities are becoming a lot more specific. If you didn't know, 6 Year Olds were awkward, as they were trying more daring stunts, but weren't ready. But the 7 Year Olds are ready, willing and able so get 'em gifts matched to their age and stage.