Families with young children can quickly find themselves feeling buried in toys and clutter, especially at Christmas time! In response to this problem, many families have turned to gifting experience gifts instead of material items. This movement is a positive one for families and results in the opportunity to create lasting memories instead of accumulating more items that produce short term joy.

This Christmas season, if your family is wanting to begin making a shift towards experience gifts for your Phoenix preschooler we’re sharing a list of some favorites to get you started!

Experience Gifts for Phoenix Preschoolers

When making the shift towards experience gifts for your Phoenix preschooler at Christmas time, a major challenge for families can be getting grandparents and extended family on board.

It’s understandable, it’s fun to give children a gift they can open!

A helpful strategy may be to suggest an item that pairs well with the experience gift you’re suggesting. For example, if you’re suggesting soccer lessons as a gift, a soccer ball with an attached note could easily be wrapped and placed under the tree. This gives children something they can open and will use later!

“Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.”

Experience Gifts for Phoenix Preschoolers

Whether your family is pursuing a more minimalistic lifestyle or simply choosing not to introduce more clutter into your home – choosing experiences over material items has incredible benefits. Research shows that our brains respond better when our environment is orderly, this applies to adults as well as children! These experiences will also lead to many lasting memories – and what better goal could we have when choosing gifts for our children at Christmas time?

Does your family prefer experience gifts? What are some of your favorites?

Valley Child Care & Learning Center

Established in 1967, Valley Child Care and Learning Center has continuously led the childcare, daycare, and preschool industry in Phoenix, Arizona. Our founder and Grandfather, Paul Emch, began with a simple mission to “provide tender loving care and education to each child.” Paul’s legacy lives on as we continue to uphold his original values and have grown to a well-established name in the Phoenix community. Today, we provide care for nearly 1,900 infants, toddlers, and preschool age children at a total of nine programs. Our convenient locations include North Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Anthem, Surprise, El Mirage, Chandler, South Phoenix, and Tempe! At each of our program locations, you will find qualified staff eager to join us in ensuring children are receiving the highest quality care alongside a complete preschool experience. Upon graduation from our program, your child will be equipped to succeed in Kindergarten, and beyond!

Find a location near you, today! 

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