For children, social and emotional development is one of the fundamentals of life. This holiday season, focus on toys and gifts for the preschooler that build children’s empathy, communication skills and navigate challenges. For one, a petting zoo can be a great place for kids to learn compassion. A puppet show can teach how to make friends or learning navigational skill as well. The gift of an experience will be a bonding for both child and parent. Further, interactive toys like adding Zoonicorns at the top of the list as well. Music video , game apps, and books on online activities can capture a child’s imagination. In the same way, it allows parent and child bonding. Kids can play along with the soft and cuddly plush Zoonicoorns on you tube which is a combination of unicorn and zebra. The new Wish Me Unicorns, have four touch points where kids can interact with them. When the kids kiss the unicorn on the nose the horn glows and kids can make a wish. Playing age appropriate card and board games is a great way for kids to learn to follow rules, take turns, cooperate, and, learn how to be a good sport. Card games like Uno and Go Fish make a nice stocking stuffer. Also, think the classic board games like Candy land, checkers, Chutes and Ladders or, go for newer games designed to familarize kids with letters, shapes, numbers and colors. In conclusion, give your kids the gifts of life rather than the overpriced fads that flood the market each year with nonsense items that they will forget in a week or so. The world is becoming more competitive each year and with these gift ides, you will be giving your kids an added advantage as they make their way into the world and in life.