Beads are a huge trend right now, for females of all ages, and bead kits are very popular among young girls and teenagers.
For my five year old, I wasn't sure that one of the normal bead kits was age appropriate, given the numerous small pieces and the manual dexterity necessary to create the bead jewelry. Fortunately for my jewelry loving little one, Parents toys created a pop jewelry beads kit for ages four and up. The kit includes beads of every size, shape, color and texture that you could imagine, along with building pieces for easy bracelets, rings, and necklaces.
For my five year old, and her two year old brother, this gift has already provided hours of playtime, and not just in the form of making jewelry. My son loves to sort the beads by shape, size, or color, or all three, so he is learning with the beads as well. My daughter likes to experiment with how the different sizes and shapes go together to make the jewelry, and how many different ways she can make something as simple as a bracelet.
The Parents Pop Beads kit is perfect for parents looking for open-ended toys. They inspire creativity, provide hours of concentrated play time, and teach skills ranging from color and shape identification to problem solving.