The holidays are over and the new school year has begun but kids all over the world are still having fun with the cool toys and gadgets they found under the Christmas Tree. However, no matter how awesome a toy can be, eventually they will grow bored of it and want some other newer, more awesome toy on sale. Wouldn’t it be nice to give them a gift that will last for a very long time?
Aquarium kits are just the thing. Giving a child an aquarium kit and teaching him how to raise his own fish is not only a hobby that will keep him occupied for many years, it will also teach him important values such as responsibility and compassion for animals. This gift is truly one of the best types of presents that you could ever give to a child.
An aquarium kit is a complete system. It contains all that you would need to successfully breed fish. This includes the tank, the filtration system, heater, lights, gravel and some decor. All you would need to do is add water and some fish and you are good to go. These kits are designed to be extremely easy to set up and extremely easy to maintain, making it ideal for any child.
The size of the aquarium kits vary from small little tanks suitable for only one fish to medium sized ones that can hold a bit more. What you would need to decide on is how capable you feel your child would be in handling the fish as well as how much space he or she has in the bedroom to place the tank.
These kits also come in various themes. By going online to one of the online stores such as Amazon, you will be able to select themes that your child would love. Choosing a theme based on his or her interest would ensure that he or she stays excited about the fish tank for a long time. Some examples of these themes include Dinosaurs, Sunken Ships, Castles and more.
When surprising the child with the gift, you basically have two options. You could either set it all up for him, fill in the water and even place in the fish. Then put the tank where you feel it would be suitable in the child’s room and surprise him when he gets home. This way he will be all set to care for the fish immediately.
But a better option that I would recommend is to not set it up at all. Wrap it as a present and give it to him or her to unwrap. Once the present is unwrapped, work on setting up the aquarium kit together. This way the child learns about the different parts that go into making a complete suitable ecosystem for the fish. Then, take a trip down to the nearest pet store together and let the child pick out a fish that he or she would like to keep. Choosing a fish of their choice would make them even more excited about the present and since it is their choice, would ensure that they remain responsible for the care of the fish.
When it is time to maintain and clean the tank, let them do so on their own. This teaches them to be more responsible and independent. You may want to help them out the initial couple of times but after that let them handle the task by themselves.