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Help needed - Sensible Football-related present for 6 year old

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Lancashirelass Sat 07-May-11 14:46:36

Can anyone advise me on a 'sensible' 6th birthday present for a football fan? Parents are giving him the 'strip'. I would like to encourage his reading, but the annuals etc I have seen on Amazon look too advanced. Does anyone have helpful experience to share?

glammanana Sun 08-May-11 14:14:13

Have a look in WH Smith I am sure I bought one of my DGSs a
football diary there with all the teams etc,it helps with the reading and
helps them to understand how the team fixtures work,and he can take
it with him when he goes training.(best of luck i can still remember
my eldest son at six telling the manager at football i had plenty of time
to wash the team strip after every game,i did it for 10 years )

jangly Sun 08-May-11 18:35:43

Don't know if you would call it sensible in a learning sort of way, but I bet he would love this.

jangly Sun 08-May-11 18:43:44

A good book you could put with it.

Lancashirelass Mon 09-May-11 10:21:04

Thank you glammanana and jangly for the ideas. I guess I will have to get out to the shops and see what I think he can cope with, but at least now I have an idea where to look.! smile

oorwullie Mon 09-May-11 17:04:16

Do remember that the football season is closing and topical football related books will be all too quickly "last year's model".

I like Jangly's idea very much (thank you Jangly) and have just bought it for my eldest boy who is 8 but if your boy follows the fortunes of a Lancs team, or (horror) even Man Utd., then a Chelsea story might not warm his wee heart. wink Just joking, the reviews look promising.

superdupergran Mon 09-May-11 17:18:46

last Christmas I bought my grandson a smallish table football game from one of the gadget shops. Another idea you might consider, a duvet set, football themed of course. Why not 'google' football themed presents for children and see what comes up?