my daughter has a friend who is pretty darn smart. my DD is almost a full year older and this kid is, in some ways, ahead of her. (in others, not so much, but that's another story)
she doesn't get much stimulation or parental focus at home. all the kids (brothers) are homeschooled and mom works nights while dad is on disability. so most of what she does is playing pretend with boys or video games.
she loves arts and crafts, books, board games, etc. but mom isn't into cleaning up messes, so everything is very controlled. she doesn't get much chance to just explore.
attempting to think of a gift for her b-day in 3 weeks. needs ideas, since i don't want to just give her another pink jewelry box or my little pony.
i am not adverse to making something, i am considering a busy basket for her.