I am traveling to MP, Sacred Valley and Cusco with my 12 year old son, and have, in general, read about two schools of thought regarding giving local children small gifts such as pencils, chalk, etc. I do not want to be condescending and give a pencil, etc., to every child we run across, but would it be appropriate for my son to give something in the event he strikes up a conversation with a child? He tends to do this wherever we go (airport, park, hotel,etc.) and our family always jokes that he makes friends anywhere. If so, what is appropriate that the Peruvian kids would like? I know of a website that lists schools and orphanages in various countries for you to go and actually bring items too, but there is nothing about Peru.