Top 5 Toys for Kids Who are "Too Old" for Toys
Are you wondering how old is too old for toys? Recently, we talked about this in depth over on Jacksonville Mom’s Blog. There’s lots of good info over there, but here is the condensed version- Kids are NEVER too old for toys!
“If your child starts to seem too old for toys, it isn’t time to get rid of playthings altogether. This is a new developmental stage, and just like when they progressed from a tricycle to a bike, it is time to transition to a different types of play. This is when kids get really good at applying information they already know to new situations…”
Here are our top five picks for toys for ‘tweens and teens that will keep them healthy, engaged and happy!
Mozi - Mozi is like a slinky for your arm. It is calming and mesmerizing, but you can learn some pretty cool tricks with it too.
Spooner Boards - Is it too cold to surf? Too rainy to skate? The Spooner board is the perfect toy for kids who love board sports, or who want to try a board sport but are nervous. It is like a skateboard without wheels, so you can practice stability and tricks indoors on practically any surface. Kids gain strength and confidence while having tons of fun.
Rock & Roll It Live! Drum - This Flexible Roll up Drum Kit can have your kids channeling their inner rockstar without driving your neighbors crazy. Through the included set of headphones, this sounds like a live drum set, but luckily there is no external speaker!
Chrononauts - Ssshhhh… don’t tell them this game is educational. Players get to change major events in history to either destroy or save the world. Who doesn’t know a ‘tween or teen who wants to do one of those things?
The Game of Space - This challenging magnetic game is simple to learn but difficult to master. For two players, it is a great way to get some one-on-one time with your favorite ‘tween or teen.