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Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 8-Year-Old Boys 2020

Puro Quiet Volume Limiting Kids Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone

Around about age 8 most children experience a physical, emotional and mental growth spurt or ‘leap forward’. The physical growth spurt means that they may become more skillful in sporting activities, which may lead to an increased interest in sports. At this age coordination and fine motor skills also improve which makes many artistic activities much more enjoyable and complex construction sets more appealing.

We’ve put together a list of the top 30 best toys and gift ideas for 8-year-old boys to help you in the search for a gift. There is plenty of variety included in the list so that you can pick something to suit the boy’s personality, whilst all of the options focus on building skills that are important for 8-year-olds.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 4-Year-Old Boys 2020

Theo Klein Bosch Workstation

Age 4 is a great time; little boys of this age are curious about how things happen and their cognitive development is happening at lightning speed! For this reason, most 4-year-old boys tend to be interested in absolutely everything. Social skills and development also become incredibly important at this age as 4-year-olds are beginning to understand much more of the social world and take an interest in others’ opinions, lives and preferences. Around age 4, imitation and play-acting scenarios are typical types of play and many of the gifts on this list will support this kind of play and the development of social skills.

With so many different products and great options on the market, it can be overwhelming to try and choose a gift for a 4-year-old boy. This list showcases a range of different options to help you pick something out.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 3-Year-Old Boys 2020

Hape Gourmet Grill Playset

As children turn 3-years-old, they move from being ‘toddlers’ to being ‘pre-schoolers’ and this may co-inside with beginning pre-school or moving into a pre-school class within their usual childcare setting. The transition from toddler to pre-schooler isn’t always smooth, leading to some dubbing 3-year-olds “Threenagers” as their behaviour can often seem like that which we usually associate with teenagers. Emotions run high at age 3, and 3-year-olds are quick to express their thoughts, feeling and opinions. Whilst this can be a little difficult to navigate it’s a great sign that they are developing as they should be.

3-year-old boys, like most young children, still need plenty of time outdoors and lots of physical activity; allowing them the freedom to run, climb, and jump is essential for practicing their physical skills, developing strength, balance and coordination and burning off some of their seemingly endless energy. If you are searching for a gift for a 3-year-old boy there are plenty of toys and gifts to choose from, but we’ve brought together some of the best which will help to support their development too.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 5-Year-Old Boys 2020

Top Race Remote Controlled Dog

By 5-years-old, boys are no longer little pre-schoolers or toddlers but aren’t quite “big kids” yet either, they’ve reached an in-between stage of childhood. By 5 many children will have started school and will be beginning to have more control over their emotions and behaviours. However, emotional outbursts will still be common as self-regulation is only just beginning.

Physically, 5-year-olds are getting much taller, and much more coordinated and skilled in their movements. Keeping children active and healthy at this age sets up good habits for years to come. The gifts included in this list take into account a 5-year-old boy’s stage of development, and are carefully selected to help support this as well as appealing to a range of different interests.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 5-Year-Old Girls 2020

FurReal Friends Bootsie

By 5-years-old, little girls reach an in-between stage of childhood, they are no longer little pre-schoolers or toddlers but aren’t quite “big kids” yet either. By 5 many children will have started school and as such will feel much more grown up and able to control themselves, and their behaviour, better as they listen to their teachers in school. However, emotional outbursts will still be common as self-regulation is only just beginning.

Physically you will notice plenty of changes in a 5-year-old as they slim out, become taller and demonstrate so much more coordination and skill in their movements. Keeping children active and healthy at this age sets up good habits for years to come. The gifts included in this list take into account a 5-year-old girl’s stage of development, and are carefully selected to help support this as well as appealing to a range of different interests.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 3-Year-Old Girls 2020

Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop & Serve Ice Cream

As girls turn 3-years-old, they go from being ‘toddlers’ to being ‘pre-schoolers’ this may coincide with beginning pre-school or moving into a pre-school class within their usual childcare setting. The transition from toddler to pre-schooler isn’t always smooth, leading to behaviour more often associated with teenagers. Emotions run high at age 3, and 3-year-olds are quick to express their thoughts, feeling and opinions. Whilst this can be a little difficult to navigate it’s a great sign that they are developing as they should be.

Along with this expressive nature comes lots of creativity and a burgeoning imagination. 3-year-olds, like most young children, still need plenty of time outdoors and lots of physical activity; allowing children the freedom to run, climb, and jump is essential. Pre-schoolers need to practice their physical skills to develop strength, balance and coordination. If you are searching for a gift for a 3-year-old girl there are plenty of toys and gifts to choose from, but we’ve brought together 30 of the best, that will help to support their development.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 2-Year-Old Girls 2020

Hape Sea Turtle Maze

Sometimes this stage of development is referred to as “the terrible twos” as parents tend to see more emotional outbursts and boundary-pushing behaviors. 2-year-old girls, in particular, desperately want to be independent but often their physical skills don’t yet match up to this desire, leading to a real sense of frustration. However, 2-year-olds are not simply terrible, it is actually an extremely important time for neurological development and the brain grows significantly during this year. In fact, the way that a brain develops at 2-years old really lays down the foundations for life.

At 2-years-old speech is developing rapidly, as are physical skills and the ability to play imaginatively. If you’re looking for a gift for a 2-year-old girl the list we’ve put together here will help with all these different kinds of development.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 2-Year-Old Boys 2020

Banana Bike Lightweight Balance Bike

By age 2 a little boy is no longer a baby, and is certainly into the realms of toddlerhood. Sometimes this stage is referred to as “the terrible twos” as parents tend to see more emotional outbursts and boundary-pushing behaviors. However, 2-year-olds are not simply terrible, it is actually an extremely important time for neurological and cognitive development and the brain grows significantly during this time.

As the brain grows and changes, we do begin to see the more challenging behaviors but we also see growing abilities and developmental leaps. At 2-years-old speech is developing rapidly, as are physical skills and the ability to play imaginatively. If you’re looking for a gift for a 2-year-old boy the list we’ve put together here will help with all these different kinds of development.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 9-Year-Old Girls 2020

Apollo LED Roller Skates

At age nine, buying gifts for young girls gets a bit more challenging as they are a bit too old to be considered a child, but a bit too young to be a teenager. In order to make your gift-giving a little bit easier, I’ve rounded up 30 gifts my kids either own and love or are asking for in 2020.

In many ways 9-year-olds still need the support, comfort and structure that they had from their families as children but they are also becoming much more independent and able to carry out a wide range of activities without so much adult support. When you are buying a gift for a 9-year-old this new-found independence means that an even wider range of options are available as they are able to have a go at more complex tasks. This list has been put together to support you in choosing a gift for a 9-year-old girl with plenty of varied ideas.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 8-Year Old Girls 2020

Bikestar Kick Scooter with brakes

Around about age 8 most children experience a physical, emotional and mental growth spurt or ‘leap forward’. The physical growth spurt means that they may become more skillful in sporting activities and their coordination and fine motor skills improve which make many artistic activities much more enjoyable. So, if you’re looking for a gift for an 8-year-old girl sports or art might be a great place to start.

We’ve put together a list of the top 30 best toys and gift ideas for 8-year-old girls to help you in the search for a gift. There is plenty of variety included in the list so that you can pick something to suit the girl’s personality, whilst all of the options focus on building skills that are important for 8-year-olds.