Eight can be a tricky age for boys and a difficult one to buy presents for. They’re no longer babies and have started to develop their own strong personalities and friendships with peers. They’ve started to become more competitive and physically active with lots of stamina and energy. They’ve also now been in school for a few years so will have mastered the basics of STEM learning and be looking for more complex and challenging toys. They’re no longer a “little kid,” but they still do require safe and child-friendly products. So if you are looking for a great gift idea for your 8-year old son, grandson or nephew then stay right where you are as we review our Best Toys for 8-Year-Old Boys.
The Best Toys for 8 Year Old Boys
Nerf Official N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster
There’s nothing like some Nerf action to bring out the competitive fun and this Elite version Stronogarm is fast and furious with this quick-fire rounds. It’s the ultimate blaster with a rotating barrel that holds 6 darts. Easily fires up to 75 feet and delivers accurate and precise flight stability even from extended distances. It’s the final word in today’s blaster technology and a sure-fire hit on any 8-year-old boys Christmas present list.
Stronogram Blaster, 6 Elite darts and instructions included
Fires darts up to 75 feet with no batteries required
Slam fire function allows for a rapid-fire mode shooting all 6 darts at once
Easy loading rotating barrel
Designed for the ultimate quick draw and fast firing action
- Weight1 pounds
Osmo Genius Kit for iPad
First up on our review of the Best Toys for 8-year-old boys we have our Best Choice selection which comes from Osmo and is their Genius Kit. Designed to be used in conjunction with an iPad the beauty of this invention is that your kids are encouraged to simultaneously both play and learn in the real and digital world. The kit encourages creativity and problem-solving skills and also teaches them reading and vocabulary along with number sense and math confidence. With Masterpiece, they can learn to draw anything whereas playing in Tangram mode with those colorful pieces encourages sharp thinking and cognitive response matching the shape-shifting geometric patterns on screen with the physical shapes in front of them. Its multi-award winning and sure to fire up their imaginations.
Award-winning games transform iPad into a learning tool
Makes core school subjects like math and spelling more fun
Five game modes, Tangram, Newton, Masterpiece, Numbers, and Words.
Winner of Toy of the Year 2015
Comes with stand and reflector, game playing pieces and stackable storage
- ModelOsmo Genius Kit for iPad
- Weight2 pounds
Nerf Zombie Strike FlipFury Blaster
This well designed Nerf striker has a double dart drum so that you don’t have to keep reloading which can slow down the shoot and strike action. It’s the perfect toy to encourage imaginative play, concentration, and focus and teaches kids about aim and control. Easily flip from one barrel to the other and shoot up to 12 Zombie nerf dart rounds.
Ability to fire up to 12 darts without the need to reload
Features two flipping dart drums each of which holds 6 darts
Easily flip from one dart drum to the other
Comes complete with 12 Zombie Strike darts and full instructions
Encourages development of competitiveness
- Weight15.2 ounces
ArmoGear Infrared Laser Tag Blaster & Vest Set
For all kids aged 8 and upwards this is just the most fun fighting game around that can be played in teams of 4. It’s quite possibly the most advanced laser tag product on the market and features high-tech target vests, a patented stealth mode as well as a gun with a 150-foot shooting range. There are four different modes to play in too from Pistol to Shotgun, Machine gun to Rocket. If you are carrying on the fighting action into the evening and the light is now a bit dim, you can switch to night vision with the powerful LED light that is built into the blaster. Hours of fun for all the family and the perfect game for an 8-year-old boys birthday party. They will just love with ArmoGear Blaster and Vest set.
3-D Gameplay complete with flickering lights, sound effects, and tactile vibrations
Geared up for 4 team member play and also dual target options
Long range 150-foot shooting action with night vision flashlight option
Built-in voice prompts and ergonomic design
Can be played in stealth fighting mode for 15 seconds of invisibility
- Weight4.65 pounds
Spike 3 Ball Kit
As originally featured on the Shark Tank, this is a fun and active, super competitive game that ideally requires 4 people and some outdoor space. Take to the beach, play in your back garden, in your basement or wherever takes your fancy. It’s guaranteed to get you moving and probably sweating a little too. With foldable legs, it’s easy to set-up and great to pack and take on family vacations and comes in its own drawstring carry bag. The more advanced you get at Spikeball, the more you can increase the challenge by tightening the net to restrict the bounce. It’s a super gift idea for an 8-year-old boy and will really develop that competitive spirit and hand to eye coordination.
Perfect, fun, active and competitive game for 2 on 2 style tournaments
Adjustable net increases difficulty and level of the game being played
Easily collapsible legs for portability plus comes in own carry bag
Built in rim hooks for net stability and consistent bounce
Can be played on any surface both indoors and out
- Weight2.8 pounds
Scientific Explorer Disgusting Science Kit
Prepare to get grossed out but in a totally cool way with this Disgusting Science Kit. It really does make the perfect gift for anyone with an interest in science and who wants to understand better what really goes on in their bodies. We’re talking smelly bodily functions of course! The kind of stuff that boys think is just hilarious. With this kit, they can create a stinky intestine, slimy snot and also their own fake blood plus learn how to grow bacteria and molds too. All friendly of course and totally fun.
Teaches fun and disgusting facts about body parts and by-products
Create your own slimy snot, a stinky intestine, learn to grow mold and bacteria
Comes with Petri dishes, cotton swabs, magnifier plus baking ingredients
Recommended for ages over 8 but with adult supervision
Really educational and really gross all at the same time
- BrandScientific Explorer
- Weight10.2 ounces
ThinkFun Gravity Maze Game
Eight-year-olds need to be creatively challenged and stimulated and encouraged to use critical skills like reasoning, logic, and planning. The objective of this Gravity Maze game is to build your own maze that will carry one single marble all the way from the starting position to the target tower provided by forming a series of towers along the grid. 3 different colored marbles are included with the set as well as full instructions and 60 challenge cards that you can put your logic and reasoning against. From beginners level suitable for that eight-year-old all the way up to advanced combinations that Dad might want to get involved with too.
Gravity powered logic maze puts reasoning skills to the test
Game Grid with 9 building towers and one target tower
3 Marbles included along with 60 challenge cards for beginners through to experts
The objective is to build a maze that will carry a marble from the Start to the Target Tower
Requires deployment of logic, planning, and reasoning
- BrandThink Fun
- Weight1.79 pounds
Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow
This is what is known as a STEM toy which means it’s not all about FUN! It’s also a toy that teaches your child core subjects they learn in school. Science. Technology. Engineering. Math. So perfect for an inquisitive and curious eight-year-old who’s already interested in robotics and computers. Multi award-winning, this Stomp Rocket can travel over 100 feet into the air to power up the night sky and is totally controlled and powered by the child. All they need to do is run, jump and stomp to catapult the foam glow in the dark rockets into the sky and see how far they can travel. A fantastic gift idea or stocking filler this Christmas time.
Stomp foam style rockets glow in the dark up to 100 feet away
100% child powered; run, jump and STOMP to launch the missiles into the air
Comes complete with one Launcher and 4 JR. Glow Stomp Rockets
No batteries are required and safe for indoor and outdoor use
Super-fast and easy to assemble
- BrandStomp Rocket
- Weight3.52 ounces
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magic Set
Presented in a beautiful wooden Deluxe box, give your child the incredible gift of magic with this wonderful classic set which features 10 illusion and magic tricks that they can easily master but which look incredibly impressive. These are all famous tricks but with instructions that your child can easily follow. The set is beautifully illustrated with high-quality accessories included that have been specially designed to withstand countless “rehearsals!”. The fabulous hinged wooden box can be used to store materials and also doubles up as a performance space. It’s a wonderful creative gift idea.
A fabulous professional style magic kit for a budding young illusionist
Easy to learn but impressive looking tricks
Develops fine motor skills and hand to eye coordination
10 Classic tricks included in this beautiful solid wooden set
Comes with a disappearing ball, magic coin box, vanishing coin plus so much more
- BrandMelissa & Doug
- Weight4.63 pounds
K’Nex 35 Model Building Set
There’s nothing more satisfying than creative construction and building your own realistic and movable models, and with this K’Nex 35 kit which has over 480 parts, your eight-year-old can get to grips with creating their own helicopter or even an airplane. It’s another example of a STEM toy that will encourage and develop so many skills they will use in later life. Playing with K’Nex kids and discovering how to build and construct strengthens their hand to eye coordination, fine motor skills, spatial awareness and also their problem-solving skills. It’s also incredibly satisfying and rewarding too to see the finished fruits of their labor.
Classic K’Nex kit with over 480 connecting parts
Create fully movable constructions with bendable rods and connectors
Construct interactive toys and figures like trucks, airplanes, helicopters, and cars
Conveniently store all the parts and pieces in the treasure chest, so they never get lost
Instruction booklet included with step by step guidelines on how to build 35 models
- Weight1.36 pounds
Wham-O Hamper Hoops
Hammer Hoops are a great idea for kids and parents alike. We all know that kids, especially eight-year-old boys don’t exactly relish tidying up their bedroom or quite get the grasp of putting dirty clothes in a laundry basket and not on the floor! With this fab invention, they can shoot some hoops while at the same time clearing their clothes away. So they get hours of fun playing basketball in their bedroom and Mom just has to empty the large removable laundry basket. Sounds like a clear winner all round to us! Installing with its basic over the door design is easy.
2-in-1 over-the-door basketball hoop and laundry bag
Turns tedious household chores into fun and gets clothes off the floor
Simply unzip the bottom of the bag and transfer clothes ready to be laundered
Comes with a basketball, backboard, hoop, net and removable laundry bag
Fits most doors with simple design
- Weight1.65 pounds
Lego Speed Champions Ferrari
Lego is a solid choice as a gift for boys and girls of all ages and will never go out of fashion or popularity. Get your boy all revved up for the racing action with this Ferrari 488 GT3 “Scuderia Corsa” sports car that is super detailed with authentic design elements. The windshield can be removed so that the minifigure (who even comes with his own helmet) can jump into the cockpit ready to hit the track and claim the trophy. The car features race graphic stickers, rubber tires, and those classic red racing colors. With this Lego Speed set, give you boy a taste of life in the fast lane.
Build your own Ferrari 488 GT3 Scuderia Corsa in classic red
Even comes with own minifigure to sit in the cockpit with a removable windshield
Minifigure has a helmet, and there’s also a toy trophy
179 pieces are included in this Speed Champions set
When built the car measures 1” x 6” x 2.”
- Weight6.4 ounces
Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs
This is a genuinely exceptional pop-up book which is beautifully illustrated by famous artists in this category, Sabuda, and Reinart. There are over 35 mesmerizing and stunningly captivating pop-ups to explore alongside a myriad of interesting facts and information about these prehistoric creatures. Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs makes the most wonderful gift idea and one that will be cherished for many years to come.
Illustrated & authored by renowned pop-up artists Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart
Beautiful and awe-inspiring tribute to dinosaurs
The hardcover design is a fabulous collectible and will look stunning on any bookshelf
Over 35 breathtaking and intricate pop-ups
Full of captivating facts as well as being a real work of art
- BrandRobert Sabuda, Matthew Reinhart
- Weight1.6 pounds
National Geographic 35-in1 Mega Construction Kit
With simple snap and fit pieces, over 121 of them no less, creative construction has never been so simple or so much imaginative fun. This set even comes with an extractor tool so that you can quickly disassemble ready to start building the next model. Go with a motorcycle or even a bulldozer, plus with an attachable battery powered motor provided in this kit too, your eight-year-old will have even more hours of fun making his models move backward and forwards. Everything needed is included from wheels and pulleys, to string, clamps and so much more. Give them the opportunity to become a little engineer with this fabulous National Geographic kit.
35-in-1 construction kit with over 121 pieces that snap into place
Create a racecar, dinosaur, truck, bulldozer, motorcycles and more
Detailed instruction guide provided or let your imagination run wild
Attachable battery-powered motor enables your creations to come to live
Move them forwards or in reverse
- BrandNational Geographic
- Weight1 pounds
4M Solar System Planetarium
A unique and imaginative gift idea that will introduce your child or grandchild to the wonderful world of astronomy but in a completely immersive and hands-on way. With this kit from 4M KidzLabs, they must assemble the Solar System themselves, even painting the planets the correct colors too. Recreate a fascinating mini-planetarium which also glows in the dark. It’s a fun science kit that delivers hours of creative and imaginative play while supporting educational development and exploration too.
Just assemble, paint and get ready to learn
Includes planets, stencils, rods, glow paint and fact-filled wall chart
Teach your child the full wonders of the solar system
Understand the concept of leaving a smaller carbon footprint
8 planets in total are included
- Weight6.4 ounces
Lego Boost Fun Robot Building Set
More Lego did we hear you cry? What about this Robot Building Set from the Lego Boost series? We fail to see how any eight-year-old boy won’t love constructing their very own Vernie the Robot. He stands at 10” tall and can be coded to perform all kinds of fun activities and actions. We’re talking dancing, cracking jokes and yes, this robot also passes wind! Vernie even has his own pet, Frankie the Cat who plays and purrs and can express his mood. Besides Vernie, your child can also build a Guitar 4000 complete with sound effects and an M.T.R 4 versatile rover with its own spring-loaded shooter. This is going to be one Christmas present that is certain to deliver hours of enjoyment as well as developing STEM skills and introducing your child to coding and robotics.
Includes whopping 847 Lego pieces that can be built into 5 models
Create a Vernie the Robot who can dance and interact with Autobuilder
Uses the latest tech, tilt sensors and requires basic coding
Encourages and utilizes IQ-boosting activities as well as being fun to play with
An award-winning toy and the perfect gift idea
- Weight3.1 pounds
Snap Circuits Jr. Electronics Exploration Kit
Snap Circuits Jr. Electronics Exploration Kit is a great present idea that is just perfect for a curious 8-year-old boy who is getting to grips with new hobbies and activities. It’s a fantastic hands-on introduction to electronics without the need for a soldering iron or any other tools. This innovative kit contains over 30 color-coded, circuit components that snap together to create working electronic circuits. There are over 101 DIY projects that should keep even the most inquisitive child quietly occupied for hours. Replicate common circuit boards that power televisions and radios, a musical doorbell and even a light police siren.
With 30 electronic components build over 100 different circuits
No soldering or tools required, simply snap modules in place
Fully STEM/STEAM supported toy that enhances learning
Building working models of a photosensor, flashing light and adjustable volume siren
Increases electrical design knowledge
- BrandSnap Circuits
- Weight1.91 pounds
4M Solar Rover Kit
This is a fantastic kit that will introduce your child to the fundamentals of solar power and the importance of renewable materials but in an enjoyable, interesting and hands-on way. Explore two worlds with the one kit green science and solar energy. All the parts are included that are required to build a fully functioning Rover. All your child will need is to then power it up outdoors in the sunshine. It’s both entertaining and educational and is the perfect kit for any budding young scientist.
Actually, transform a recycled can into a solar-powered rover
Comes with detailed instructions and all the parts you need to assemble
Challenges a child’s imaginative as well as creative and problem-solving skills
A perfect gift for anyone interested in mechanics and the environment
Place your Rover outside in the sun to power up its motor
- Weight8 ounces
Lego Creator Space Shuttle Explorer Building Kit
Two things most boys love combined in one fantastic present! Lego and Spaceships. Really you can’t go wrong. This has to be the perfect gift idea and one that will deliver hours of fun and enjoyment. There are 285 pieces in this kit and a 3-in-1 model to be built including a Space Shuttle with an opening payload bay and robotic arms, a detailed Space Rover that has a drilling arm and a separate Moon Station. A minifigure astronaut is also included. Take their imaginations to a whole new dimension with this Lego Creator Space Shuttle Explorer kit.
A 3-in-1 kit featuring 285 pieces of quality Lego
Space Shuttle has opening payload bay, robotic arm, and satellite with fold-out wings
Comes with minifigure Astronaut who fits into Space Shuttle cockpit
Completed Space shuttle measures 3” x10” x 7.”
Also includes a Moon Station and Space Rover to build
- Weight1.28 pounds
VTech Kidizoom Spin Smile Camera
For the budding photographer in the family, this VTech Kidizoom is a smart choice and will get them interested in snapping pics with a reliable and robust camera that even has a voice recording feature. The Camera can easily be operated in either Camera or Movie mode and includes a convenient wrist strap so that they won’t lose it when they are out and about as well as a USB cable for downloading their photos. A great way to start capturing and recording those exciting childhood memories.
2-megapixel camera with 4 x digital zoom and built-in flash
Voice recording feature with 5 voice changing effects
256 MB memory with Automatic Shut Off built-in
Easy to operate and switch between camera and movie mode
Comes with handy wrist strap for portability
- Weight14.6 ounces
Lego Star Wars Darth Vadar Alarm Clock
Lego. Tick! Star Wars. Tick! Alarm Clock. Tick! This is a super gift idea for the eight-year-old boy in your life. Their very own Darth Vadar light up Alarm Clock made from Lego. Measuring 9.5 inches tall and with an alarm, snooze, and light up function, it’s going to look great on their bedside table and add real character to a young boys room. The perfect extra Christmas stocking filler.
Iconic Darth Vadar character in a minifigure alarm clock
Comes with digital display LCD which lights up
Features movable arms and legs
Both alarm and snooze features included
Battery operated and has a 2-year warranty
- Weight13.1 ounces
Lego Star Wars Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter
Next up in the Best Toys for 8-year-old boys review more from Lego and the Star Wars franchise that is bound to go down a storm on Christmas morning. With 262 pieces of Lego to construct, this kit is all about building Yoda’s Starfighter jet, and you even get a Yoda minifigure as well as lightsabre and extra ammo included in this fantastic construction set. It delivers hours of creative and imaginative fun and deploys all those fine motor skills that your child is quickly developing.
Starfighter with folding wings and front and top opening cockpit
Features laser cannons and spring-loaded shooters
Comes with a Yoda minifigure, lightsaber, and extra shooter ammo
Features 262 pieces in this quality construction kit from Lego
When completed Starfighter measures 2” x 5” x 7”.
- Weight12.8 ounces
Razor A3 Scooter
Everything loves the fun and freedom of scootering around, and this Razor A3 will reinforce a child’s sense of balance and coordination and makes a fabulous Christmas present. It has an exceptional deck design for convenient transportation and is based from aerospace grade aluminum which has incredible durability. There’s a rear fender brake that delivers astonishing stopping power and 98mm quality urethane wheels. It even folds too, and with that smooth glide action, your child will just love taking this Scooter with them everywhere they go.
Lightweight and portable at just 6 lbs
Patented rear brake fender for safe stopping
Bigger wheels that other Razor bikes for smooth gliding over bumpy terrain
Cool design and wheel colors
Feature a fabulous front wheel shock absorber
- Weight7.02 pounds
If you have a kid with a strong sense of adventure who’s developing a need for speed, then this Rimable 22” skateboard is seriously going to go down a complete storm. Available in a wide range of funky and fresh colors and designs it comes fully assembled so all your child needs to do is hit the sidewalk. At 22” long and 6” wide it’s a stable and comfortable ride but a whole lot of fun too.
Cruiser style Skateboard comes fully assembled and ready to ride
Wide range of funky colors and finishes to choose from
22” long and 6” wide with stable deck
100% Fresh Deck material combined with smooth bearing and PU wheels
Holds up to 198 lbs so perfect for kids and adults
- Weight4.2 pounds
Spalding NBA Slam Jam Over-the-Door Hoop
With a similar look and feel to the official game backboards seen in the NBA league, this Slam Jam style over the door hoop from NBA will deliver hours of indoor fun. It’s a ¼ replica scale of the actual NBA backboard and has been designed to keep the same professional proportions albeit scaled down. It even comes with a 4” rubber basketball that features the NBA Logoman graphics. The system itself comes with padded door hooks so that once assembled it won’t cause any damage to the door frame. We think it’s a really neat and fun, budget-friendly gift. You might even say that it’s a Slam Dunk!
Designed for indoor play and easily mounts to a door
Includes 5” rubber mini Spalding ball
Board size is 18” x 10.5” with a 9” steel breakaway rim
Mini tool included for assembly
Delivers hours of active fun when it’s raining outdoors
- Weight3.9 pounds
Franklin Sports MLB Baseball Pitching Machine
The perfect electronic pitching machine and sure to be a big hit with any lover of baseball. Get them practicing at an early age with this fun Franklin Sports pitching machine that delivers balls at intervals of 10 seconds. Certainly saves on Dad or Grandad having to do all that pitching! It can hold up to 9 balls at once, and 6 are included with your purchase. A convenient red light flashes to indicate that the ball is coming so your young developing player can get himself fully prepared to strike. It can also be adjusted to three different height angles too. You are surely going to have hours of fun and excitement pitting your wits and pitching your baseball bat against this machine!
Can be height adjusted for pitches
Capable of pitching a fresh ball every 10 seconds
Convenient red light flashes when ready to be released
Comes with 6 Aero-Strike plastic white baseballs.
When assembled measures 17.75” x 9.5” x 9.875”.
- BrandFranklin Sports
- Weight3.19 pounds
5000 Awesome Facts About Everything
You seriously can’t ever go wrong with a book and giving the present of knowledge is priceless. This 5000 Awesome Facts About Everything book filled with awesome facts will have an 8-year-old boy no doubt happily enthralled for hours. Improving their reading skills while at the same time learning so much about their favorite subjects. It’s accompanied by plenty of illustrations and covers off all kinds of genres from history and animals, food and the human body to robots and even survival skills. It will arm them with plenty of conversation topics to have with peers and adults alike.
Rated as the #1 best-selling trivia book
Contains a myriad of interesting facts on everything from peanut butter to oceans
Increases trivia knowledge and helps with conversational topics
Great for quiet time at home or for keeping a child entertained while traveling
Perfectly answers all those questions that inquisitive kids are forever asking
- BrandNational Geographic Kids
- Weight2.8 pounds
National Geographic Kids Why, 1111 Answers to Everything
It’s a simple enough concept but a genius one at the same time! Got a question? Well, this book should have the answer, quite literally 1,111 answers to 1,111 common WHY’s! Let’s face it, the “WHY” questioning never really stops even though it might well start with a vengeance aged 3! Boys still continue to wonder why and this book deliver all the answers so that you don’t have to! It covers off hundreds of different topics from the silly to the serious and provides it all in a fun and entertaining hard backed National Geographic Kids Why book that your child can treasure and refer back to for many years to come.
1,111 questions and 1,111 answers
Hundreds of common topics covered off
Fascinating top ten lists included
Beautifully illustrated and collectible hardback book
Get ready to dazzle your friends and family with your vast knowledge
- BrandCrispin Boyer
- Weight2.9 pounds
The Dangerous Book of Boys
We may well be in the digital age, but there is still very much a place for knowing and learning the essential skills that a boy should take with him through life. From knot tieing to skimming stones, building go-carts to being able to identify deadly spiders and snakes. This fabulous The Dangerous Book of Boys collectible book even has a section on girls. It makes the perfect stocking filler for Christmas and will give the eight-year-old in your life a crucial head start.
Best-selling book has sold over 1.5 million copies
Every boy from eight to eighty should have it in their collection
Covers off all the essential skills any boy should ever need to know
Even attempts to answer the question about what the problem is with girls!
Comes in a collective hardcover or paperback option
- BrandConn Iggulden
- Weight1.6 pounds
Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector
Who doesn’t love the idea of discovering buried treasure at the bottom of the garden! With this Junior Metal Detector which has been designed to look exactly like a professional metal detector just in a smaller size, your child might just do that. It features an easy to use full-color interface with easy knob controls, and ergonomic design means that it is easy to handle and comfortable to use, even for an eight-year-old. With its adjustable length, it’s the perfect size for all budding bounty hunters from 6-12-year-olds.
Professional style quality metal detector in a child’s size
Adjustable power and sensitivity and low battery indicator along with trash elimination
Features a proportional volume to signal strength
Can detect metals including gold, silver, brass,, and steel
Can identify small sized objects buried 5 inches deep and larger targets up to 2 feet deep
- BrandBounty Hunter
- Weight1.29 pounds
Totally Gross Game of Science
A fabulous if a little “gross” game that all the family can enjoy. With a game board. 140 question cards, 50 specifically “Gross-Out” cards and a large jar of slime you are in for endless laughs and hours of fun. You cover off all kinds of topics from anatomy and physics to astronomy and geology in this fun, silly and frequently gross game of science. It’s what family Christmas get-togethers were made for!
Award-winning science game that makes learning so much fun
Packed with silly science questions and guaranteed to deliver lots of laughs
Complete Gross Out Challenges
Questions cover off biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy, physics and more
Perfect for 2-4 players, aged 8 and upwards
- BrandUniversity Games
- Weight2.3 pounds
8-Year-Old Boys Toy Buying Guide
The Importance of Toys for 8-Year-Old Boys
At eight years old boys are growing up fast, beginning to develop their own unique personalities and are much more efficient at actually doing all kinds of activities. They’ve been at elementary school now for a few years so have mastered a lot of the basics of STEM learning which they will love putting into practice. They’ve also started to form friendships with other children and learned how to play together in groups. It’s still a very curious, creative and inventive age and while they might enjoy learning to play a new musical instrument or getting involved in some more challenging robotic builds, for example, they also still just about appreciate a superhero action figure too, especially if its part of a more complex building kit. The toys you choose at this age should challenge their growing competitive nature and allow them to develop both their mental as well as physical strength and skills.
What Type of Toys Do 8-Year-Old Boys Like?
8 year-old-boys are curious to explore their environment and to challenge their skills. They need both mental and physical stimulation and toys that are more challenging. Construction kits, books full of interesting facts, anything that they can build, make and do, or sets that encourage some kind of physical competitiveness will go down well. Bikes and skateboards make great gift ideas at this age too.
Factors to Consider When Buying Toys for 8-Year-Old Boys
Above all else an eight-year-old is starting to be more active and wanting to move more and be outside doing things, challenging himself both mentally and physically and testing that competitive spirit that is beginning to take hold. Make sure that the toys you buy are more complex, creative, challenging and imaginative.
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