LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter 75218 Building Kit
Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow
Piper Computer Kit (2016 edition)
Your little man is nine years’ old and on the cusp of puberty. With his many interests, he’s an extremely clever lad who is about to go through some major changes. When choosing the best play items for a boy in this transitional stage, you will have to identify the toys that will both encourage his thirst for knowledge, and quench his curiosity. It is important to keep nurturing your child, even though he may seem grown up at this age because, in reality, he’s more sensitive than he makes believe. The selected best toys & gifts for 9 year old boys will make the perfect birthday or christmas gifts to help him enjoy his final childhood moments before adolescence hits him hard.
The Best Toys & Gifts for 9 Year Old Boys
The LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter 75218 Star Wars Building Kit offers a detailed representation of the X-Wing fighter that is convenient for going into battles with friends and saving the world. With this LEGO construction, your kid gets the advantage of building a beautiful artifact and promoting their creativity skills. It combines adventures with creative leisures, and your 9-year-old will enjoy the thrills of fighting star wars galaxy battle and taking their teams to victory.
This kit also offers the best accessories and features that go hand in hand with the kit. The LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter 75218 Star Wars Building Kit can adequately change the flying capabilities from simply gliding around and cruising, to instant battle mode, by separating the lever that holds the wings. There are several shooting gears on the wings for combats — torpedo launching features, and laser cannons, that take the action to the next level. This kit also offers detailed representations by including Biggs Darklighter and Luke Skywalker as mini-figures that can easily be put inside the plane. It has a cockpit that enables the user to conveniently put the figures inside and a fire extinguisher has also been added for extra details. What’s more, the LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter 75218 Star Wars Building Kit also comes with Luke and Biggs’s little droids for a better replay of events like the actual movie, and it has a convenient landing gear that goes in after takeoff and stabilizes the aircraft when on flat surfaces.
Detailed X-Wing Starfighter
Luke and Biggs figures included
- Weight2.2 pounds
Children are little adventurous people until the teenage comes like a thief in the night and leaves them worrying about their next crush. Bring out the explorer in your child for the last time with the Marky Sparky Faux Bow 3, a foam bow and arrow archery set. This toy set is slowly building a name for itself on the toy market and is easily chosen as a great alternative to actual bows and arrows. The Faux Bow 3 is excellent for both boys and girls and can be enjoyed in the comfort of your backyard. Made lightweight and extremely durable, this archery set holds up to six arrows that can fly up to a height of 100 feet at impressive speed. Enjoy maximum fun with one of the best gift ideas for your nine-year-old boy!
6 arrows in total
Foam-cushioned arrow tips
- BrandMarky Sparky
- Weight1 pounds
The LEGO Minecraft The Zombie Cave 21141 Building Kit is another great building kit LEGO has to offer. It is another opportunity to put creativity into a test and provide a mental challenge for the growing mind of your child. They get to experience the mining processes by building a Minecraft cave that is used for extracting gold, coal, and other precious ornaments, as well as fighting off zombies and bats. These zombie caves are created, and infested with bat toy figures, for heated drama situations. The kit also contains a TNT building feature that can be activated to chase off the bats and help to mine without obstacles.
There are also intuitive idea inclusions such as the addition of ladders for detailed construction of the Minecraft caves, as well as lava, and many more. For the kids who are fans of the Minecraft game, this is a great option to put smiles on their faces. What’s more, the kit comes with a Steve toy figure from the Minecraft game, a zombie figure as well as an infant zombie and a bat figure. It gives your kids an avenue to express themselves the way they want while developing their own interactive personalities.
Has 241 pieces
Minecraft figures included
Cave building features included
- Weight0.96 ounces
The all-new 3-wheeler from Razor offers to blast your child and all his creative dreams into the future! The Power Rider 360 send you off on a new adventure every day at the push of a button. With no pedalling required, this tricycle features a high impact pneumatic front wheel, a hand operating braking system, a charger and rechargeable battery. With up to 30 minutes of continuous usage, this electric tricycle can reach a speed of 9 mph and can drift thanks to its inclined rear caster wheels. Get this toy as a gift for any nine-year-old boy and watch as his face lights up with glee.
12 volts battery
Maximum speed of 9mph
- Weight32.8 pounds
Welcome to the ultimate block party! This Jenga GIANT Genuine Hardwood Game is just like the classic Jenga game, only more humongous, more exciting to watch and extremely fun to play. This awesome game of giant Jenga comes in a sturdy box that makes storage easy and transport from one place to the other less burdensome. It’s an excellent game for everyone who loves group games, suspense and luck. Jenga is a game that promises to keep at the edge of your seat as you study the stack and figure out which block to pull. The tower may stand tall or end up crashing to the ground, but the fun you get from each play will remain forever.
Stacks up to 4 feet
Made with durable hardwood
54 precise block pieces
Instructions guide included
- Weight15.95 pounds
The Sphero Mini Activity Kit has included in it, a fifty-five piece STEM learning construction set and an app-controlled robotic ball. This robotic ball is the size of a ping pong ball but it contains a lot of amazing functionalities. Firstly, it has a clear, see-through shell that allows you to see the tiny technological compartments in it. It operates via a Bluetooth connection with a smartphone and has a maximum range of up to 10m only. It is iOS compatible as well as Android 5.0 upward compatible and uses a free app which allows for playing games, and a separate one for educational purposes. This robotic ball has gyroscopic features as well as acceleration properties, ranging a maximum of 2.2 mph. In total, there are up to 15 activity cards in this kit, which can be used alongside the construction set in order to set up challenges to complete, and many fun activities that can be done with the robotic ball.
Using the Sphero Play app, your child can experience moments with the construction set, where he can drive by tilting the phone to the desired angle to control the ball through challenges and much more. There are also a lot of fun games available where the ball is used directly to maneuver through exciting tasks. As for the Sphero Edu app, your child can improve your curriculum knowledge in fun and interesting ways. Also, the fact that you can code with the Sphero Mini Activity Kit is a bonus point that should make you consider getting this kit as a toy for a 9-year-old.
Traffic cones provided
Bowling pins included
Charge time of 1 hour
45 minutes full charge playtime
- Weight15.5 ounces
Introducing the NERF Elite Titan CS-50 Toy Blaster — a unique toy blaster with all the right pop-on colors for thrilling moments both indoors and outdoors. It is suitable for a 9-year-old boy in need of all the adrenaline shooting games with friends and loved ones. The act of shooting darts helps in the development of coordination skills and the boldness kids require at the early stages. The NERF Elite Titan CS-50 Toy Blaster is entirely motorized making the shooting process a smooth and easy one. It has a powerful 50-dart drum capacity to stretch the experience to maximum satisfaction without the need for refills. It also has a powerful spinning feature that makes shooting more effective and outstanding and has an intuitive strap-on shoulder feature to give a cool battle-ready composure.
The NERF Elite Titan CS-50 Toy Blaster has included in its kit 50 darts suitable for shooting purposes. These darts are all made of foam for safety even when at home and outdoors. The foam used is convenient and adds fun to games with no hazard effects, which makes it convenient for 9-year-olds. What’s more, its hollow tips also allow for shooting through far distances. Overall, the NERF Elite Titan CS-50 Toy Blaster takes gaming for boys to an extreme level which is assured to get your kids thrilled and excited for playtime.
Shoulder strap included
Exciting color shades
- Weight2.2 pounds
The Dan & Darci Light-up Crystal Growing Kit for Kids is a great way to expose your kids to the world of science experiments. This kit offers unique crystal-making growing procedures, unlike the natural way of getting crystals. Crystals are gotten from deep beneath the earth and show up usually after a number of years. They are known for their diversity in shapes and sizes, their glowing properties, and their complex nature in discovery, but the Dan & Darci Light-up Crystal Growing Kit for Kids ensures that within days, your kid can get the crystals that they long for. Not just growing the perfect crystal in days, but also, placing it on the LED light platform will transform it into a work of art as the light penetrates the crystal beautifully.
The kit also helps kids uphold the true status of a scientist as they carefully follow the easy+to-use instructions to make three different colors of crystals and watch it grow day to day until eventually, the crystals are ready for use. This product has been evaluated and seen to be one of the most effective products to advance the intuitive capacity of kids.
3 crystal-growing cups included
Red, blue and white startup crystal powders
LED light-up platform included
USB charging cable provided
- Weight1.35 pounds
The K’NEX K-FORCE Battle Bow Build and Blast Set comes with 165 pieces, which are all made of plastic, and guarantee maximum safety during games and playtime. These pieces are not just safe to use, but also made with the highest durable materials to guarantee more than enough skill building and development. The K’NEX K-FORCE Battle Bow Build and Blast Set comes with five darts for improvement in target practice, improving hand to eye coordination, precision skills, alongside other skills. These five darts are sufficient enough to take each practice to a more advanced level with time. This kit also comes with a chamber specifically used for shooting and blasting and a grip is also included as well as various other pieces that will help the user to create more and more targets for use, and intuitive bows as well.
The K’NEX K-FORCE Battle Bow Build and Blast Set is unique because it gives kids the privilege of fully customizing, designing, and crafting out the tools and items they would use for their games and playtime. What’s more, the set helps build kids’ intuitive knowledge towards the line of science and technology, as well as engineering courses, and mathematical topics (STEM).
165 plastic pieces
Cons with 5 foam darts
Can shoot over 75 feet
Can build up to 4 blasters
- Weight1.11 pounds
A toy of the Year award winner, the Gravity Maze from ThinkFun is a gravity powered combination logic game that is designed with clear instructions that can help you start playing as soon as you make your purchase! This awesome game aims to develop a maze from the starting position to the Target Tower, through which your marble will travel.
With levels ranging from beginner to expert, this game contains up to sixty challenges and is an ideal gifts for your pre-adolescent son or nephew who loves a great challenge. Gravity Maze, like many other products manufactured by ThinkFun, promises to develop the critical thinking skills of your child. Through fun gameplay, your child’s planning skills, spatial and logical reasoning skills are thoroughly improved.
60 challenge cards
An instruction guide provided
Building towers included
- BrandThink Fun
- Weight1.79 pounds
Cozmo is one super smart robot, who is always up for an excellent action-filled game. Developed by professionals to comprise of more than three hundred parts, this Anki Cozmo Robot is filled with curiosity and energy to keep exploring wherever he finds himself. Cozmo is a fan of many games, and he loves to get your nine-year-old involved too thus, be it a game of Quick Tap, Power Cubes or Keepaway, Cozmo plots and plans with your child and also introduces him to his own world, so that he can see what he himself observes all day long.
By Anki requirements, Cozmo is compatible with both Android and IOS devices, making play possible anywhere and everywhere. Get to know Cozmo as he gets to know your child and watch your kid learn to code in a manner that is both beginner-friendly and fun.
USB power adapter not included
Made of 300+ parts
- Weight3 pounds
Cars are great gifts for growing boys, which is why the LEGO Technic WHACK! 42072 Building Kit is a part of our list. Featuring a grey, lime-green and red colour theme, Lego offers your child a chance to use his wild imagination in creating one of the best fast cars on the planet. This building kit gives birth to the LEGO Technic WHACK!, a car known for its amazing high-speed acceleration and power. The kit features a sturdy front bumper, a pull-back motor filled with energy, wide rims, a massive rear spoiler and an engine fit for the king of fast cars. To create the famous WHACK N’ BASH combi model, this building kit can be combined with the Lego Technic Bash. The combi model is complete with two pop out engines for double the action and doubles the fun! The play possibilities are endless with LEGO and this WHACK! Building kit is just the tip of the iceberg.
2” (6cm) high, 6” (17cm) long and 3” (9cm) wide
Suitable for children between the ages of 7 and 14
compatible with all LEGO construction sets
- Weight10.4 ounces
This little robot is packed with a lot of fun and teeny tiny tech. The Sphero Mini is a small robot the size of a ping pong ball, which was designed to engage your child in countless ways. This robot enables your child to play exciting driving games that are highly addictive. Other games include Tilt, Joystick Slingshot and Face Drive that allows your child to roll the Sphero Ball by using his face only. This fun-sized play tool is excellent for children who want to learn the basics of coding through exciting games.
iOS & Android compatible
Interchangeable, removable plastic shell
Gyroscope & Accelerometer LED Lights
Bluetooth connection (10-meter range)
- Weight3.52 ounces
Welcome to Osmo, the magical game system that features five award-winning games, meant to foster creativity and skill development through hands-on play. This game system is ideal for children who love their screen time, as it easily transforms any mobile device powered by iOS into a tool for learning. Encourage more interaction between you and your child with this ideal gift for nine-year-old boys. Math, spelling and other core subjects are made less scary and more fun as all games encourage problem-solving, visual thinking and creative drawing proficiency. The recognition your child receives for getting things right also boosts their confidence which is also vital to their total development.
Osmo iPad base (stand & reflector),
For ages 5-12
Five games & Osmo game system
- ModelOsmo Genius Kit for iPad
- Weight2 pounds
Are you scared whenever your child tries to have fun with actual darts? Then the Doinkit Darts – Magnetic Dart Board is the best option for your home. This magnetic dart board is a good alternative that is strong enough for all darts to stay on. Featuring six safe magnetic darts, this game is excellent for both independent and family play because it is safe enough for all family members, no matter their age. Switch up your family game nights with this new magnetic board that also encourages sportsmanship while improving coordination in your child. The dartboard comes with a hook, making it easy to hang in any room. The Doinkit dartboard works the same way a classic dartboard does and is built to be lightweight and durable.
MAGNETIC DART BOARD
comes with a hook
For ages 6+
Set of 6
- BrandMarky Sparky
- Weight1 pounds
The force awakens with the Star Wars Bluetooth Speaker. Get ready to blast Tie Fighters and all your favourite songs in the comfort of Han Solo and Chewbacca’s famous ship. This Bluetooth speaker is undoubtedly one of the ideal gift options any nine-year-old boy will love, as it plays audios wirelessly at distances up to 30 feet. Also, your child can connect his speakers to all devices that have a 3.5mm jack for headphones. With a dominant sound performance, your child can bring more life into any party, playing all types of tunes and the Star Wars theme song if he’s really up for it. Make a junior Star Wars fan’s day with this perfect toy.
Aux line-in jack
Star Wars themed
- BrandStar Wars
- Weight0.32 ounces
Scrabble is a game known all around in many households, as it’s been the source of their entertainment from generation to generation. The Hasbro Scrabble Crossword Game brings back the countless memories many people hold dear to their hearts in the form of the classic game of scrabble. Get ready for a wordy showdown with this crossword game from Hasbro which features racks, letter tiles, tile racks and the game board where all the full-on fun takes place. Whether you’re a professional player or you’re new to the game, the Hasbro crossword game is one to challenge you as you go head-to-head with an opponent. So gear up and pray for a triple-word score; with a family like yours, you’re going to need it!
For all ages
100 wooden letter tiles
Drawstring bag for storage
- Weight10.1 ounces
A realistic play is made possible with the Top Race 15 Channel Full Functional Remote Control Excavator Construction Tractor. Spend countless hours all day in the comfort of your backyard by using this steel engineered toy to dig both sand and snow. Not only does the RC excavator tractor resemble an actual excavator, but it also has a long lifespan like the real equipment, making it more fun! Develop your own construction site where sand is moved from one location to another, or onto a dump truck. Move your tractor in any direction without any difficulty and experience the real life excavator sounds and lights this toy exhibits to make play more realistic.
For ages 8+
2 AA batteries (not included)
100 feet control distance
20 mins play on a full charge
- BrandTop Race
- Weight2 pounds
National Geographic has outdoored the perfect tool for every junior wanderer, the National Geographic Pro Series Metal Detector. Experience the thrill of discovery with this fully adjustable and easy to use the professional metal detector which features pro components such as various detection modes, location pinpointing and sensitivity levels which make your exploits easier. This toy is excellent for all ages and can be operated by both novices and experts, as it’s built with powerful searching features and advanced technology. The PRO series metal detector can move from the beach or park to another state without much difficulty, thanks to its compact yet lightweight form and design. Locate cool artefacts such as Coins, Gold, Jewellery and more with this series metal detector.
For all ages
10” waterproof detection coil
Easy to understand LCD
Highly portable telescoping design – no assembly required
- BrandNational Geographic
- Weight2.3 pounds
Get a load of the Junior Glow Stomp Rockets and have fun standing out against the night sky. Great for both individual and group play these all-foam rockets are powered fully by your child and can be launched up to 100 feet in the air. If this isn’t amazing, we don’t know what else could be! Soar everywhere with your kid with this super-fast and easy to build Ultra Rocket LED that requires no batteries. The Stomp Rocket is considered a STEM toy, that is, a toy that engages your child in fields relating to science, technology, engineering and math. These subjects help your child venture into natural sciences, computers and robotics when he develops the interest. Support STEM development in your child by getting him these awesome glow-in-the-dark rockets!
For ages 3+
ASTRA Best Toys for Kids award winner
100% KID powered STEM Toy
No batteries required
- BrandStomp Rocket
- Weight3.52 ounces
Become a true master with this unique educational kit popularly known as the Scientific Explorer POOF-Slinky Magic Science for Wizards Only Kit. With adult supervision required for children aged six and above, using this science kit is a fun way of learning and mastering the beautiful art of magic. Featuring supplies such as baking soda, a polyacrylate copolymer, colour tablets and vegetable oil, your child can replicate some of the world’s famous magic tricks, and even create some of their own! Learning is done through nine activities that focus on chemical reactions to create magic.
For ages 6+
For Wizards only
Adult supervision required
- BrandScientific Explorer
- Weight1.6 pounds
This simple invention kit helps your child turn his entire world into a keyboard. The Makey Makey is an educational toy fit for kids, educators, artists, inventors and everyone else. With no software needed and only seconds for installation, the Makey Makey presents you with a thousand creation possibilities, such as making a banana piano. This invention set comes with alligator clips which can be attached to bananas, coins and any material that can conduct the smallest amount of electricity. Connect your universe to your computer with this exciting and creative toy that only requires you to plug, clip and play!
For all ages
Works with Mac and Windows
Beginners or Experts
No programming knowledge needed
- BrandMakey Makey
- Weight6.4 ounces
One of the ideal gift options for a nine-year-old boy who loves levers and building of things is the Engino Discovering Stem Building Kit. This kit simplifies complex engineering and scientific concepts, bringing them into clearer focus by using components and illustrated assembly instructions. Learn all about levers and structures by creating models such as weight scales, parking gates, seesaws and a toy with moving figures, amongst others. The Engino building kit won’t let your kid forget all about science any time soon.
For ages 8+
Made in CYPRUS
Models illustrated online
- Weight1.25 pounds
Let the imagination of your child run free with the LEGO Minecraft creator set, a building set that enables you to develop the ultimate shelter that features many intricate details. Add a little life to your playdates by creating fun scenarios involving Steve, Zombie and Alex, the three additional minifigures. There are other Minecraft accessories namely the buildable Enderman cat and dyed sheep figures. All these come together to form the Minecraft set which offers every child unlimited fun all day long.
For ages 8+
Includes three minifigures
Compatible with all Lego construction sets
- Weight2.95 pounds
The Piper Computer Kit exists to help children understand how all their gadgets work. Made to enable children to find meaning in what already exists to create the future, this computer kit features all the parts required for your little one to create his own. This is an ideal gift option for your nine-year-old for any occasion, and it comes with step-by-step instructions on how to program, build and code their own machine while they have fun!
STEM learning toy with Minecraft
For kids ages 8+
Tech Toy of the year 2018
- Brand Piper
- Weight4.5 pounds
Young fans of the famous sandbox game would love this as a reward or gift. The LEGO Iron Golem creator set is a challenging set that encourages children who love mining to craft their own iron golem through hands-on activities such as smelting of iron ingots, the crafting of iron blocks and finally developing the iron golem. Launch a surprise attack on the zombie minifigures using your iron golem and keep your baby pig protected from the hostile mobs roaming the Minecraft landscape. When added to the LEGO Minecraft collection, it provides your nine-year-old with even more imaginative stories to come up with.
Rebuildable for more Minecraft options
Multiple options for hands-on and imaginative play
Includes 2 Minecraft minifigures.
Exciting golem pop-up function
- Weight12.8 ounces
The Made by Me building kit provides children with everything they will need to create and craft three cars. Designed to help children fully explore their creativity, this kit features pre-cut wooden pieces, glue, sandpaper, acrylic paint, paint brushes and sticker sheets to make each car create stand out from the next. Your child can mix and match the paint colours available to customise their race cars further. This building kit is the best gift idea for nine-year-old boys who are creative and love playing in groups. Get this for your child’s next sleepover or get-together and watch him have the time of his life with his friends.
Developed by crafters for kids
Real wooden cars
Build and paint three cool cars
Race your friends
- BrandMade By Me
- Weight14.4 ounces
The Dragonwood Dice Board Game is one meant for the brave and most daring children on the planet. Gameplay is straightforward and easy to follow. A player can either capture a creature or draw a card on their turn. The tickets from which every player draws are in an adventurer deck and comprise cards numbered 1-12 that come in five different colors. Players are at liberty to form various combinations that can help them capture a creature, depending on its value. The Dragonwood board Game makes a gift option for your nine-year-old nephew, especially if he loves to get competitive while he plays.
Collect adventurer cards to earn dice
Roll dice against your foes!
Playing Time: 20 minutes
2 to 4 players
- Weight14.9 ounces
A pioneer in STEM skills development amongst children, the Robobloq Q-Scout Robot Kit is a metal building platform that uses hands-on play to introduce subjects such as Science, Engineering and Programming to children. This robot comes with a drag-and-drop coding system that makes it extremely easy to operate. With its ultrasonic sensor, the Q-Scout robot is brilliant and can detect and move away from obstacles in its way. Many teachers recommend the Q-Scout for schools and workshops, and it’s also great for one on one education.
For Kids Age 6+
Six pieces AA batteries required
Bluetooth 4.0 or USB communication
30ft control distance
- Weight2.25 pounds
Fly happy and take great photos from the sky with your Force1 RC Quadcopter Drones Camera Kit. This drone is listed as one of the best for both adults, children and everyone in between, especially your yet to be teenager. This camera is super stable, thanks to its 6-axis gyro and it also features a 4GBMicro SD that provides you with plenty of storage space for all your images. Although you can claim a full refund after your purchase if it doesn’t live up to your expectations, however, we guarantee you will not be disappointed.
For all ages
720p HD camera drone
Bonus drone battery + power bank
- Weight4.6 ounces
The Nerf Ultra One Motorized Blaster is one of the most powerful toy dart shooters on the market. They call the Ultra One Series the ‘gold standard in Nerf dart blasting’ and for good reason. It can shoot Nerf Ultra Darts up to 120 feet away, which is considerably further than a standard Nerf gun. Plus, it has a rotating drum that can hold 25 darts (included) so you don’t have to collect and reload anywhere near as often. One of the reasons this gun is so accurate and powerful is the design of the Nerf Ultra darts, with their innovative flight tip, aerofin technology, and the lightweight foam used in the construction.
25 high-capacity dart drum
Shoots up to 120 feet
Uses Nerf Ultra darts (25 included)
Requires 4 C batteries (not included)
- Weight3.79 pounds
RC cars are definitely one of the most exciting gifts for nine-year-old boys. The JEYPOD Remote Control Car is one of the best-selling RC cars on Amazon, so we knew it had to be pretty special. It offers amazing performance for a completely affordable price, making it a perfect gift. It’s powered by two 3.6V 700 mAh rechargeable batteries (it comes with four) which give about 30 minutes of run time and take around 90 minutes to charge. It has a max speed of between 15 and 20 km/h and a control range of approximately 80 minutes. However, the best thing about this affordable RC car is the durability of the design. It’s water-resistant, shock-proof, and crash-proof. So, when it’s flying around the yard bashing into concrete and making jumps over water, it’s not going to die on you.
Powered by 2 x 3.6V 700 mAh rechargeable batteries (4 included)
Controlled by 2.4GHz wireless receiver
Range – 50 to 80 meters
Max speed – 15 to 20 km/h
Water-resistant, shock-proof, crash-proof
- Weight1.6 pounds
If you look on Amazon, you’ll find a bunch of awesome science kits for kids. We’ve included a few on this list (and others like it) but we think the 4M Kidzlabs Anti Gravity Magnetic Levitation Science Kit is one of the best. It teaches kids about the power of magnetic force and how it can be utilized in various ways. It has a few different experiments including floating a pencil, levitating a screw, building a maglev, and more. One reason we’re particularly fond of this kit is that it focuses on one area of science, unlike a lot of STEM toys. Your kids will be masters of magnetics after a few hours with this toy.
Multiple hands-on experiments
Includes detailed instructions
STEM educational toy
- Weight7.2 ounces
The Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track Set is one of those classic toys that just keeps on giving. Sets like this one have been around for years but they’re still just as fun as when they first came onto the market. The set features four looped tracks with challenging intersections and motorized boosters to make the cars shoot round the track. When the cars collide into each other and fly off the tracks, your kids will jump with glee. It’s just good, honest, destructive fun. It only comes with one Hot Wheels vehicle, so you’ll have to buy a few more separately if you don’t already have them.
16 feet of track
One Hot Wheels car included
Exclusive to Amazon
- BrandHot Wheels
- Weight1.85 pounds
This next toy is perfect for any kids into the Nerf gun craze. It’s not an official Nerf product but it’s the perfect addition to their toy set, especially if they want to improve their accuracy. UWANTME Electronic Shooting Target features four automatic reset targets that pop back up after you hit them and keep score using the digital LCD screens. It features a countdown time that gives you 120 seconds to hit as many targets as you can. Alternatively, you can switch to Solo Mode to practice accuracy on your own. You’ll also love the target sound effects that make it sound like you’re really firing a gun.
Four auto-reset targets
Solo mode or multi mode
Three LCD screens
For use with Nerf guns
- Weight1.3 pounds
9-Year-Old Boys Toy Buying Guide
At the age of nine, your child is about starting middle school, making him feel overly independent. Just as they make more friends at this stage, they also face challenges concerning their academics, especially when it comes to finding answers to questions. With their heightened curiosity and increased attention span, the memory of nine-year-olds develops rapidly. At this stage, most children are more vocal about their feelings, as they are able to express their views and thoughts on numerous topics of interest.
Toys and playing contribute significantly to the overall development of every child. Through play skills such as communication, coordination, imagination and vocabulary are developed. Toys are also fantastic tools to keep your child entertained as you enjoy time with friends or family. The final and most exciting importance of toys is their ability to strengthen the bond between parent and child. Building a car with your child, or teaching him how to throw darts means your child spends less time facing an artificial screen and more time having fun with you.
Factors to Consider When Buying the Best Toys & Gifts for 9-Year-Old Boys
Picking the best toys for any nine-year-old can be tiresome, especially since no child is precisely the same. Whereas some children are fans of reading, there are others who thrive on sporting activities or simply just moving around from one place to the other. No matter the child’s personality, toys exists to provide both entertainment and education.
When picking a toy, you must make sure that that toy can hold the attention of the little rascal for a long time. Toys that allow them to use their imagination and those that prove to be really engaging are the best types to consider.
Another thing to take into consideration is their hobby or interests. You can opt for a book on his favorite subject or an accessory for his favorite sporting activity. Try getting something that allows for multiple plays, as most nine-year-olds are big fans of socialization.
Lastly, every toy you get for that nine-year-old must be able to educate him. Seeing as he’s preparing for middle school and high school in a few years, you can opt for STEM education tools that can broaden his knowledge on the science backing how many things work.
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