Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht shared interactive and educational toys for ages 9+ with Grandparents.com’s Toy & Gift Finder. Unsure what to buy? Here are her suggestions:
With the grossest, most revolting science kit out there, Scientific Explorer’s Disgusting Science, kids can discover what creatures live on them by collecting bacteria from their toes, nose, home or pets. And then they can watch what cultures grow! They can also make fake blood, mucus, and a smelly intestine while learning about science.
Y-Fliker by Yvolution is the hottest new scooter out there! The Y-Flikers’ innovative three-wheeled light is powered when kids scoot, and side to side motion propels the scooter forward. The convenient built-in hand brake offers a safe and easy way to stop. Folding arm for easy travel & storage There are two versions, Y-Fliker F1 for ages 5 and up, Y-Fliker 3 for ages 7 and up.
We know kids love iHome Fashion Headphones especially when they match the rest of their gear, and these headphones look as great as they sound. Kids will flip for them!
Millions of plankton live in oceans, lakes, and ponds. Kids can toss the GeoSafari Plankton Net by Educational Insigts into any salt or fresh water body of water, sweep back and forth to collect plankton and lift the net to examine them in a transparent bottle. This toy encourages exploration and discovery.
Kids today want real tablets like mom and dad’s. The Kurio7 by Techno Source is a real Android tablet for families that offers parents a more affordable kid-tough option and complete parental control—everything from Internet access and time control, to app access and purchasing control. Parents can create up to 8 different user profiles, and customize profiles for each child allowing access to age appropriate content—as the child gets older, they can allow for more access.