The Best Toys for Kids Age 10

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The Best Toys for Kids Age 10
There are many suitable toys for a 10-year-old boy or girl. (toy image by Eldin Muratovic from Fotolia.com)

Ten-years-old are in the middle of their best years of playtime, but they still needed educational reinforcement from their toys. It is important to find toys that are not only fun, but are also practical, useful and educational.

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Board Games

Board games are an ideal gift for a 10-year-old because they promote healthy interaction and competition, as well as a need to follow rules. The games often have a math or science component, and many include an interactive component. Board games popular with 10-year-old kids include Scene It!, Life and Scrabble, among other games. Be sure to check board games for appropriate age ratings, as well as skill levels.

Stuffed Animals

Stuffed animals are an ever-popular gift for children, and they are one of the best ideas for children at the age of 10. At this age they are still young, whimsical and full of imagination---and still appreciate the comfort of a special stuffed animal friend. In 2010, Pillow Pets were among the most popular stuffed animals available. These cute creatures were shaped like animals but also substituted as a pillow as well.

Action Figures

Boys and girls alike appreciate the simple imaginative play of using action figures. These classic plastic toys make great gifts for 10-year-old kids because it encourages them to use their imaginations and take on a hands-on activity, and also is typically relevant to pop culture. Current popular action figures include Transformer figurines and GI Joe.

Educational Toys

It is important to give 10-year-old children toys that are not only fun but also educational. These creative and unique toys can often be found in speciality toy shops, and also on online shopping websites. These toys should be suitable to a 10-year-old child's learning level, and still have an element of entertainment. For instance, a carnivorous plant geranium is not only educational, but also really cool for a 10-year-old boy. Or perhaps a 10-year-old girl interested in science would like a solar energy science kit, which allows children to do hands-on solar power experiments.

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