• 25 Best Toys And Gifts For 9-Year Olds, According To An Expert

    27 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    If you're having trouble picking out the right gifts for the 9 year olds in your life, you're probably in good company. “Nine-year-olds are more independent than they've ever been,” explains Claire S. Green, President of Parents' Choice Foundation , the nation's oldest nonprofit dedicated to finding quality media and toys. Nine-year-olds can be difficult to predict “Take advantage of the time you have until they're captured by aliens and whisked off to Planet Adolescence,” Green advises.
    Nine is the age when kids begin to customize their things and themselves. Green explains that, although...
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  • 21 Best Toys & Gifts For 8-Year Old Boys And Girls, According To An Expert

    21 Best Toys & Gifts For 8-Year Old Boys And Girls, According To An Expert

    27 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    Age eight is a time to cultivate a child's creativity and encourage them to learn new skills. Dr. Lauren Gardner , a psychologist at the Center for Behavioral Health at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, recommends encouraging toys that have creative aspects to them and toys that allow children to feel like they've mastered a new skill.
    “It's important to consider both the child's unique areas of interest and expose them to new things,” Dr. Gardner says. “Eight-year-olds are at a wonderful age where they can help guide you in selecting gifts for them by...
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  • 19 Best Gifts & Toys For The 10-Year Old Who Has Everything, According To Experts

    19 Best Gifts & Toys For The 10-Year Old Who Has Everything, According To Experts

    27 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    If you think buying a gift for a 10 year old is tough, try being a 10 year old. “At the age of 10 years, children are really beginning the transition into adolescence but are young children in heart and mind still,” Dr. Syeda Amna Husain, M.D., FAAP , of Pure Direct Pediatrics told Scary Mommy of the unique developmental dichotomy experienced by children at this age. “Open communication is very important between parents and the child at this time as the social pressures to fit in begin, along with increasing schoolwork and piling extracurricular activities.” TL;DR: It's tricky being 10...
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