21 of our favorite gifts for 10-year-old boys, including games, buildings sets, arts, and crafts
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Age 10 can be tricky for gift-givers. Ten-year-old boys may begin focusing more on hobbies than toys, but play is still essential. Child psychologist Roberta Golinkoff, PhD, author of "Becoming Brilliant," suggests that all ages benefit from gifts that build six skills: collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence.
"You want the toy to be 90% child and 10% percent toy," Golinkoff says. "Avoid toys that ask kids to fill in the blanks. Toys should release creativity, not determine it."The best gift, she emphasizes, is time with the adults in their life, whether that's a ski or zoo pass or a game.
The best gifts for 10-year-old boys will encourage age-appropriate development and meet the interests of that individual child. Because interests extend beyond outdated masculine stereotypes, our favorite gifts include everything from sports to arts. And while the newest trending toys are great, some classic toys and games shouldn't be overlooked either.