Boys 7 and 8 years are at an age where they are social, active, and inquisitive so the very best gifts for them reflect these qualities. Video games, remote control vehicles, and physical sports are high on his interest list.
He is at an age where he has mastered written language so he is now very capable of problem solving which makes him anxious to conquer challenges that comes his way.
Fortunately there are many amazing gifts within this boy’s area of interest and this list is designed specifically for him. Boisterous, active, giggly, or moody there are some wonderfully popular toys for an elementary school boy to have him grinning as he opens them.
Video Games Offer More Than Just Fun
Video games and computers are the ultimate fun play for kids today. They are raised in the computer age and this technology is a natural part of their day.
Studies show that children who play video games develop skills in dexterity, coordination, and problem solving. Their visual skills also improved allowing them to multi task better and to quickly find objects when requested to.
Children who frequently played video games could also focus on multiple issues or tasks better than children who did not play video games.
The down side of gaming is that studies do indicate that violent graphics in videos can have an influence on children and especially younger players. Video games are a great way for kids to play but it all comes down to wisely choosing the games you bring into your home and monitoring what your child is focusing on when he is on a game system or the computer.
A Nintendo Dsi is a cool hand held electronic game system. It is small enough to easily be carried where ever he travels yet has amazing features and graphics that rival even the big game systems. The DSI is now available in a larger screen size. It provides all the great screen graphics of the earlier versions of this hand held game but now with a larger viewing screen.
Gifts for Physical Fitness Have Become Increasingly Important
It is recommended that children get at least one hour of physical activity into every day but unfortunately sometimes that can be a difficult factor for kids today.
Children sit for quite a few hours at school and when they arrive home often sit doing homework, while eating their evening meal, and now often in their play activities as well. It all adds up to kids not being as physically fit as they should be.
Video games and computer play have now made a big difference in how children play so their lifestyle has become much more sedentary than when we were young. Running, jumping, or kicking a ball so long as he is burning energy he will be having a good time. Gifts that encourage him to get active are some of the best items that you can get for him.
Play is more than just fun. It is physical fitness training that can stay with a child for life. A gift of fitness is one of the greatest gifts that you can give to a child. Kids are generally like fish in the water whether they are at the lake or the pool they love to get in and splash around. Fitness items are ideal for a 7 or 8 year old. Play is a great way to have fun while getting fit.
Skills Learned as a Child Will be Carried With Him Into the Future
Playing outdoors is important for a kid of any age but to a elementary school age boy it is an integral part of his mental and physical development. Add in a new remote control vehicle and you have some very exciting game play.
Alone or with his friends this is a gift that a boy of pretty much any age is really going to enjoy. Imagination, problem solving, dexterity, and creative strategy all come into play.
Monster trucks have remained one of the most popular toys with boys of all ages. Add in the great outdoors and there is just no stopping this cool gift from doing what it was intended to do. Monster trucks are little boy - big boy toys. He will like these no matter how old he gets.
When it comes to quiet play time Lego construction blocks are an excellent choice. Encouraging creativity and imagination these small building blocks also help a child refine dexterity and visual interpretation.
If he has to Have Weaponry Make it Nerf or Water Based
As a replacement for the BB gun of yesteryear Nerf toys have become very popular with boys of all ages. They are a much safer way for kids to play.
Target practice and interactive play between peers has always been an activity that boys revel in and the new Nerf guns make this play safer than it has ever been.
The bow and arrow or gun sets are designed to be much safer for target game play than the toys of our preteen days. Ideal for target practice or for interactive play the Nerf toys are designed specifically for young hands.
Nerf Gun Birthday Party
Play is How a Child Learns and Learning Really Can be Fun
Encourage him in all that he strives to achieve. Play is how a child learns but you don't have to tell him that. For today he'll be happy just discovering what he can about the world that exists around him.
There is an amazing world of knowledge out there and learning begins with a curiosity to discover why something is as it is. Play is how a child investigates and learns. Encourage his desire to learn new skills and expand his horizons.
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