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Something shifts when a boy turns 7-years old. The cuddles are less frequent, the kisses fade away and the hormones kick in. Their needs change and their play needs change too. When he was younger we used play for learning. Now he is learning for play. It’s the end of an era for us. No more Sesame Street, no more Super Hero costume obsession. He is opinionated and sure of his needs. My boy is growing up.
So, I had to think about what to get him for his Birthday. He loves to build and wants to be an engineer. He also is creative and loves to draw. I put my thinking cap on and found 5 great learning toys that worked for him and will work for any 7 year-old.
Magformers are move than just magnetic tiles. They help with brain development and building skills. Each shape contains rotating Rare Earth Neodymium magnets, the strongest of their kind for guaranteed connectivity. Every magnet is kept safe and secure in Sonic welded, BPA free, HQABS plastic.
They just came out with Sky Track Play Set. It has a sky shuttle and multiple track accessories to create loops, ups and downs, and twists and turns for endless flight fun! The shuttle does a 360 spin and climbs the lift elevator! It’s a great learning toy.
When the track is completed, the sky shuttle can go off-road in its sky car! With a sky shuttle and multiple track accessories, you can create loops, ups and downs, and twists and turns for endless flight fun! Each geometric shape contains magnets that never reject, so you’ll always hear the Magformers click.
It was fun for both of my kids (ages 3 and 7) so they could play together.
Check out the Amazon Exclusive Sky Track 54Pc Set too.
Both my boys love Legos and building. And Legos are awesome learning toys so I encourage them daily. My 7-year-old is exceptional at building. He loves the intricacy and can spend hours building Legos.
Brick Loot was created by 9 year-old Parker Krex (now 13) who wanted a subscription box for Lego toys after watching unboxing videos on YouTube. There was nothing like this out there yet so Brick Loot was born. It’s perfect for Lego and Brick fanatics.
Subscribers receive a monthly box filled with unique, custom and never-before-seen items that work with LEGO bricks and custom building.
Each month comes with a different theme.
Ours came with a light set which he really loved. The possibilities are endless with Brick Loot.
My boys have been playing with Plus-Plus ever since I discovered them at Michael’s for stocking stuffers. They were hooked.
They have so many different sets, for all ages, 1-12. The directions are easy. I didn’t even look at them and he made all the pieces by himself. They are so tiny, you can just throw some in a tube or Ziploc bag and take them with you anywhere. We have had many dinners out at restaurants with them.
Check out their app for instructions too.
The last thing I got my son for his 7th Birthday is The Lego Ideas Book. I was so tired of hanging onto every instruction when I could either get it online or in this book. He uses it all the time. It’s sold 1 million copies and the “go to” book for Lego fans.
I have known about KiwiCo for years and I wish I would have tried it sooner. My kids got so much out of it.
KiwiCo has subscriptions boxes for all ages and levels. They have a team of educators, makers, engineers and even rocket scientists making their boxes. They offer monthly science kits, craft kits, STEM toys and so much more. It absolutely kept them busy and they were talking about it for days. It was like having the science museum at home! KiwiCo is such a good learning experience for them.
So, I have to say this is the first year my son received toys that will really encouraged his learning skills. These are also great toys for the Holidays. Which toy do you think sparks your interest?