This holiday season–or any day!–gift picks post is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Amy Mascott.
It’s no secret that often our “big kids” turn to the “little guys’” toys when offered the opportunity. Of course, many little ones tend to gravitate towards older children’s toys, too. And there’s no hard and fast rule that says certain toys are for children under or over a given age.
But what are my favorite Melissa & Doug toys for older kids? As a parent and educator, I definitely have my top choices, and so do my own kids, who are 10, 8, and 6 years old.
Here are our top Gift Picks for Older Kids, in no particular order:
- Peel & Press Sticker by Number: Children of all ages love these, but for older kids in particular, they completely love these sets.
- Scratch Art: Scratch Art is fascinating for kids. It’s a reverse art–creating by scratching away–so they love it!
- Sticker Sets: These sticker sets have been known to keep crowds of kids busy and focused for long stretches of time, and every single child is proud to share his or her finished sticker scene!
- Puzzles: Oldies but goodies, puzzles are a hit for all kids.
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