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Feb 29, 2008
You must be relieved that your child is just out of toddler-hood. Welcome to the 'pre-teens'! It's a whole new ball game. So get ready to meet its challenges head on. 'Pre-teens' is a time when your child wants to know more about the world around. At this stage in life, education gains paramount importance and competition is rife.

Though you may not want to accept it, your child is growing up. His/her needs are changing. You would need to recognize and keep up with what the child requires at this stage. Handing your pre-teen a baby toy would just embarrass him. If baby toys provided the first few building blocks of your child's education curve, than pre-teen educational toys will take it a step further.

Educational toys play an important role at this stage. It helps in the overall development of your child in terms of physical, social, and emotive capabilities. You child is starting to become a little adult with a very unique personality. Thus, while buying toys for this age-group, channel your focus on their exact requirements.

Most kids of this age love the outdoor or any physical activity. It's true. Get them to get moving with toys that promote physical activities. Not only with it help them spend all that built in energy but it with help them physically gain more stamina and spirit. Physical games also encourage team spirit and you can introduce your child to fair-play. Pre-teen bikes, balls, skipping ropes etc, are all great fun.

While the outdoors may be fun, your pre-teen can also find suitable toys to play with inside. A simple rocking horse can provide ample entertainment as long as it is safe and secure. Another great favorite amongst boys and girls alike is pretend toys. A kitchen set, a doctor set, a fireman set and a cowboy set will help your pre-teen step into the shoes of the person they wish to emulate. The great part is that, these pretend toys actually pave the way for future learning. They introduce the child to various professions and children get interested in doing things themselves. This is perfect preparation for the future.

Dolls and action figures are also suitable for pre-teens however, it is advisable that action figures are not too violent and do not sport guns. If this is the case, then it's best that you steer away from them!

Try a board game. Your pre-teen is sure to love the excitement that it will provide. Board games are a type of educational toys, which have never lost their popularity. Apart from getting your child to think logically, it can be fun for the entire family. Board games wake up the social sensibilities of the pre-teens as they make for playing in a group. Puzzles are another way that you're pre-teen can tax those budding grey cells.

As can be seen, the list of perfect toys for pre-teens can just go on and on. The great thing about this age is that you can ask your child what he or she is interested in. Get them to be a part of the buying process so you won't go too wrong.
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