Toys, Games & Books For Boys
Time is really starting to fly by and Christmas will be with us before we can say “Santa”. The problem is that there are so many fantastic boy’s toys on the market you don’t know where to start, so I would like to share some of my favourites with you.
Both lads and their Dads will be happy if they open this smash hit boy’s toy – Force Flyers Helicopter (Sambro). Featuring unique motion controlled technology. You fly this cool looking piece of kit using your own hand movement! Simply put on the innovative gloves which feature technology similar to that used in the Wii and watch as your Helicopter flies through the air. This is the way forward for remote controlled gadgets and the real sounds and movements created make it look just like the real thing and once you have mastered the glove motion sensors, you can stunt fly with the best of them. Recommended Age 14 years + RRP £49.99
For all those sport & action thrilled children wanting to capture and re-live their memories check out this High Definition Waterproof Action Camera (HD 720P Sport Helmet Action Video Camera DVR). It has AVI Video Format & supports up to 32GB SDHC Cards. This camera is ideal for Holidays, BMX, Skiing, Rock-Climbing, Paintball, Skydiving, Swimming, ATV, Motocross, Horse riding etc. The camera can easily be worn on the helmet, the front of bicycle, or anywhere else you can possibly think of. You’re only limited by your imagination! RRP £31.98
Why not get out and carve up, hang 5, whiplash & drift on this cool Razor Pro III Scooter. The Razor Pro III Stunt Scooter improves on an already high performance scooter and makes it even better. With its triple stacked head tube clamp, 4130 CroMoly steel fixed T-bar and alloy spoke wheels, you’ll get the best performance on the skate parks or a smooth ride when you’re cruising. This Pro Scooter is non-folding to ensure greater strength and stability when you’re pulling off tricks or stunts. Recommended Age 8 Years + RRP £89.95
Boys interested in Geography and Astronomy look no further than this 2 in 1 Globe (Earth & Constellations) by Brainstorm Toys. This unique globe shows planet Earth by day and transforms into a constellation globe at night. This 22.8cm world map showing geographic features by day and by night, in a dark room, the illuminated star map shows constellations. The light sensor automatically turns globe to night feature when dark (requires 4 x C batteries which aren’t included). Recommended Age 8 Years + RRP £35.99
Read The BabyWebsite Reviews for Brainstorm Toys 2 in 1 Globe.
Games to play and share are always popular during this festive period.
Shake it, make it, paint it! Tree Fu Tom Shaker Maker is the ultimate creative sculpture kit to make and paint amazing detailed statuettes of children’s most loved characters. The Tree Fu Tom Shaker Maker creates two characters, Tom and Twigs to make and display proudly! This set contains; 1 x Shaker Maker cup and 1 x Shaker Maker lid, 2 x character moulds, 2 x display stands, 1 x paint brush, 1 x set of paints, x 2 Shaker Maker powders and a full set of instructions. Shaker Maker, providing endless hours of sculpting fun! Suitable for ages 5+ £9.99
Who’s up for a card game? Dobble, is a visual perception card game in which players race to find the one matching image between one card and another. The images may be different sizes and placed on any part of the card, making them difficult to spot. The circular cards feature an assortment of colourful images of everyday items. Every card is unique and has only one picture in common with every other card in the deck. Dobble has 5 mini-games: all of them reliant on speedy observation, creating excitement for children and adults alike and keeping every player involved. Suitable for ages 6+ RRP £12.99
Read The BabyWebsite Reviews for Dobble.
Maybe you have a better hand for puzzles. Why not challenge yourself to the Ravensburger Big Ben 3D Puzzle. Big Ben widely accepted as London’s most popular landmark. This unique 3D puzzle is made from strong high-quality plastic. The pieces fit together perfectly without the need for glue, and are numbered on the back. The flexible hinged puzzle pieces give a perfect finish. (The finished puzzle measures approximately 39cm tall when complete). Suitable for Age 10 + RRP £16.05
Here are a few popular boys books too.
My Parents Are Out Of Control (Pete Johnson) – Louis doesn’t think much of it when his mum and dad ask him for tips on how to be cool. In fact, he thinks it’s pretty funny watching them bump fists and use words like ‘safe’, ‘sick’ and ‘wicked’. Until Dad turns up outside Louis’s new school dressed like a rapper, that is . . .
Suddenly they’re trying to friend Louis and all his classmates on Facebook, and wearing baseball caps backwards – IN PUBLIC. Louis and his best friend Maddy are horrified. Mum and Dad have taken things too far . . . and immediate action is needed! RRP £6.99
Open the BOOK OF BEASTS…. if you dare! Book of Beasts (Tick Tock) – Those with the courage to open this book will find a collection of the most hideous beasts from ancient and modern myth to ever have walked the earth. These brawling, battling beasts have fought their way through time and are captured in this lavishly illustrated compendium, their crimes and isdemeanours listed for all to see.
28 extraordinary beasts, in five categories, are depicted in breath taking detail by two of the most respected science fiction illustrators in the UK. Find out how to identify, track, attack and slay each monster and compare and contrast their beast rating with an at-a-glance guide. RRP £9.99
I’m sure you’ll agree that the choice out there is huge, but I hope I’ve inspired you with some of my picks, and Happy Christmas !!