At the age of nine, kids are learning to research, master basic mathematical skills, explore geometry, discover through science, and understand important historical events. They should also know how to analyze, organize, and find and present data.
Nine years old marks the beginning of the middle childhood developmental stage. They are discovering independence and require less adult supervision. They also begin to develop passions for certain subjects. As school becomes a bit more difficult, they may face some more academic challenges at school. When this happens, they might need help and guidance from parents to support them through it.
Best Educational Toys
Science Magic Kit
This is science your kids will love! With 10 experiments including changing the color of water, making a coin float, and snow magically appearing, they will love exploring this kit. It has kid-friendly instructions that are illustrated for clear direction and it includes a ton of fascinating facts.
This interactive U.S. map has won four awards; Family Choice, Tillywig Brain Child Award, Mom's Choice Gold Metal, and Creative Child Seal of Excellence Award. It can be hung on a wall, played with on the floor, or used as a play mat. Help your child learn about climate and important information about our 50 states. This map includes over 500 facts and develops geography and environment knowledge as well as memory and problem-solving skills.
Gravity Maze is one of the leading brain games and mind-challenging puzzles. It helps to develop critical skills as kids play their way through challenges. This game contains 60 challenges, starting at beginner and ending at expert. It is a STEM toy that focuses on engineering and helps develop planning skills.
Interactive Human Body
Learn the human body by building up layers of bones, organs, and muscles! Each body part snaps together and is realistically accurate. It includes three posters that provide details and explanations for every step of building the body. Kids will learn about bone joints, vital organs, and major muscles. It will also teach them how to keep our bodies happy and healthy.
Crystal Growing Experimental Kit
- Does your child enjoy learning about the why behind science and geology?
- This kit comes with instructions and helps ignite creativity in your child.
- Parents love this kit because it is easy, fun, and a great activity to do together as a family!
This kit includes seven to ten crystal science experiments depending on which size kit you buy. Not only is it fun to grow the crystals, but once they're done, they can be displayed in the special display case included in the kit. This kit is great for science lovers or kids interested in geology.
Coding Starter Kit
Start them young! And help your kids learn coding basics at a young age. This kit is a fantastic way to make learning fun. It has countless coding activities that will help them understand the basics and can instill a lifelong passion for coding. The coding kit includes coding blocks, a storage bin, and a mount for an iPad. Please note that an iPad is required to use this kit.
Laser Maze develops critical skills through the challenges presented in this game. It requires players to use beam splitters, mirrors, and brainpower to direct lasers through the maze and light up the target. Growing their planning and reasoning skills, this game is a great toy to further develop your child's abilities.
Solar System Model Making Kit
Astronomy lovers will be ecstatic over this kit. They will learn about the planets in our solar system and have the ability to design them in a 4D display. It's perfect to hang in their bedroom and is glow-in-the-dark for nighttime fun. Including the planets and paints to decorate them, this kit is also an art project.
Disgusting Science Kit
The Disgusting Science Kit teaches kids what actually grows on our bodies. They'll learn fun facts about body parts and byproducts and be “completely grossed out” as they take science to the next level. This kit has activities like creating slimy snot, fake blood, and stinky intestines. It'll also teach them how to grow friendly bacteria and molds. The kit includes four Petri dishes, four cotton swabs, a magnifying glass, gelatin, baking yeast, sugar, green and red coloring, a rubber balloon, and a plastic bag.
The perfect toy for tech lovers, this solar robot is a hit. It will teach kids how to make a moving robot using a solar panel. Take it outside and watch it adventure on a sunny day. The assembly is easy and the robot can transform into a dinosaur or monster.
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