I had a request recently for toy suggestions for a nine year old boy’s birthday so I thought I’d share the request and my reply, in case it helps other people choose toys.
So, here’s the e-mail, I received:
“Hi Suzie. Wondering what you might have for 9 year old boy – he’s interested in football but books also – He has 2 younger brothers so an active house !! As in delicate toys wouldn’t last !
I saw a great ball on uk website that counts as you do ‘tricks ‘ or do you have kites or old fashioned ‘jacks’ ( the game of metal pieces .. With small ball) … or any suggestions welcome please !! I need it for this week Thank you . A”
And here’s my reply (with added links and images)
Thanks for checking in.
That ball sounds amazing. I don’t stock it but I have something a little bit similar. It’s called Return Ball and it’s like a tennis ball that’s attached to your wrist with a piece of elastic. You throw the ball and it comes back. It’s great for learning catching.
If he likes playing GAA, he might really enjoy the Bainisteoir Board Game.
Buzz the Wire Game is a great game for developing hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. It’s also great fun to play.
If they live near anywhere you can go Crab Fishing, a Crab Fishing Line is a must. It’s so much fun for all age groups.
Making your own Superhero Comic might also interest him. This kit comes with a blank comic, tips on how to proceed, stickers and so much more.
These Foot Bags (also known as Hacky Sacs) are great fun for this age group.
If he likes football, he might really enjoy playing this general knowledge board game on football called Go Genius.
My final recommendation is a set of Juggling balls.
If he likes science, you might find a suitable kit/experiment in this blog wrote a blog with toy ideas for children that like science toys.
Last year I wrote this blog with travel toys for his age group
Finally, you can find all the toys that I think are suitable for 9 year olds here
Thanks again. If you want to it to arrive by Friday, try and order it by noon on Wednesday just to give it an extra day to make sure it arrives on time. Also, don’t forget the eircode. The number 1 reason why orders are delayed in arriving with customers is that the eircode hasn’t been supplied!
Thanks for coming back, I hope you can find something suitable
P.S. If you liked this blog, you might also like this gift guide ‘What can you give a 10 year old?’