The Best Toys for 8-Year-Olds
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Eight is great. At this age, kids can do many activities almost independently yet still rely on their parents for some guidance (and reassurance!). It really is the best of both worlds. This is when kids test the waters with a range of activities, in part to help them hone more of their likes and (maybe) dislikes, too. It’s a wonderful age for experimenting, tinkering, learning to play an instrument, or trying their hands at new art mediums. If your 8-year-old is ready to dive deep into their own world of art, cooking, science, sports, or music, here are some of the coolest toys and gifts to get them there!
Looking for great gifts for other ages? Check out our best toys lists for one-year-olds, two-year-olds, three-year-olds, four-year-olds, five-year-olds, and six-year-olds!