To ensure that the creative potential of your boy is tapped to the fullest, this is one amazing thing to do. Buy him games which will not only keep him engaged but also give him tricks and techniques to unleash and improve his skills like drawing, building, speaking, gaming, etc. The following article has a list of toys which are deemed to develop basic inherent skills in your boy.
Creative toys for children allow them to develop their cognitive and motor skills, and give them a sense of accomplishment after the completion of the required task.
The toys that are manufactured for children who are in their budding stages or developmental phase, should be such that they allow them to explore their creative skills. The activities which need problem solving skills should be included in the toys/kits.
Build and Paint a Bird House: It is a nice toy to be presented to children above 8 years of age. The kit comes with all the accessories needed to build a bird house. These accessories/items include pre-cut wooden pieces, glue, nails, hanging chain, hooks, paint brush, acrylic paints, and the necessary instructions about how to build the bird box.
Shadow Magic Kit: The ‘Shadow Magic Kit’ comes with a xenon strobe light source and a light-reactive 27″ x 23″ vinyl screen. The shadows of objects are captured on the vinyl screen before fading away slowly. The shadow effect created by the strobe light is amazing to watch and playing with it in dark rooms enhances its effect. The strobe light has automatic and manual cycle functions of 10 seconds. One has to purchase the ‘AA’ batteries, since these are not included in the kit.
Creative Options Draw The Marvel Heroes Book Kit: It is a book that teaches the various techniques and tricks about drawing the super heroes found in Marvel comics. The kit provides all the necessary help in drawing not only the super heroes like Wolverine, Spiderman, Venom, Captain America, etc., but also the sketches in general. The tips regarding drawing lightly, adding dimensions, measurements, and over thinking are also included in the kit.
Discovery Paper Recycling Studio: It is an educational toy that teaches children how to go green with recycling paper. Boys would love this toy, since the toy is such that it requires them to participate in the recycling process. It teaches them to create an entirely new paper out of the old/waste paper. Instructions regarding the embedding of paper and objects with paint are included in the kit. The items included in the kit are a manual paper blender, paper presser, plastic tray, 6 design deckles, mesh screen, 2 cleaning cloths, and an instruction manual. It is suitable for children above 8 years of age.
Goosie Flash Cards: Animal Kingdom: These flash cards enable children to learn about wild animals and their natural habitat. These colored photos are created by professionals and help in stimulating the natural curiosity of children, and also aid in the development of the brain. The learning process takes place in a fun-filled manner with the help of these cards and it also encourages early language acquisition.
Sooner than you know, your little son, will be a competitive force, one to swear by, and one who cannot be defeated. Inculcate this habit in him and you can rest assured that there is an artist in the making.