We have pointed out time and again that toys are not just things kids use for fun, they are extremely important tools in their development. This means that finding the right toy for your child is not just a walk in the park. It is a very important decision that may affect your little boy’s future.
The selection of toys on the market today is incredible, and sometimes that means you can be crippled by choice, meaning the sheer variety can leave you stunned and unable to decide. We have come up with this list of the highest-rated toys for 6-year-old boys in order to narrow things down for you a little and make this important decision easier.
At this period in his life, your boy is developing his interests, through learning from his peers, as well as his teachers and the adults in his life. Some boys will like experimenting with science, others will enjoy sports or playing with action figures and remote control cars. Your kid’s social life is getting more and more important as time goes on and this is the stage when he will begin to ask for a particular toy or item just because “everyone has it”. If he isn’t already, this is really the time when he is going to become hugely involved in the world of computer games, but board games and card games can be equally intriguing. So how do you make the right choice in a world of endless possibilities?
Make sure the toy you’re getting is age-appropriate
Most toys have a recommended age printed on the box or in the instructions, giving you a nice, easy way to determine whether a toy is appropriate for your boy, however, this is not set in stone and the final decision is yours to make depending on your own assessment of your child’s abilities. Try to be realistic when judging the age-appropriateness of a certain toy with regards to your kid, setting your expectations too high will only frustrate your child and may serve only to stifle his progress.
Watch out for toxic and unsafe toys
Even if a toy seems safe, you need to make sure that it is not made with harmful chemicals and materials that can hurt your child. Some plastic toys are made with toxic, unsafe plastic, so look at the box or check the reviews to see which materials were used. Some red flags when it comes to this are lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic, so make absolutely sure these are nowhere to be found in your kid’s toys.
The toys on this list have been selected from an uncountable number of products we’ve looked at and reviewed over time, and these have proven to be the most worthy. For each toy we reviewed, we looked at safety, age-appropriateness and overall build quality, as well as how much fun kids who already own the toy are having with it. Another important aspect in our selection was the trustworthiness and reputation of the manufacturer and seller, as well as cost. The decision is ultimately up to you and we cannot make it for you, but we hope we have at least been able to make it easier.