What Are the Best Toys for 12 Year Olds?

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If your child is 12 years old, she may have developed some more sophisticated interests than they had when they were younger. For example, 12-year-old children might be interested in learning more about the environment or in understanding what makes them tick.

They might also want to challenge themselves with educational skills such as learning how to play the guitar or an instrument, or how to paint. Most 12-year-old girls and boys enjoy having friends over for sleepovers, and parties at home or at the local bowling alley are popular with this age group.

Most 12-year-old boys like baseball and basketball; most girls like taking dance classes, gymnastics lessons, and playing on sports teams. A variety of gifts are appropriate for the children at this age. They’re no longer kids but they’re not yet teenagers.

So let’s take a look at some of the best toys for 12 year old children.

Bigjigs Noughts and Crosses

Bigjigs Noughts & Crosses is a traditional wooden game for two. The game is set on a board with each player then takes it in turns to place their playing piece, either a nought or a cross, on one of the grid spaces. The aim is to get three in a row, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

This board game is simple yet challenging. Fantastic game for 12 year olds that want a quick competitive board game.

Djeco Chess Game

Inspire your child's love of playing chess by giving them this gorgeous and classic wooden chess set. Djeco’s iconic and original illustrations are showcased on the chess board. Perfect board game for developing a child’s analytical and critical thinking as well as problem solving skills.

Grimm’s Sunset Rainbow 10 Piece

Grimm’s is known for their rainbow coloured toys. And this Sunset Rainbow 10 piece set is one of their most popular playsets.

This is a colourful and interesting toy that is easy for children’s hands to pick up and play with, creating a rainbow of colours. It’s an open ended toy which means your child can do whatever he wants with the toy. He can use it to build an arc tunnel or a bridge. This 10-piece set will entertain children for hours.

All pieces included in this set are made from wood and designed in Germany with beautiful design and high quality standards.

Bigjigs Sudoku

Sudoku is a simple and challenging puzzle game. It's been around since the 70s, but it's still incredibly popular today. It’s a number-placement puzzle in which the basic layout consists of placing the numbers 1-9 in an outlined grid, where each number can appear only once in each row, column and 3 by 3 sub-grid.

You would usually need a pen and paper when playing Sudoku. But Bigjigs version of the game comes in a wooden tray which can travel with your child wherever she goes.

Each piece of this playset is made from responsibly sourced wooden materials and conforms to European and international safety standards on kids toys.

Djeco Snakes And Ladders

A classic board game of Snakes and Ladders featuring Djeco’s own artwork and illustrations. Your child and the entire family can enjoy playing this board game on a lazy Sunday afternoon.


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