How They Play

6 to 7 Years

Your child is developing his own interests while learning from both his teachers and peers. Some kids like doing science experiments (with your help); others love making beaded jewelry or playing with dolls. Friends are becoming increasingly important, and your child will start asking for a particular toy (if he hasn’t already) because “everyone else has it.” This is the age when kids often become huge fans of computer games, but they also enjoy having their friends over to play sports, card games, and board games. Many like music-related toys, but the playing of actual instruments can still be difficult.

Top toys

  • Remote-control cars
  • Basic science kits
  • Magnets, magnifying glasses, and telescopes
  • Craft kits
  • Barbies
  • Game Boys
  • Computer and video games
  • Construction sets, such as Legos or K’Nex
  • Sports equipment
  • Board games that involve strategy, including chess and checkers

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