Toys for Big Kids
I have a hard time looking for gifts for big kids aka TWEENS nowadays. I am no expert since mine is still a toddler, it is easier to think of gifts for this age than the big kids.
PAPER JAMZ GUITAR
Toys of the Year pick. Aspiring rockers can play popular songs simply by touching the surface of this cardboard six-string Kids can also create their own songs. 8 and up; $24.99 at wowwee.com
HIDE AND EEEK!
Toys of the Year pick. A mouse needs to navigate a game board populated by 100 numbered elephants. Players in this fast-paced game (shh!) may learn a little math as they go. 8 and up; $13.99 at gamewright.com
DESIGN YOUR OWN TUTU SHIRT
Calling all parents of ballerinas and princesses! You’re sure to get a heartfelt thank you (and maybe even a curtsey) if you design one of these tutu shirts for your daughter. Select a long-sleeved shirt or tank from a range of colors, choose an appliqué (everything from a monkey to a guitar to a seriously cute skull!), a tutu color and accent ribbon, and voila! A star is born. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you!) Bonus: One-third of the proceeds goes to Children’s Hospital Boston. 18M to 6T; $34-38 at tutupourmondeux.com