It can be increasingly difficult to find toys and games for kids ages 8-12. Gift cards, hand held gaming devices, and games for both the Nintendo Wii and Xbox Kinect are very popular with this age group, but here are some suggestions for some cool toys for kids in the pre-teen age.
Do your kids enjoy trading card games like Pokemon and Bakugan? These 3Dmatik cards are stacked on top of each other on the XReader. Redakai is different than other card games, because upon stacking the cards, there are special special effects. This pack comes with 22 cards and the XReader acts as a storage case. There is a basic game as well as an advanced version, and this card game involves a lot of gaming strategy.
This is a fresh new take on the age old fingertip fortune telling game. After placing the Cahootie on your fingers, ask a friend to pick a word from the outermost panel. Spell the word letter by letter, alternating moving your fingers in a vertical then horizontal fashion. Pick a word from the innermost panel, and spell it again. Then pick a flap to lift up and read a fortune, ask a trivia question or take a challenge. The kit contains 40 different re-usable stickers so kids can change and customize the game's outcome.
For those of you with kids who love Angry Birds, Mattel has created the board game version! Who knew things would happen in reverse, starting in the digital world, then ending up with an actual game! In this game, to win collect enough points to build your structure faster than your friends can knock it down with an Angry Bird!
Real hair extensions are really a hit these days with fashionable young girls. Now, using the free internet website (www.barbie.com/designablehair) and an inkjet printer, girls can design, then print their own hair extensions for themselves and their Barbie dolls! The set includes a Barbie doll and sheets of printable hair extensions for Barbie and the child.