Happy Birthday to my little Caden…who isn’t so little anymore! In keeping with tradition, here’s his (and my) top picks for a 9 year old boy…
Because I’m a mom, I can’t help but throw in a random present that is at least slightly educational. I’m loving Disgusting Science because kids get to see and learn about the bacteria on their own body! Ewwie! They can collect swabs from behind their ears, in their nose, on the smelly dog, anywhere…then watch the cultures grow. The yuck factor is enough to entice your boys! $18.95
Did anyone else play the game Crossbows & Catapults when they were little?? My brothers and I LOVED it and I knew it would be perfect for Caden. He’s totally into history and wars. So, they’ve now changed the name to Battleground Crossbows & Catapults AND its really hard to find. Why?? I don’t know! It’s making me crazy. @##$!%&! (me, saying the worst swear word.) I shouldn’t even recommend it because it’s so hard to find and even harder to find it from a seller that isn’t trying to make 5 times what its worth. But, if you can find it…for a good price (watch eBay like a hawk), then your kiddo will totally dig it.
I can’t tell you how many of those freakin’ Air Hogs I have bought. They are so cool…all cute and little…flying across the living room. But, they sure don’t last long. I don’t know why I never read the reviews on these things. If I had, I would have totally got the Syma RC Helicopter. It’s bigger, better, sturdier, and similar in price.
This is the year that Caden decided he needs to learn how to skateboard. Fine. Here’s one: Powell Skateboard…
Last, and the priciest (sorry)…the Nintendo DSi will rock any kids’ world. I actually play the Professor Layton and the Curious Village game while I’m nursing. It’s a great waste of time…well, actually I take that back. It’s a puzzle game so I’m exercising my brain. Whoo! But, Caden loves his DS and recommends the games Scribblenauts (way fun and somewhat educational), LEGO Harry Potter, Sim City Creator, and Mario Kart.
Anyway, hope that gives you some ideas for your 9 year old!