The ages of 10-14 for tweens and teens are a time of huge growth. It is a time of awkwardness, socially and physically. It makes it difficult to purchase toys for tween boys because they are all different and they also tend to stop communicating as openly with their parents as they used to.
This is a time to encourage physical activity. Games and toys that can be enjoyed outside with their friends are good picks. Even if your child is having trouble athletically they should still be encouraged to be active and social. Having growth spurts makes it hard for them to adjust and it is a time where they may seem clumsy, but they will grow out of it.
At this age they are very aware of the development of their friends and peers at school. It is also a time where they can be easily discouraged with either the physical or mental stages of their growth compared to other kids that they know. It is up to parents to provide encouragement and activity that promotes growth in areas that your child may not be comfortable with.
If your kid excels in the physical athletic side of life, make sure that you provide activities for their mental growth as well. The same goes the other way around. Intellectually advanced kids need to take the time to participate in sport and physical play even if they are more comfortable reading and learning electronically.
Balance in activities is the key. Make sure that your kids are active socially, mentally and physically and it should all work out fine in the end.RingStix
This new and exciting outdoor game is for ages 10 and up. It is easy to learn and can be played solo, with two people or in a group. This is a full set for two players, includes 4 Stix and one glow in the dark ring. Your guys and girls can interact with their friends. You can play it anywhere including in the water.Nerf N-Strike Elite Precision Target Set
This precision target set has everything you need for target practice or competition with friends. For ages 8 and up this set includes Firestrike blaster, target, 10 suction darts-2 colors and instructions. The target can stand up or be hung on a door.Go Sports Disc Slam Flying Disc Game Set, with 2 Discs and Case
Fun outdoor game for all teens and tweens. It folds up so you can take it anywhere. It includes 2 disc slam targets, 2 discs, rules and carrying case. This fun four person game involves throwing accuracy, player agility and a little bit of luck. Hours of healthy fun.DMI Sports 3-in-1 Tailgate Challenge Combo Game
This combo set features Chuck a ball, Bean Bag Toss and Washer Toss all in one convenient carry bag. Full set up for 3 different outdoor fun and exciting games for your kids and their friends. Maybe even some fun family time.Daron Shock Ball Hot Potato Game
This is a fun game for teens and tweens to play with their friends. Three games in one and it is a game that can be enjoyed by yourself or 50 close friends. Same idea as hot potato. Pass the shocking ball from player to player. The ball gives random electric shocks. Drop the ball and you’re out. Ball glows bright red or blue when shocking. Social, physical and fun.ALEX Toys – Pretend & Play, Undercover Spy Case Detective Gear Set, 409
Recommended for ages 8 and up, this is the perfect toy for the hard to shop for tween boy. It includes binoculars, magnifying glass, fingerprint powder, brush, flashlight, secret marker pen set and a printed spy guide. The convenient re-usable case makes it great for storage and travel.Elenco Treasure Hunter Metal Detector
For kids 10-15 years. This metal detector can start a new hobby that’s fun and will keep your kid entertained for days. It distinguishes between metal and non-metal (copper, gold, silver, aluminum, etc.) Sensitivity adjustment knob and one stereo output plug for connecting to earphone. Comes with instruction manual.