Boys Toys are extremely exciting when Christmas comes close. With the Film industry producing so many action movies around this time of year, the action figures that follow is somewhat staggering and difficult to predict. Boys themselves are the best measure with this issue, although not so much with younger boys who are happy with any toy you have to build, and knock down again; Whereas over a certain age boys tend to specialise, they seem to develop favourites which they can interest and interact with friends and make play more interesting, and even encourage collections.
Music is another area that should be encouraged, not only in boys but all children should be encouraged to play an instrument. a) Its good for hand eye coordination. b) It is an extremely good exercise in reading skills. c) It is enjoyable to make noises however melodic. A tip here though makes it an enjoyable experience and not a chore; once it becomes a chore the enjoyment dissipates, if this happens try different instruments. Music has to be enjoyed like any hobby or sport, once the joy has gone it's not worth pursuing.
However back to boys toys, every boy has a hero that they role play, so that to me is the top gift to pursue; followed by computer access, whether it for games or communication with friends. It is important in their development to appreciate the benefits of computer technology, especially as technology produces more and more labour saving devices. We should all keep up with this.
Of course with boys, most boys anyway will be into sport of some kind, whether it's baseball, football, basketball or soccer, I could go on there are so many areas of sport that could and should be encouraged by that special gift at Christmas. A gift associated with their favourite team or particular hero, like a team shirt with their hero's name on the back, not forgetting winter sports of course, Ice skating skiing and tobogganing, other pastimes include fishing, skateboarding, BMX biking or cycling itself, massive in Europe.
As I said earlier there are many super toys associated with movies and then there are a great deal from TV shows such as animated programs, like Bakugan extremely popular, Manga is becoming more and more popular, even to the point of art clubs being formed to create your own Manga heroes. Then again we must not forget favourites like Stinky the Garbage truck, Batman transforming bat mobile, Transformers action figures, Toy Story figures, Scalectric and even Train Sets a real collector's toy.