By the age of 10, children are straddling childhood and early adolescence, and may cling to childhood games, or wander with curiosity into more teenage pursuits. At CWDkids we work hard to support families with products that let kids be kids, at every stage of the game. We know that when surrounded by supportive adults with companionship, stimulation, and physical support, kids have the most important tool they’ll need for success.
Toys and games for the 8 to 12 set include everything that leans towards independence. While they need guidance, this group needs freedom to develop some individuality. Cognitively, a child this age will consider evidence and think logically. Therefore, 8–12 year-old development leans towards games of strategy, games that craft worlds, whether they are physical or computer-generated virtual worlds that cultivate adventure modes. Children this age tend to love books that dwell in areas that capture their attention, from fantasy novels, to coming-of-age stories, to exciting accounts of history.
Very often kids this age tend to recreate indoors because of fantastic new technologies, but they also love the great outdoors—from surfing to school athletics. Gaining physical strength is as important now as it is at all stages of growth, and a young adolescent will willingly swim, run, bike, or hike, especially when he or she is part of a group or club.
CWDkids invites you to browse our pages for a huge assortment of products that will not fail to excite a child’s inexhaustible sense of wonder. Check out our clothing and games for children young and almost full grown, and even those brand new to the scene!