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Old 01-16-2020, 08:33 AM
 
Location: City Data Land
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Hello parents,

I come to you asking for advice again. Years ago, you advised me on a Christmas present for my 2 year old nephew. It was suggested I buy these, which I did:

https://www.amazon.com/Mondo-Bloxx-B...9185044&sr=8-6

He and my 13 year old nephew STILL play with them! Since I got such good ideas, I'm asking again. What gift would be good for my nephew now that he is older? He has a lot of indoor toys. He plays video games all the time so I want to get him something that keeps him off the electronics. Maybe something that works for the outdoors? Preferably not Legos since he and older nephew have a ton of those. There are so many choices, I have no idea. Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 01-16-2020, 09:42 AM
 
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Not sure what your price range is, but I'm just going to throw some stuff out there...


A bike, with training wheels. (he should also have a helmet...but he might want to pick that out for himself.)


A tether ball set


A soccer ball, and a soccer ball net


Riding scooter for kids


And...this looks fun...it's a buddy bumper ball. I think I and my siblings would've had a blast with this...
https://www.hearthsong.com/p/728490?...SABEgJI6fD_BwE
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Old 01-16-2020, 09:52 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I just got my almost 6 year old a laser tag set on after christmas clearance. Hes a video game kid and im always trying to improve his off electronic engagement. He loved it and if your nephew has older siblings or friends to play with its a really fun way to get them running.
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:36 PM
 
Location: City Data Land
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I just got my almost 6 year old a laser tag set on after christmas clearance. Hes a video game kid and im always trying to improve his off electronic engagement. He loved it and if your nephew has older siblings or friends to play with its a really fun way to get them running.
That's a great idea. That way it can appeal to his electronic interests but also get him physically active.
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Old 01-16-2020, 02:40 PM
 
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Magnatiles are a hit at all ages. We just got my 6yo a morph board (basically a scooter), and he loves the thing like crazy!!
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:45 PM
 
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Stomp rocket. Just search amazon for it.

Hugely popular with all the kids when we brought one to a birthday party where they opened the presents.
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:54 PM
 
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I was also going to say magnatiles. Not sure if 6 is getting too old. My son is 5 and loves dinosaurs, books about science, Lincoln logs. Puzzles. Remote car, legos.
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Scooter, but don't get a Razr.
Those are crap.

Get one with wheels big enough to go fast or a trick scooter.

Mongoose is a good brand.
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Oh! Helmet!!!!
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Old 01-17-2020, 02:01 PM
 
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Marble runs of all sizes and complexities & also simple robotic kits https://www.lifewire.com/best-robotics-for-kids-4149488 are both fun for 6 year olds.
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