Bearing that in mind, I’ve compiled a short-list of 2014 toys for boys age 5 and up! These gadgets and baubles are designed to encourage a youngster’s personality growth, teaching him manners, sharing, and other educational, essential life-skills that can be carried throughout childhood. Additionally, the majority of these 2014 items were made popular in the remaining months of 2013, but are expected to be major hits throughout the New Year.
Imaginext Mega Apatosaurus
This toy is so cool! Designed for a roaring good-time, the Apatosaurus transforms into a battling machine with loyalty to his newfound pals.
There is weaponry and armor that lines the dinosaur’s back, giving him an intimidating look that keeps Jurassic enemies at bay.
His motorized action allows him to interact with allies and enemies alike, while the weapons are removable for casual just-Dino play.
This kind of toy is simple and built for “old-fashioned” fun – which means kids are prompted to use their imaginations to make the dinosaur come to life in their little world of make-believe.
Disney Planes Runway Flyers – Dusty Crophopper
From the Disney Pixar film Planes comes Dusty Crophopper – a likeable, too-cool airplane with an ironic fear of heights.
Kiddos can help Dusty earn his wings by catapulting him from a handheld runway. He can reach heights of over 25-feet, which means he will either conquer his fears or scream on the way down (only in your child’s imagination).
Additionally, he’s decked in his signature orange with a smattering of fake, dirty dust across his wings and tail. He also crash-lands, but softly, with the help of a few bumpers and an allover foam detailing.
VTech Innotab 3S Tablet
The 3S is about as advanced as a 5-year old gets when it comes to tech-savvy, super-cool computers.
This tablet is reminiscent of an adult’s IPad miniature or larger-than-average smartphone, with the exception that the 3S is designed specifically for youngsters. Parents have a peace of mind with built-in, kid-perfect restraints on Internet material and WiFi that only works with appropriate content from pre-approved websites.
Plus, there’s not even a need for the Web if your little one prefers to fill his device with 4GB of awesome games and movies.