The Best Toys for 8 to 10-year-olds - Toybox Tales

The Best Toys for 8 to 10-year-olds

There’s no doubt that there’s a lot that goes into making a decision on what to purchase as toys for 8 to 10-year-olds. At this age, they’re far pickier with their interests and are also developing cognitive abilities, physical skills and curiosity. This is also the time when they learn to read and write, so educational toys are always a good idea to help promote these skillsets. 

So, keeping all of this in mind, how do you choose the best goodies from the shelves of our toybox when there are so many options to choose from? Here are some of our favourites to add to your (or their) wishlist. 


The BattleBots toy line is a great gift for 8 to 10-year-olds, not just because they’re a classic but because they appeal to so many interests. The robots are based on the hit TV show of the same name, an d they come in a variety of sizes and shapes for those that have their own preferences. At an affordable price, they’re also ideal for lower budgets, all the while keeping fussy kids happy. 

There are also several different arena sets available, allowing kids to stage their own battles and create their own bot from scratch. 

Fantasma Magic - Masters of Magic 

Fantasma Magic is known for its exceptional magic kits and accessories, intriguing both beginner and experienced enthusiasts alike. Offering a wide range, there’s plenty to choose from, but we especially like the Masters of Magic Kit, featuring more than 450 tricks in a box. 

The product also includes a real magician’s illusion box to wow your little one’s audience, and plenty of goodies they can keep mysteriously stowed away to put on a show. 

Petticoat Scrolls Kit 

Sometimes going back to basics is all you need. The Petticoat Scrolls Kit is designed to teach children paper quilling, with step-by-step instructions on forming stunning pictures through this traditional technique. 

Watch as your kids learn an age-old art form with strips of paper that are carefully shaped and rolled, then glued together to create incredible designs. 


Sluban is a great option for 8 to 10-year-olds who are more into high-quality, affordable construction toys that really need that sense of durability about them. 

With Sluban, kids can build just about anything they can imagine, from cars and houses to spaceships and castles. The sets are compatible with other major brands like Lego and Mega Bloks, making them even better to have on hand. 

Whether your child is into building, tinkering, or just wants a new creative outlet, Sluban is definitely worth checking out. 

And if that’s not enough, we have a wider range that’s always added to at Toybox Tales, both online and in-store. For more information, feel free to contact our team, and we’ll happily provide product recommendations tailored to your child’s interests and your budget. 

There are two shows on this so I'm not sure if these are the same bots. Let me know if I need to revise.

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