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22 Toys for Growing Your 9 Year Olds Independence

You spend nine months waiting for your precious bundle and before you know it, your baby is a pre-teen. Time flies when you’re raising kiddos! Choosing toys for 9 year olds is more thought-provoking than buying baby books. We have a great selection of fun things that also boost confidence as they journey toward maturity.

toys for 9 year old independence

Emoji Alarm Clock

Emoji Alarm Clock

As kids grow up, they gradually assume responsibility for themselves. It’s how they mature in a safe environment where an error won’t have ginormous consequences. This adorable battery-operated alarm clock has fun emoji facial expressions as a coolness factor. Perfect for a kid’s room and helps them get up and get going on their own.

Prices Vary


Upgrow Kids Walkie Talkies with LED Flashlight

Upgrow Kids Walkie Talkies with LED Flashlight

Take two kids, add a little imagination, separate them, and arm them with walkie-talkies. Adventures galore will ensue. Will they be spies? Are they soldiers? Or outer space explorers? As far as their imaginations will take them, the Upgrow kids’ two-way radio keeps them communicating. Also handy for parents keeping tabs on tykes at play.

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Emoji Pals Chevron Pop up Hamper

Emoji Pals Chevron Pop up Hamper

This cute pop-up hamper featuring emoji faces adds a pop of color and brightness that makes a kid’s room attractive. Plus, it’s easier (and more fun) to sort dirty laundry or put away toys when there’s a great receptacle at the ready. Giving kids the tools they need to meet parental expectations only makes sense.

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Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader

Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader

Once you pass the stage of reading bedtime stories to your kids, they may be ready for the freedom and responsibility of owning a Kindle E-reader. The Paperwhite version offers the most versatility without the highest price tag. It’s simple to use, without the distractions common with using a smartphone or tablet as a reader.

$55.39


Kids Sports Digital Watch

Kids Sports Digital Watch

A rite of passage for kids is getting their very first wristwatch. This sports digital watch for kids has all the bells and whistles you can imagine. Literally. It has an alarm feature as well as a calendar, backlighting, and stopwatch. Oh, and it tells time, too. It looks sharp, and it’s shock resistant and waterproof.

$16.99


Deluxe Outdoor Kids Binoculars Exploring Set

Deluxe Outdoor Kids Binoculars Exploring Set

Discovering the balance between big kid and baby toys is the trick when choosing toys for 9 year olds. You want something durable but also challenging. The Deluxe Outdoor Kids Binocular Exploring Set is just the ticket. A great pack of tools for an intrepid explorer designed for smaller hands and resistant to occasional mishaps.

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MasterChef Junior Burger Cooking Set

MasterChef Junior Burger Cooking Set

The MasterChef Junior Burger Cooking set is ideal for youngsters who are ready to explore their primary culinary skills. They’re not going to learn any younger, and with parental supervision, they will develop confidence in the kitchen so they can prepare nutritious food when they are on their own and not rely on microwave meals.

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The Cookbook for Kids

The Cookbook for Kids

When you’re a kid, everything is a learning experience and should be fun. “The Cookbook for Kids” from Williams-Sonoma has kid-friendly recipes for youngsters who are excited about taking a step toward maturity and self-sufficiency. Learning about nutrition and food preparation now will benefit them in the future and maybe prevent the dreaded “freshman fifteen.”

$12.50

Melissa & Doug Magnetic Responsibility Chart

Melissa & Doug Magnetic Responsibility Chart

Accepting responsibility and reaping the rewards are part and parcel of advancing maturity. The Melissa & Doug magnetic responsibility chart makes it easy for youngsters to see what’s expected of them and to receive “attaboys” for jobs well done. The magnets make it easy to rotate chores and the reward magnets can be reused every week.

$14.99


TURNMEON GPS Tracker Smart Watch for Kids

TURNMEON GPS Tracker Smart Watch for Kids

A tracker smart watch phone for kids, right on their wrist, so they won’t lose it. And whether we like it or not, as our kids get older they want more autonomy; that doesn’t mean we don’t want to know where they are and have the ability to contact them at all times. It’s positively genius.

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Firefly Toothbrush Star Wars Ready with Timer

Firefly Toothbrush Star Wars Ready with Timer

The Star Wars Firefly toothbrush is designed to encourage a full two-minute brushing routine. Flashing lights let a kiddo know to switch the brush to the other side, then restart the timer for the opposite arch. Dental hygiene has never been so cool. May the floss be with you. Two randomly selected characters per order.

$7.99


Emergency Personal Alarm Keychain with Led Flashlight

Emergency Personal Alarm Keychain with Led Flashlight

It’s unfortunate that in our society there’s a need for personal alarms. These adorable Ladybug designs make the need to have an emergency device a little less daunting. It’s equipped with a flashlight we hope will get a lot of use and a 130-decibel alarm we hope will not.

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Painless Learning Place Setting Placemat

Painless Learning Place Setting Placemat

A lot of kids set the table at home. It instills a sense of responsibility and involves them in the preparation of the family meal. Learning which piece goes where can take a little doing. This clever placemat shows the correct position for tableware to make learning the proper placement a piece of cake.

$7.05

MasterChef Junior Baking Kitchen Set

MasterChef Junior Baking Kitchen Set

The MasterChef Junior Baking Set is equipped with real kitchen tools especially for the apprentice baker in the family. This is a fun way to get acquainted with the oven and take part in preparing meals at home for everyday or for special occasions. Everybody wants something good to eat, but not everybody can cook!

$29.99


Brusheez Electric Toothbrush with Timer

Brusheez Electric Toothbrush with Timer

Brusheez electric toothbrushes for children are perfect for little hands and independent spirits. When your kids are old enough to brush their teeth without assistance, this adorable set makes it more fun. A sand timer helps them to keep brushing for the recommended length of time, and electric brushes are more efficient than manual ones.

$19.99


Eveready Readyflex LED Floating Lantern

Eveready Readyflex LED Floating Lantern

The Eveready Readyflex LED floating lantern is a must-have for the active kiddos in your circle. Overnight camping, fishing, and hiking trips just got brighter. It’s also comforting to have a handy light available to investigate things that go bump in the night when you’re a kid camping out or if you’re safe in your bed.

$9.99


Table Setting & Etiquette Educational Placemat

Table Setting & Etiquette Educational Placemat

There are millions of toys for 9 year olds, but this gift teaches good manners that will last a lifetime. The Tot Talk Table Setting & Educational Placement illustrates the correct way to lay a table and offers rules of dining etiquette in a whimsical non-judgemental way, so kiddos are more willing to use proper decorum.

$8.79


Magnetic Reward Chart

Magnetic Reward Chart

Practice makes perfect, and while we don’t expect our children to be perfect, we do want them to practice responsibility and cooperation in the family unit. This magnetic chart is highly visible so kids can see what is expected, then get immediate rewards for compliance with magnetic stars daily, and set goals for long-term rewards.

$14.99


Wham-O Hamper Hoops

Wham-O Hamper Hoops

When you turn a chore into a game, you’ll have kids who are more responsible and complain less about the drudgery. This basketball hoop from Wham-O is brilliant. Score two points for tossing dirty clothes into the hamper. There are no prohibitions for do-overs, so every sock will eventually wind up ready for wash day.

$134.99


Kids' Fun and Healthy Cookbook

Kids' Fun and Healthy Cookbook

The Kids’ Fun and Healthy Cookbook is a great way for youngsters to get a head start on activities of daily living as independent adults. Learning about the science of food preparation as well as nutritional guidelines will give them a head start toward maturity. If they never move out, they can cook for you.

$9.89


Kent Boy's Freestyle Bike

Kent Boy's Freestyle Bike

Your kid is leaving babyish things behind, including his first two-wheeler. Remember the thrill you felt the first time he rode without training wheels? It’s time for a big kid’s bike. The Kent Pro Freestyle 20-inch boys’ bike has the features he needs to learn all those new heart-stopping tricks, because that’s how they roll.

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hOmeLabs Sunrise Alarm Clock

hOmeLabs Sunrise Alarm Clock

It’s a proven fact that children sleep more deeply than adults. That’s why waking to an alarm is more difficult. This innovative alarm clock from hOmeLabs features a thirty-minute LED light designed to gradually grow brighter, mimicking a sunrise. Combined with a traditional alarm sound, it makes it easier for kids to leave slumber behind.

$21.99

2 Diy Recipes Kids Can Make

Diy Kids Can Make: Healthy Cinnamon-Raisin Soft Pretzels

Diy Kids Can Make: Healthy Cinnamon-Raisin Soft Pretzels

We expect and encourage our kids to become productive and independent adults. While they’re still little, take the opportunity to spend time with them, teaching them basic adult skills – like cooking and baking – without disastrous results. This recipe for DIY healthy pretzels has a lot of teaching moments and a tasty snack reward.

13 Cooking with Kids Easy Recipes

13 Cooking with Kids Easy Recipes

Kids in the kitchen should be a fun time for parents to interact with their offspring and start teaching them basic food preparation and nutrition. Plus, picky eaters tend to be less picky when they’re involved in choosing and cooking. These thirteen recipes are fun, easy, and cover all your bases from breakfast to dessert.
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