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21 Toys to Help 9 Year Olds Mature Emotionally

Toys for 9 year olds include some options like therapeutic stress balls and squishy pets to help youngsters cope with the emotions and feelings that become overwhelming. As we help our kids traverse the treacherous path to maturity, it’s sometimes helpful to have a book to guide them or a journal to help express themselves.

toys for 9 year old maturity

I Feel Mad! Tips for Kids on Managing Angry Feelings

I Feel Mad! Tips for Kids on Managing Angry Feelings

“I Feel Mad!” All of us feel mad from time to time. It’s a normal response – how we manage this response is the difference between socially unacceptable meltdowns and learning to understand the triggers and emotions. Kids are no different. This book gives them tips to help them decompress instead of imploding into helplessness.

$18.95


AuCuTee Portable Soothing White Noise Machine

AuCuTee Portable Soothing White Noise Machine

Back in the day, to catch some zzzz’s we used “white noise” to block out disturbing sounds. Today’s kiddos have a whole array of “noise” colors available in the AcCuTee Portable White Noise Machine. Kids need more sleep than adults. A consistent background means we can continue our conversation or Netflix binge while they snooze.

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Kids' Travel Journal

Kids' Travel Journal

Habits we develop as kids can bring us joy well into our golden years. Journaling is one such pleasure. The “Kids’ Travel Journal” is a delightful way for youngsters to record special moments in memorable places, with room for mementos such as postcards, snapshots, and ticket stubs. After vacation, they’ll be eager to journal daily.

$12.99


I Feel Worried! Tips for Kids on Overcoming Anxiety

I Feel Worried! Tips for Kids on Overcoming Anxiety

The second in the “How to Make & Keep Friends” workbook series is titled “I Feel Worried!” and is filled with activities and tips to help kids recognize, cope with, and defuse feelings of overwhelming anxiety. It teaches youngsters (and their parents) that feeling anxious is a common emotion, and it doesn’t have to be debilitating.

$18.95


Liquid Motion Relaxation Toy

Liquid Motion Relaxation Toy

Round and round it goes, spiraling downward with a steady drip of bubbles to fascinate kiddos who need a minute or two to regroup with a soothing rhythm. This Liquid Motion Spiral Timer Toy is a great way to take a break. It’s especially helpful for kids who may need a little extra help focusing.

$9.99


YogaDirect Fun Yoga Mat For Kids

YogaDirect Fun Yoga Mat For Kids

Yoga has so many benefits for the mind, spirit, and body. Learning the discipline early not only offers benefits to the younger body but sets a good habit in place for life. The YogaDirect Fun Yoga Mat for kids is just the right size for smaller limbs with visually appealing graphics that make them kid-friendly.

$34.99


Coping Skills for Kids Workbook

Coping Skills for Kids Workbook

“Coping Skills for Kids” is a workbook with activities and helpful tips created to help youngsters learn to manage stress, anxiety, and anger. These skills aren’t innate, and lack thereof can further isolate a child who’s already struggling socially. Today’s world is faster and expectations are higher – giving children the tools to control themselves makes sense.

$18.69


Relaxed & In Control

Relaxed & In Control

Discerning gift-givers know that sometimes choosing toys for 9 year olds isn’t necessarily about playthings but sometimes things that play. The Mellisa Dormoy CD “Relaxed & In Control: Guiding My Emotions for Good Self Control” is a soothing recording to validate a child’s emotional responses and give them tools to learn and practice self-control.

$19.95

Yogi Fun Kids Yoga Cards Kit

Yogi Fun Kids Yoga Cards Kit

Learning to balance a growing body and a juvenile spirit isn’t an easy task. The YOGI FUN Kids Yoga Cards Kit makes developing the mind and the body a thoughtful and thought-provoking game of discipline and coordination while developing imagination and interacting with siblings and/or parents. There are everyday activities and a birthday adventure.

$16.89


Making Choices and Making Friends

Making Choices and Making Friends

All books are not created equally – this one, “Making Choices and Making Friends” is designed to help kids learn socially desirable skills without compromising their core values or becoming bullies or victims. In our competitive society, achieving quality interpersonal relationships is an asset that will stand our children in good stead for the future.

$1.03


Emoji Stress Balls By YoYa Toys

Emoji Stress Balls By YoYa Toys

These cute emojis are actually stress balls. You know, those ubiquitous squeezable, squishable delights that let us disperse negative thoughts and feelings at work. YoYa Toys has designed these laughing and smiling silly faces to help our kids manage their stressors. Get an extra set for home so you and your youngsters can de-stress together.

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Peaceable Kingdom 'My Meaningful Life' Journal

Peaceable Kingdom 'My Meaningful Life' Journal

Titled “My Meaningful Life” this lovely volume from Peaceable Kingdom reminds kids that small doesn’t mean insignificant. Designed to guide with prompts, the journal encourages kids to express feelings, ideas, and memories that may not be monumental. Journaling is a great habit for kids to acquire and continue throughout life as an exercise in self-discovery.

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Just Between Us: Mother & Daughter

Just Between Us: Mother & Daughter

The only thing more difficult than being a tween-age girl is being her mother. This adorable and poignant journal, “Just Between Us” is the brainchild of a girl who wanted a special means of communicating with her mom without face-to-face embarrassing moments. This beautiful volume will allow your favorite mother-daughter relationship to blossom and flourish.

$15.26

The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control

The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control

We’re always telling kids to “use their words.” But sometimes, they don’t know the words they should use. “The Kids’ Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control” helps them to label feelings that might be otherwise scary and offers guidance on how to manage those feelings. Growing up is hard! This volume makes it easier.

$12.59


Between Mom and Me: Mother Son Journal

Between Mom and Me: Mother Son Journal

Every young man should be “momma’s boy,” but sometimes the relationship between a lad and his mum is hard to develop. “Between Mom and Me” is a delightful journal with prompts to guide a son and his mother to communicate honestly, to learn about one another, and to build a bond that will last forever.

$1.35


Me: A Compendium Fill-in Journal for Kids

Me: A Compendium Fill-in Journal for Kids

“Me: A Compendium” is a creative way to encourage a kiddo to figure out what makes them tick and preserve it for the future. Most toys for 9 year olds aren’t designed to delve into a healthy introspection and subsequent expression of quirks and secrets that make a child unique. Appealing prompts make it easy.

$12.89


Understanding Myself Kid's Guide

Understanding Myself Kid's Guide

Every stage of life has its own unique challenges. “Understanding Myself: A Kid’s Guide to Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings” is an interactive guide to assure pre-teens they’re normal, and their range of moods is manageable. It lets them take a good look at themselves and reassure them they fit in with friends and family.

$9.95


A Girl's Guide to Making Really Good Choices

A Girl's Guide to Making Really Good Choices

“A Girl’s Guide to Making Really Good Choices” takes the myriad number of decisions a child encounters and offers thoughtful guidance to finding the path that’s most worthy of them as daughters of Heavenly Father. Decisions made in advance of temptations make it easier to set and achieve life goals instead of following fickle trends.

$11.79


The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends

The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends

Today’s playground is a jungle. “The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends” is a useful guide for youngsters who may feel socially awkward. Presented with a variety of scenarios and exercises designed to help with learning and practicing the art of interacting in societal circles, without falling prey to cultural quicksand or embarrassing misunderstandings.

$13.99


A Boy's Guide to Making Really Good Choices

A Boy's Guide to Making Really Good Choices

Learning to navigate in the world as an adult isn’t easy – it begins when we’re really young! “A Boy’s Guide to Making Really Good Choices” is a lovely guide designed to teach responsibility for the decisions a fellow makes without undue awkwardness. Peer pressure doesn’t have to dictate how a young man leads his life.

$11.95


Eutreec Stress Relieving Mini Squishy Set

Eutreec Stress Relieving Mini Squishy Set

This pack of four adorable kittens is more than just a handful of cute toys: it’s a quartet of stress relievers in a small size suitable for kids. With more pressure to achieve, to compete, and to participate than ever before, children find it difficult to cope at times. Eutreec pals are there to help.

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3 Easy Diy Stress Reliever Balls

Diy Make Stress Balls Kids Will Love

Diy Make Stress Balls Kids Will Love

Stress balls are fun for kids to squish, but they’re also therapeutic in relieving stress and curbing anxiety as well as easing cramped fingers and dispersing frustration. This DIY uses brilliantly colored balloons and flour from the kitchen to make quick and easy stress balls for the whole family, because parents get stressed, too.

Diy Stress Ball'ing Out

Diy Stress Ball'ing Out

Whether your children have anxiety issues or other conditions, they’re still children with a wide spectrum of emotions and responses that are unique to them. What isn’t so unique is that kids and stress balls literally go hand-in-hand. This DIY takes modeling clay and balloons to craft unique characters that help kids release their frustrations.

Diy Jelly Stress Ball

Diy Jelly Stress Ball

Here’s a DIY to make kids’ stress balls that requires a little magic. Teeny jelly beads, in assorted colors or monochromatic, swell when combined with water and are perfectly squishable inside a clear balloon. You and your kiddos can make as many as you like in as many colors and combinations as you can imagine.
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