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What to get an 8 year old on their birthday?

My son is all about the games, he has a ps3, a wii and a Nintendo DS, thinking about getting him the next big thing in game world a PS Vita, does anyone have one, do the kids use it? please no bashing me for letting my child use games, my son does not play games with violence or bad language as some parents do and he doesn't play games all day either he is rewarded with playing for a few hours a day of what I call screen time he decides what he does with it, computer, TV, or games?

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n8nnickmom

Asked by n8nnickmom at 11:43 AM on Oct. 15, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • Books, legos, new bike.

    What else is he interested in?
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 11:53 AM on Oct. 15, 2013

  • Ask him?
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 11:57 AM on Oct. 15, 2013

  • No bashing.. but maybe try to expand his horizons. My 8 year old loves the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and anything science.. her microscope was a big hit, a snap-circuit set is so cool at that age too.
    anestheticsex

    Answer by anestheticsex at 12:01 PM on Oct. 15, 2013

  • oh wow thanks this was a big help for my christmas list for him, he loves science so thank you anestheticsex those were great ideas, he loves toys and books but is so much more into games that's all really, I have to tell him to stop playing games and just play or read he has no objections unless he didn't get to play his games yet.
    n8nnickmom

    Comment by n8nnickmom (original poster) at 12:07 PM on Oct. 15, 2013

  • My 9 year old is Minecraft crazy. I don't know if he could be into that? I like get get those big catalogs & let the kids look through them and make up wish lists, with the things they want most of all at the beginning. They know that they're not getting EVERYTHING on there.
    BeaverHouse

    Answer by BeaverHouse at 12:22 PM on Oct. 15, 2013

  • Stuffed Angry Birds, Trash Pack Trashies, Legos, Walkie Talkies, Hotwheels race track, Skylanders toys.....go to Toys R Us they have great toys for boys.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:25 PM on Oct. 15, 2013

  • Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 12:53 PM on Oct. 15, 2013

  • Buy him T shirts, posters, bedding, action figures, etc in his favorite game characters.
    Nimue930

    Answer by Nimue930 at 1:53 PM on Oct. 15, 2013

  • Another good book series is The World According to Humphrey. My son really enjoyed that one when he was that age.
    May-20

    Answer by May-20 at 4:15 PM on Oct. 15, 2013

  • If he likes science or animals, www.insectlore.com has some great stuff.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 12:24 AM on Oct. 16, 2013

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