13 YEAR OLD DEVELOPMENTAL TIPS

Top learning toys for 13 year oldsThirteen-year-old children step in teenage, finish up one phase of life and leave childhood behind. This can make notable changes in their physical appearance and daily behaviors.

Kids of 13 years old may find it childish to sleep at a certain time. Due to the growing bodies, thirteen years old children are a bit clumsy. They also may have low energy levels due to bad eating and sleeping habits.

Mental and social development of 13-year-old children:

  • Their moods can swing rapidly due to peer problems, school stress and feeling of being judged and watched.
  • As they ride their emotional roller coaster at this stage, they can cry over almost everything that makes them angry and hurt.
  • They are more guarded and may hesitate to express self.
  • Now they have a strong capacity of acquiring knowledge through reading, listening and looking. They start to respond with interest to assignments and discussions.
  • 13-year-old children tend to withdraw from the family circle and from confidential relationships with parents. They may start criticizing parents.

How to fully develop 13-year-old children:

  • Keep the kitchen full of healthy foods like salads, healthy snakes, whole grains, trail mixes that contain nuts etc.
  • Talk to new teenagers about entire family’s routine and then compromise on a bedtime that fits into that schedule.
  • Children need a lot of sympathetic understanding at this age as they start looking at things differently and enjoy matching with cooperative adults.
  • More indoor activities like creating a scrapbook, planning a meal (ice cream, cookies) and trying to cook, making models, puzzle games...
  • Learning new skills like knitting, embroidery, jewelry making and latch-hook is also fun for them.
  • Outdoor activities like rollerblading, skateboarding, spud, hopscotch, red rover, tag, four squares are also very helpful to keep new teens physically fit.

Top-Rated Educational Toys for 13 Year Olds

Creativity-Boosting Rainbow Stacker

What is Grimm’s Extra Large 12-Piece Rainbow Stacker? The extra large 12-piece Rainbow Stacker by Grimm is one of the best wooden nesting puzzles out there. This learning toy is a masterpiece designed to improve the motor and visual skills of your child while challenging them making play time as enjoyable as it should be. Cut […]