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Smart 6 yr old - gift ideas?

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HalfStar Thu 20-Oct-16 10:04:12

Child in question (not mine!) is very smart, loves analytic thinking, numbers, maps, charts etc. Has a birthday close to Christmas so I will be also doing a clothing gift, but any ideas for toys or games would be so welcome.

redexpat Thu 20-Oct-16 12:06:34


linandleo Thu 20-Oct-16 12:18:47

Thames and Kosmos do ace science kits and the like.

I usually buy mine from here as they tend to be cheaper than elsewhere.

There's a lot of other brilliant stuff on the site that might do too.

HalfStar Thu 20-Oct-16 12:28:02

Oh excellent, thank you for that link, I'm off to browse! Lego is great too but I think kid has enough.

Avebury Thu 20-Oct-16 12:33:23

The game 'Rush Hour' is great for kids who like logic puzzles etc.

SisterViktorine Thu 20-Oct-16 18:25:03

What's your budget? Plyt is a great game, my 6yo asks to play every day.

Citizenerased123 Thu 20-Oct-16 18:31:50

I bought my smart 6 yr old nephew this last year laserpegs which is effectively lego with LED lights inside. He loved it but did need some help from daddy to build it. It's compatible with lego though and you can make other things with it so it should be fun to play with over the coming years

ThatGingerOne Thu 20-Oct-16 18:35:54

A modern Rubix cube? You can get all different types of them now.

evelynj Thu 20-Oct-16 18:38:47

My ds is this-coming 7 though. I bought a 10 yr old an electronic bookmark that's a dictionary & it's pretty good as he's an avid reader so will get one of these & a book from us.

He's lego mad so that's the most of his wants!

BrieAndChilli Thu 20-Oct-16 18:44:06

At 6 my very smart DS loved the Osborne lift the flap books - inside science, inside the solar system etc.
Science kit
Maze ball was a big hit.

DixieWishbone Thu 20-Oct-16 18:45:06

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browneyesblue Thu 20-Oct-16 18:45:13

I used to go to this store, but my local branch closed sad

They have 3 other stores, and you can order online. Lots of great gift ideas there.

AbiBranning Thu 20-Oct-16 18:48:41

DS got Stikbot studio, you use a phone to make stop motion movies. DS and his uncle had great fun with it.

HalfStar Thu 20-Oct-16 19:22:18

Wow amazing ideas here , I am taking note. Plyt might be the winner for the kid in question but everything looks brilliant. Thanks all flowers

Meadows76 Thu 20-Oct-16 19:29:10

Bop it or Simon says electronic games

DixieWishbone Thu 20-Oct-16 19:42:22

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RainDancer Thu 20-Oct-16 21:12:51

I just ordered a subscription to the Whizz Pop Bang science magazine for a smart, science mad 6 year old!

evelynj Thu 20-Oct-16 22:13:27

Ooh rain, that looks like it might be good. Lots added to the Amazon list for ds

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