The 9-year-old on your list is precariously straddling the line between kid and tween. That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite toys to help them feel like they’re making progress — but not leaving the toy world completely behind. From cute socks to outdoor play toys and even choices that interact with smartphones and gaming devices, here are our favorite picks for 9-year-olds. Take a look.
— Additional reporting by Rebecca Gruber