Daily Archives: August 21, 2017

Older Kids Toys

In some ways, it’s embarrassing when our kids grow from the simple toys they enjoy during their first few years. They want to challenge them more and sometimes this means you need to make expensive new purchases.

The advertising industry has a large role to play at this point. Many of our children will be exposed to advertising on television, on the internet and in magazines. Even if you restrict how much advertising your own kids view, it’s likely that they’ll be influenced by their own peers.

Unfortunately, some of the toys and games that they want are likely to be prohibitively expensive. So what about those that are seen as being cool but which needn’t break the bank?

Sky Challenger helicopter games have been a big hit over the last year or so and continue to retain their popularity. The radio controlled element of the game certainly helps, but the main selling point has been the fact that you can use them to have aerial battles.

Toys provide fun but in a safe environment. Since the price has been kept relatively low, this is a suitable toy for older children but the price is not too expensive. You can compare prices at various retailers who sell them on the internet and traditional stores.

So what do you need to know about the game if you’re about to make a purchase? The first thing to say is that they are not really suitable for young children. The manufacturer’s recommendation is that they are for ages 8 and upwards – this feels about right.

Having objects flying around a room at high speed is not particularly well suited to younger kids certainly not if you are proud of the objects in your home!

Controlling the helicopters is not as easy as it might be, especially in the initial period while you are learning how to use the game. While teenagers soon get to grips with the controls, they can still be a challenge, particularly for some adults!

How about the shooting element of the game? Does that sound a bit messy?

Fortunately this part of the game really leads to signal jamming between the remote control and the helicopter, making it difficult to maintain control. Fortunately, this is a mess, depending on where the helicopter crashes.