We all love the holidays for various reasons, but the most enjoyable part of the season is the excitement of seeing the little ones open their gifts. No matter what the occasion, finding the best toys to invoke squeals of delight is the goal of all gift givers. So what are the top-selling toys this year?
These toys are still popular with kids, even though the first movie was released in 2007. The Playskool Heroes Transformers convert easily for younger children. In just one step Heatwave, the Fire-Bot character, can be changed from a robot to the fire truck mode. They are great for their imagination and are very durable.
*LeapFrog and LeapPad
Depending on the age of your child, these are the perfect educational games. They won’t even realize they are learning because the games are so much fun. There are 1,000s of options to engage your little one and the games are educator approved. The LeapFrog LeapPad Kids’ Learning Tablet provides hours of fun for ages 3 – 9.
*Nerf N-Strike Elite
Be a quick on the draw with the fast firing Strongarm blaster. Considered one of the best toys of the season, it comes with 6 darts that are easily reloaded. This Nerf gun can shoot up to 75 feet and is tons of fun for kids and adults. You can order replacement darts, as they don’t work as well once they are too worn.
*Disney Frozen Dolls
Your kids will relive the excitement and magic of the Disney movie Frozen with the different character dolls: Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf the snowman. All of the dolls are very detailed with elaborate clothing and features. Fans of the movie will celebrate favorite moments with these keepsake figures.
Always a favorite, Legos has the Bricks and More, Builders of Tomorrow set that contains 650 pieces. This is the perfect gift to construct a vehicle, building, or almost anything with your children. Legos offer hours of family fun and your imagination is the only thing that limits you. Supervision is recommended with children under 3.
*Remote controlled Helicopter
The Syma S107G 3.5 Channel Remote Control Helicopter with Gyro is an excellent choice for kids ages 14 years and up. It is easy to fly, so great for beginners. This helicopter does require Lithium Polymer batteries that are not included, but you will enjoy many long hours of gyroscopic fun.
*VTech KidiBeats Drum Set
VTech has tons of popular items that are both educational and fun. The KidiBeats Drum set ocomes with two drum sticks and has four different electronic learning drums. It is the number one best seller with kids’ basic skills development toys. KidiBeats offers free-style rhythm development as well as structured learning and nine preset songs to play along with. The only drawback is dealing with the sound. Recommended ages are 2 – 5 years old.
Be sure to always consider the potential development a toy offers your child instead of the features of the toy itself. If you have a variety of games available that can encourage cognitive, physical, social, and emotional skills, this makes for a more well-rounded experience. The key is spending time together, letting their imagination explore, and growing and bonding as a family.