One of the hardest things about Christmas shopping for the kids is bringing home the right toys. You know, the toys they really, really want. That’s why I like to check out all the guides I can before setting out to shop. What’s top, what do kids want, etc. I rely on toys professional and other moms who are in the know. In reviewing those list this year, these five top toys are on the top of a lot of lists.
For the first one, I surprise myself, because I already felt this toy was a winner. It’s already on my Christmas list for my three granddaughters.
This November, Hunger Games 2 is scheduled for release in movie theaters nationwide. That means Katniss and her accessories are going to play an important role.
You can buy your child a Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow that lets them pretend they’re the star of the second movie in the series – Catching Fire. This toy has foam darts that blast up to 75 feet away.
You know Barbie dolls are a perennial favorite. This years, she goes high-tech. This is another toy I think will be on my Christmas list for at least one of the girls.
Barbie’s new Digital Dress is what every little girl wishes her future was like. With the simple push of a button, your child can change Barbie’s outfit. It’s a neat LED dress and your daughter can choose a built in graphic design or customize it using her own creativity.
The dress’s graphic design can move to music – or even your child’s voice. She can use her finger or a stylus to set the design up and then watch as it lights up and matches Barbie’s always-perfect accessories, too.
I can see why this monkey will be on a lot of Christmas lists this years. It has such real reacation, you might forget it’s a toy.
When it comes to lovable fake animals that we give our kids, nothing will beat out the Furreal Friends Cuddles My Giggle Monkey this year. It’s an interactive monkey that’s really cute.
Not only is she responsive to your child, but she’s very giggly – and that’s contagious for your kids! When your child makes her go upside down, the monkey senses it and response. When it’s put to bed, it closes its eyes and goes to sleep. This is a toy that will be at the top of many lists for Santa Claus this year!
A lot of parents say a balance bike is way better for teaching kids to ride then a tricycle or a two-wheeler with training wheels. Not to mention it makes them feel like a “big kid” when they can ride without training wheels.
The FirstBIKE Street Bike is a different kind of first bicycle for kids – and it’s a perfect present to be left out under the tree this Christmas! This is the bike kids need to learn to ride on.
You can adjust the height so it grows with your child. It’s a bike with no training wheels – so this is the version they use before they get on a real bike and learn how to ride it.
Games are always big my my lists for kids and parents. This is one of the few games that a child can play by himself. And the challenges keep going up as your child master one level. Great game and the price isn’t bad, either.
Kids love laser games – the Laser Maze Logic Game is an awesome new board game made with lasers that challenges your child’s brain. It has levels from beginner all the way to expert stats.
This is a single player game where you pick a challenge card based on difficulty. Then you set up the board as shown on the card and try to position the token so that the laser lights it up correctly. There are tokens that include the laser, checkpoints, targets, mirrors, splitters, and more.
These five toys are a great start for your Christmas shopping and are sure to please the kidlets on your list. Take a closer look, but don’t forget there’s still lots of other ideas in Mrs. Kidlet’s toy box.