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Best Children’s Reading Games   In my humble opinion, anything that makes reading – and even the idea of reading – more fun is a good thing! When reading is approached as something that is enjoyable, a child’s chances for a higher literacy level are greatly increased. With that said, reading games can give a …

Best Children’s Educational Games   More and more parents these days are home-schooling – and for those parents (and other parents who follow the line of reasoning that learning can be fun), it is always helpful to find resources where kids can “kill two birds with one stone,” that is, having fun and learning at …

Best Kids’ Games – For the Road!   Most (if not all) parents are well aware of this: kids need something fun to keep them occupied while traveling! 🙂 While hand-held tablets, MP3 players, etc. might have their place in traveling with children, many parents may also look for alternative sources of entertainment – hands-on, …

Best Children’s Math Games   Math games are a wonderful way to help kids along in their education – considering the fact that mathematics can be fun, these games reinforce that idea that math is a game – along with the fact that it plays an integral part of education and life. (These games are …

Best Kids’ Floor Puzzles   When it comes to puzzles for kids, floor puzzles might just be the best around. There is just something about a nice BIG puzzle laid out on the floor with vivid colors and images springing to life. Pretty nifty, right? The top 10 best kids’ floor puzzles is an eclectic …

Best Fashion Toys for Kids   Over the past few years, it seems that fashion toys have come into play as a way to get young ladies’ creative juices flowing, no matter what age. And – it seems that more and more top-notch toy companies are providing some wonderfully creative picks for kids to help …

Best Kids’ Arts & Crafts Toys and Kits   There may be nothing like arts and crafts toys to allow kids to unleash their creativity and imagination. Again, this year has brought along a wonderful variety of picks that encourage boys and girls of all ages to do just that — unleash! Enjoy picking and …

Best Teddy Bears for Kids   A teddy bear is practically a “must have” for just about any child — and many adults (ahem) are rather fond of them as well. 🙂 Some of these soft and cuddly plush bears can be considered better than others, with varying levels of craftsmanship and detail giving them …

Best Stuffed Animals for Kids   Stuffed (or plush) animals have been a staple in practically every child’s toy “wardrobe” for many a year. Today there is still no lack of love for them – for many children these toys provide comfort, love and can come in quite handy in creative and even educational activities. …

Best Educational Toys for 9 Year Old Boys and Girls   For children at or around 9 years of age, there is an excellent selection of toys for young creative minds. For both boys and girls, these toys help to demonstrate just how incredibly fun learning can be! Our top 10 best educational toys for …

Best Educational Toys for 8 Year Old Boys and Girls   For both 8 year old girls and boys, there are some pretty amazing educational toys available this year. Whether delving into subjects such as electronics, physics, paleontology or other subjects, these toys are not only great for learning – they’re also just plain fun! …

Best Educational Toys for 7 Year Old Boys and Girls   For those 7 year old “yunguns” who enjoy exercising their mental and creative skills, love adventure or simply having fun, the list of learning toys on this page should fit the bill. Some of the toys here are also great for adding to or …

Best Educational Toys for 6 Year Old Boys and Girls   When we arrive at the level of educational toys for 6 year olds, we start moving out of the realm of “little kids” playthings and into a lineup of choices with a bit more challenge and creativity. A nice selection this year, with multiple …

Best Educational Toys for 5 Year Old Boys and Girls   For those creative, imaginative and curious, eager young minds – the top 10 educational toys for 5 year old girls and boys are some phenomenal picks this year! Creating this exceptional list was easy, as there are plenty of super-fabulous educational toys for kiddos …

Best Kids’ Spy Gadget Toys   The top 10 spy gadget toys for kids include a list of imaginative “super sleuth” activities that many children love. (What could be more fun than gathering evidence from a scene, or secretly taking pictures and videos from a watch or even a pair of sunglasses?!) What’s here: On …

Best LEGO Books for Kids and “Big Kids”   The word “LEGO” has joined the collective consciousness since the toy’s launch in the early ’80s. Endless variations have emerged since then, as well as LEGO-themed movies! Whether your child is a LEGO nut or new to the plastic brick-building experience, the top 10 LEGO books …

Best Kids’ Toys from Melissa and Doug   The “best of” picks among toys from Melissa & Doug® is, in my humble opinion, the pinnacle of children’s toys – period. “M & D” makes some of the most well-thought-out, creative, entertaining and educational toys for children – and they are famous for it. When searching …

Best Wooden Toy Kitchens   There are quite a number of kids’ wooden toy kitchens that are excellent choices for durability and fun features – and this year’s best of ’em are here and better than ever. What’s here: On this page is a list of the ten best kids’ wooden toy kitchens for the …

Best Kids’ Toys for $20 or Less   When browsing for gifts in toy or department stores these days – perhaps especially at Christmas time – it might be easy to get the impression that “prices for toys are outrageous!” However, that is not necessarily the case. In fact, some absolutely wonderful toys that kids …

Best Transformers Books for Kids   When it comes to the subject of which books to pick for children, reading just for fun can be quite successful. For those young fans of the movies, toys, et al, the top 10 Transformers books are great picks. What’s here:  On this page are the ten best books …

Best Sticker Books for Kids   For many young children, one of their “favoritest things” is immersing themselves in a good sticker activity book. 🙂 According to levels of parent popularity and ratings, some are better than others in terms of entertainment and other value — which is where the “best of” sticker books list …

Best Children’s Christmas Books   One of the best parts of Christmas for children is reading holiday stories. Whether you read Christmas books the night before Santa arrives or keep them out all season long for the kids to look at and enjoy, there is something magical about classic holiday tales. The top 10 best …

Best Books for 9 Year Old Children   When a child discovers a book that quickly becomes a favorite, it piques what is usually a lifelong interest in reading. The top 10 books for 9 year olds feed this interest with a diverse list of offerings that feature magic, adventure, humor, self-esteem tips, and so …

Best Books for 8-Year-Old Children   The idea of books as gateways to new worlds of imagination and knowledge is something to continually impart to your child. The top 10 books for 8 year olds does this beautifully! Help your child’s mind expand with this incredible list designed specifically for the 8 year old in …

Best Books for 7 Year Old Children   Provide your child with a treasure trove of wonder when you purchase the top 10 books for 7 year olds. This fantastic list makes it easy to encourage your child’s love of reading, whether the youngling has been reading since kindergarten or recently developed an interest in …

Best Books for 6 Year Old Children   Ensure exploring new worlds and learning new concepts is a fun treat with the top 10 books for 6 year olds. Nourish young brains with a comprehensive list of books that make them laugh, helps them realize the importance of compassion and understanding, unearth new galaxies, and …

Best Books for 5-Year-Old Children   Take time to introduce your children to worlds beyond their own with the top 10 books for 5 year olds. Books provide a place for children to escape into fantastical places, learn about basics such as shapes, colors, and animals, and otherwise obtain the knowledge they need to not …

Best Children’s Picture Books On Kindle   The Kindle e-reader from Amazon changed the way people read, as it no longer became necessary to carry around heavy, cumbersome volumes when you wanted to read a few pages. There’s even a special Kindle e-reader just for younglings, which brings us to the Top 10 best picture …

Best Magazines for Kids   Magazines provide another reading avenue for kids to help them learn new things and expand their imaginations. The top 10 magazines for kids for 2017 is an eclectic collection designed to give children the chance to learn all kinds of fun and interesting stuff. This fantastic list includes Sports Illustrated …

Best Children’s Chapter Books   Chapter books are the next step in keeping young minds interested in reading. The top 10 best children’s chapter books make this task easy for you, as it features a rich and varied variety of options your kids will love…and find hard to put down. The 2017 best children’s chapter …

Best Children’s Picture Books   The best way to instill a love of reading in your little ‘uns is to read to them…and give them picture books to read on their own! The top 10 best children’s picture books for 2017 provide your youngling with fun stories told through dazzling illustrations. Enjoy supplying your kiddos …

Best Bicycles for Kids   Whether searching for a great bike for a very young beginning cycler or a more experienced “sportster,” the list of bikes on this page can help point you in the right direction. Enjoy browsing the top 10 best bicycles for kids and giving your youngling the perfect first bike. Here …

Best Skateboards   Over the past years, skateboarding has gone from a fun activity to what could be considered a cultural movement – and along has come an improved technology and selection in skateboards. The list of the top 10 skateboards are the epitome of what people are searching out and buying the most. And …

Best Toys for Girls Age 9   When it comes to 9 year old girls’ toys, the “best of the best” toys consist of a fun combination of picks for the super-active, some choices perfect for those ladies with a creative bent – plus some other fun stuff. 🙂 What’s here: On this page is …

Best Toys for Girls 8 Years of Age   If you’re searching out the best toys for 8 year old girls this year, you might share my opinion on this: There are some awesome choices for girls in this age group! 🙂 What’s here: On this page is a “top 10” list of the best …

Best Toys for Girls 6 Years of Age   It seems when we enter the realm of toys for 6 year old girls, the selection moves a step forward from “little kid” toys into a lineup of choices involving a bit more challenge, creativity and some delightful toys in general. What’s here: On this page …

Best Toys for Girls Age 5   Making their way to 5-year-old girls’ hearts, the “best of the best” toys include some wonderful picks for those young creators, adventurers, as well as little ones who simply enjoy lots of “let’s pretend.” And then there is of course (these days), a nice lineup of technology toys …

Best Kids’ Science Toys   When it comes to toys that are interesting and fun, it would be hard to beat the list of the top 10 science toys this year. These are some of the best choices for young ones to stretch their imaginations and combine having a bunch of fun with learning. What’s …

Best Crayola Toys and Kits for Kids   The best Crayola® toys for kids again this year are at the “tip top” of an elite list — colors, tools and toys for children from an American classic tradition. And – they are so much more than “just crayons!” That’s right! The top 10 best Crayola …

Best Kiddie Pools The top 10 backyard swimming pools for kids this year consist of a fun range of pools for different age groups, some having diverse themes and gadgets to make hot summer days much more entertaining. 🙂 Ideal for kids who long for a pool–any pool–the following options provide your younglings with hours …

Best Kick and Electric Scooters for Kids (All Ages)   Scooters have become not only a pastime for kids, but are practically a “must have” for children to get around and enjoy some fresh air by themselves or with friends. The top 10 scooters for kids this year are a great mix of the best …

Best Play Tents for Kids   A favorite category in toys for kids always has been and always will be — the play tent! Kids can hide away in their very own space, creating their own worlds while they play. Whether a youngster enjoys a certain theme, a type of “let’s pretend,” or is more …

Best Pool Toys for Kids   Are your kids looking for some “serious” swimming pool fun this year? This year’s list of the 10 best swimming pool toys are a great lineup to inject some additional entertainment to a day at the pool. All help promote creative play and the importance of an active imagination. …

Best Outdoor Kids’ Water Toys Do your kids want to have some “serious” cool-down, water-blasting fun this summer? The 10 best water toys for kids might be just the ticket. They make keeping cool extra fun, especially on hot days when driving to the beach or visiting the local pool is not a possibility. We’ve …

Best Backyard Play Sets for Kids   From well-rated toddler mini-playgrounds to full-fledged metal and wooden play sets, backyard playgrounds are a diverse collection for kids of all age groups this year. Our top 10 backyard playgrounds is a wonderful list full of fun and exciting options that turn your property into a whole new …

Best Toys for Boys 9 Years of Age   For boys 9 years of age, this year’s list of the “tip top” toys includes a perfect combination of picks that incite creativity, plenty of activity, “brain power” — and some wonderful choices for those young adventurers among us. We love educational toys that promote creative …

Best Toys for Boys 8 Years of Age   When moving up in age range a bit, toys begin to take on a bit more “character” – toys with more challenge and creativity come into play. This year the toys for boys 8 years of age are a great example of this. Delve into the …

Best Toys for Boys 7 Years of Age   For those seven-year-old young men among us, the lineup of the “best of the best” toys includes some holiday favorites, top names in building and creative toys, adventure – as well as some wonderful picks for those tech-savvy kids. Find exactly what your little guy craves …

Best Toys for Boys 6 Years of Age   The list of the top 10 toys for 6 year old boys includes the “tip-top” picks overall for this age group including some great choices for young creators, jokesters, technology lovers and some toys that are just plain fun! Dive into our top 10 best toys …

2017 Best Toys for Boys 5 Years of Age   Whether a young man is a LEGOs fan, adventure-seeker, creator or all the above – the list of the top 10 toys for 5 year old boys should help to find just the right “must-have” gadget or plaything. We loovvvvee finding educational and otherwise mentally-stimulating …