Whether for Christmas, a birthday or just because, you’ll find many reasons to shop for new toys for your kids. With all of the junky toys on the market today, how can you find the right ones? Here are some of the top, mom-tested toys from brands you can trust to be a big hit with your little ones.
If you’re looking for a toy for a baby, the Lamaze toy brand offers some great choices. This line seems to know exactly what babies need and want, including contrasting colors, crinkling sounds and varying textures to encourage oral and tactile exploration. It also seems to know what moms want as all Lamaze toys are easy to wash, making them perfect for the baby that drools and chews on everything.
When it comes to toddlers and preschoolers, no toy brand is quite as well-loved as a toy that carries the Fisher-Price logo. From Little People to the Teaching Clock, this brand has produced some of the most iconic toys for the preschool set. Today, they offer toys for everyone from toddlers to early elementary, including some electronics, so you’re sure to find something your kids will love from a brand you trust.
Building blocks should be part of every child’s adventures, but which are the best? By far, Lego and Duplo are the top choices when it comes to building toys. These colorful plastic bricks allow a child’s imagination to go wild, whether they’re building towers, houses, buildings, or constructing an entire city. Lego recently introduced the Lego Friends line, which introduces kids to Heartlake City and five best friends: Olivia, Emma, Andrea, Mia and Stephanie.
Electronics seem to be all the rage today, but how can you know which ones to buy? Leapfrog has been one of the most trusted brands for electronics for kids. Not only are their toys fun and educational, but they are also incredibly durable. They even have a tablet for the under-10 crowd!
Move over Hot Wheels, today’s moms are turning to Hape for race cars for their kids. Why? Because Hape offers cars made out of bamboo and painted with eco-friendly paints. They’re safer for the kids and work quite well, allowing kids to have race after race through the kitchen with their cars. Hape also makes pretend food, puzzles and other wooden toys parents can trust to be safe and non-toxic.
Kids love stuffed animals, but when they can create that stuffed animal for themselves, it becomes a true best friend. This is why moms have fallen in love with the Build-A-Bear. Not only is this a durable and adorable stuffed animal, but the entire experience of seeing the toy come to life makes it more than just a stuffed animal. They are building memories that will last for a lifetime.
When you buy a toy for your kids, you need to know it’s safe and that it holds excellent play value. With these tried-and-true brands, you get safety and fun, all in one toy.