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Fun Finds: Best of 2010

Our Favorite 2010 Toys and More

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TOYS, TECHCDs & DVDs, BOOKS, BEAUTY  

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1. Ready, Set, Go! Trike

 

This three-wheeler grows in step with your child, converting from a baby trike to a self-propelled one for toddlers. Alex Toys, $200.

2. My Take-Along Puppet Theater

 

Raise the curtain! A theatrical stage set that comes with six figures, changeable scenes, and sound effects. Batteries required. Playmobil, $50. Ages 4 and up. 

3. Toot, Toot: Tugboat

 

Part tugboat, part bathtime tool, this 9”-long floating cutie is made from recycled milk jugs. Free of BPA, phthalates, PVC, and external coatings. Green Toys, $13. Ages 6 months to 3 years. 

4. Counting Animals Tray Puzzle

 

Teach your child to count to 10. Underneath each piece, a short phrase describes the number and type of animal in the sweet illustration. Puzzle measures 15” x 11”. eeBoo, $4. Ages 3 and up. 

5. Hundred Acre Wood Rattles

 

Soft and jingly, these oh-so-adorable 7” rattles feature Winnie the Pooh and other beloved A.A. Milne characters. Kids Preferred, $9 each. Ages birth to 3 years.

6. Scribblish

 

Cartoonists get ready, set, draw! A creative and hysterical visual version of the game Telephone. Guessing which series of images started with yours is a gas! For 4 to 6 players. Hasbro, $20. Ages 8 and up.

7. Passenger Plane

 

Now arriving in LEGO City! This 309-piece aircraft is an exciting challenge for little engineers to build. Includes three crew members and a baggage truck. LEGO, $42. Ages 5 and up. 

8. One World Futbol

 

This sturdy soccer ball never needs inflating, and won’t go flat even if punctured. With every purchase, another is donated to those in need across the globe. Regulation size 5. One World Futbol Project, $40. Ages 12 and up. 

9. CitiBlocs: Hot Colors

 

The popular wooden building blocks now come in an exciting variety of colors. Every piece is the same size and made from renewable pine wood. Citiblocs, $13-$50. Ages 3 and up.

10. Story World

 

Beautifully illustrated cards suggest characters, places, and objects for storytelling inspiration. A booklet provides a sample tale along with writing tips and games. Candlewick, $13. Ages 9 to 12. 

11. My Bakery Set + Cut & Peel Fruit Set

 

Your little chef can “make” two divine-looking desserts with the baking set. For a “healthier” treat, try the wood and fabric fruit set. Wonderworld Bakery Set, $35; Fruit Set, $25. Ages 3 and up.
 

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