Fun Finds: Best of 2011

Our picks for this year&s best toys.
Feb 06, 2013

Ages

2-12

1/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images All-Season Dollhouse
Arrange, rearrange, and decorate to your heart’s delight/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images This eco-friendly, modern dream house provides endless play possibilities/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images All furniture included/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

Educo, $200/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Ages 3 and up/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

 

2/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images CityBLOCKS Stacking Blocks
Create cityscapes with these 10 lightweight, oversized board blocks/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Not only do they stack, they nest inside the largest skyscraper (12" x 4" x 4")/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Makes a perfect backdrop for action figures and dolls/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

Chronicle Books, $22/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Ages 3 and up/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

 

3/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Rainbow Whirls Peg Game
Chunky, colorful rings that little fingers can stack in myriad ways make this pegboard an eye-popping winner/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images The beechwood board is 7" x 7" and comes with 32 pieces/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

Haba, $35/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Ages 2 to 6/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

 

4/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Nahji Doll
Explore cultures across the globe with the Hearts for Hearts Girls collection/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Nahji from India stands 14" tall and comes fully outfitted/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Dolls from Ethiopia, Belarus, the United States, Mexico, and Laos are also available/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images A portion of the purchase price is donated to children’s causes in the doll’s country of origin/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

Playmates Toys, $30/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Ages 4 and up/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

 

5/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Classic 12" Cruiser
Ready to ride, but not quite steady yet? This classically stylish and sturdy steel-frame two-wheeler comes with removable training wheels, an adjustable seat, and a ringing bell/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

Radio­flyer, $100/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Ages 3 to 7/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

 

6/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Circus 123 tower floor Puzzle
Make way for elephants, lions, and more! All of the big-top classics appear in this large and colorful 39-piece ensemble (1' x 4' when complete)/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

Crocodile Creek, $18/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Ages 4 and up/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

 

7/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Who What Where? Jr/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

Players are dealt “who,” “what,” and “where” cards, then must illustrate the zany scene that the combined cards describe/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Imagine Santa eating ice cream on the moon/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images An excellent imagination starter/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images For 2 or more players/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

University Games, $25/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Ages 7 to 12/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

 

8/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images My Busy Town
Packed with activities to keep your wee one well engaged/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images From mazes to spinners to peek-a-boo doors, you’ll get good mileage here/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Measures 16' x 12' x 12/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images'

Alex, $110/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Ages 12 months and up/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

 

9/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images e-moto
This little bamboo motorcycle satisfies both the cool and carbon-footprint conscious/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Light and durable with speedy wheels/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Measures 9" x 6/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images5" x 4"/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

Hape, $25/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Ages 3 to 7/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

 

10/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Modern Art Memory Game
Matisse, Warhol, Munch, and more—discover 36 modern artists with this twist on the classic mind challenger/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Comes with foldout art history booklet/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

Ammo Books, $17/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Ages 6 and up/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

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