Believe it or not, Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re like me, you want to get an early start on shopping to alleviate a little stress, not to mention the dent in the pocketbook. If you’re looking for an early scoop on the hottest Christmas toys this year, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s the specs on 2011’s top ten most popular toys and gifts for kids. List is reflecting latest trends as far as we are permanently updating it until the Christmas 2011.
LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet
This high-tech gadget for kids mimics the look and feel of the iPhone, but instead of featuring calling and web surfing capabilities, the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet offers little ones over one hundred different games and activities that automatically increase in difficulty to provide continual challenge and promote learning. The tablet also features a colorful touch screen and built-in camera and video recorder. What’s not to love? Here’s what parents are saying about the newest educational toy from LeapFrog:
Please check the detailed LeapFrog LeapPad review for more information.
Rory’s Story Cubes
Rory’s Story Cubes is one of those toys that is amazingly brilliant in its simplicity. Designed for ages 8 and up, the pocket-sized game consists of 9 different dice, each featuring images of random objects. To play, you simply roll, the dice, pick an image to begin your story with and allow your imagination to run wild while you attempt to integrate all of the different objects into your story. The game is also amazingly versatile—you can play alone or with friends, and the experience is equally fun for both kids and adults, making it the perfect family game! Here’s what others are saying:
Please check the reviews of the top 5 board Games for 2011 for more information.
Angry Birds Knock on Wood Game
Great for Angry Birds fans and unsuspecting kids alike, Angry Birds: Knock On Wood game of build and destroy action is bound to delight kids and parents alike. Kids ages 5-9 simply pick a mission card and build the corresponding structure in hopes that their opponents can’t knock them down with the included sling-shot launcher. Customers are raving about this action-packed game:
Please check the detailed review of the Angry Birds Knock on Wood Game for more information.
Angry Birds Plush Toy
The mass popularity of the Angry Birds app puts yet another spin-off toy on the list. The Angry Birds plush toys are cynically cute and even better—they feature the signature Angry Birds sounds that we have come to know and love. In a wide range of colors and characters, this is one for the collector. Read what others are saying:
Please check the detailed review of the Angry Birds Plush toy for more information.
Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Soothe and Glow Seahorse
The Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Soothe and Glow Seahorse is likely to be as satisfying for parents as it is for little ones. Designed to lull babies and toddlers to sleep with eight soothing lullabies, the seahorse (which comes in pink or blue) lights up and them fades away with the music after five minutes. According to the reviews, this night-time friend is a hit:
Air Swimmers Remote Control Flying Inflatables (Clown Fish and Shark)
What’s more fun than a huge flying inflatable remote control Flying clownfish in your living room? A huge inflatable floating shark perhaps? Both of these nontraditional toys make the list because they’re sun, safe, and can be refilled over and over again. Made of high-quality nylon, these 57-inch long inflatables can fly all around the house without breaking a thing! Here’s what others are saying about these toys that promise BIG fun:
LEGO Advent Calendars (Star Wars and City)
Combine the magic of the Christmas season with classic Lego building fun with these new 2011 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar and LEGO City Advent Calendar. Each set includes over 200 Lego pieces as well as mini-figures and props such as a Christmas tree, police station, snowmobiles, a police dog, and much more! Here’s what customers are saying:
Please check the detailed 2011 Lego Advent Calendars review for more information.
Vtech- Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker
The Vtech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker is a colorful and entertaining developmental toy sure to delight your beginning walker. Adorned with barnyard friends and all sorts of interactive gadgets such as spinning flowers, piano keys, light-up shape sorters, and even a telephone receiver, learning to walk is guaranteed to be a fun and engaging experience with this hot new toy. Here’s what parents have to say:
Please check the detailed V-Tech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker review for more information.
LEGO Star Wars Millenium Falcon
If you happen to be both a LEGO fan and a Star Wars fan, this is the set for you. With over 1200 Lego pieces, six mini-figures featuring the cast of the legendary film, and interactive, movable parts on the finished model, LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon set will not disappoint. Don’t take my word for it though, read the rave reviews customers are giving this toy:
V-Tech Kidizoom Camera
The new Vtech Kidizoom Camera makes this year’s hot list because it’s not your average kid’s camera. Though it’s easy enough for kids to use, it is a real 1.3 megapixel camera with a 128 MB internal memory that can store up to 1000 pictures and a sound-enabled video recorder. What makes it different from a grown-up variety? Well, aside from the ultra-durable construction, it also features 3 games and photo-editing capabilities which allow kids to add a creative touch with stamps, borders, and special effects. The reviews speak for themselves: