The holiday season is nearing and with the thousands of toys available you might be wondering, Which toy is best? Well, the following list will shed some light on the toys that are hot, not too costly, and will be loved by children of various ages.
Paper Jams are gaining popularity quickly due to their low cost and ease of use. From ages eight up to preteen, children will enjoy the ability to play music with a guitar or drum set with the option of using a simulated amp. The guitar comes with preprogrammed songs such as those recorded by AC/DC, and starts out at around $24.
This adorable doll is running out in many Target stores and Walmarts across the country. Much like a modern Cabbage Patch doll, Lalaloopsy comes with a collectable poster, a character tag with a sewn on date and a pet. The doll is geared towards girls from 4-6 years of age, and is considered a possible collectable. Priced at around $30.
Leap Frog has an entire line of products that are educational and purposeful for kids of all ages. Most notable are the Leapster Explorer, which incorporates popular cartoon characters with math and spelling, and the Tag reading system that sounds out each letter while the child reads a book. Priced at $65 and $30 respectively.
Fushigi is the gravity-defying ball that seems to float in mid air as the user rolls it and moves it in their hands. This popular television item is available for just under $20, and can entertain kids and adults of all ages. Many online retailers are currently sold out, but Fushigi is still available through Amazon and Ebay.
Board and Card Games
Starting with Headbandz, the game that incorporates a headband with a picture card, games this season are lighting up department stores. Headbandz is a game targeted for kids from 6-10 where all players wear a headband and try to guess the item shown on his card. In addition to Headbandz, the game Forbidden Island is quickly selling out at major department stores. Forbidden Island is a game that is won after collecting treasures and escaping the island before meeting up with an unforeseen danger. Items are priced $20 and $12 respectively.
Legos are always a popular item, and now with Star Wars and Harry Potter characters and sets, Legos are selling out quickly. From starship troopers at about $10 to larger scale, harry Potter fortresses at about $40-$50, boys and girls alike will find Legos a great gift.