Top 100 Best Selling Toys Of 2017

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    The research team at MyKidNeedsThat.com spend countless hours every day finding the mot popular and leading toys for kids. Our product selection process is a strict one factoring in customer feedback, the quality of the manufacturer and the developmental appropriateness of each toy. This year has been an exciting one for the toy industry, with some fantastic releases from great brands all providing those key benefits to help shape a younger generation of children.

    Based on extensive buyer data we have collected over the last year and toy trends, we are pleased to showcase the top 100 best selling toys this year that every kids must have!

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    The Original Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow

    Wouldn’t it be fun to let your child launch his or her own rocket that glows in the dark so you can see it streaking upwards in the nighttime sky? The Original Stomp Rocket, Jr. gives children the opportunity to blast a rocket 100 feet into the nighttime air.

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    La Ferrari Remote Control Model Car

    You know very well that owning a Ferrari is limited only to the super rich. But this doesn’t mean you cannot indulge in your kid’s craving for the prancing horse. The RASTAR La Ferrari may only be 1/14thof the real supercar but its detailing leaves nothing to the imagination for its remarkable realism.

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    Mega Bloks 80-Piece Big Building Bag

    Young kids are always at risk for choking. That’s why they should really not be playing with very small items. The Mega Bloks is huge enough that it won’t choke your kid should he or she decide to put it in his or her mouth. It’s great for hand eye coordination, too.

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    Stick N' Style Blinglets

    Sleepover parties as well as weekend get-togethers of young princesses will never be the same again if you give your tween or teen the Stick N’ Style Blinglets. She and her friends will have a heyday designing and creating their own fashionable accessories which they can share with other friends.

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    Step2 Big Splash Waterpark

    A lot of kids are really attracted to water. From swimming pools to the beach to other water-related activities, kids simply cannot have enough of it. With the Big Splash Waterpark you are actually giving your child all the more reason to play with water. More importantly, you’re inspiring them to be imaginative.

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    Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit

    There’s a new twist to the way kids build LEGO play sets. The Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit allows kids to build 10 different construction modules. Each of these construction modules comes with a variety of building elements that starts with a trigger, initiating a wonderful chain reaction.

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    Take Along Tunes Musical Toy

    There’s a lovely, friendly, and colorful caterpillar that’s enticing young babies to hold it while listening to baby-friendly classical songs and melodies that it produces. The Take Along Tunes Musical Toy is your baby’s best friend when it comes to keeping him or her company while on a long wait.

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    LeapFrog Musical Rainbow Tea Set

    Kids playing the Musical Rainbow Tea Set are guaranteed to learn a lot of things such as counting numbers, matching, colors, correct manners, and a whole lot more. The tea play set is also excellent in enhancing kids’ psychomotor skills as well as provide the necessary foundation for the development of healthy social skills.

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    Tish Rabe's There's No Place Like Space

    The lovable Cat in the Hat returns. And this time, he’s bringing more fun and more laughter but with absolute educational value for young kids. The There’s No Place Like Space is a great introductory lesson for kids especially those who are interested in learning about the Solar System.

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    Backyard Safari Field Binocs

    If your kid is fond of playing safari adventure, you might want to give the Backyard Safari Field Binocs a try. This is not a toy binocular, however, as it comes with good enough optics to give your child superb viewing experience with 5x30 magnification. It’s great enough to appreciate wild hippos from the distance.

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    Fisher-Price Triple Hit Baseball Playset

    The Grow-to-Pro Triple Hit Baseball Playset is great for growing kids. For absolute newbies, the ball can be propped on a tee and hit like a golf ball. For advanced beginners, the ball can be popped up slowly for them to hit. Pros will have to hit the ball from a distance of 10 feet.

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    Kidoozie Foam Pogo Jumper

    Is your kid hopping around like Roo or bouncing like Tigger. Whoever is his or her favorite Hundred Acre Woods character, your kid is sure going to love riding on the Kidoozie Foam Pogo Jumper. It’s a pogo stick but with a wider, more stable, and more cushiony foam base.

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    Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!

    Many kids find the Gears! Gears! Gears! play set to be particularly challenging since gears are circular in nature. Putting them together to form a discernible structure can be very tricky. And this is where its charm comes in. Its open-ended design allows kids to really use their imagination to the hilt.

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    Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set

    If you can envision your kid playing in the NBA in the future, then you need to start strong. The Easy Score is a superb tool for you to start training your kid to shoot and even to dunk basketballs right in your backyard. The Easy Score easily adjusts to grow with your kid.

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    Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube

    Introduce Mozart to your kids with this Magic Cube from Munchkin. It’s an orchestra in a colorful cube and comes with 8 of Mozart’s classical masterpieces played in violin, piano, flute, French horn, and harp. And if kids would like to listen to all these instruments at once, it’s a simple press of a button.

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    Teach My Toddler Learning Kit

    It’s mommy’s turn to be the teacher for her young child. Using the 68-piece Teach My Toddler Learning Kit, mommies will be able to help their young tots learn counting numbers, the letters of the alphabet, colors, and shapes using a variety of board books, flashcards, puzzles, and posters.

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    One Two Squeeze Blocks

    Babies and toddlers will love the One Two Squeeze Blocks. These textured soft blocks are perfect for babies as it provides them with the right tactile and visual stimulation for brain development. Toddlers, on the other hand, can develop their hand eye coordination, problem solving skills, and spatial intelligence.

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    Spirograph Design Tin Set

    If your kid is into creating really amazing works of art that includes spirals and even odd shapes like hearts and spades, then the Spirograph Design Tin Set is an excellent choice. Your kid will receive a variety of wheels plus a guide book on how to create a masterpiece out of this set.

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    Infant Training Toothbrush and Teether

    You’d think this is B1 or B2 but the Baby Banana is not your Bananas in Pyjamas. This parent-recommended contraption is actually a baby training toothbrush that also doubles as a sore gum-soothing teether. The soft bristles are just enough to provide your baby the gentle pressure he or she needs.

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    4M Doodling Robot

    Let your kid get 3 drawing pens or even coloring pens and attach them to the arms of the 4M Doodling Robot. Now, switch it on and watch the magic unfold right before your eyes. Depending on how your kid positioned the pens, this robot will create fabulous works of art.

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    Melissa & Doug Solid-Wood Magic Set

    It’s never too early to learn magic. And when your kid has mastered a few basic tricks he or she can definitely wow the crowd in your family, in school, or even in your neighborhood. Learning magic is made a lot easier with this set of 10 classic tricks from Melissa & Doug.

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    VTech Alphabet Train

    Don’t get flimsy walkers for your baby who’s just starting to walk. Better get VTech’s Sit-to-Stand Alphabet Train as it provides not only a very stable platform for your kid to master standing up and walking, it’s also a great instrument for learning the alphabet, counting numbers, and a whole lot more.

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    VTech Musical Rhymes Book

    Nursery rhymes are some of the most enduring children’s literature that they carry for life. Even adults can still remember these rhymes. The Musical Rhymes Book doesn’t only provide young kids with the best literature for their age it also introduces them to a host of phrases and wonderful melodies.

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    Ballerina Musical Jewelry Box

    Music boxes are one of the most treasured gifts of any young girl. They hold onto it like it’s the most precious thing they’ve ever owned. That’s why the Enchantmints Ballerina Musical Jewelry Box is such a hit. With large and small drawers to keep your kid’s things, this is an excellent treasure-keeper.

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    Take Apart Toy Racing Car Kit

    Thinking of a great gift for your young boy? You might want to consider the Take-A-Part racing car from ThinkGizmos. He’ll be taking apart about 30 different pieces, make the necessary replacements, and see if it runs perfectly. Turning the engine on will give off realistic lights and sounds, too.

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    Little Tikes 3' Trampoline

    If we can derive so much fun from jumping on a trampoline, just imagine the fun it would give children. And since the Little Tikes Trampoline is just 3 feet across, you can bring this inside, too, so your kid can have all the jumping fun he or she wants.

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    Little Tikes Gas 'n Go Mower

    The Gas ‘n Go Mower is a very simple playset that teaches kids how to mow the lawn even in a pretend play fashion. The Gas ‘n Go comes with purely mechanical sounds that can really put a realistic spin to its manual operation. It has popping beads as your kid pushes along, too.

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    Chris Van Dusen's If I Built a Car

    One of the characteristics of kids that we tend to lose as we grow older is the capacity for imagination. This is best illustrated in the Van Dusen book “If I Built a Car”. Follow Jack in his quest for designing and building the ultimate car where the only limit is your imagination.

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    Wham-O Hamper Hoops

    It’s 3 seconds to shoot. Your son dribbles, pumps for a fake, and takes the fade-away shot. The ball of soiled clothes swooshes through the net and into the detachable laundry bag just in time for mom to come and get the clothes on the Hamper Hoops for your weekly wash.

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    Sleepover Party Mad Libs

    Turn your young girl’s sleepover party into a test of their language and vocabulary skills with this Price and Stern creation, the Sleepover Party Mad Libs. Check out who among the girls can come up with the wittiest, most insane, and perhaps even most absurd ad lib lines ever.

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    Green Toys Dump Truck

    Do you hate companies that don’t give a care for the environment? Green Toys is one of those few that care. It uses only recycled milk containers in its toys like this bulky dump truck. You can also entice your kid to drink his milk so Green Toys can make more eco-friendly playthings for kids.

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    K’NEX – 35 Model Building Set

    Among different building play sets, K’NEX often has a special place in the hearts of kids who prefer a more open-ended design in their model building. This construction play set comes with 480 pieces that is enough to let kids explore the possibility of topping its 35 model building sets.

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    Talk and Trace Clipboard Toy

    Doc McStuffins and her friends are here to help your kid learn how to write using detachable stencils and a state-of-the-art letter recognition technology designed specifically to teach your child about letters and numbers. Doc McStuffins will also share with your kid her knowledge about health topics as well as your kid’s writing skills.

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    Girls Only! Secret Message Lab

    Young girls love to make invisible messages that they can send to their trusted friends. From who their crush in school is to their pet peeves, they can now safely convey these messages using invisible ink from the Girls Only! Secret Message Lab. They’ll also learn how such things are even possible.

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    Pretend Makeup Signature Set

    Before your kid reaches her teens, it is important that you teach her how to properly put on makeup; lest you risk having her learn it from someone else. With the Pretend Makeup Signature Set, your little princess will not apply any real makeup so this makes for a perfect training tool.

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    Lamaze Peek-A-Boo Forest

    This is definitely not your ordinary storybook for kids as the Lamaze Peek-A-Boo Forest was designed primarily for the youngest readers of all. As such, its pages are made of durable cloth and it comes printed with vibrant colors and patterns to augment your baby’s tactile and visual development.

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    Little Tikes T-Ball Set

    Watch your kid as he stands beside the Little Tikes T-Ball. Look at how determined he is in aiming for the baseball propped on the red tee. Now watch him swing that oversized baseball bat and hit the ball to send it flying well beyond the stands. It’s a home run.

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    Spa Sketch It Nail Pens Salon

    For kids who are into nail art, the Sketch It Nail Pens Salon is specifically designed for you. Each nail pen comes with two tips: one for very fine details as well as for sketching and one specifically designed for applying colors onto your nail art. The set comes with nail pens, appliques, and nail gems.

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    Melissa & Doug Pounding Bench

    Does your young kid easily get frustrated that he or she will be pounding on almost anything he or she sees? Why not give him or her this wooden pounding bench from Melissa & Doug? You’d definitely be turning that frustrated look into a happy, contented, and fun-loving face.

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    Barbie Rainbow Lights Mermaid Doll

    It’s rare to find a girl who doesn’t have a Barbie or at least doesn’t know this lovable doll figure. Always a great gift for young girls, whether they’re collecting or not, the Barbie Rainbow Lights Mermaid doll comes as an exceptional gift as her mermaid tail lights up when dipped in water.

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    Nerf N-Strike Blazin' Bow Blaster

    Is your kid a fan of either Legolas or Katniss? Then he or she should really train using the Nerf N-Strike Blazin’ Bow Blaster. The unique design of the Blazin’ makes it super easy to shoot foam-tipped N-Strike arrows up to 40 feet. The Blazin’ Bow Blaster comes with a built-in arrow holder.

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    Nerf N-Strike Elite Precision Target Set

    What’s the use of having heavy weaponry in Nerf Blasters when your kid’s aiming is simply off target? You’d better let him practice his aims first with the Nerf N-Strike Elite Precision Target set. Watch him develop his confidence until such time that he can hit the bull’s eye with his eyes closed.

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    Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball

    Babies will love the Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball. As many describe it, the Sassy Ball is like a landmine with its contact points replaced by large, bumpy knobs made of different textures, patterns, and colors. One of these bumps comes with rattle beads for added auditory stimulation. It’s very easy to hold, too.

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    VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck

    One of the most common toys that young boys love is a pull toy. The VTech Drop and Go, however, is no ordinary pull toy. It comes fully integrated with learning activities that are characteristic of the VTech brand. It plays music and produces wonderful sound effects for added realism to your child’s play.

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    GamieUSA IQ Challenge Set

    If you really want to enhance the cognitive abilities of your kid, then you must invest in toys that are proven to exercise the brain to its fullest. Take for example the IQ Challenge Set from GamieUSA. This set of brain teasers and mind-boggling puzzles are just perfect for strengthening neural connections.

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    Grow 'n Glow Terrarium

    It’s time to make gardening a really interesting hobby for your kid. With the Grow ‘n Glow Terrarium, your kid plants chia seeds and wheat in the packaged terrarium jar. Your child will then landscape the terrarium according to how he or she thinks the seeds will best grow.

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    Premium Jewelry Making Kit

    The Mazichands is a great starter craft kit for young ladies, especially those who are already appreciating the value of forming friendships. The craft kit enables young kids to make fantastic bracelets they can instantly share with their friends. Or, they can host a craft party at home so everyone gets to create something.

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    VTech Turn and Learn Driver

    Being a responsible driver means learning to follow traffic rules. The Turn and Learn Driver from VTech doesn’t only teach your kid how to drive safely in a simulated situation but also gives your kid the chance to learn other things like the names of animals and many fun children’s songs.

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    Mega Bloks 80-Piece Big Building Bag

    Need a trendier, hipper building blocks designed specifically for your younger kid? The Trendy version of Mega Bloks provides exceptional value with its superbly designed smooth-edged building blocks that are sized extra-large for added safety. It’s a fascinating way to encourage early problem solving while enhancing your kid’s finger dexterity.

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    Flybar My First Foam Pogo Jumper

    Don’t you just wish companies made pogo sticks with larger springer mechanisms to allow younger kids greater stability when hopping around in these toys? Flybar is definitely listening. It made the base of its My First Foam Pogo Jumper super thick, using durable foam to allow greater stability while retaining excellent jumps.

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    Little Tikes Count 'n Play Cash Register

    The Count ‘n Play Cash Register Playset is a wonderful instrument for teaching kids about counting numbers and helping them understand basic math concepts such as sorting, grouping, and stacking. It’s also a fun way to play the role of a cashier, a finance manager, or even a store owner.

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    Float and Play Bubbles Bath Toy

    Making bathtime really fun for babies so they’ll have more positive experiences of it when they grow older is a lot easier accomplished with the Float and Play Bubbles from Munchkin. These bubble-inspired floating toys come with colorful characters and textured rings to help in baby’s optimum sensory development.

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    The Boys' Book Of Survival

    Got a young Angus MacGyver in your family? If so, cultivate his love for improvisation and resourcefulness with this book from Scholastic and Campbell. The Boys’ Book of Survival is your little adventurer’s ultimate guidebook to everything including how to survive in the jungle, in school, and even in your neighborhood.

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    Fashion Headbands Craft Kit

    This early, teach your young princess how to properly groom her hair and use appropriate accessories to bring out the natural princess features in her. With these fashion headbands from Creativity for Kids, your little princess will be the one to create 10 of her very own fashionable headpieces.

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    Backyard Safari Cargo Vest

    Move over Indiana Jones because there’s a new adventurer in town. With a cargo vest that’s designed for the world’s best safari adventurer, this Backyard Safari product is an excellent prop for kids who wish to play the role of a swashbuckling safari man complete with numerous pockets to keep your kid’s stuff.

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    Match It! Spelling Toy

    It’s a puzzle toy with a twist. Aside from trying to figure out which puzzle piece will go with others to form a particular image, kids will also have to learn to match and arrange the letters to form a word. That’s what the Match It! Spelling game is.

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    Mind Blowing Science Kit

    Cultivate your child’s fascination for science with the Mind Blowing Science Kit. Watch your kid’s eyes grow with amazement as he or she experiments with about 11 science experiments that will wow not only your child but you as well. The various chemical reactions will leave you in awe.

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    4M 4563AM Magnetic Mini Tile Art

    Instead of buying a set of ref magnets, you might want to give your child the Magnetic Mini Tile Art instead. Your kid gets a complete set of ceramic tiles, paint strips, brush, and magnets to create fabulous fridge art or even as a personal touch to your locker door.

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    Blast Pad Missile Launcher

    The Blast Pad Missile Launcher is a very portable and very easy to set up stomp-launched missile system that can send 3 foam-tipped missiles soaring in the daytime sky. The missiles come with their fins to ensure stability in flight, reaching far greater heights. It’s a fun way to exercise those leg muscles.

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    Kahootz Spirograph Deluxe Design Set

    It’s high-time to unleash your kid’s full creative talents with these 19thcentury mathematical gears that have become the cornerstone of modern contemporary creative arts. The Spirograph may look like an ordinary disk but, in the hands of a really talented kid, fantastic works of art can be created.

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    Hape Walk-A-Long Puppy Pull Toy

    There’s a lovable puppy tagging along wherever your tot goes. It’s waggling its tail and nodding its head. But you’ll never hear it bark or whine or even howl or growl. The good thing with this puppy is that it’s so obedient it will keep your tike fully entertained for many years to come.

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    Harley-Davidson Tough Trike

    It would really be cool to see your young tike ride in his own Harley and conquer the streets of your neighborhood. This little Harley may not have the classic beastly roar of the real thing but it does come in a styling that’s uniquely Harley. All he needs now is the proper getup.

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    Marky Sparky Doinkit Darts

    Playing darts is a lot of fun. Unfortunately, it’s not really safe for kids. But if you get the Doinkit Darts, you should be able to see the warm smile on your kid’s face as he takes aim for the bull’s eye with these magnetized darts and dart board.

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    Klutz Make Clay Charms Craft Kit

    Help your little princess make her very own set of lovable jewelries with these clay charms from Klutz. The set comes with 35 different charms that your young lady can attach to a charm bracelet. It also comes with clay and clay shaping tool so your kid can definitely make her own.

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    Melissa & Doug Suspend Family Game

    It’s a game that will test your kid’s strategic thinking while harnessing his or her ability to balance these flimsy looking beams on an equally flimsy looking stand. The Suspend Family Game is like Jenga but with a twist. However, the objective is still pretty much the same – avoid toppling the structure.

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    Step2 Whisper Ride II

    Get your kid ready for the smoothest and most quiet ride of his life. The Whisper Ride II is just perfect for taking an early morning cruise around the neighborhood where everyone is still pretty much sound asleep. And if your kid wants to wake them up, he’ll just have to honk.

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    ALEX Toys Artist Studio

    Get ready to help your child draw like a pro with this artist studio from ALEX Toys. It’s a projector-assisted tracing studio where images are projected onto the drawing surface for your kid to trace and create an amazing story. The set comes with projector slides and other tools your kid will need to draw.

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    VTech Touch and Teach Word Book

    With 12 touch-sensitive pages that feature incredibly detailed and vibrant images, the Touch and Teach Word Book is a spectacular tool for teaching young children their first 100 words or so. It features 4 different modes of play so kids can have absolute fun learning ABCs, music, and words.

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    Electronics Discovery Kit

    If you’re tired of the usual building play sets for your kid, why not give the Snap Circuits Jr? It’s still essentially a building kit but your kid will be making really working electronic devices such as photo sensors, sirens, flashing lights, and a hundred different other electronic projects.

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    VTech Write and Learn Creative Center

    The Write and Learn Creative Center has an entirely different approach to teaching kids how to write letters and numbers. Instead of connecting the dots, it shows on a separate screen the normal progression of drawing the form. This way kids can imitate the slowly-forming letter on a much bigger screen.

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    DIY Wear Friends 4 Ever Jewelry

    Friendship bands signify loyalty, camaraderie, and unwavering faith in each other’s uniqueness as individuals. While young girls may not really fully comprehend the implications of friendship bands yet, the DIY Wear Friends 4 Ever Jewelry, nevertheless, makes for a stylish fashion accessory. There’s no mistaking the relationship that your girl has with her friends.

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    Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad

    Cultivate the inner artistic gifts of your kid with this tracing pad from Crayola. It’s designed with bright LEDs underneath the pad to make it very easy to trace any image that your kid places on top. The tracing pad already comes with 10 tracing sheets to start your kid’s amazing journey.

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    Disgusting Science Kit

    Does blood gross you out? How about the booger from your nose? These may all be yucky and icky but these are all part of the body. And with the Disgusting Science Kit you and your kid will discover together just what these things are – not the real ones, though.

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    VTech Spin and Learn Color Flashlight

    There’s no such thing as the Boogeyman as long as the Spin and Learn Color Flashlight is in the hands of your young kid. With easy-to-operate buttons that come fully integrated with fantastic nature sounds, wonderful kid’s melodies, and even fun letters of the alphabet, no creeper is going near your kid ever.

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    VTech Little Apps Tablet

    Need a more high tech way of teaching your kid different things? The Little Apps Tablet may not be an iPad or a Galaxy Tab but it sure is laden with a lot of kid-friendly activities that are guaranteed to make learning more fun. Each activity is carefully designed with increasing difficulty.

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    ALEX Toys Little Hands First Scribble

    Learning how to write occurs in a variety of steps. With the My First Scribble, however, you’re giving your child an instrument upon which he or she can scribble to his or her heart’s content. It’s all about what your kid would like to draw, scribble, or doodle. There are fun activities, too.

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    Roger Priddy First 100 Words

    Expand your child’s vocabulary by introducing him or her to the very first 100 words that he or she will be using in the first few years of your kid’s life. This Roger Priddy masterpiece comes with colorful images to make the first 100 words more meaningful for your child.

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    Pretend and Play Fishing Set

    Want your kid to go with you the next time you go out fishing? Well, you’d better give him the Pretend & Play Fishing Set so he’ll learn just how much fun it is to be fishing. Colorful fishes are ready to be “hooked” by magnets and brought out of the water by a fishnet.

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    Little One's Pillow - Toddler Pillow

    Kids need plenty of restful sleep especially after a long day of playing and exploring. But not just any ordinary pillow will do to support their fragile and steadily growing bodies. Only the Little One’s Pillow will do. This pillow is carefully and lovingly handcrafted especially for your kid.

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    Blue Orange Djubi Classic

    Tired of the same old game of catch? Why not put a little twist to it and use the Djubi Classic? Just imagine a smaller tennis racket but with a butterfly net attachment to catch the orange ball that’s embedded with an elastic strap you’ll use to launch it into the air.

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    Battat Take-A-Part Toy Airplane

    Airplane mechanics are some of the most skilled technicians in the world. They maintain the integrity of vehicles that fly and carry people and cargo over oceans and mountain ranges. Your kid can now play the role of an airplane mechanic with this cartoonish yet elegant take-a-part airplane from Battat.

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    Diggin Active Dodge Tag

    In a game where your kid’s reflexes, agility, flexibility, and speed will be tested and pitted against other kid’s arm strength, hand eye coordination, and precision aiming skills, or vice versa, the Diggin Active Dodge Tag is a much safer and more fun take on the classic dodge ball game.

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    ZOOB RacerZ Car Designer

    Being able to build a fantastic, uniquely designed race car is a young racer’s dream come true. With the ZOOB RacerZ however, not only is your kid going to build a really fabulous race car, he will be building 3 different types of racing vehicles all at the same time.

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    The Sleepover Party Game

    Sleepovers are a great way to build and strengthen social relationships especially among friends. However, making it as fun as possible can be quite tricky. But if you have the The Sleepover Party Game, you don’t even have to think about how to keep everyone fully perked up the rest of the evening.

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    Spiralin' Seas Waterpark Play Table

    It’s a water wonderland that is sure to make the imaginative abilities of any tot more fluid. The Spiralin’ Seas has three main features that encourage young kids to play a lot of water-related activities, allowing them to explore the many wonderful properties of water while having fun in the process.

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    VTech Busy Learners Activity Cube

    With 5 different panels that will keep your kid entertained while also learning different shapes, animal names and the sounds they make, letters of the alphabet, and playful songs, the Busy Learners Activity Cube is one fantastic multi-learning and sensory toy that all kids can truly benefit from at an early age.

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    LeapFrog Scribble and Write

    Want your kid to be proficient in writing the letters and number early in his or her life? If yes, then it’s a must that you get the Scribble and Write. Simply press a button and a connect-the-dot image will appear on the display. Then, it’s all a matter of tracing.

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    Think Fun Gravity Maze

    Kids will love the Gravity Maze. It’s a game that requires logic and critical thinking to create a structure that will move the small stainless steel ball from its starting point to its target. The thing is there are challenging puzzles that need to be considered before these can be solved.

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    Shapes And Sharing Picnic Basket

    Young girls love playing pretend especially when shared with friends. And what better way to have laughter with friends than to share a picnic basket for two. That’s what the Shapes and Learning Picnic Basket aims to cultivate in young kids. The 14-piece set is enough to pretend having a picnic with your best friend.

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    Stomp Rocket

    If you’re curious just how high the Ultra Stomp Rocket can go, you’d better flex those muscles, warm them up, and jump as high as you can so you’ll generate enough force to launch the rocket. And if you hit it at its sweet spot, you’ll see the rocket fly up to 200 feet.

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    ALEX Toys ALEX Spa Hair Chalk Salon

    Does your child fancy coloring her hair or giving your tresses a new look with several strands of colored or highlighted hair? Instead of heading to the salon, why not get the Spa Hair Chalk Salon? These are very easy to apply and won’t leave any mess. Plus, they’re easy to wash off, too.

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    Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster

    It’s time to finish those zombies once and for all. With 6 darts firing in rapid succession from the Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster, no zombie will ever come out undead. Its rotating barrel easily flips open for instantaneous reloading while the foam-tipped darts can be shot up to distances of 75 feet.

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    VTech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set

    Cultivate the drummer spirit in your young child with the KidiBeats Kids Drum Set. With every beat of the tom toms, your kid will be treated to a fantastic light up show. Plus, there are different melodies to beat to. It also comes with learning modes to teach kids about letters and numbers.

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    Nuby Octopus Bathtime Fun Toys

    Nuby is your kid’s best bathtime buddy. His smiling face and bubbly personality is enough to entice your child to take a bath. Nuby’s lovely tentacles all point upwards as if beckoning to your kid to toss nuby’s adorable ring friends through his tentacles. Nuby’s also great in the play mat.

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    OWI 14-in-1 Solar Robot

    Want to encourage your kid to build his own robot? Technically, the OWI RobotiKits is not just any ordinary robot since it is something that kids can assemble and produce not 1 but 14 different types of robots from cars, boats, critters, humanoids, animals, and a whole lot more.

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    World Racing Car Take-A-Part Toy

    In the ultimate make believe race car mechanic play, your kid can now take full control of what’s going in and out of this yellow and blue World Racing Car. He’s in charge of taking it apart to tweak it for the next big race. Or, he can simply make a few adjustments.

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    Monster Plush 6-Pin Bowling Game

    Bowling for kids is a lot more fun if you use these lovable Monster Plush toys as your bowling pins and ball. Each of these monsters is so adorable that it’s a shame to be knocking them down with another monster bowling ball. Good thing though, they don’t seem to mind at all.

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    VTech Smart Shots Sports Center

    We’ve got a multi-talented athlete in the house. He scores a point every time he drives to the goal or even makes a 3 whenever he jumpshots for the ring. The Smart Shots Sports Center is your tike’s little arena where he can showcase his talents for everyone to see.

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    ALEX Toys Little Hands Button Art

    With 10 colorful pictures plus 46 equally vibrant buttons, the Little Hands Button Art is your young kid’s first ever craft kit that is worthy of a place in your wall as soon as it is completed. These picture puzzles use large buttons to provide color to the images.

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    Why We LOVE Toys

    Many of us have already forgotten the many benefits of play. Some of us even dismiss the value of toys to children as nothing more than a useless way to spend our hard-earned money. Many of us have totally forgotten that the things we have achieved so far are the indirect result of our development as children. It is about time we revisit the many benefits of toys among children so we’ll gain a better understanding of how we can ensure the success of our kids when they, too, grow up.

    Toys…

    • … help kids understand basic concepts in math, science, technology, and engineering;
    • … provide kids with the tools to refine problem solving, logical reasoning, and divergent thinking skills;
    • … enhance children’s physical abilities, especially their hand eye coordination, gross and fine motor skills, spatial sense, and balance;
    • … help kids learn the basics of communication, including language development, expansion of vocabulary, and the correct use of speech;
    • … inspire creativity and imagination, giving kids the ability to think for themselves, become nation-builders, and excel in areas that they believe are best for them;
    • … boost children’s confidence and self-esteem by giving them the opportunity to build and create something that they otherwise, would not be able to accomplish;
    • … enhance kids’ social interaction skills by giving them the chance to work with other kids, learning how to cooperate and how to effectively communicate with them; and
    • … develop children’s innate skills that will help them to function in society with a greater chance of success as adults.

    There are many benefits of toys for children. In case we have forgotten how it feels to play with these toys and how these can affect the growth and development of our kids, just get any of the top 100 toys in 2017 and you will appreciate just how invaluable they are for your child at every stage of their early lives.

    Selina Marie
    Selina Marie is our head of content for MyKidNeedsThat.com, mum of two and a self proclaimed toy geek. When she isn't juggling the madness at home, on a school run or baking her world famous blueberry muffins, you will find her product researching and keeping the site freshly updated with the latest toys and fun for our readers!

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