Top Activity Toys

Filed under: Holidays, Toys, Gear Guides: Babies, Gear Guides: Toddlers & Preschoolers, Gear Guides: Big Kids, Gear Guides: Tweens, Gear Guides: Teens

Sure, you can watch the toy commercials on TV and read the advertising inserts in your local newspaper. But if you really want to know what the hot activity toys are this holiday season, listen to the playtime experts at the Toy Industry Association.

Click on these links to find what's hot right now. Then, if you want to play even further, go to ToyAwards.org and register your vote for the 2011 Toy of the Year awards. Winners will be announced in early 2011.

In the meantime, happy shopping and merry everything!

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Crayola Color Wonder Sound Studio™
Crayola, LLC
crayola.com
Ages 3+
$29.99
The Crayola Color Wonder Sound Studio™ gives a voice to a child's imagination. Children can add sound effects to their coloring pages and play them back as they color ... and hidden images make every coloring page an adventure. Once a child has created an imaginative story, he or she can play back the sounds or erase and start all over.

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LEGO® Atlantis Neptune Carrier
LEGO Systems, Inc.
atlantis.lego.com
Ages 6+
$59.99
LEGO® builders help treasure hunting heroes construct awesome underwater vehicles and overcome dangerous sea creatures that guard the mythical treasures that lead to the greatest discovery of all... the portal to the lost city of Atlantis!

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LEGO® Toy Story Western Train Chase
LEGO Systems, Inc.
lego.com/toystory
Ages 6+
$79.99
Buzz Lightyear and Woody are joined by other favorite characters in minifigure form as the adventure builds in the playroom with LEGO sets inspired by the classic Toy Story franchise.

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Paper Jamz™ Guitar
WowWee
paperjamz.com
Ages 8+
$24.99
Paper Jamz lets kids fill the shoes of their favorite rock stars by playing along with one of the three built in songs ... or kick it into Freestyle and create their own "Jamz Session" with real chords for limitless play.

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Play-Doh Mega Fun Factory
Hasbro, Inc.
playdoh.com
Ages 3+
$29.99
The brand new Mega Fun Factory set takes classic play to a whole new level! A motorized conveyor belt provides nonstop action as kids crank out favorite toys and "treats" in this lively Fun Factory world.

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Real Construction™ Deluxe Workshop
JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
realconstructiontoys.com
Ages 6+
$24.99
Real Construction™ reinvents construction play by using Kid Wood™, a durable foam material that looks, saws and nails just like real wood, but is safe and easy-to-use with little clean-up required. Real Construction playsets come with cool, safe, easy-to-use tools that work just like real tools on Kid Wood material, allowing kids to safely design and build real projects.


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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.