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Fijit Friends

Figit Friends dance, talk and tell jokes. Credit: mattel.com What's a Fijit Friend, we asked our toy-savvy 6-year-old. "Oh, I want a Fijit Friend. They're like these little dancing robot thingies. And if you say, 'I love you, Fijit Fri...Be careful before asking your kids about Figit Friends -- they'll soon be begging.

Muscle Joe Piperoid

"I am a robot..." Credit: marblesthebrainstore.com Who doesn't love a robot? Kids think they're cool, parents find them nostalgic. It's win-win for all. And when you get to build your own 'bot? Even better! Piperoids are actually cra...Robot paper craft kits are educational and fun!

Gov't Agency Vote Means Lower Lead in Toys

Credit: Getty Images WASHINGTON (AP) - The amount of lead allowed in toys and other children's products sold in the U.S. will soon be reduced to one of the lowest limits in the world. The move was praised by consumer advocates but deno...The amount of lead allowed in toys and other children's products sold in the U.S. will soon be reduced to one of the lowest limits in the world.

Summer Fun and Games: You Could Be Your Kid's Favorite Toy

Most children would do anything to have their busy parents get on the floor and play with them, especially in their early years. Credit: Getty Images Pop quiz: What toy does your child most want to play with this summer? It's a tr...Playing with your child this summer could mean lots of fun for both of you.

Executives Wax Nostalgic About the Toys They Left Behind

Credit: Amazon
Nowadays, John Barbour makes sophisticated computers for children.
But you know what toy he remembers most fondly from his childhood? It's nothing high-tech. Just Legos. "When you sit down and intellectually ration...
Makers of high-tech gear remember simpler toys.

Bubber Bucket

Bubber Bucket is like playing with fluffy clouds. Credit: Amazon.com
Now, we are big fans of creative play and encouraging our kids to explore their artistic sides, but let's face it: Arts and crafts are messy.
There's paint to spil...
Super light, fun to mold and it never dries out? Yes, please.

Habaland Play Blocks

Start building with Habaland Play Blocks. Credit: Moolka.com
If there's a child in your life turning 1 soon, we've got the perfect birthday gift.
Habaland Play Blocks are an ideal first block set for kids. The 25 colorful beach wood...
Kids 1 and older can start to build mini towns with this wood block set.

Spielstabil Ice Cream Set

Scoop up fun with this ice cream set. Credit: Moolka.com
Summer and ice cream are always a winning combination, so why not scoop up a little yummy fun for the little ones?
We're especially craving Spielstabil's Ice Cream Set, a BPA-...
Play ice cream shop in the sand, then wash it up and dish up real ice cream later.

More Toys Equal More Excercise, Study Finds

Researchers found overall playtime jumped 95 percent among the children who had three or five toys. Credit: Getty
As the popular bumper sticker saying goes: The one who dies with the most toys wins.
Maybe. Maybe not -- that's a phil...
Study suggests having more toys means getting more exercise.

Toy Fair 2011: Top 10 Toys for Grade-School Kids

Plodding through the seemingly endless labyrinth of playthings during Toy Fair 2011, every doll, remote-controlled vehicle and board game you see starts to blend into the next. That's why, when a new toy manages to stand out amid the crowd, you know ...What were the most common themes among this year's standout toys? Robots, bugs and robot bugs.

Superstructs Arc-A-Teks

Kids can build cool characters with Superstructs' new line of Arc-A-Teks. Credit: Toysrus.com Is there a budding engineer or architect in your house? You know, the kid who always asks how buildings are made or how bridges are built? ...Start building with these fun, creative connector toys.

HappyLand Royal Wedding Set

Prince William and Kate Middleton make a lovely couple -- even when they're just a few inches tall. Credit: Early Learning Centre What little girl doesn't dream of a fairytale romance that culminates in a royal wedding to a handsome yo...

Crystal-Growing Trees

Snow day? Grow some "snow" crystals inside. Credit: wildcreations.com You've watched every episode of "iCarly." You've played every board game in the house. Twice. It's freezing and snowy outside, and the kids are bouncing off the wall...Create crystals on these tiny cardboard trees.

P'kolino Puzzles

P'kolino's spaceship puzzle can be put together in a multitude of combinations. Credit: Pkolino.com
Pulling things apart and putting them back together equals fun, fun, fun for many tots, and puzzles are a great place to start.
But ...
Kids get to think creatively, putting these cool wood puzzles together in as many variations as their little minds can imagine.

Meet MamAmor, the Doll That Gives Birth

Would you get your kid a doll that gives birth? Credit: mamamordolls.com
We've seen a lot of dolls here on ParentDish. There was Bebé Glotón, the breast-feeding doll. Then there was the pole-dancing doll. There's also new Barbie Vid...
Not only does the doll "give birth," complete with placenta, but she also breastfeeds.

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