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Top 10 Tech Toys for Kids

Holidays mean many things to many people, but for kids? It's all about the toys. Just ask Santa -- gifts have come a long way since Lincoln Logs and paper dolls first hit the scene. Of course, we think those relics are still pretty fun, but today's...From walking, talking garbage trucks to programmable robots to spy voice changers, we've tracked down the season's coolest tech toys for kids.

ParentDish's 20 Top Educational Toys for Tweens

LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0. Credit: Courtesy of LEGO®
Tweens are great fun. Even when they're yelling at you and explaining in exhausting detail how you are ruining their lives, you love them and want the best for them. You also want them to get...
Want your tween to get into a good college so that they can get a good job and move out of your house? Try one of these toys.

ParentDish's 20 Top Educational Toys for Gradeschoolers

Technosource Printies Pets Design Studio. Credit: TechnoSource
The kids grow up so fast, don't they? Seems like only yesterday they were in diapers, and now here they are, starting second grade. Time to clean out the play room to make space for s...
Kids outgrowing their old playthings? Time to clean out the play room to make space for some new and more educational toys.

ParentDish's 20 Top Educational Toys for Preschoolers

Help your child learn with these toys. Credit: Getty Images
The kids are starting to outgrow the stacking blocks and are even getting tired of Candy Land (thank goodness). What to do? Here are ParentDish's 20 Top Educational Toys for Preschoo...
Shopping for a preschooler? Try one of these fun toys that will actually teach them something.

ParentDish's 20 Top Educational Toys for Toddlers

Zoolino Maxi Building Blocks by HABA. Credit: HABA
Toys are fun, but sometimes we want fun to be a little more productive. Educational toys might seem like an oxymoron to some, but many toys that seem like they are "just fun" are very educational...
Educational toys might seem like an oxymoron to some, but many toys that seem like they are "just fun" are very educational, and many educational toys are a lot of fun.

Mini Instruments Put Music at Your Fingertips

So, maybe there's a future Jimi Hendrix or Ringo Starr in your house, but you aren't quite prepared to invest in a full-on home recording studio? Or, maybe your kids just crave a little musical fun that won't shatter the windows (OK, you're th...

Beehives Wooden Toy a Buzzworthy Pick for Preschoolers

A real honey of a toy. Credit: Moolka
Inspired by real bees and their natural habitats, the colorful and adorable Beehives from Plan Toys entertains children while helping them develop fine motor skills, coordination and concentration. Beeh...
Inspired by real bees and their natural habitats, the colorful and adorable Beehives from Plan Toys entertains children while helping them develop fine motor skills, coordination and concentration.

Roadway Tape Drives Hours of Racing Fun

Vroom, vroom! Need we say more? Credit: Sleek Identity
If your kid sleeps with toy cars instead of teddy bears and NASCAR already is part of his vocabulary, then this clever play set will definitely get a green light in your house. My First ...
If your kid sleeps with toy cars instead of teddy bears and NASCAR already is part of his vocabulary, then this clever play set will definitely get a green light in your house.

Play Garden Lets Toddlers Grow Their Own Adventures

No watering required. Credit: Glamma Toys
Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With magnets, of course, in the Zolo Play Garden. Your tots can build a fanciful garden using their imaginations and the 11 magnetic crea...
Your tots can build a fanciful garden using their imaginations and the 11 magnetic creatures and plant pieces included in this activity set. The window box is magnetic, as well, so all the pieces stick and stack in lots of different configurations.

Eco-Friendly Teethers Are Groovy

Naturally adorable. Credit: rocklovepeace
Just because your baby missed Woodstock, doesn't mean she can't get a little rock, love and peace. Give her these heirloom-quality rocklovepeace wooden teethers to soothe her sore gums, and she'll be...
Just because your baby missed Woodstock, doesn't mean she can't get a little rock, love and peace. Give her these heirloom-quality rocklovepeace wooden teethers to soothe her sore gums, and she'll be feelin' groovy in no time.

Happy 95th Birthday, Raggedy Ann!

95 years, later, Raggedy Ann still makes a great BFF for little ones. Credit: Amazon
Help celebrate lovable, red-headed Raggedy Ann's 95th birthday today with a new edition of exclusive, vintage-inspired Raggedy Ann and Andy Anniversary dolls c...

Puzzle Shows How the Body Works

The hip bone's connected to the knee bone ... Credit: Amazon
Show your kids what they're made of with this adorable "Your Body" puzzle that's perfect for curious preschoolers. The 29-piece puzzle assembles into five layers that progress from...

Modern Alphabet Blocks Inspire Young Designers

So gorgeous, we'd give them a home on our coffee table. Credit: House Industries
Alexander Girard Alphabet Blocks turn a humdrum ABC into a mid-century modern WOW. This exquisitely designed block set was created by House Industries, a type ...

Classic Teething Toy Soothes Baby's Sore Gums

You may have used a Sophie teether when you were a baby. Credit: Amazon
Developed in France in 1961, Sophie the Giraffe has been a part of babies' lives for more than 40 years. Made of 100 percent natural rubber from the Hevea tree, this...

Reviews: What's New This Week

"Scott Pilgrm vs. the World" out in theaters this week! Credit: Adrien Veczan, AP
Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews i...

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