This is a list of all kinds of toys for every age group! Whether you are a new parent bringing a baby home for the first time, a loving aunt, uncle of family friend searching for gifts for many children who are different ages, or a doting grandparent, these lists are here to serve as a resource. Kids develop so quickly and their interests change, if they aren't specific about what they want, you would think it wouldn't be hard to find something to keep them happy and entertained! But... let's face it, it is stressful. No one wants to buy a gift that ends up in the back of the closet or among the aisle of misfit toys.
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Whether you are looking to build your baby toy registry, or searching for something new for your baby to experience, this list, with newborns and infants under the age of 1 in mind, includes some of the best playmats, teeters and toys for kids under 1. Learn about some great tummy time toys and plan ahead for their next stages. Babies learn to master so many developmental skills in their first year like sitting, crawling, reaching/grasping for toys and talking!
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Toddlers are on the go and toys geared for this age group focus on motivating them to begin to communicate with words, as well as to begin to engage in interactive, pretend play. This list incorporates those famous Little People toys, ride-on toys, Elmo and some pretend play toys that involve a lot of dump and fill play. In addition, there are many great outdoor toys for toddlers.
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Preschool aged kids are learning educational skills they will need for school that encourage them to play games with friends, use their imagination for pretend play with little characters, and develop skills to learn how to recognize different colors and letters. Preschoolers also love to role play in their play tents and playhouses.
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After kids get home from school at the end of the day, this age group is looking for pure fun and excitement. They love movies and all of the dress-up, role play and construction toys associated with them. They don't just love to collect toys, they are obsessed with collecting toys, and are possibly begging you to buy them blind bag collectible toys.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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By the time they are tweens, or pre-teens ages 8-12, it can become challenging to find a toy or game to your child's liking. Though boys and girls might have vastly different interests, this age group is really primed for the development of self-expression. Tween girls will often enjoy arts-and-crafts kits to make jewelry, while boys may be into collectible toys they can use to compete in games with friends. Popular toys with this age group are also STEM toys that get them thinking about... science, technology, engineering and math.
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Though a gift card, cash, phone, iPod, and camera, and video game systems like the WiiU will make most teenagers happy, you will be pleasantly surprised that there are some fun gifts you can buy that will keep them interested and happy.