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Best Toys Roundup

ToysOver the past many months I’ve share with you our all-time favorite toys. These aren’t sales pitches, they are (as always) my absolutely from-the-heart, honest opinions after 22+ years of mothering and 22+ years of buying toys — some that were hits and some that were a waste of money and space! Here’s a consolidated list of our favorite toys.

As I write this, two of my kids are upstairs playing with the train and action figures I wrote about. And that is pretty much the status in our home whenever the kids are awake. Just add to the list below a box of old dress-ups and playhouse stuff, a handful of toy weapons (I can hear the light sabers going, too), and a good dose of imagination, and you’ve got an amazing playroom setup.

Here is a one-stop post for the best toys for endless hours of fun and creativity and the biggest bang for your toy buck.

Let us know what other toy categories you like most and why!

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  • Kelly Estes February 18, 2010, 6:57 pm

    Hands down, without a doubt, Legos are the hot toy in our house. We were lucky enough to get a great deal on a Lego table (at a vendor price), and my youngest brother passed on four bags of Legos to my two kids. My kids have hours of fun at the Lego table, playing with Legos. They have named all the Lego guys and carry on imaginary stories with their Legos friends, Bernie, Ernie and the crew.
    .-= Kelly Estes hopes you’ll read Baked Tilapia Zesty and Kid Friendly =-.

  • Fazreen February 24, 2010, 6:58 am

    It reminds me my childhood day. I love to play legos!

  • Tina February 24, 2010, 8:11 pm

    The Melissa & Doug Lacing Beads are a favorite in my house with my granddaughter. I love them because the beads are large enough for a 2 year old to be able to manage. We play with them every single time she comes to visit. She loves to lace them, make a necklace, put it on (very briefly), and start all over again. Great for fine motor skill development and the beads are large enough that she doesn’t get easily frustrated.
    .-= Tina@RedFlyerWagon hopes you’ll read The Famous Red Flyer Wagon =-.

  • Alison Moore Smith February 24, 2010, 10:55 pm

    O, Tina, that reminds me of another thing I love. Lauri, puzzles, shapes, lacing thing — anything!

    You sound like a great grandma. Or…uh…a really super grandma. 🙂

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