When you’re making your Christmas list, it’s important to consider the age of your child. If you shop for toys that aren’t age appropriate you could end up giving your child something he or she doesn’t enjoy – or even something dangerous.
If you’re shopping for a toddler, this year’s hottest toys will delight them. The most popular toy for this age group is the Elmo live doll. It brings new life to the Elmo toy doll and will allow your toddler to sing, dance, and play games with it. You’ll also want to take a look at the Fisher Price Little Superstar Sing-Along Stage. This musical toy comes complete with a mirror, spotlights, and music with which your child will love to interact.
For your two to four year old child, you’ll want to start buying toys that are a little more sophisticated. For example, a game like Hungry Hippo will allow your child to develop social skills with its simple structure. The Fisher Price digital camera will also be good for this age group. Boys and girls alike will enjoy taking pictures of everything around them. Musical toys are also good for this age group such as the Melissa and Doug wooden musical toys.
At age five through seven, children continue to enjoy musical toys. They’ll also enjoying with a toy doll such as Baby Alive that allows them to feed and change them realistically. At this age, games and building toys are popular. For example Legos become popular at this age for building and creating new universes. Kids at this age also begin to enjoy trading cards such as Bakugan. At the same time, old-fashioned toys like Mr. Potato Head are still popular.
As your child grows, his or her interests will change. Instead of playing with a toy doll, your child may begin to enjoy things like action figures from the ages of eight to eleven. At this age Transformer action figures begin to become a big interest. In addition, they can play more complicated games such as Star Wars Monopoly. At the same time, musical toys continue to be exciting for kids at this age. They’ll enjoy musical toys from Mellissa and Doug that give them a chance to really make music.Tags: best, boys, child, christmas 2008, elmo live, girls, hot, kids, list, musical, popular, toddlers, top, Toy, Toys