This year Babble sent two of its bloggers to the New York Toy Fair to scope out the latest and greatest products for kids and the family. Joslyn Gray and Lauren Jimeson lived every child’s dream, playing with hundreds of the hottest toys to narrow down their favorite picks based on educational value, originality, and overall entertainment factor. While Lauren rounded up toys for babies, toddlers, and kids 3+, Joslyn covered kids 5+, kids 8+ and the top family games. Their final list features brands as big as Hasbro and as small as SweetLocks Brushes (which is still seeking crowdsourced funding) — so you’re sure to find some new toys for your little ones that will earn you an extra hug or two! —Babble Editorssee the full list »
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KIDS 3+ | FurReal Friends Cuddles, My Giggly Monkey Pet
The FurReal Friends have been a hit in our house for the past couple of years. My daughter loved both of the cute dogs that she was able to walk and take care of. She pretended they were her very own dogs and played with them all of the time. This year they have added the adorable monkey to the line. Cuddles engages with you, will turn her head when you speak to her, and lets you rock her to sleep. She has so many different responses that your child will never get bored when playing with her. If you have a little one that is begging for their own pet, they won’t be disappointed with Cuddles!
Available fall 2013