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Kids’ Toys That Parents Will Want to Play With Too!

toys adults will want to play withOkay, here’s the deal: I like to play with the kids’ toys. When it’s playtime, I’d rather be on the carpet participating than on the couch watching.

So when it comes to shopping for the season, I use a “Hey, I’d like to play with that” perspective when grabbing toys for the kids. Sure, they need to love it, but it had better be something that interests me too, or else the team play on the carpet just won’t happen.

After the jump, check out a dozen things from The Disney Store that the kids will love and you’ll enjoy too. Or at least I would.


  • Captain America Mask 1 of 12
    Captain America Mask
    Is it wrong that my son already has this and I wear it almost as much as he does? You can never have too many masks, hats, and costumes in the tickle trunk and since this one fits kids and adults alike, it's a gimme.
    Get it at the Disney Store, $12.50
  • “Cars 2″ Francesco Bernoulli Remote Control Vehicle 2 of 12
    "Cars 2" Francesco Bernoulli Remote Control Vehicle
    You know how you have problems with the kids taking turns when there is only one of an awesome toy? Well you'll have another "kid" eager to jump the line when this Cars 2 remote controlled car is involved. Make sure you have extra batteries on hand.
    Get it as the Disney Store, $29.50
  • “Brave” Archery Set 3 of 12
    "Brave" Archery Set
    Even Dads will want to don a curly red wig and try their aim alongside Merida's with this archery set. The bow may be kid-sized, but the competition bug will cause any parent to want to get in on
    the action.
    Get it at the Disney Store, $19.50
  • Mickey Mouse Play Mat 4 of 12
    Mickey Mouse Play Mat
    I love carpets and mats with roads and cities. We have one in every play room of the house. You don't have to pack and unpack a race track to have a quick rip around the hood.
    Get it at the Disney Store, $15
  • The Game of Life 5 of 12
    The Game of Life
    The Game of Life is already in the National Toy Hall of Fame, and it's also a great game for the whole family. This haunted house spin features the Haunted Mansion and Phantom Manor buildings plus a crypt, a carriage house, the Grounds Keeper's shack,
    and a BOO-niversity.
    Get it at the Disney Store, $39.95
  • Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two for Nintendo Wii 6 of 12
    Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two for Nintendo Wii
    Mickey and Oswald team up to help save Wasteland in this game for the Wii. While my family has yet to have a video game console, we are looking at getting one soon and steering away from the hardcore violent video games - enter games like this.
    Get it at the Disney Store, $49.99
  • Cinderella Castle Puzzle by Thomas Kinkade 7 of 12
    Cinderella Castle Puzzle by Thomas Kinkade
    Puzzles are a great way to share a learning environment with your kids. You can learn about puzzles, shapes, cooperation, and it's just as easy (or hard) for them to do the puzzle as it is for you. This Thomas Kinkade puzzle will be a great one to work on over
    the holidays.
    Get it at the Disney Store, $15.95
  • Monopoly: The Disney Theme Park Edition III 8 of 12
    Monopoly: The Disney Theme Park Edition III
    Another National Toy Hall of Fame entry gets the Disney treatment. Different Disney rides and experiences make up the property squares, making this the perfect game to relive your Disney adventure all year long.
    Get it at the Disney Store, $44.95
  • Clue: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Edition 9 of 12
    Clue: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Edition
    No murder to solve here, but when the power goes out in the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, someone in Mickey's gang goes missing. Use the clues to solve the mystery in this great game for the
    whole family.
    Get it at the Disney Store, $44.95
  • “Cars” Porto Corsa Launching Set 10 of 12
    "Cars" Porto Corsa Launching Set
    Drag racing in the driveway, on the kitchen floor, in the hallway, in the bedroom, in the garage ... drag racing everywhere. And I want
    to win.
    Get it at the Disney Store, $39.50
  • Wreck-It Ralph for Nintendo Wii 11 of 12
    Wreck-It Ralph for Nintendo Wii
    Wreck It Ralph has the kids thrilled, but a generation who grew up on video games is sighing with nostalgia. This game will thrill both young and old.
    Get it at the Disney Store, $39.99
  • Disney California Adventure Red Car Trolley 12 of 12
    Disney California Adventure Red Car Trolley
    Train sets are a classic parent-child experience. There is a cooperative effort in building the track and then watching the cars go round and round. This set offers a classic Disney experience on top of it all.
    Get it at the Disney Store, $59.95

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