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Top Picks for 2013: Best New Toys for Ages 5 to 7

By joslyngray |

Top Picks for 2013: Best New Toys for Ages 5 to 7 (via Babble)After trolling through literally miles of booths at the 110th Toy Fair in New York City this week, I’ve finally culled down my faves for ages five through seven. While a couple of these toys were already out on the market (but new to me), most of them are brand-new for 2013. Also, while the age range here is five to seven, I think all of these toys will be appealing to kids over that age as well. (This was confirmed by my older kids.)

I tried to provide a range of toys: some are from huge corporations like Hasbro, others are from entrepreneurs like SweetLocks Brushes, which is still seeking to crowdsource funding on indiegogo.

Of course, my picks are just that: my picks. For example, my family is LEGO-obsessed, so my picks are always going to lean that way. There were tons of great toys there, and I’m sure there were some I didn’t even see.

Many of the toys I chose are only available at “specialty toy stores.” This means mom-and-pop shops, teacher stores, and the like. If there’s one in your neighborhood, you should totally check it out, because I promise it’s full of the awesome. If not, don’t worry, I’ve provided an online option.

Also, some of these toys are available now, and some won’t be available until later this year. I’m pretty sure a couple of them — namely, Hasbro’s Littlest Pet Shop Sweet Shop Playset and Uncle Milton’s Spider-Man Web Creator Lab–will be hot sellers for Holiday 2013. (You heard it here first.)

Some of them aren’t available at all yet, because the Toy Fair was the toymaker’s attempt to launch the toy. In those cases, I’ve provided a website, as well as Facebook and Twitter links, so that you can find out when they’ll be on the market.

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2013 Top Picks: Best New Toys for Kids Age 5-7

Top Picks for Toys 2013: Best New Toys for Kids Age 5 to 7

My picks from the Toy Industry Association's annual Toy Fair in New York City, for the toys that brought the most fun for kids age 5 through 7.

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Joslyn Gray is the mother of four children with a variety of challenges ranging from allergies to ADHD to Asperger Syndrome. She writes candidly and comedically about this and her generally hectic life on her light-hearted personal blog, stark. raving. mad. mommy.. Read bio and latest posts → Read joslyngray's latest posts →

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3 thoughts on “Top Picks for 2013: Best New Toys for Ages 5 to 7

  1. Peter says:

    I wish I had found your site earlier this year to pick and choose the newest kids toys trends for this year. Oh well, there’s always next year.

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