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Most Wanted Toys for boys and girls

Updated on August 17, 2014

Most Wanted Toys for Boys and Girls

It is that time of the year again-- the flurry and scurry to get your gifts in time for the holidays for friends and loved ones. Do the people in your holiday list include babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, kindergarteners, 5 to 10 year olds? That makes it a daunting task to pick presents that they would like.

Here is a list of gifts that are all the rage this Christmas for these youngsters that are guaranteed to bring smiles all year long.

Baby's learning laptop

Let them become tech savvy early

Babies have short span of attention and even if all they do is bash the keys and be mesmerized with the lights and music, this toy will remain a favorite two years down the road.

There are 2 volume settings. It automatically turns off after no one plays it for a while. Bright colors. 3 different learning settings. This laptop is baby-proof, meaning it can take a beating and keeps on working. Customers have reported that it has been dropped several times and still works great. Cute songs. Great carrying handle.


Baby's Learning Laptop


Rhyme and Discover Book


Baby's Learning Laptop


Pre-schoolers discover how to draw and write

For 2-4 years old

Watch the 2-year olds and up write letters and draw doodles with the stylus. Leapfrog Count and Draw teaches your child early math. The Scribble and Write help kids trace the lights to learn draw shapes and letters. In Letters Discoveries, Scout the Puppy will guide your child to letter names, sounds, music and games.

Take along with you in the car and restaurants to keep the toddlers occupied and interested.

LeapFrog Count And Draw

LeapFrog Scribble and Write

LeapFrog Letter Discoveries

A child's first computer--e-mail, music, sounds and letters - Just like grownups

This Leapfrog Leaptop is a laptop for your toddler that makes learning fun. Imagine a pre-schooler getting e-mail from Scout and Violet plus 3 personalized emails chosen by you.

LeapFrog My Own Leaptop, Pink
LeapFrog My Own Leaptop, Pink

Alphabet mode allows the chld to hear the letter name and sound, plus an animal that starts with the letter. The Musica Maker Mode turns the keyboard into a music station. The paw print makes background beat while the 3 rows are: silly sound effects, percussion sounds, and piano key sounds. There is a music play list you can choose to download to the leaptop. The sing-along is 1 of 5 songs and the intrumental let you select 5 froma list of 15. The character dances along on the screen

Blog--hear the latest blog entries, personalized with your child's name at the end of each.


FIJIT Friends Sage Interactive Toy

Fijit is the latest rage in children's toys. Children can poke and squeeze Fijit's soft, squishy skin that makes it come alive.

Fijit can respond to more than 100 built-in phrases and jokes and its face lights up with multi-colored lights when it speaks. It even tells knock-knock jokes. What's more is that the amazing Fijit toy can recognize different types of music and perform different dance moves. Watch Fidgit spin and shake its head depending on the beat of the music.

It features voice recognition, beat detection capabilities, and includes her own original songs too! It is like having a friend around to play with.

Runs on 5 AA batteries so your Fijit Friend is ready to interact with you for hours of fun.

Featured here is Sage. Other Fijit friends are Willa, Serafina, and Logan.

Furbies are back with multiple personalities - Guaranteed endless fun

Original furby available on eBay

Some kids and adults prefer the original Furby phenomenon that speaks furbish. These are available at lower prices, of course.

Sesame Street Let's Rock Elmo

Watch how you preschooler will be wide-eyed and impressed with Elmo. It is an interactive toy that recognizes the different instruments from the tambourine to the bongos. Your preschooler can choose which instrument Elmo plays, and he recognizes which one you give him. He knows when you're playing the LET'S ROCK Guitar, Keyboard (sold separately) or Microphone and plays along with you!

The LET'S ROCK Elmo toy sings six rockin' songs, so grab an instrument and join Elmo's band!

Figure comes with microphone, tambourine, drums and instructions.

Sesame Street Let's Rock Elmo Guitar

Sesame Street Let'S Rock Cookie Monster Keyboard

Monster High Dead Tired Clawdeen Wolf Doll And Bed Playset

Get together for a sleepover and some scary fun ghoul time.

Clawdeen wolf is dead tired and in need of a little rest and relaxation.

One of the trendiest ghouls at monster high in her stylish sleepover fashion.

Doll is fully articulated so they can be posed in many different ways.

Includes doll with eye mask, dead tired outfit and sleepover accessories and bed

Freakishly fabulous ghouls from Monster High

They are drop-dead gorgeous

The Monster HIgh ghouls are the rage with their fashions, accessories and scary cute pets. They are wild, fierce and totally trendy.

Collect each one of these dolls with a killer style.

Monster High Dead Tired Ghoulia Yelps Doll

Monster High Spectra Vondergeist Doll With Pet Ferret And Rhuen

Monster High Draculaura And Clawd Wolf Doll Giftset

Monster High Ghoulia Yelps Doll with Pet Owl Sir Hoots A Lot

Monster High Abbey Bominable Doll With Pet Wooly Mammoth Named Shivver

Mattel Monster High Toralei Stripe Doll with Pet Sweet Fang

Monster High Skull Shores Ghoulia Yelps Doll


Dark of the Moon

MechTech Voyager

Sentinel Prime

Sentinel Prime is ready for battle. After lying dormant for countless centuries the powerful Autobot is set to awaken on Earth. His close ties to Optimus Prime and the Autobots could form an alliance capable of finally destroying the Decepticons for good.

Spring into action with this vehicle-to-robot figure. Convert your mighty Sentinel Prime figure from Rosenbauer Panther 6x6 Fire Truck concept vehicle mode to battle-ready robot mode. Then convert him back to vehicle mode so he can chase down his enemies.

As the battle rages on, keep converting him back and forth, so he's ready to face whatever his enemies throw at him.


Dark of the Moon

Ultimate Optimus Prime


Dark of the Moon

Robo Power

Optimus Prime Cyber Helmet


Dark of the Moon

MechTech Deluxe



Dark of the Moon

MechTech Deluxe



Dark of the Moon

MechTech Deluxe

Nitro Bumblebee

KRE-O Transformers


Melissa & Doug Deluxe Grocery Store / Lemonade Stand

This is a very innovative toy which will bring out the entrepeneurship of boys and girls alike. The reversible awning can transform a lemonade stand into a Farmer's Market stand with fruits and vegetables from the garden.

Why not pretend to sell groceries, baked goods, jewelry, toys, and other merchancise. This is well-built, just the right size, and kids will simply love it.

The sky is the limit when it comes to creativity and imagination.

Cook up a storm with this "Iron Chef" and waitress outfit bundle - For 3-6 years old

Imagine your own make-believe restaurant with a waitress and chef outfits. Included in this bundle of fun 1 Place Setting of Dishes, Money Drawer with fake money, cool treat stickers and a Bonus Exclusive Magic Pencil.

Melissa and Doug cooking and baking sets

Be the "Iron Chef" or your own cooking show

Boys and girls alike will enjoy throwing a pretend birthday, pizza, or hamburger party for their friends. Cookies, ice cream and fruits are part of the fare. Or pretend to have your own cooking or baking show. Videotape the whole thing and post it on YouTube. It may go viral!

Melissa & Doug Wooden Sandwich-Making Set

Melissa & Doug Pizza Party

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Cutting Fruit Crate

Melissa & Doug Birthday Party Birthday Cake

Melissa & Doug Slice and Bake Cookie Set

Melissa & Doug Ice Cream Scoop Set

For the tweenage that is hard to shop for

Science has never been so fun for 7-10 year olds

Kids that love science seem to like all the yukky stuff that goes with it. These kits have everything that will make your kid love every second of every hands-on experiments.

Scientific Explorer's Disgusting Science

A Kit for Studying the Science of Revolting Things

The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book:

Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You!

(Everything Kids Series)

Scientific Explorer's The Magic Science for Wizards Only

Scientific Explorer Backyard Explorer Kit Science Kit

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    • srsddn lm profile image

      srsddn lm 

      6 years ago

      A wide variety of toys for boys and girls.

    • TreasuresBrenda profile image

      Treasures By Brenda 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Great picks in toys for boys and girls.

    • aesta1 profile image

      Mary Norton 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I can understand why they'd be the latest rage.

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      7 years ago

      Great choices. Love the MOnster High stuff.


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