The holidays are slowly creeping up on us and if you haven’t already done so, now would be a good time to get an early start on your Christmas shopping. Every year the big toy retailers release their picks of highly anticipated top 10 Christmas toys list they expect to sell out early. So now is the time to start planning, saving and watching out for those must-haves that will be on your child’s wish list this year.
I’ve narrowed the lists down to the top 10 Christmas toys for infants and toddlers, but you can find more here.
Hottest Toys of 2016 to Make their Christmas Merry and Bright
Laugh and Learn Crawl Around Learning Center
This is a fun and exciting way for your crawler to interact with toys and sensory items found on this learning center. There are different stages that are aimed to grow with your child as they accomplish new skills. It’s recommended for ages 6 months and up. For those that follow along on our site, a similar product to this one which I have reviewed was the Little Tikes 3-in-1 Adventure course.
This furry lovable guy is an age-old classic that never disappoints. The Love2Learn Elmo can be customized to learn your child’s name and has over 350 responses using the available app. He sings, makes different sounds and will interact when you clap his hands and play games making this a fun and engaging toy for your toddler 18 months and up.
Fisher-Price Rhythm & Roll Percussion Plane
Classic wooden toys are favored for their natural composition. Fisher-Price understands this and is launching a line of their very own wooden toys. The Rhythm & Roll Percussion Plane is made with real Beech wood. It features cymbals for propellers and a stick that is hidden within the plane’s tail to strike it for encouraging fine motor skills among many others. It’s recommended for toddlers ages 18 months and up.
VTech Go Go Smart Friends Enchanted Princess Palace
Every little princess needs a palace and the enchantment this one brings will certainly delight the recipient! This palace is massive, extending out up to four feet. It has many different rooms throughout and MagicPoints where the characters light up and engage in chat. There are also different mechanical features located within the palace to encourage fine motor building skills.
Fisher-Price Think and Learn Code-a-Pillar Toy
I’m a huge fan of Fisher-Price toys and products because of their engaging interaction for children. The Code-a-Pillar has many cool features that are encouraging for toddlers and preschoolers to engage those important skills such as critical thinking and problem solving. It consists of segments that your child can connect to motivate the caterpillar to move and each segment lights up. It’s recommended for children ages 3 and up.
Fur Real Friends Torch, My Blazin Dragon
This adorable little guy will melt your hearts with his flame-colored mist breath! The pet has some pretty neat features making him ‘life-like’ with several movement combinations, sounds, and it even comes with its own treat that changes colors to appear ‘torched’. It also includes a water filling crystal. This cute little guy is recommended for children ages 4 and up.
Thomas and Friends TrackMaster Thomas’ Sky-High Bridge Jump Train Set
Who doesn’t like Thomas the Train? This exciting set takes a different spin on the traditional train set you remember. It combines classic elements of a train track and a tunnel with a daring ramp. The motorized Thomas engine rolls along the tracks then gets launched from the ramp into the air. It’s sure to put a smile on your child’s face when they wake up Christmas morning.
Talk to Me Mikey
With the recent release of the new Ninja Turtles movies, it’s no surprise they have made a big hit among kids. Talk to To Me Mikey recognizes and responds to questions with silly responses, encouraging role playing and social skills for preschoolers aged 4 and up. He has movement sensors built in to react as your child plays with him and he also sings!
Finding Dory My Friend Dory
If your child has seen the new Finding Dory movie, they will instantly recognize the many different phrases this beloved forgetful fish spews out. Dory ignites imaginative play as your preschooler can recreate their favorite scenes out of the movie. Move her in any direction and hear what she has to say. Just don’t let little ones take her into the tub, because unlike the real Dory this fish was not made for water.
Marvel Titan Hero Series 3-Pack
Who is your child’s superhero, Iron Man, Captain America, Spider Man? You won’t have to choose with this 3-pack collection that comes with each action figure. Your little super hero can act out epic hero moves and save the day with these guys which feature articulating arms and legs for imaginative play. The 12-inch figures are suitable for children ages 4 and up.
If you’re still not fully convinced these are must-haves to include on your Christmas toys list, you can check out other great ideas for babies and toddlers to unwrap this Christmas!