Tiny Humans are the hardest people to buy for when the holiday season approaches. Mainly because they aren’t babies anymore, but still get a kick out of playing with boxes and ribbon, and any toy you buy them soon loses its interest for them unless it is something fun and unique.
I spent hours searching the web for the Most Popular Toys for Toddlers & Preschoolers for 2017 to give to your little ones. Toys that educate. Toys that are fun. And just plain popular toys that are guaranteed to keep your toddlers busy for hours on end.
Cuddly, squeaky, talkative toys that hatch from an egg over a short period of time. Each egg is a surprise containing an interactive Hachimal with twinkling wings and soft fur. PRICE $79.99 You can purchase from Walmart
#02. Kidibuzz Smartphone
Age states 4-9 years but my 3-year-old niece uses it and loves it. Talk, send text messages to approved list for IOS and Android devices with app, play games, calendar, tell the time and more. This is a phone that kids can grow and learn with. Price $79 and you can pick it up at Toys R Us or Walmart. Learn more from V-Tech.
Fingerlings are absolutely adorable. They respond to sound, motion, and touch. Their heads turn, eyes blink, and they talk silly monkey talk. Kids are going wild for these furry pets they can take with them everywhere they go. PRICE $19.48 You can find Fingerlings at Walmart
#04. Tickle Me Elmo
Elmo is back for tickle fun. Tickle, Talk and play with this red furry Monster that kids adore. Tickle Me Elmo is fun and interactive for bedtime and on the go. Your little ones will have a blast with Elmo as he teaches kids to love and be kind. Price $20 bucks – You can Buy From Amazon.ca
#05. V-Tech Crawl & Learn Bright Lights Ball
Encourage your little ones to start crawling with this crawl & learn bright lights ball that features different animal shapes, buttons, light up numbers and different sound effects that keep your little one smiling bright. Price $30 Shop more from V-Tech Canada
#06. Pirates of the Tub
Your little ones will have a tub-time blast building pirate ships with these bath-ready foam pieces. Includes squirters, two pirates and a cannon. Pieces stick to the bathroom wall. Tons of fun! Price $29.99 and you can purchase from The Bay
#07. Yokidoo Submarine Play Station
A submarine spray station that supplies a stream of water to the diver shower-head. Easy operation with spray triggers kids will love! A continuous water-flow button, this wall mounted sprayer provides hours of bath-time activities that include a spinning wheel, rolling eyes, and detachable water funnel. Price $30 and you can purchase from Amazon, Hudson Bay or Indigo Books.
#08. Scout Leapfrog Learning Toy
Scout is a cuddly learning toy from LeapFrog Technologies with embroidered paws, this pup provides a personal touch. It learns your child’s name, favorite food, and color. Comes with 5 pre-loaded songs, or you can download your own learning tunes. Play music and games. Price $14.99 and purchase from Amazon for a deal.
#09. Fisher Price Think & Learn Teach n’ Tag Movi
This dancing little robot keeps kids busy as bees with game-play such as “Red light, Green Light” 360 degrees of mobility, Movi encourages toddlers and preschoolers to get their minds and bodies in shape while teaching them to follow directions. Price $69.99 and you can purchase at Fisher-Price, Toys R Us,
#10. Melissa & Doug Pounding Bench
Good ole’ fashioned toy for toddlers to have fun with. Let your little ones hit those colorful pegs with the mallet and watch them drop down, then spring back up with a smile. Keeps kids busy and engaged. Price $18 and you can pick up from The Bay or Indigo Books.
No matter which toys you choose for your toddlers or preschoolers, make sure they are educational, fun, interactive and something they will be sure to enjoy.