Of all the toys available for kids of all ages, which ones could actually be called the “best?” Which toys are girls and boys (and their parents) choosing over the rest? The list of the top 10 toys for kids this year includes exactly that lineup of playthings for the kiddos.
We have all kinds of cool stuff to entertain younglings for hours, from LEGO building kits to hovertracks to lip glosses in little trucks. Yep, that’s right. There’s a selfie-based music set for the little singer in your family, and a Hot Wheels racing starter kit for the mini Speed Racer under your roof. There’s a build-your-own video game…there’s even a robot. Each of the meticulously-chosen toys on our comprehensive list are designed to stimulate young minds in addition to entertaining them endlessly. Have fun shopping!
What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best toys for kids for 2017 and 2018 was created by real moms and educators. Numerous types of toys are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.
For shoppers: Purchasing any of these high-quality toys is easy–just visit Amazon! Please note that we sometimes get a commission through purchases made through our links. Also note that our recommendations are 100% made because we love the companies and products and are never influenced in any way by any commission we may receive.
Tip: If none of the toys on this page strikes your fancy for the specific child you are shopping for, check out the Toys for Boys and Toys for Girls categories – as well as the “kids by age” links toward the bottom of this page. 🙂
Of all the toys available for the end of 2017 and into 2017, the #1 pick of ’em all are these little guys – Hatchimals.
Hatchimals are interactive, sometimes fuzzy, always cute creatures, sealed inside big eggs. There is one creature per egg. And kiddos have to care and show affection for the egg to start the hatching process. For Pengualas, choose pink or teal.
The Code-a-pillar is a tech-savvy, colorful, educational bug with wriggly, wiggly sections, all coded to send the caterpillar zigging and zagging in any direction. Play for fun. Or, choose the targets mode to go on interactive missions to learn navigation.
Another very worthy addition to the 2017 ten best toys for kids is Cozmo.Cozmo is an interactive robot with his own unique feelings and thoughts. Cool huh? This buildable robot explores and interacts with new friends, discovering all he can about them to build a one-of-a-kind personality. Includes a downloadable app for smartphones.
This advent calendar combines the excitement of gift-receiving with the anticipation for Christmas. There are 24 doors with hidden presents to represent the 24 evenings before Christmas. Surprises include volcano explorers and Santa Claus.
Marshall is an important part of the Paw Patrol and he’s super-cool in Zoomer form. On wheels, complete with a Pup Pack, this adorable doggie comes with 80 interactive challenges. And he can be trained to perform awesome, interactive tricks.
Love this! A very new additon to the “best of” toys for kids this year –Bloxels.
Bloxels is a super-fun, hands-on way for kiddos to build their own video games. Complete with a builder app for compatible tablets and smartphones, this toy combines development with design. Includes a game board for creating first, and future, games.
The Intelligent Race System is exactly what it sounds like. From Hot Wheels, these tech-savvy racers are remote-controlled, reaching top speeds of 180 miles-per-hour. The racecars are super-de-duper, very high performance, especially in Championship Mode with high-tech racing against opponents.
For superstars-to-be, the Selfie Mic includes a gold-toned microphone, selfie stick, and attached single headphone. The selfie stick holds a smartphone. And a downloadable app, StarMaker, is required for singing fun. Kiddos sing while snapping pictures of their popstar status.
The Lip Gloss Truck is a delicious, yummy, super-scrumptious setup that allows Num Noms fans to create their own shiny, scented lip glosses. Accessories include a scented Special Edition Num (the Cherry Scoop), lip gloss flavoring, and a sweets truck.
This year’s (much safer) return of the hoverboard – the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 comes in as the final pick of the top ten toys for kids this year.
The Hovertrax 2.0 is a revamped version of the original ride-on. It cruises at speeds of 8 miles-per-hour with a self-balancing board, 220-pound weight limit, and fender bumpers. It offers a super-smooth ride, but beginners should take it slow.