Wednesday, January 28, 2015

4-Year Old Girls & the Toys They Go Gaga Over - 2014-2015

Early 2015's Best Toys for 4 Year Old Girls

What are the best picks in toys for 4 year old girls for 2015? Well – they are certainly more entertaining and educational than they have been in years before, as the world of toy makers are focused primarily on building the intelligence of the future generations. Score!

And while there have been hundreds of toys released this year, only a select few make the grade when it comes to what your 4 year old cuties are guaranteed to go gaga over.

Out of a top-notch list of 10, I have researched, scoured, and hand-picked the 3 best toys for 4 year old girls – each with innovative, unique qualities that will enrich the intellect of your pint-size princess, while amusing her to no end.


Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile Cart

I admit – I am not well-researched on Doc McStuffins, but I love the idea of having a go-to medical cart that kids can wheel around to ‘check up on’ their patients.

I was always perplexed as to whether Doc McStuffins was a spiffy veterinarian or a full-fledged doctor for the human varieties, but her patients are usually stuffed animals – so, let’s say she’s just a really great, all-around, everyone’s favorite little doctor.

This mobile cart has everything a kiddo needs to provide TLC to human, animal, and teddy bear patients.


Fur Real Friends Get Up and GoGo My Walkin Pup

GoGo is a personal favorite of mine because she is simply too-cute and SO fluffy with pristine, white fur and a sweet disposition.

Her face is adorable, resembling a real puppy, and she is perfect for kiddos who have begged for a doggy companion. Only this pup strays away from pooping on the carpet. Instead – GoGo is more about learning new tricks, forming unique friendships, walking on her awesome, purple leash, and going everywhere those aforementioned friends go.


Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel

These standing easels are classic, timeless, and traditional! They are sleekly designed with one side being the dry-erase/painting board, and the other side being the old-fashioned, genuine chalkboard.

There are paints, chalks, and markers included, as well as gigantic sheets of paper with place-holder clips that keep the paper from moving too much.

There are 2 no-pinch, kid-friendly hinges on either side of the easel, providing easy-open access that kiddos can do on their own. This feature also makes for simple fold-away storage, and these easels are sleek enough to stow into most nooks, crannies, and crevices.

3 Super-Cool Toys For 8 Year Old Boys in Early 2015

2014-2015's Top Ranked Toys for Boys Age 8

Little boys sometimes present a challenge when their interests begin to develop, especially when they have a room brimming with toys of one kind and suddenly decide they no longer enjoy any of those toys.

I have firsthand experience and knowledge where this is concerned, and I dealt with it by gathering old knickknacks for Goodwill, and replacing those with some of the best toys for 8 year old boys.

These toys are hand-picked for the best 3, and each one represents an array of unique interests for your flourishing, imaginative, pint-size prince.

For either birthdays or holiday gifting, these toys are the lifesaver, miracle, and godsend that you would come to cherish as being perfect for your picky, growing kiddo.

Those 3 super-cool toys for 8 year old boys are –


Zoomer Dino – Boomer

Boomer is a zooming dinosaur with all of the usual greatness that makes a Tyrannosaurus Rex awesome. He has the teeny-tiny arms, strong legs, and powerful jaws with a set of sharp teeth to match his fierce, bulky appearance – only Boomer is way friendlier and much less carnivorous.

Instead of chasing your youngster around to make a snack out of him, Boomer is the type of T-Rex that would play a game of chase for the sheer friendship factor.

Kids can also bond with Boomer through learning games and interactive playtime.


NERF Mega Thunderbow Blaster

I immediately think of the AC/DC song “Thunderstruck” when I see this NERF blaster. Named after the BOOMING power of Thunder, these go-to, backyard-battling gadgets exude power, versatility, and strength.

These blasters are vivid red with black accents, and each one is bulky enough to make quite an impression without being too bulky for small hands.

In addition to being easy-grasp and perfect for garden combat with giggling enemies, these blasters feature firm darts that reload easily, and they are soft enough to provoke a laugh and a response of “Aw, man!” without the “OW!”


Crayola Paint Maker

Awesome in bold, primary colors, Crayola has created an innovative method for the usual paint-mixing that comes with being super-artsy and creative.

Where mixing and making new paints would typically result in a mess, these paint colors are actually strips that liquefy and transform into paint when they are placed inside the Crayola shaker.

Plus, there are reusable plastic containers for kiddos to pour their new paint colors into. Perfect for everyday painting without the messiness.


PS:  Each year, my website (Top 10 Store) is updated a couple times, providing fresh lists of toys for boys and girls by age and other categories.  Here is the current list for boys age 8:

7-Year Old Boys & the Toys They Love for 2014-2015

January 2015 - Top Picks in Toys for Boys Age 7

The course of the last few years of writing has found me more in-the-know about what youngsters really love in terms of toys. This year, I have revised my top 3 list of the best toys for 7 year old boys, scouring the Internet and local stores for the newest, most exciting knickknacks and gadgets that your kids would love.

Through fairly intense research, I found and devised a top 10 of those toy favorites, and then narrowed it down to the most amazing 3.

Now, I am presenting my findings to you, dear friends and devoted readers - and without further ado, these are the best 3, most entertaining toys for your 7-year old little lads this year.


Air Hogs Zero Gravity Laser Racer RC Car

Most remote-controlled cars focus on smooth-riding across a single terrain, such as smooth asphalt or sleek concreate – but the Laser Racer is entirely unique.

While it does race across the smoothest, sleekest terrain imaginable, it can also off-road onto rougher plains with rugged, all-terrain wheels – and it doesn’t stop there.

These cars actually chase the remote-controlled lasers, defying gravity to capture the lasers anywhere, whether they are traveling upside down on a ceiling or up the walls. The Laser Racer is the end-all for remote-controlled cars this year!


Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends RC Transforming Bat Bot

Batman is a tried-and-true, classic superhero favorite from way back, and he has been the subject of thousands of toys, dozens of movies and television shows, and millions of stories. However, few have ever really take a look at his plethora of super-cool gadgets, such as the Bat Bot.

This robotic warrior is actually his Batmobile, sparking to towering life. Kids can transform the Bat Bot from automotive mode to robotic mode in a few simple shifts, and a pint-size Batman figurine is along for the ride.


LeapFrog LeapTV Educational Active Video Game System

LeapFrog has revolutionized the way we think about technology for kids, as most of us were hard-pressed to believe that educational gadgets could be a good thing. Going digital in classrooms was another GASP! moment that many are still fighting – and while I can see both views, I can also see where a brand such as LeapFrog could lead the way to positive, digital learning experiences.

Their new Active Video Game System combines exercise, classic controlling, and pointer controls with over 100 educational games, promoting imagination while helping kiddos develop a genuine love for learning an array of awesome subjects.


Find more "fab" toys for 7 year old boys (list updated bi-yearly):

The Ultimate 3 Toys for 6-Year Old Boys (January 2015)

2014-2015's 3 "Best Of" Toys for Boys Age 6 

Over the last few years, I have seen hundreds – maybe thousands – of toys that have both grown and faded in popularity. Which means I have seen what it takes for a toy to be considered popular and all-the-rage for longer, turning from newbie to instant classic in the span of a couple of months.

What really makes or breaks these new toy selections is the holiday season, which equals a new round of exciting, awesome toys for kiddos to enjoy.

With Christmas recently passed and early into 2015, I have hand-picked 3 of what I think are and will be the best toys for 6 year old boys this year. They range in topic and type, but each one features some sort of educational value and tons of intense, awesome entertainment for a rewarding playtime.

The 3 lucky toys this year are –


Zoomer Dino – Boomer

No denying it – Boomer is one badass T-Rex with the usual strong, powerful jaws and legs…and itty-bitty arms. Rexes may very well be the joke of Mother Nature for the Prehistoric age, but his carnivorous, destructive habits are legendary.

However, their likeness, Boomer – this Zoomer Dino – is lightweight, technologically high-grade, and awesome in his endeavors for friends. He has a way of bonding that makes him instantly likeable to your kiddo, and his movements are remote-controlled, as he has wheels where his feet would be.


Kindle Fire HD Kids’ Tablet

When Amazon arrived with their Kindle Fire – I was one of the first in line with eagerness in my eyes and excitement in my heart.

These tablets are simply amazing – and now they have the Kids’ Edition, which means I am practically bursting with delight!

These tablets are slightly different than the adult versions, as they feature kid-friendly Internet access, parental controls, and over 5000 movies, books, and games available for download – each one educational and conducive to both a healthy imagination and love for learning.


Transformers Age of Extinction Stomp and Chomp Grimlock

My faux paus for Transformers is constantly referring to the Age of Extinction as the Age of Dinosaurs. Whoops! But that is exactly what I and hundreds of others remember from the latest and greatest Transformers film.

Grimlock is an action-figure that completely validates my name mistake, as he is a towering Tyrannosaurus Rex known for his stomp, chomp, and roar questions later attitude.

This particular Grimlock is ridden by a mighty Optimus Prime, and he transforms from dinosaur to noble, massive warrior in seconds.


I will be keeping my eye on the ball for future release toys for boys age 6 (and other ages too).  Stay tuned for future listings!  =)