The 10 Best Toys and Games for Kids

Updated Apr 15, 2021
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Toys and games can help children to develop practical skills such as fine motor skills and critical thinking skills, and they’re also a fun way to spend a night as a family.

Some of the toys and games listed below may fall between age ranges, but we’ve tried to place them where we think most appropriate.

In no particular order, here are 10 of the best toys and games based on available features and average customer ratings and reviews.

10 Best Kids Toys and Games

  • Most Classic

    Original Silly Putty Metallic Silver and Gold Combo

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    Kids will get a kick out of molding, sculpting, bouncing, shaping and more with the original Silly Putty in this multipack that includes two different colors.

    Stand-out features include

    • Recommended for ages 4 years and up
    • Storage containers included
    • Helps inspire creative play
  • Best for Dino Enthusiasts

    Dinosaur Party Pack Bundle

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    This multipack of toys features a variety of dinosaurs that glow in the dark, stretch and more for hours of creative and imaginative play.

    Stand-out features include

    • Recommended for ages 4 years and up
    • Includes a kit to build your own dino
    • Includes a variety of sizes and colors
  • Best for Young Scientists

    Sands Alive Glow Sand Starter Set

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    Little scientists will love playing with this glow-in-the-dark play sand that can easily be shaped and molded to anything your child can imagine. UV light pen and glasses are included.

    Stand-out features include

    • Recommended for ages 3 years and up
    • Play tray included
    • Award-winning design
  • Ty Beanie Babies Yo Gabba Gabba

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    Everyone’s favorite bean bag toy gets the Yo Gabba Gabba treatment with this fun set of five of the show’s characters. They are soft and squishy and perfect for little hands to grasp and hold.

    Stand-out features include

    • Recommended for ages 3 years and up
    • Official Ty product
    • Handmade design
  • LEGO Compatible Brick Building Baseplate by Brickyard

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    Perfect for the LEGO-loving tot in your life, this baseplate allows them to place pieces and build on an ideal surface that is also lightweight and portable. It is available in single or multipacks, to suit your family’s needs.

    Stand-out features include

    • Recommended for ages 4 years and up
    • Choose from several colors
    • Stronger and more durable than comparable baseplates
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