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Top 10 Kids Toys Right Now

Updated for the Christmas 2013 season.

Use this list to get great birthday and Christmas gift ideas for the boys and girls of all ages in your life.

#1 Rainbow Loom

You can’t miss all the girls, and boys too, on the playground wearing colorful bracelets, anklets, and rings made out of small plastic bands. The Rainbow Loom has created the lasted fad that seems to be holding on. If your daughter doesn’t have this, she probably wants it.

remote control machine toy#2 Remote Control Machines Construction Kit

Interest in teaching kids science and engineering, which has sadly been almost eliminated from many schools, has pushed related learning toys to the top of the best sellers list. This is the first of several such toys on the list. Thames & Kosmos makes some of the highest reviewed kits including this one where kids can make 10 different construction vehicles.

crayola marker maker#3 Crayola Marker Maker

Kids will learn how markers are made and get to make their own colors. Includes a mixing guide or you can just let kids experiment with colors on their own. Good for boys and girls ages 6 and up, although parent supervision  is recommended especially with the younger kids. Otherwise you may have marker ink on floors and walls.

LEGO Minecraft#4 LEGO Minecraft

It’s not surprising to have LEGOS on the top 10 kids toys list, and with the popularity of Minecraft the two are a perfect combination. This set intended for kids age 10 and up lets you make different Minecraft structures and virtual worlds.

goldie blox engineering toy#5 Goldie Blox and the Spinning Machine

This engineering toy for girls was created by a Standford University engineer. It includes several wheels, axels and other parts that will move a ribbon once assembled. Stack several sets on top of each other for an expanded engineering feat. If you are looking for a STEM toys for girls, this is it. Recommended for ages 6 to 9 years.

Watch how the GoldieBlox Spinning Machine works in this video:

top stem toy#6 Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100

All the Snap Circuits products are highly rated. This one has 5 stars with over 900 reviews. These let kids build various electrical circuits and learn the concepts of electricity. This is a good starter kit that includes a burglar alarm, a doorbell, a police siren, and a flashing light as just a few of the 100 projects kids can create.

lego mindcraft nether#7 LEGO Mincraft The Nether

This lets kids build from The Nether. It comes with 2 Ghasts and a Zombie Pigman figures.



Doc McStuffins Doctor kit#8 Doc McStuffins Doctor’s Bag

Disney’s Doc McStuffins, who cares for the local stuffed animals and other toys, has quickly become one of the most popular TV shows for the 3 to 7 crowd. This doctor’s kit includes a toy bandage, stethoscope, syringe, and more. The stethoscope lights up and plays the magical sound from the TV show.

polka dot furby#9 Furby Bloom with Polka Dots

After several holiday seasons, Furby is still on many kids’ Christmas wish list. This newest one is pink with white polka dots and turquoise ears and feet. The Furby Bloom series works with an app to let your child create a virtual world. Furby has become much more interactive with its upgrades.

lego friends for girls#10 LEGO Friends Hearlake City Pool

Controversy has been good to the LEGO Friends series of toys. Specifically geared towards girls with “girl colors” of pink and purple, many felt LEGO was being stereotypical with such advertising. However, it is a top seller and anything that gets girls interested in construction and engineering and creating can be all bad. This set is for ages 6 to 12.

This Top 10 Kids Toy list includes only the toys on Amazon’s top selling list. To see all the top 100 toys and games trending on Amazon now, click here.

*These are the top 10 kids toys selling on Amazon as of 11/27/13. Do note that these items will fluctuate on the top selling list throughout the day.

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