Top 10 toys for kids
Creativity doesn’t have to look like it was plucked from the sky. Rather, it is in our everyday comforts of home where we are most inspired to create. Think of how many of the world’s most innovative companies were started in garages. From astounding dolls to cool new diversions and innovative toys, there have been such a large number of fabulous choices out for children at play this year that energize things we adore, creative ability, building, enthusiasm for STEM interests, insubordination of sex generalizations and then some. We have come up with the top 10 toys for kids 2016 which meet all or some of the above criteria;
Candylab Wooden Toy Cars
We generally adore finding cool, treasure quality wooden toys and the new Candylab wooden toy autos possess all the necessary qualities wonderfully. Planned in Brooklyn, each of the strong beech wood vehicles pays reverence to 1960’s American innovator style from a smooth orange GT-10 to a rapid Carbon 77. Of course, they all go as quick as your youngster’s creative ability.
Tiggly Counts are the combo of the brilliant attractive checking bars and three free downloadable iPad applications. Tiggly Counts is helping young children approach math in a fun and innovative way. Each Tiggly Counts set contains 5 sleek counting rods that operate in real-time with 3 specially engineered learning apps.
Sumblox is a set of wooden blocks shaped in the numerals 1-10. Each block is proportional in size to the value of the number. So a 2 block is twice as tall as a 1 block and a 10 block is ten times as tall. By manipulating the blocks and stacking them in different combinations, children can learn to recognise numerals, explore addition and subtraction and practice basic multiplication, division, and fractions. Kids can see patterns in numbers easily and gain a better understanding of the relationships between numbers. They can see how numbers change in predictable patterns by the differing heights of the block towers.
I Am Elemental Action Figures
Why do these action figures come in our top 10. Unlike the dolls of the world, these action figures have been designed keeping little girls in mind inculcating the values of courage and wisdom. The little girls will look at these strong characters and grow with these values rather than only trying to be raised pretty. Every child should be given the tools to fight whatever life throws in their way.
Lille Huset DIY Dollhouse Sets
We found this a really cool DIY Lille Huset DIY dollhouse sets by Alyson Beaton. It’s great for kids who enjoy arts & crafts and imaginative games like playing house. Lille Huset is a dream home in the making. You can create and recreate rooms of your own design over and over.
This revolutionary push along ride on for 10-24-month-olds is a great choice for your young one. So what is revolutionary about it?
The Spherovelo is the world’s first ride on to accelerate the development of young children by helping them make the connection between their senses (vision, pressure, equilibrium) and their motor system. It’s about the coordination of our muscles in response to what we see and feel. It manages this by being a ride on that’s unstable on the one hand (so that the child is required to effect some control – like with a bike) but safe on the other.
Robot Turtles is a board game you play with your favorite 3-8 year old kids. It teaches the fundamentals of programming. It’s based on Logo (kids, ask your parents!) and the kids get to program a turtle’s movement around the board, trying to collect the jewels. The kids lay down cards that make the turtle move forward or turn, and the adult is in charge of moving the turtle according to the program
Crayola Virtual Design Pro: Car Collection
Crayola has come up with this application that breathes life into your creation in 3-D and after that gives you a chance to race it around the track. So your kid can customise, design and color a car from the selected templates and then see it come to life on the App. How cool is that?
Wonder Workshop Dot and Dash robots
Dash is a real robot, charged and ready to play out of the box. Responding to voice, navigating objects, dancing, and singing, Dash is the robot you always dreamed of having. Use Wonder, Blockly, and other apps to create new behaviors for Dash — doing more with robotics than ever possible.
Giant Coloring Pages from Omy
While adult coloring books trend were on the rise this year and last, coloring fun for kids in the form of giant coloring posters with whimsical illustrations of cities and places were our choice for tapping a kid’s energy and creativity. It is highly calming and therapeutic for kids too. This giant poster is from Omy.
We had fun making this top lists of some cool toys picks for the year 2016. We are sure that there are more and more that can be added to this list. Do let us know if you have any recommendations. We would add to the list if we like it.