Is there a child on your shopping list this holiday season? Whether you are a mom, grandparent, aunt, uncle or simply a friend, you may be left scratching your head as to what you should buy. Rest assured there are some brands that are almost sure to be a hit. If you are shopping for a child this holiday season, consider these toys that moms everywhere know they can trust.
Enter the home of just about any preschool age child, and you will find a collection of Little People, a tribute to the fact that moms trust Fisher Price. This toy brand is a well-known name among mom of preschoolers, and for good reason. Since the 1930s and the Dr. Doodle Duck, this brand has proven itself to be a leader in educational toys that encourage learning through creative play.
Leap Frog is one of the hottest toy brands this year with its LeapPad, which is basically a toddler-friendly iPad. This follows in the footsteps of the Leapster, a handheld gaming device that seems to capture the perfect balance of educational product and fun toy. Leap Frog also has the Tag Reading System that encourages independent reading as well as a selection of electronic learning toys designed for babies, like learning tables and the My Pal puppies.
Moms of babies know they can trust Lamaze to give their tiny ones the toys they need to build on their growing senses. The Lamaze line features soft, cuddly toys filled with sensory surprises, such as the wings on a butterfly that crinkle when touched or a squeaky foot on Mortimer the Moose. All of the toys are specifically designed to be easy to wash, which is vital among the drooling and chewing set.
Build-A-Bear is more than just a toy. It is an experience that allows the child to create a memory. Not only are Build-A-Bear products high quality stuffed animals, but they are a best friend that the child gets to build with the help of the store’s friendly staff. This means the toy will surely become a treasured friend.
Little boys love cars, but moms often tire of finding the endless little metal cars underfoot around their homes. Questions about the eco-friendly nature of these small playthings also plague today’s moms, but Hape has the answer. Hape has wooden cars that race as well as any Hot Wheels, but they are made from eco-friendly bamboo. That means they are completely safe for the kids and less damaging to the environment. In addition to cars, Hape makes kitchens with play food, marble run play sets, musical instruments, puzzles and even doll furniture.
LEGO lets a child’s imagination go wild while encouraging early mathematical skills. This is one toy that kids seem to never outgrow. There is always a new way to create with these simple plastic building blocks. When parents are ready to sell the Little People and Lamaze friends at the garage sale, the child will hold on tenaciously to the LEGO sets. And, with the addition of the LEGO Friends line, LEGO now has something to appeal to the girls just as much as the boys.
Yes, Christmas is just around the corner, but moms in the know probably already have their lists made, and those lists probably contain one of these brands. If you are wondering what to get the child on your list, you will be safe with one of the toys from these trusted companies.
Cassie is a lover of yoga and the arts. In her free time, she enjoys blogging on behalf of Sears and other great brands she loves.
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