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210 Contemporary Kids Toys
When thinking about what kind of toy to buy for a child, it's important to consider the age and personality of the child. When children play, they're learning how to interact with others, define themselves, and learn new skills. It's important to put materials in front of them that encourage this process. . More
OK, yes, you could use the broomstick in the garage, but this convenient limbo game lets the kids play fairly all by themselves — and that's worth it!
Wooden Limbo Game
There's something entrancing about making a rocket go up in the air. My girl loves to stomp and jump as hard as she can to get hers as high as possible.
Ultra Stomp Rocket
How about a balance bike for the coolest little kids in your life? This one gets your kid ready for balancing on a regular pedal bike without training wheels.
Joovy Bicycoo GT, Black
Get a jump rope that will stand up to lots of wear and tear. These ones are gorgeous and super affordable.
My 4 year old loves her three-wheel scooter. It can't fall over, and she can glide all over the driveway and down the street (when accompanied by me). Plus, it's super portable for trips to Grandma's house.
One of my favorite Etsy shops for plush toys, Sleepy King makes the most adorable woodland creatures. This fox is too sweet with his red felt coat and sleepy little eyes.
I think I remember these from my own childhood, and I hear that they're still just as cool. Kids love figuring out how to make them move. Can you?
This balance bike is a European concept that lets kids learn to balance by building on their walking skills — they won't need training wheels!
Kids love picnics too! This little play set is a great way to entertain the little ones while enjoying the outdoors.
I've been eyeing this set for my 4 year old. The extra big paddles and soft "ball" will make it a little easier for a young one to play.
This 6-inch vinyl Steve figure, and dirt block would look smashing on the bookshelf. Yes, this set is ridiculously expensive, but just keep telling yourself it's a collector's item.
Minecraft Steve Vinyl
This looks like a super fun family game night choice. I imagine lots of laughter as it falls down — just keep it away from the bowl of popcorn!
Melissa & Doug Suspend
Remember those executive desk toys from the '80s? This is the infinitely more tasteful present-day version: an intriguing puzzle that looks like sculpture.
The highly rated KidKraft Kayla dollhouse is a pink and purple dream house for little girls. Made of sturdy wood, it features large windows, a staircase connecting the first and second floors, an outdoor patio area and 10 pieces of furniture.
KidKraft Kayla Dollhouse
This house from Plan Toys is designed to encourage green living and made from renewable rubber wood, ecofriendly glue and non-toxic, water-based dyes. It includes a rain barrel for collecting rainwater, a wind turbine, solar panels on the roof and a set of recycling bins.
These beauties are perfect for spring and summer decorating, but honestly, I think your little girls would prefer to have them on their own beds.
Camilla Boho Beauty
Find a doll that looks just like you, your child, your friend, etc. with the options from Simpli Jessi. I love the little details!
Alice by Simpli Jessi
My favorite brand for crochet cuties is 2 Cute 2 Be True. I love this turquoise bunny for the bedroom. He could sit in the little Beroia chair, and he even matches the rug. How adorable!
The Design By You dollhouse by Maxim Enterprises lets kids create their own unique dollhouse with modular pieces. Eight large, open rooms provide easy access for little hands. It also comes complete with furniture and two figures.
Designed By You Dollhouse
Loaded with charm, the Sunflower Playhouse is the perfect place for teaparties, bookclubs, or just hanging out with friends. Make it your own! A sandbox and raised platform are available for this playhouse. Made with 100% Western Red Cedar Construction, panelized for quick assembly with 3...
Sunflower Playhouse 6x9 - Wooden...
Give your kiddo their first magnifying glass that will last, like this gorgeous wooden one from PlanToys.
Made of 100-percent post-industrial recycled wood residuals, this wooden toy elephant is both environmentally friendly and playful.
Inspire your little musician and build hand-eye coordination with this modern drum set. Looks great in your child's room or in the main living space of your home due to its clean design.
Musical Band Rhythm Set
I dig (get it?) this Minecraft sword and pickax set. Don't worry about gouging any eyeballs out, as they're made from foam. They're a little pricey for foam tools, but I guess that's what happens when they're "official" licensed Minecraft products.
Houzz friend Ali of Asiz's Child, Ali says "as a kid I always dreamed of waking up to a massive bike loosely wrapped in gift wrap waiting for me under the tree so I think it is only fitting to suggest an Early Rider bike. These wheels are seriously hip."
Early Rider Lite
If you know a kid who loves cartoons, movies and do-it-yourself explorations, then this projector is the perfect (and affordable) gift. I admit that I'm curous to try it myself.