Top Christmas toys for kids

Posted on: 28 November 2011 by Agatha Cheng

Have you got the best Christmas toys for the youngsters? Here are some of our suggestions.

From toys for action-seeking youngsters to brain training games, soft toys to technology gadgets, we're sure there will be one they love.

Let’s Rock Elmo (18 months+)
The hugely popular Sesame Street character has six songs for kids to play. Let's Rock Elmo comes with its own microphone and two instruments - a drum set and a tambourine. Choose which instrument  Elmo plays and he "magically" recognises and plays - the kids can play along on the other instruments, too. Other Let's Rock instruments such as a guitar, keyboard, and another microphone can be purchased separately.
From £49.99. Amazon

Fur Real Cookie Puppy (Years 4+)
Kids will love to interact with the adorable, huggable pint-sized golden retriever. Through voice recognition technology, this loveable pup will respond when spoken to by moving her head, blinking, and barking, just like a real dog! The loveable pup will also respond to touch; kids simply pet their new best friend on the sensors located on her head and cheeks and their new pal will make happy puppy sounds to show her delight. The Fur Real Friends CookiePie pet comes complete with her very own collar and squeaky dog 'bone, which she tracks with her eyes and head as it’s moved in front of her.
From £49.

Nerf Vortex Nitron Blaster (Years 8+)
The Nerf Vortex Nitron is perfect for action-seeking youngsters. Nerf Vortex Nitron Blaster is the first fully automatic clip-fed blaster in the Nerf Vortex line, loaded with a removable ammo magazine for up to 20 foam darts, a hi-tech light-up tracking scope and an acceleration trigger on the blaster to let you power up for ultimate-distance blasting! This awesome fully-automatic toy is sure to keep the kids occupied over the festive season.
From £32.99, Toys r us

Kiddizoom Twist digital camera (Years 3+)
The latest Kiddizoom camera features an innovative, unique rotating self portrait lens that allows kids to view video and photos on the integrated LCD screen as they shoot them. The 2MP digital camera also includes a number of additional features including 5 built-in games, a 4x digital zoom, together with interactive stamps and wacky effects which can be added to digital photos and video to give that individual touch. It also comes with a voice recorder with 5 different voice changing effects. 
From £37.47. Amazon

iball3 (Years 6+)
The iball3 is an interactive, electronic, brain training game with a world class on-line leader board for those who are the very best - see your name in lights on the website. The iball3 is a clear electric blue ball with 6 light buttons and a single LED display. The object of the game is to turn on all the lights to the same colour within a specific time. Each iball3 is unique and has a pre-programmed registration number which allows you to compete on a World leader board on the iball3 website.
From £15. Hamleys 2 Fully Loaded McMissile (Years 4+)
The McMissile is packed full of amazing great features that no spy should be without, including missiles that rise up out of the front of the car just behind the front headlights, a bullet proof targeting visor which flips up from the back of the bonnet, a rear mounted missile that pops out of the boot. This car also speaks, voiced by Michael Caine in the movie, it comes with numerous sayings including “This is top secret!” and “We’re being followed!”.
From £24.79. Toys r us

LeapPad Explorer Tablet (Years 4 – 9)
This interactive learning tablet from LeapFrog introduces a new and interesting way for kids to learn, play and read. Packed with the latest technology: a 5” touch screen, which kids can use their fingers to navigate or the included stylus to write and draw; a built-in camera for taking photos and video, and its own app store with over 100 apps and extra contents like games and ebooks. Children can edit photos by addin funny stamps and borders and then transport them into games! Also, they can create stories as endless as their imagination with the ultimate personalisation experience, by adding photos, drawings, audio, wallpaper and names. With the online tool, LeapFrog Learning Path, you can always keep an eye on the child’s learning progress, which games, stories and activities the child is most engaged with and skills they have been introduced to.
From £79.99. the Bunny (Years 2+)
Milky is your ‘real’ adorable, snow white bunny. He moves his eyes nose, ears and feet, and makes real sounds.  Milky The Bunny has ticklish feet. He really chews his carrot. He gets scared and his ears tremble. He even falls asleep, and you can hear his little snores. With the Emotion Pets Milky the bunny, the kids can have fun cuddling this cute and adorable white bunny.
From £44.99. Amazon

Fireman Sam Pontypandy Rescue Set (Years 3+)
Sam needs some rescue help in this ‘multi fun play set! Open the house and put out the fires with the hose; save naughty Norman when he traps his head in the railings; help Sam get the cat down from the tree! There’s never a dull moment but be careful of the collapsing roof & floor!
From £24.87. ASDA Direct

Moshi Monsters Talking Plush (Years 4+)
Based on the hugely popular online game, these plush Moshi Monsters really talk. Squeeze the tummy of Poppet, Katsuma, Luvli, Diavlo, Furi or Zommer to hear them laugh, talk or giggle. Each Monster comes with an Adoption Certificate and a secret code for a free in-game item.
From £15. Hamleys


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