Welcome to The Best Kids Toys
See those two kids? They’re mine & like most kids, they love toys! I also had a daycare for many years and strangely enough, most of the kids that I watched as part of my daycare loved toys too. If I’m being honest, I’m sort of a toy-lover myself, which is the main reason behind my choosing “best kids toys” as a theme for my newest blog.
I’m always on the lookout for great new toys and I’m particular about what I buy. I don’t want junk that breaks within the first few days that we get it home. I can’t stand kids toys that my daughters just “have to have” and then forget about five minutes after we get in the door (if you have kids, you know what I’m talking about!). I really prefer to buy toys that have at least some educational value, even if it’s only allowing my kids to participate in some form of dramatic play.
Recently, I’ve also become extremely interested in kids toys that are eco friendly as well. As a family, we try to do our part to protect the environment and I want to be as responsible as I can when purchasing toys for my kids.
I assumed that lots of other parents want to get their money’s worth when purchasing toys for their kids and a new blog was born. When you visit The Best Kids Toys blog, you can expect to find information about toys for boy and girls of all ages. I don’t have any boys of my own, but I do have quite a few nephew who I like to spoil so I know a thing or two about what boys like!
You can also expect that I’ll not only tell you about all the best kids toys – I’ll also tell you what to stay away from. Hey, just because I got conned into wasting my money doesn’t mean that you have to!
If it has to do with toys for kids, we’ll cover it here.
Most Recent Posts
- 7 August 2013 : Lego Sets for Girls (No Comments)
Lego Friends Olivia's House: $60.14 When I was growing up I was always extremely jealous of my brother's huge Lego collection. One, he never let me play with it, and two, all of his Lego sets were boy-related. I couldn't really [Read More...]
- 6 August 2013 : Toddler Drum Set Under $25 (No Comments)
Toddler KidiBeats Drum Set: $23.69 Do you have a little one that loves to beat on your pots and pans? Are you looking for a gift that will be a hit and won't cost you a fortune? This toddler drum [Read More...]
- 5 August 2013 : Bop & Roll Wooden Ball Toy for Babies (No Comments)
Bop & Roll Wooden Toy: $25.00 I have been a big fan of Alex Toys since I first heard of the company a couple of years ago. They create all kinds of innovative and educational toys that are also usually wooden [Read More...]
- 4 August 2013 : Best Outdoor Blow Up Water Slide (No Comments)
Crocodile Island Slide: $599.99 We recently bought a new house with a huge backyard. I'm envisioning a great pool with a waterfall, hot tub, and outdoor kitchen, but until I can afford all of that I've been pricing some blow [Read More...]
- 3 August 2013 : Best Activitiy Toys for Babies (No Comments)
Baby Activity Garden Toy: $67.99 Every parent of a baby knows just how hard it is to keep them entertained with, well, anything for more than five seconds at a time! So, finding toys that keep your little one's attention are [Read More...]
- 30 July 2013 : Magna Tiles: Fun & Educational (No Comments)
Magna Tiles: $120 So, 100+ bucks is a bunch of money to spend on a set of magnetic tiles. I rarely spend more than $100 on a single toy and I had a really hard time springing for these. BUT....I have [Read More...]
- 9 February 2013 : Finally…An Inflatable Water Slide Worth Buying (No Comments)
Years ago, when my kids were much smaller and I had much less money, I got all excited about a huge outdoor water slide that I'd seen at Walmart. As I recall, it was made by a company called Bonzai [Read More...]
- 9 February 2013 : Best Bounce House Under $300 (No Comments)
My favorite time of year is just around the corner...summertime! It's only February, but it's a beautiful day in Atlanta and all this sunshine and warm weather has me excited about getting my kids back outdoors on a regular basis. [Read More...]
- 3 February 2013 : The Mack Daddy of Wagons for Kids (No Comments)
If you want the best of the best when it comes to a kid's wagon for your little one you've got to check out the newest wagon by Radio Flyer. This is definitely not the Radio Flyer wagon of my [Read More...]
- 18 July 2012 : Have Fun on a Rainy Day with Headbands you Can Make! (No Comments)
We've had a lot of rain in Georgia this summer. And when it rains, kids get bored. I always try to keep some fun craft projects around the house. With two girls, this headband craft is the perfect craft to [Read More...]
- 9 July 2012 : Let Your Kids Cruise in Style with this Ride-On Mustang (No Comments)
When I saw this ride-on Mustang I started wishing I was a kid again! What kid doesn't want a red Mustang? Now you can give your little one's their very own 'Stang for under $300! When my girls were smaller, [Read More...]
- 8 July 2012 : How About A Dollhouse You Design Yourself? (No Comments)
For the child that's a budding architect, this modular dollhouse that your child can design on their own, or change to suit their mood, is perfect. I'm feeling a little bit sentimental about dollhouses recently - probably because my daughters [Read More...]
- 6 July 2012 : Melissa and Doug Wooden Push Toy: Love This! (No Comments)
For some reason, little ones love toys they can push around, especially when they are learning to walk. It's been awhile since I've wrote about any Melissa & Doug toys, and since they're my favorite I figured it was about [Read More...]
- 4 July 2012 : A Toy Box on Wheels (No Comments)
Have you ever tried to pick up and move your kid's toy box when it's full? Yeah, me neither, but I don't think it would be easy to do...or even possible. Have you ever wished you could take your child's [Read More...]
- 30 June 2012 : Vintage Baby Push Toy…A Walk Down Memory Lane! (No Comments)
Holy Cow...do ya'll remember this baby walking toy from when you were little? I think my mom still has the one I played with when I was a baby. I'm sure it was my older brother's first, but I can [Read More...]
- 28 June 2012 : Avoid the Heat with a Covered SandBox (No Comments)
My kids love playing in sand...especially my little one. They love the beach, the love the lake, and they love sandboxes. But it's over 100 degrees in Georgia today and I can't help but think that our sandbox would get [Read More...]
- 27 June 2012 : Space Saving Baby Swing Perfect for Babies on the Go (No Comments)
I wish there was a swing like this when my kids were babies. I can remember searching for hours for hours for a swing that would be easy to take with me and constantly coming up empty-handed. My family lives [Read More...]
- 25 June 2012 : Kids Outdoor Grill Toy Gets Little One’s Cooking! (No Comments)
If you have a toddler, you already know how much they LOVE to be doing exactly what we are doing - whether it's cleaning the house, cooking, or grilling steaks and burgers in the backyard! Unfortunately, some things (like grilling) [Read More...]
- 14 April 2012 : Keep Baby Entertained on the Go With Firefly Freddie (No Comments)
Parents of babies know how hard it is to keep them entertained when traveling or even just playing around the house. This take-along baby toy is a winner for lots of reasons. Freddie the Firefly hangs easily from a car [Read More...]
- 25 June 2011 : Best Outdoor Toys for Summer 2011 (No Comments)
Since summer has officially started, I thought it was the perfect time to write about the best outdoor toys for the summer of 2011. I always loved being outdoors as a kid, and my kids (thankfully) love being outside too. [Read More...]