Toys by Age

Good toys have staying power; they engage. They help build attention spans, not fragment them. A good toy does not offer answers; it stimulates questions and presents problems for solving.

So what are the most popular toys for kids for a 2 year old, 4 year old, 8 year old or another age range? To be honest it is a difficult task to find out as popularity changes and toys develops rapidly. We continue to update our Toys by age section, constantly checking reviews and sales volume together with a lot of other factors to provide you with some good gifts suggestions for kids.

Toys by age

0 – 24 Months   –   2 – 4 Years   –   5 – 7 Years   –   8 – 11 Years   –   12 Years and up


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A good toy…

  • Can be played with in many ways.
  • Challenges a child to do, think, or feel.
  • Contributes to the development of a child’s physical, mental, social, and emotional skills.
  • Is attractive and well made, with pleasing shapes, colors, textures, or sounds.
  • Is fun and fits a child’s talents, interests, abilities, and size.
  • Fits in with your own tastes, knowledge, and pocketbook.
  • Is safe.

Ref: ©1983, Diana Huss Green Founder, Parents’ Choice