Dec. 16, 2011 at 12:49pm
Top 10 Toys of 2011
(According to KidsQuest)
Create-A-CastleWe recommend it for ages 7-11 years.
Use tiny bricks and real mortar to construct a castle creation. When you’re finished, soak your fortress in water to dissolve the mortar, so you can create again and again!
Chalkboard MatryoshkaWe recommend it for ages 4-9 years.
Color your own set of nesting dolls! The ExploreStore also carries a full line of other themed matryoshkas including dinosaurs, puppies, pandas, and fairies.
ColorformsWe recommend it for ages 4-9 years.
This classic toy is back in beautiful 60th anniversary packaging! The Colorform shapes easily attach to any glossy surface, allowing hours of imaginative puzzles and artistic creativity.
Snuggle PodsWe recommend it for ages infant to 4 years.
The perfect first doll! These soft plush babies come in colors for boys and girls and provide the added delight of putting them in and out of their cuddly pods.
Looking Glass Collectible FigurinesWe recommend it for ages 5-12 years.
Get in on the latest trend in hand-crafted kids collectibles! These fun figurines come in a wide variety of beautifully detailed animals including butterflies, frogs, Rudolf the reindeer and more! Each comes with its own case, birth date, and humorous personality description! These make great stocking stuffers!
Bloco Building KitsWe recommend it for ages 6-10 years.
Connect the foam pieces to assemble crazy creatures! These kits come in a variety of themes such as safari, dinosaur, and marine life. You can build the creations using the included instructions or arrange the pieces any way you wish! Parents take note: these pieces are made of soft foam, so if your little angels forget to clean up, you won’t be injured when you step on them!
ScienceWiz Science KitsWe recommend it for ages 5-12 years depending on the kit.
These fun kits contain high quality materials and easy to follow picture instructions. Let the experiments begin!
Animal ChopsticksWe recommend it for ages 3-adult.
Make dinner a blast with these great beginners chopsticks. Use a giraffe to eat your peas and a lobster to pick up your pasta! They are great for young children who need to perfect their fine motor skills or for grownups who aren’t ready for the real thing!
I Love Monkey Book and Discovery KitWe recommend it for ages 2-7.
This adorably illustrated picture book tells the humorous tale of a monkey as he tries to be everything but himself. He soon discovers that the best thing that he can be is his monkey self! The ExploreStore has books and gift boxes that include a plush monkey signed by the local author Suzanne Kaufman!
Ooze TubeWe recommend it for ages infant to adult.
Ooze tubes come in two sizes. Just turn it over and watch the thick colored ooze drip from one chamber to another. These are strangely addictive for everyone from toddlers to grandparents!
Everything listed above is available in the ExploreStore at KidsQuest Children's Museum!