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MPMK Toy Gift Guides

 300+ Stimulating & Engaging Toys 

Arranged by Age & Interest


Over 300 of the most engaging toys arranged by age and interest - everything you need to get your toy shopping done early this year!

How great would it be to get all of your Christmas shopping done ahead of time this year AND to feel confident your kids are going to love their gifts and keep returning to play with them again and again?

This is the only resource you’re going to need this year to nab the perfect gift for every child on your list -pin it to your favorite gift or toy board or bookmark it (and share it with your mom friends – they’ll thank you!).

This is not your run of the mill gift guide.  I work on these babies all year long researching, cultivating, and fine tuning the gift guides until they’re just right. Where do I research? Everywhere. I’ve spent hours upon hours talking to friends, school teachers and even toy store owners as well as reading reviews, polling our readers, and scouring toy award lists to come up with these finds.

Which toys should I spend my money on?,” is probably the question I get asked most often by you guys, especially right around now.

When I first started these annual guides, I considered grouping our picks by age, or gender, or even benefit – but then I got to thinking about how I shop for my own kids.  Ultimately, it’s what my littles are into that most motivates my purchases.

If they’re going through a constructing stage, then I want the goods on the most stimulating building toys out there.  If their creativity is blooming, I’m looking for info. on the highest quality and longest lasting art supplies.  And if they can’t get enough of role playing, that means I’m on the search for toys that do a superb job in supporting dramatic play.

In addition, I’ve got a few goals of my own when it comes to toy shoppinggetting in some solid independent play during quiet time, burning off steam when stuck indoors, and feeding their little brains in a fun way to name a few.

Just click on the photos below for the complete guide… Happy shopping!

Best developmental toys for babies & young toddlers - great list for that tricky 0 - 24 month age range.

Best toys for keeping kids active - everything from yoga games to best beginner bikes and more!

The most engaging S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Toys for Kids - Everything on this list looks awesome! Such great educational finds.

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Dramatic play promotes literacy through vocabulary and story-telling practice as well as social skills such as empathy, turn taking, etc.

Gift guide: best art supplies for open-ended creativity - all great to have on hand for a rainy day!

Quiet time learning toys gift guide - I want everything on this list!! Love the detailed descriptions and age recommendations, super helpful!

Best building toys for developing math, problem-solving, and spatial thinking skills - love that there are suggested age ranges

Top dolls for girls and boys - because playing with dolls builds empathy and emotional intelligence in kids.

Top toys for kids who love planes, trains, cars, and construction vehicles - great detailed recommendations here!


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