Toys for Young Girls – Crafts and Diaries

land-toys-8Here are some great suggestions for toys for young girls in the 5-7 year age range. At this age girls are very playful and are looking to bond with other girls.  They continue to be very imaginative and inquisitive.  Educational toys can still be very well accepted at this age.

Note: I have written a lot about Disney’s Frozen in other posts, but this article will highlight some non-Frozen related toys.  If you want ideas on Frozen toys, please use the Search bar to search for Frozen.

Let’s start with Lego, this time a girl-specific set – the Lego Friends Olivia’s House playset.  This set is essentially a Lego doll house.  It includes mini figures, furniture, appliances, bathroom accessories, and many, many more.  The Olivia’s House LEGO Friends set is built in sections, so kids can mark their progress room by room.

Have a blast putting together the accessories for the kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedroom, and decorate using the included flower pack. With all the movable pieces, it’s fun and easy to remodel, redecorate, or entirely rebuild the house.

This is a very highly rated toy on Amazon.  Age Range: 6-12 years.

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LEGO Friends Olivia’s House Playset

Now all kids love to draw, especially with crayons.  But you know how messy those crayon boxes can be.  So why not step up to this crayon organizer, the Crayola Telescoping Crayon Tower.

Recommended ages: 5+ years

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Crayola Crayon Tower

Here is a neat arts and crafts playset, the Orb Factory Sticky Mosaics : Fairies.  The fairy wings sparkle and dresses glitter as they go on fun adventures. Everything is included to help make beautiful Fairy works of art. Sticky Mosaics are easy and fun to do, just follow the numbered pattern with hundreds of self-adhesive foam stickers.

Recommended ages: 6-15

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Orb Factory Stick Mosaics: Fairies

One thing that little girls tend to like is Diaries.  They love to write down their secrets and their daily experiences.  There are so many different diary styles and designs that you can easily find one that your girl will love.

First there is a Hello Kitty Dream Diary Kit.  This diary has everything a child needs to create her own personal diary. Kit includes 120 Page Diary, 1 Ballpoint Pen, 94 Stickers, 1 Stamp Pad, Lock and Key. Easy-to-follow instructions.

Recommended ages: 5-15 years

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Hello Kitty Dream Diary Kit

Your girl might be interested in a more modern journal.  How about the Monster High Password Journal. Every girl’s secrets are safe with this journal. Its ultra-cool Monster High design features a cover that locks automatically when closed and stays locked until the secret password is said. Once spoken, the journal unlocks and opens to reveal a notebook and adjustable black light. Hidden behind the notebook is a secret compartment that unlocks with a second password; an invisible ink pen keeps secrets even safer. Girls can also record greetings, signoffs and alerts.

Recommended ages: 6+ years

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Monster High Password Journal

If you just want a simple diary Amazon has many to choose from.  Here is just one example – the Peaceable Kingdom Horse Diary.

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Peaceable Kingdom Horse Diary

For more ideas for hot toys for girls check out top Disney Frozen Toys.

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Toys for 1 Year Old Baby

1-CandleBuying a toy for a 1 year old may seem like a no-brainer, but it actually can be quite daunting.  The world of a 1 year old is very wondrous – there are so many things that the child has learned and so many more that he or she has yet to learn and experience.  There are many different ways that a child can play and learn at this age – in fact most people today view playing and learning as basically the same thing at this point in a child’s life.

Some of the ways that a toys can advance a child’s development is through physical development, hand-eye coordination, musical enhancement, cognitive skills, visual acuity, and various other ways.  The bottom line is that physical interaction is a big plus at this age.  (It goes without saying that anything resembling a video game is a big no-no). This multitude of learning avenues opens up a huge selection of useful toys that a 1 year old would love.

Here are some popular and highly ranked toys for 1-2 year olds.

This Melissa and Doug Shopping Cart is great for a 1-year old.  One of the big things in a one year old’s life is recently learning how to walk.  Little girls as well a little boys love to push around a toy shopping cart, filling it with household items as they pretend they’re shopping (just like mommy … or daddy).

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Toy Shopping Cart

Musical toys are always a great choice for a small child.  It is very important in a child’s development to learn  and practice music in many different forms.  A simple tom-tom drum (which is not too loud) is a great start.

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Tom Tom Drum

Riding toys are also a fantastic choice for those little tykes.  There are many choices, but these selections are highly-rated on Amazon.  For example this Ladybug riding toy has a unique modern design and just looks amazing.

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Ladybug Riding Toy

 

Here’s a toy that has been around in one form or another for many years, but it looks very modern for 2014 and is full of fun things to do.  This Vtech Walker will continue to help that one year old to master his or her legs, and it also has some really great reviews.

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VTech Walker

Finally, this is a really fun toy that will keep a child active for hours.  The My Busy Town Wooden Development toy is a bright and cheerful solid wooden cube containing lots of playful activities including curvy wire mazes, peek-a-boo doors, spin and match animals, turn and learn ABC, 123 and first word tiles and racing vehicle rollers.

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My Busy Town Activity Box

That’s all for now.

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Despicable Me Toys

The Universal Pictures blockbuster Despicable Me, as well as its sequel Despicable Me 2, have created a huge demand for licensed products.  As with any other children’s movie with lovable characters there are many opportunities to create toys and games that children of all ages love.

Here are some top selling Despicable Me toys with great reviews on Amazon.  Let’s start with a Despicable Me 2 Minion Dave Talking Action Figure, available on Amazon.  This toy is able to speak 55 Minion sayings & special effects.  If you press his pocket you will hear Dave talk with funny expressions, and press his pocket again or move his head for another response/expression

There is a banana mode where you press the back of Dave’s tongue and he will think you are feeding him.  Great for ages 4 and up:

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Dave Talking Action Figure

Next up is another talking toy – the Gru talking action figure.  He has 25 sayings/laughs in the original voice.  He’s also moveable. Also good for ages 4 and up.

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Gru Figure

Here’s a whole set of smaller Despicable Me figures, in case you can’t decide on which large figure your child would want:

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Despicable Me Mini Figures

Next is a highly-rated board game that almost everyone would recognize.  Everyone loves to play Operation, so of course they come up with a Despicable Me Operation game.

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Despicable Me Operation Game

I’ll have more popular Despicable Me toys in a future post, so stop back occasionally to check.

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Frozen Toys and Gifts

Today I’d like to highlight more gifts and toys related to Disney’s Frozen.  As I’ve pointed out in a previous post Frozen has now surpassed $1 billion in global box office receipts.  It has won multiple Academy Awards as well as other entertainment awards.  The main song “Let It Go” has become a global hit and is being sung and recorded by innumerable people on YouTube.

Of course Frozen has fantastic music.  It’s the first Disney movie in years in which the characters themselves sing.  Who knew Kristen Bell had such a great voice?  If you love the music as much as everyone else then you should get your hands on the Disney Frozen movie soundtrack.

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Elsa and Anna dolls are extremely popular right now, although in reality Elsa products are way more popular than Anna (you would understand if you saw the movie).  Here is a really cute Elsa doll playset:

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Elsa Doll Payset

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tip-cartIf the girl you are buying for wants her room decorated with a Frozen theme then these Frozen Wall Decals look fantastic.  Easy on, easy off:

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Disney Frozen Wall Decals

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This cute Frozen snow sleigh will elate any Disney Frozen fan

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Disney’s Frozen Snow Sleigh

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Elsa and Anna are not the only characters i this beloved movie.  How about good ol’ Sven?  Check out this adorable Sven plush:

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Frozen Sven Plush

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Here are a couple of Frozen movie posters that you can purchase, which can be used to decorate the room of any Frozen fan (even if that’s you).

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Frozen Movie Poster

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Frozen Movie Poster #2

Finally here is the Frozen Bluray + DVD combo pack. Of course these discs have extra bonus features that will delight any child that loves this timeless Disney movie.

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More Frozen toys to take a look at:

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