Top Selling Toy
Toy Story - Where the Toys Are
As Christmas approaches, parents are busy searching out the best toys for their kids, and uncles, cousins, aunties, and grandparents are all doing the same thing. The 2010 blockbuster kids' movie, Toy Story 3, is the third feature-length film in the Toy Story series and kids who see this movie get a glimpse of all of the toys that will make it to the Toy Best Seller List.
Yet, surprising as it may seem, Woody and Buzz Lightyear are not the top selling kids toys according to the Amazon.com list of Top 10 Best Selling Toys. However, it is only fair to say that this list is updated almost hourly, so the ranking can change at the drop of a toy, er, hat. Another thing to consider is that the toys on the Top 10 Best Selling Toys list for kids are applied to older children and not to babies.
The Top 5 Baby Toys for 2010
So, what's the best for babies? According to the Top 5 Baby Toys 0-2 Years 2010-2011, the best selling and most highly rated toys for babies that are safe and easy for baby to deal with start out with none other than Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes. It's been the top infant toy for a couple of years now and plays classic music for babies to enjoy. In second place, also from Baby Einstein, is the Bendy Ball. Made of soft, bendable plastic with lots of places that are easy for baby to grab, it is cute, colorful, and bright - attracting baby's attention and keeping it.
Fisher Price's Brilliant Basics Baby's First Blocks are number three on the list, and are suitable for babies from three months to 36 months. The bright, bold colored blocks fit through a variety of shapes, helping baby to develop hand-eye coordination and recognize shapes. This, too, has been a toy that has been a best seller for a couple of years. New to the list this year is the Yookidoo Flow 'N' Fill Spout that provides lots for fun for babies nine months and up. It attaches to the side of a tub and the water coming through the spout forms a shower. Last on the top 5 list is the LeapFrog Learn and Groove Musical Table. This top selling toy has been a favorite of wee ones for many years. It sports too many features to list, but overall, this table grows with the child, providing entertainment and learning opportunities for babies three to 36 months. The height can be adjusted from floor level for infants to a table for toddlers, making it a great choice in terms of baby gear that turns into toddler gear.
Just Cruisin' Along
The list is not limited to five, though. There are many delightful and excellent toys for babies beyond these, including walking toys. By the time the baby reaches nine or ten months, he or she is well on the way to walking, if they haven't already taken off. Cruising around furniture, creeping and crawling are all methods of mobility that increase and develop during the last part of baby's first year. This is a good time to introduce walking toys to help your baby feel secure enough on his or her feet to venture off alone.
Push Toys and Ride-On Toys
A toddler can try his new walking skills with a push toy, like a wagon that is heavy enough it won't tip over while the little guy is pushing it. Another type of toy to encourage mobility is the ride-on toy. The 2010 best walking toy for babies is the Fly with Elmo Ride-On toy, which is considered to be one of the top toys for Christmas this year. The beauty of this toy, and others like it, is that it not only has a dozen gizmos on it that spin and light up, and talks and makes sounds, it also helps to develop a little one's skills. Their strength and coordination as well as balance are developed as they have to push themselves around on the ride-on toy. This type of toy requires parental supervision, at least until the child has a good sense of balance. Designed for toddlers, around the age of 13 months and up, it's one of the best walking toys around.
With so many wonderful toys to choose from, a parent (or grandparent's) job in finding the right toy is not going to be a very easy one.