Best Toys of the Year

Our gift to you this holiday season is a stress-free shopping guide for the hottest playthings of the year. They topped our kid testers' wish lists!

Best Baby Toys of 2013

Playskool Rocktivity Rollin' Tunes Piano

Playskool Rocktivity Rollin' Tunes Piano

Playskool's little piano teaches numbers and colors in English and Spanish, and plays '80s tunes like "We Didn't Start the Fire." 9 months+, $30; hasbrotoyshop.com

Lamaze Franky the Hanky Whale

Lamaze Franky the Hanky Whale

Entice your tot away from the tissue box and let him pull silky handkerchiefs out of the back of this fellow from Lamaze Toys. 9 months+, $20; babiesrus.com

B. Kids Shake 'n Dance Puppy

B. Kids Shake 'n Dance Puppy

B. Kids' wiggly pet follows the bone, shakes his bottom, and barks--to the amusement of your mover and shaker. 6 months+, $35; shop.bkidsfun.com

Skip-Hop Puppet Activity Book

Skip-Hop Puppet Activity Book

This safari tale comes to life when you make the giraffe and turtle finger puppets peek through each soft page as you go. 0 months+, $15; skiphop.com

Fisher-Price Disney Baby Drop 'n Roar Simba

Fisher-Price Disney Baby Drop 'n Roar Simba

Rolling balls around and through this Disney Baby toy sets off sounds and songs, keeping your own cub fascinated. 6 to 36 months, $40; fisher-price.com

GiggleBaby Jungle Plush Animals

GiggleBaby Jungle Plush Animals

If your baby has a soft spot for squishy pals, GiggleBaby's striped loveys are lovely. 0 months+, $16 each; jcp.com

Infantino Go Gaga! Soft Zoo Puzzle

Infantino Go Gaga! Soft Zoo Puzzle

Help your munchkin match each critter to its shape on Infantino's board. The pals are also small enough to fit in the diaper bag for on-the-go distraction. 6 months+, $15; target.com

Seeking the Best Toys of 2013
Seeking the Best Toys of 2013

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