Toys

Discover what kids of all ages want to play with. Our best-bet guides will steer you through the thousands of choices and help you choose what's best for your child.

4 Things You Should Know About Gender Stereotypes in Kids' Toys

The importance of gender-neutral toys for boys and girls goes beyond just being politically correct.

Recall Alert: Oball Rattles

Turns out, the popular rattles pose a choking hazard to little ones.

Age-by-Age Guide to Toys!

What's the best toy for an infant vs. a toddler? Before you go holiday shopping, check out our list that matches developmental stages of play with toys that work well for kids at each age.

Toys for Kids With Special Needs

The writer of the Parents.com blog To the Max asked parents which toys most benefited their kids with special needs this past year. These toys have encouraged children to move, communicate, manipulate their hands, be social -- and have lots of fun too.

Make Your Own Developmental Baby Toys

Homemade toys, as seen on the American Baby TV Show.

2016 FamilyFun Toys of the Year

Introducing the 2016 Toys of the Year! These 20 kid-approved picks are squeal-inducing, happy-dance-launching hits that left our testers begging for more. Talk about holiday must-haves!

Recall Alert: Little Tikes Toddler Snug'n Secure Swings

After 140 reports of the swing's seat breaking, Little Tikes is recalling 540,000 Snug 'n Secure pink toddler swings.

Recall Alert: Target Magnetic Tic-Tac-Toe Game Poses Choking Hazard

If you purchased this game set for your toddler, you're going to want to return it for a full refund ASAP.

Your Guide to Age-Appropriate Toys

Toy shopping is serious business. Toys that are too easy will bore your babe. Those that are too advanced will aggravate him. But pick one that's just right for his skill level, and you'll be giving him hours of education, exploration, and enjoyment "Toys are an investment in a child's development," says Marianne Szymanski, founder and president of Toy Tips, Inc. and co-author of Toy Tips: A Parent's Essential Guide to Smart Toy Choices. Ready to shop? We've compiled a list of age-appropriate toys -- as well as ones to avoid -- for each developmental level.

Home Organization: Getting Rid of Toys

Is it time to get rid of some of your child's playthings? This system will ensure that the right toys are tossed.

Babyproofing Your Home: Toys

Chances are that whatever you give your little one to play with will end up in her mouth, so be careful of choking hazards. There's a quick test to know if a new toy is safe for your child. Follow these child safety tips to help keep your child safe with her toys.

Best Toys of 2016

From babies to big kids, check out Parents picks for the best toys of 2016.

Best Outdoor Toys and Gear for Kids

Get outside with these great products for families.

Best Beach and Sand Toys for Kids This Summer

Kids are sure to have some fun in the sun with these sand and sea toys. We've got 10 all-new beach toys, plus some favorites that we recently shared in our June magazine.

The Year's Best Baby Toys

These toys are more than just a good time. They help your baby reach important developmental milestones. Shop this list of our new favorites!

Best Pool and Water Toys for Kids This Summer

Dive into summer fun with beach and water toys that are guaranteed to make a splash with your kids.

This 11-Year-Old Got Major Burns on Her Hands From Making Homemade Slime

The scary incident has parents wondering whether the popular DIY trend is actually safe.

Best Toys of the Year 2014

We tested new toys with kids (they're so picky!) and parents (even pickier!) to find the ones we're sure are winners. (You're welcome!) Find this year's best toys for every age, starting with baby and ending with big kids! We've got 58 winners in all, so we know you'll find ones just right for the special children on your list.

Special Dolls for Special Kids

Nearly 3 million school-age kids in the U.S. have a disability and might appreciate playing with a doll that has one too. These toys make that possible--some even at no cost to you.xcvbxcvbv

FamilyFun Toy of the Year Awards

What's the formula for finding this year's most fabulous toys? Start with 50 discerning families, then give them 425 of the newest playthings to evaluate. The results? Our Top Ten Award Winners and 15 additional picks -- 25 holiday worthy toys, each for under $100!

Toy Trivia Quiz

How much do you really know about Silly Putty, Lincoln Logs, and Barbie? Take our test and find out!

The Return of the Rubik's Cube

This classic toy is an awesome way to practice the logic and problem-solving skills that are crucial to STEM education. Here's how to harness the fun.

Home Organization: Organizing Toys

Everything in your child's space should have a place! Here is the best way to keep toys organized in your playroom, living room, or child's bedroom, while making sure they are still easily accessible.

How to Buy Baby Toys on a Budget

There are plenty of ways to save on baby toys -- including making them yourself! We'll tell you how to stock your munchkin's playroom on a budget.

Best Toys for Babies and Toddlers

There are so many options for baby and toddler toys out there. We'll show you our top choices so you can be confident that your little one will be entertained.

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