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The 6-year-old on your list is in an unusual place. She”s a full-time student now where independence and responsibility are key components of her day. At home, your tot”s still your little kid who isn”t quite ready for big-kid toys. From a modern version of a truck that can pull more than you”d ever believe to some toys related to the most popular film of the year, we”ve rounded up some of our favorite finds for the 6-year-old in your life.
Your kitchen helper will look adorable in this Odette Williams Baker”s Apron Set in Denim Stars ($45). It has everything she needs to be the star of the meal.
All marble runs are not the same. With MindWare Q-Ba-Maze Big Box ($40), kids not only design their maze themselves, they can create them in animal, geometric, and virtually any shape they like.
Budding soccer stars will love this Soccer Challenge Indoor Soccer Game ($50). You”ll need plenty of space for it, but once they start aiming for the numbers it will be worth it!
What child wouldn”t love making their own stickers? With Creativity For Kids X-Treme Sticker Maker Set ($30) they”ll have everything they need to make colorful, fun stickers for their friends and family.
Remember the wax writing pads we used to write on with the plastic piece on top? You”d lift it and it would clear the writing? Think of the Boogie Board ($40) as the modern-age version. The LCD tablets are great for sketches, handwriting practice, list making, and so much more!
Forget an air hockey table; with Franklin Sports NHL Zero Gravity Sports Hover Hockey Game ($23) any surface can be turned into a hockey rink. The puck is rechargeable for endless fun.
Little Live Pets Butterfly House ($30, originally $25) is a sweet addition to your little one”s room. The butterflies are so life-like you”ll have to do a double take.
Your little superhero fan will love listening to his favorite tunes with his Captain America Over the Ear Headphones. ($16, originally $20).
In case you haven”t heard “Let It Go” quite enough, the Disney Frozen Cool Tunes Sing Along Boombox ($43) has a microphone and connects to MP3 players, so kids can belt out the tunes along with the characters.
Any child who enjoyed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie will recognize this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Van ($42). With all of the features of the movie-version van, Turtles fans will love it!
It may look like an ordinary toy truck, but Max Tow Truck ($50, originally $60) can actually pull or push up to 200 pounds on high-traction surfaces! Yes, that means that mom or dad can sit on a skateboard and the truck can pull them! Add more than 50 phrases that Max spouts out, and you”ve got yourself a great toy that any kiddo would love!
We know, we know, a burping, farting, drooling toy ($30) isn”t going to be the most aesthetically pleasing toy in the toy bin. But for better or worse, your kids are going to love this thing — trust us, we”ve seen it in action.
Barbie”s got the coolest dress in town — it”s full of LED lights! The Barbie Digital Dress Doll ($49) has customizable LED lights that girls can maneuver into customized designs using their finger or a stylus.
When Furby was reintroduced to the market a few years ago, a new generation of kids learned to love the cute little mischief maker. In his return as Furby Boom ($65), kids can use the Furby app to populate their Furby city, and give their character food, checkups, showers, and more.
Who doesn”t like to see a model volcano explode? With Curiosity Kits Lava Rock Volcano ($20) kids can decorate their volcano before adding vinegar, baking soda and pebbles to it and watching it erupt.
Just because the sun has set, doesn”t mean your tot has to pack in the football game. With Nerf”s Firevision Sports Football ($22), simply put on the enclosed glasses and watch as the ball creates a glowing streak of light up to 100 feet away. The set comes with two glasses so a game of quarterback and receiver can continue well into the evening!
We already love Bakerella”s beautiful cake pops, and now your little baker can create the cutest pops of her own. The Bakerella Cake Pops Ultimate Cake Pop Set ($28) helps kids mold, decorate, and display their creations, turning them into lil party throwers of their own!
Drawing moves to a whole new level with Crayola”s Crayola Light Designer ($50). Pen and paper make way for pen and a 3D surface that lights up — and animates — when the stylus touches it.
More than just a trike, Razor”s Flash Rider 360 ($120) will have tots spinning their way around the neighborhood. In addition to a large front wheel, the rider has two caster rear wheels that send the trike spinning when pedaled. But best of all is the spark bar that lowers a flint pack to the ground to create sparks when the bar is pulled.
The age-old game of Mancala is still entertaining kids, and this Mancala For Kids ($12) uses animal-shaped playing pieces, instead of the traditional pebbles, to make it a great find for kids this age.
Mama may have wasted away plenty of afternoons playing Tetris, and now her kiddo can do so without a computer. Tetris Link ($32) is the same basic game we played electronically, transformed into a tabletop version the whole family can play.
It”s like the Fourth of July every night with Uncle Milton”s Fireworks Light Show in My Room ($25).
The Magic Tree House books are some of the first sets of chapter books on most kids” bookshelves. Teachers recommend them, parents enjoy reading them, and kids love the time-traveling stories. The Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books One to 28 ($83), ensures that they can go back and reread their favorite stories, as well as new ones, without missing a single trip.
Lil football fans will feel like part of the game in Franklin”s Deluxe Youth Uniform Set ($60).
Julie continues to be one of the most popular American Girl dolls, and the Car Wash Set ($350) is one of the coolest accessories available for her. The 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle — with a radio that plays “70s-era songs, working headlights, a horn, and an engine that sounds like it is running — is as realistic as they get!
The Barbie Photo Fashion Doll ($50) is one of the most unique dolls to come out of Barbie in years. It has a digital camera embedded in her back (hidden to look like a necklace) that can project photos onto her t-shirt. Photos can be edited with added backgrounds and graphics to create truly unique clothing designs on Barbie.