Top 5 Toys for the 2013 Christmas Season

Whether you’re a parent who is buying a toy for your own little boy or girl – or you’re buying for someone else’s child this year, you want to know what the hottest trends are in the toy department so that your gift recipient is sure to enjoy it.

Amazon Image#1 – This November, Hunger Games 2 is scheduled for release in movie theaters nationwide. That means Katniss and her accessories are going to play an important role. The Barbie Collector Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen Doll is sure to be popular with young female fans of the series.

Your child will love the Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow that lets them pretend they’re the star of the second movie in the series – Catching Fire. This toy has foam darts that blast up to 75 feet away.

Amazon Image#2 – Barbie’s new Digital Dress is what every little girl wishes her future was like. With the simple push of a button, your child can change Barbie’s outfit. It’s a neat LED dress and your daughter can choose a built in graphic design or customize it using her own creativity.

The dress’s graphic design can move to music – or even your child’s voice. She can use her finger or a stylus to set the design up and then watch as it lights up and matches Barbie’s always-perfect accessories, too.

Amazon Image#3 – When it comes to lovable toy animals, nothing will beat out the FurReal Friends Cuddles My Giggly Monkey Pet this year. It’s an interactive monkey that’s really cute.

Not only is she responsive to your child, but she’s very giggly – and that’s contagious for your kids! When your child makes her go upside down, the monkey senses it and responds. When she is put to bed, she closes her eyes and goes to sleep. This is a toy that will be at the top of many lists for Santa Claus this year!

Amazon Image#4 – The FirstBIKE Street Bike is a different kind of first bicycle for kids – and it’s a perfect present to be left out under the tree this Christmas! This is the bike kids need to learn to ride on. The no-stress method of learning to ride a bike Teaches balancing and braking. Forget the training wheels, and even pedals, and help your child ride smoother and avoid falls.

You can adjust the height so it grows with your child. It’s a bike with no training wheels – so this is the version they use before they get on a real bike and learn how to ride it.

Amazon Image#5 – Kids love laser games – and the Laser Maze Logic Game is an awesome new board game made with lasers that challenges your child’s brain. It has levels from beginner all the way to expert stats.

This is a single player game where you pick a challenge card based on difficulty. Then you set up the board as shown on the card and try to position the token so that the laser lights it up correctly. There are tokens that include the laser, checkpoints, targets, mirrors, splitters, and more. Your child will learn Builds reasoning and planning skills as he plays this fun game.