Baby and Toddler

Looking for the best new toys? Atlanta Parent reviewed some of the season’s hottest picks for toddler, tweens and every age in between. Here are our favorites.

Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo from Fisher-Price will have babies and toddlers grooving to the music. The whimsical BeatBo dances and leads songs and games. BeatBo can also record and repeat phrases you or child say. Ages 9 months to 3 years. At major retailers. $39.99

Mega Bloks’ First Builders Block Scooping Wagon Building Set helps kids pick up their building blocks – it gathers them as you push the wagon. Comes with 20 building blocks. Ages 1-5. At major retailers. $34.99

TOMY Toddler Toys’ Jumbo Jamboree plays his instruments as he’s pushed along, or separate the instruments and play them individually. Ages 12-18 months. At $32.99

Have fun while developing motor skills and coordination with Chicco’s Fit & Fun Mini Golf. The set comes with a tee, two golf balls and a putter; lights go off when kids hit the target. Ages 2-6. At $24.99

Build away with the Tegu Blocks Sunset Collection. This 24-piece set of wooden building blocks uses magnets to help your creations stick together. The blocks are also water-based and non-toxic. Ages 2 and older. At Treehouse Kid & Craft Decatur and $65

V-Tech Spin & Learn Ball Tower helps children learn colors and animals, and even how to count, as balls drop from the ball tower. Ages infant to 3 years. At major retailers. $29.99

Fat Brain Toys’ ModMobiles have a wood chassis with rubber wheels and three foam body pieces to switch out and mix up. Turn this set of three into a sedan, a tractor or a drag racer! At Brilliant Sky, Kazoo and Learning Express. Ages 2 and older. $22

Take playtime anywhere with Hasbro’s Fold ’N Go Busy Elephant. The plush play center has seven activities to amuse your baby. Ages 3 months and older. At major retailers. $24.99

This cuddly toy kids can’t put down is appropriately named Play All Day Elmo by Hasbro. Elmo has two modes of play, for toddlers or preschoolers, and is interactive with 150 phrases and eight games. Our toddler testers enjoyed how Elmo talked to them and played games. Ages 18 months to 4 years. At major retailers. $59.99

New Sprouts’ Waffle Time by Learning Resources comes with everything kids need to “make” a waffle and enjoy it, including butter and strawberries. Ages 2 and older. At The School Box - Alpharetta & Kennesaw. $24.99


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Reviewed by Amanda Allen, Felicia Barman, Jordan Lisvosky, Laura Powell and Candy Stirling. Shop early and check with stores on availabilty. Prices listed are MSRP.

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