The 45 Best Toys of 2020

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The 45 Best Toys of 2020 – Thanks to Parents Magazine for putting together this amazing list of toys for us GRANDparents to also enjoy!

“In 2020, families found themselves sheltering at home with limited childcare, and so PARENTS set out to find them new toys to keep their kids engaged, entertained, and playing independently—without screens! Our vetted list of nearly 50 toys promises to make the winter months of social distancing more fun for everyone,” says Julia Edelstein, PARENTS magazine Editor-in-Chief. “And, we’re thrilled to debut this list just in time for the holiday season to help make shopping for gifts a little easier.”

PARENTS editors consulted with experts and had 60 families across the country test toys from a pool of more than 500 new products to determine the 45 winners. With options for kids of all ages, the toys on this year’s list are screen-free, sustain interest, please parents and cost no more than $100.

The complete list of PARENTS‘ Best Toys of 2020 is presented below by category.

TIMELESS TOYS

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Sweet Smiles

TOYS

Sweet Smiles

Baby Doll: Madame Alexander Sweet Smiles
Build-It Set: Playmobil RC Crane with Building Section
Car Tower: VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Corkscrew Tower
Companion Doll: Healthy Roots Dolls Zoe
Marble Run: Haba Pi Gauss Cannon Marble Run Set
Puzzle: Ravensburger King of the Dinosaurs
RC Vehicle: Spin Master Monster Jam Megalodon Storm
Rescue Vehicle: Lakeshore Learning Real-Action Fire Engine
Train Set: Thomas & Friends Talking Thomas & Percy Train Set

LOVABLE CHARACTERS TOYS

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Baby Shark

Baby Shark: WowWee Pinkfong Baby Shark Dancing DJ
Blue’s Clues: Just Play Blue’s Clues & You! Dance-Along Blue Plush
DreamWorks Trolls World Tour: Just Play Color Poppin’ Poppy
The Mandalorian: Mattel Star Wars The Child 8-in. Basic Plush
Sesame Street: GUND Bedtime Elmo With Light-Up Flashlight

FAN-FAVE PLAYSETS

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Anna and Elsa’s storybook adventures

Bluey: Bluey’s Family Home Playset
Frozen 2: LEGO Disney Anna and Elsa’s Storybook Adventures
Marvel Avengers: Hasbro Marvel Bend and Flex Action Figures
Paw Patrol: Spin Master PAW Patrol Ultimate Police Cruiser
PJ Masks: Just Play PJ Masks Transforming 2 in 1 Mobile HQ

 

 

 

BIG REVEALS

Fun Reveal: Skyrocket Blume Petal Pets
L.O.L. Set: MGA L.O.L. Surprise! Clubhouse Playset
Plush Surprise: ZURU Rainbocorns Sweet-Shake Surprise
Hidden-in-Slime Prize: Treasure X Sunken Gold Shark’s Treasure

ART AND SCIENCE KITS

toysCool Gadget: iPlay, iLearn Flynoculars
Craft Kit: Crayola Paper Flower Science Kit
Jewelry Kit: Just My Style All-in-One Jewelry Carry Case
Magna Tiles: Caterpillar Magna-Tiles by CreateOn
Science Kit: Thames & Kosmos Ooze Labs: Colorful Crystal Lab

IMAGINATIVE PLAY

Learning Under the Sea

“Baby” Play: Fisher-Price Little People 1-2-3 Babies Playdate
Baby Toy: Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Activity Toy LLama
Best Fix-It Toy: Tomy John Deere Build-a-Buddy Value Bundle
Dino Adventure: Schleich Large Dino Research Station
Fantasy Playset: Lakeshore Learning Under-the-Sea Mermaid Palace
Pretend Pet: Little Live Pets Lil’ Dippers

FAMILY GAMES

Play Monster Trailz

Board Game: PlayMonster Trailz
Silly Game: Vango Toys #UpsideDownChallenge Game
Suspense Game: YULU Popcorn Poppin’

IDEAS TO GET ACTIVE TOYS

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Unicorn

Activity Table: Lamaze 3-in-1 Airtivity Center
Ride-On: Kid Trax Silly Skaters Unicorn Inflatable Ride-On
Rocker to Rider: Mobo Wobo 2-in-1 Rocking Kids’ Balance Bike
Starter Sports: VTech Count & Win Sports Center
Water Table: Step2 Ball Buddies Adventure Center

FUN FAUX FOOD

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Laugh and Learn Grow

Full Kitchen: Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Grow-the-Fun Garden to Kitchen
Just the Java: Skip Hop Zoo Bark-ista Set
Mini Set: LeapFrog Yum-2-3 Toaster

 

 

 

 

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