American Specialty Toy Retailing Association

The annual Best Toys for Kids list represents the year’s top picks from America’s play experts: retailers who are members of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA). “ASTRA’s Best Toys for Kids award winners are selected by local toy store owners across the country who understand how kids play,” says Kathleen McHugh, President of ASTRA. What we at Toy Corner like about the ATSRA Best Toys for Kids award winners is that they are chosen by a community of people who care, like we do, about healthy child development.

Best Toys for Kids award winners are available at Toy Corner. Toys selected for the 2013 Best Toys for Kids are:

Rs lite product

ACTIVE PLAY
RingStix Lite
By RingStix- System Enterprises
LLC

Ya'll ball

ACTIVE PLAY
Y’all Ball
By Joint Merchant

Q Ba Maze

CONSTRUCTIVE PLAY
Q-BA-MAZE 2.0 Mega Stunt
Set
By MindWare

Squigz

CONSTRUCTIVE PLAY
Squigz
By Fat Brain Toy Co.

Potholder pro loom

CREATIVE ARTS PLAY
Potholder PRO
By Harrisville Designs

X treme sticker maker set

CREATIVE ARTS PLAY
X-treme Sticker Maker Set
By Faber-Castell USA Inc

Green toys seaplane

EARLY PLAY
Green Toys Seaplane
By Green Toys Inc

Xylo Roller

EARLY PLAY
Tatoo Xylo Roller
By Juratoys US Corp (JANOD)

Bunny Peek A Boo

GAME PLAY – 3-7 yrs.
Bunny Peek A Boo
By Smart Toys and Games

Laser Maze

GAME PLAY – 8 yrs.+
Laser Maze
By ThinkFun, Inc.

Skwish classic

CLASSIC PLAY – 0-7 yrs.
Skwish Classic
By Manhattan Toy

Original Spirograph Deluxe

CLASSIC PLAY – 8 yrs.+
Original Spirograph® Deluxe Kit
By Kahootz Toys

Timeline diversity

CLASSIC PLAY – 8 yrs.+
Timeline Diversity
By Asmodee Editions

Curiosity kids pulsar powerballs

JUST FOR FUN
Curiosity Kids® Pulsar Powerballs
By The Orb Factory

Super magnetic tidal wave thinking putty

JUST FOR FUN
Super Magnetic Tidal
Wave Thinking Putty
By Crazy Aaron’s Puttyworld

Calico critters supermarket

PRETEND – DOLL PLAY
Calico Critters Supermarket
By International Playthings

Fairy wings rainbow w glitter

PRETEND – FANTASY PLAY
Rainbow Fairy Wings with
Glitter
By Douglas Cuddle Toy

Cargo and Passenger Aircraft

PRETEND – ROLE PLAY
Cargo and Passenger Aircraft
By PLAYMOBIL

Airstream machines

SCIENTIFIC PLAY
Air-Stream Machines
By Thames & Kosmos

Snap circuit sound

SCIENTIFIC PLAY
Snap Circuits SOUND
By Elenco Electronics