The expert advice from the Toy Testing Council is designed to help you spend your dollars wisely and choose toys that will meet your child’s individual needs. But only you know your child. Be sure to consider your child’s preferences, personality and special skills.
|MGA Entertainment |
Model Number 347422 Ages 3+
A new twist on a memory game. This set includes ten detailed figurines from the Shrek movies, 20 cups in which to hide the pieces and a playing board that also serves as a carrying case. Each of the characters is divided in two and each half is placed under a cup on the board. Players alternate turning over cups to match both halves of a character. In basic play, once a match has been made, both the character and cups are removed from the board. In advanced play, the empty cups are left on the board. Children are thrilled with the colourful figurines and enjoy playing this imaginative, fun-filled game.
|Step 2 Corporation |
Grand Walk-in Kitchen
Model Number 769500
Let’s get cooking! This 103-piece kitchen set includes everything young chefs could possibly need. The completed kitchen is quite large (about 1.3m x 1.3m x 1m). There are two meters of granite style counters, a fridge, a cook top, an oven, a sink, cupboards, a bar stool, tons of play food and accessories and even a foam hardwood floor. The pots actually sizzle on the stove, the
microwave beeps, there is a keypad on the cordless phone and the pepper mill turns and makes a grinding noise. Children are thrilled with this kitchen set and quite happily spend hours creating exciting and interesting dishes for the entire family!
NOTE: Requires 4 AA and 2 AAA batteries.
Adult assembly is required.
Sneezy Wind Chimes
Model Number 95033 Ages 0 – 9 mths
This colourful and appealing dragon is a sure hit! The dragon has crinkly wings, three soft sounding, hanging wind chimes, a star and two cute little bees. It hangs almost anywhere with the included Velcro strap and it is small enough for a purse or a diaper bag when Mom or Dad is on the run. A wonderfully entertaining toy that keeps babies amused
and encourages them
to reach and grab.
|Radio Flyer Inc.|
Ultimate Family Wagon
Model Number 3100 Ages 18 mths +
Need a ride? This wagon has two seat backs that can be flipped up so the children are facing each other or sitting in a row. If there is only one child in the wagon, the second seat back can be folded down and used as an activity table. When children are pulling the wagon themselves, both seats can be flipped down for extra cargo space. The wagon has a removable UV protection canopy, seat belts, and the extra long handle eliminates the need to stoop when pulling the wagon. There are cup holders on the inside and outside of the wagon for thirsty travellers. This most impressive and versatile wagon has everything children and parents could want!
|Silver Dolphin – |
The Style Group
Spinning Globe Night Sky
Model Number ISBN 10 1-59223-644-8
Reach for the stars with this exciting 54-page book about astronomy and the 3D globe of the night sky. The globe can be placed in the spine of the book for easy
reference or for display on the included stand. Children with an interest in astronomy are eager to explore and learn about the many wonders of the constellations.
|Lego Canada Inc. |
Lego Creator House
Model Number 4956
Ages 7 – 12
Build your own dream home! This 731-piece set includes all the necessary materials to build three model homes from the detailed directions. Girls, boys and even children with little interest in construction enjoy building homes with this set. The completed models have removable roofs and are durable enough for play. A great
building set for budding architects!
|Orb Factory |
My Jungle Adventure
Model Number SMJA
This new take on the old standby, paint by numbers, includes plastic picture hooks and six colourful exotic animal designs on a glossy, high-quality board. Each design has numbered squares, which children fill with sticky foam pieces of ten different colours. Children simply match the coloured pieces to the correct number, remove the sticky backing and apply the foam squares to the
board. It’s that easy! The finished pictures are outstanding and young artists can’t wait to proudly display their work. Each design also includes simple easy-to-read facts about animals. An excellent,
straightforward craft that looks fabulous when completed.
|Jakks Pacific Inc.|
Model Number 60726 Ages 6+
This magnifier plugs into your television and allows you to see common objects at 200x magnification. Children can view liquids, solids, bugs and more, right on the family television. The unit is easy to set up, although an adult m