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This Year's Best Toys

The scoop from local toy store owners

Published on: October 30, 2018

This Year's Best Toys

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Infants–age 4

Go Away Monster! by Gamewright, recommended by Meeples Games and Blue Highway Games. Kids love this award-winning board game, which combines conquering fears with finding the missing pieces of a bedroom game board. $14.99

Hanna Honeybee by Haba Games, recommended by Blue Highway Games. Preschoolers turn flowers into honey while learning dexterity and patience.  $19.99

Jellycat stuffed animal, recommended by Top Ten Toys and Snapdoodle Toys. These stuffed animals out of London are the softest, sweetest and most loving whimsical versions of animals; for every kid who never says no to another “stuffie.” Starting at $22.50

Loulou Lollipop silicone teether, recommended by Clover Toys. Who says a necessary item can’t be beyond adorable? You’ll want a llama and a sloth for your little one’s collection of natural rubber or silicon teethers from this Vancouver, British Columbia, company. $26

Grimm’s wooden toys, recommended by Clover Toys. Handcrafted in Europe, these wooden stacking toys can be turned into an array of useful items, from tunnels and tiny houses to rocking chairs for beloved dolls and stuffed animals. Starting at $20.99

Corolle baby dolls, recommended by Clover Toys. Your toddler will love that this vanilla-scented baby doll is exactly the right size for snuggling in their arms. $49.93

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