Great toys for $10 (or less)!
This rattle not only clicks and clacks, it also stretches, bends, and generally offers lots of bang for the buck. (Baby Einstein, $3) Birth and up
Even the littlest hands can clutch this woven fabric ball and roll it along the floor to hear it jingle. (Manhattan Toy, $10;manhattantoy.com) 3 months and up
Next: KnotWud Train & Caboose
KnotWud Train & Caboose
The two cars in this colorful set are actually made of durable foam, so they won't make marks should they chug-a-chug-a-choo-choo into your walls. (Jakks Pacific, $10) 18 months and up
Next: My Mix 'n' Match Farm
My Mix 'n' Match Farm
A perfect first puzzle. The goal's to match up the heads and bodies of eight quirky farm animals, but mismatching them is way more hilarious. (ALEX, $10; alextoys.com) 2 and up
Next: Wizard Water Games
Wizard Water Games
Remember these from when we were growing up? Now that they've been re-released, you'll love them for their nostalgia factor, and your kids'll simply love pushing the big white button to send colorful beads flying through the water. (Tomy, $10; intplay.com) 3 and up
Choose from among 12 different wooden animals, each with posable limbs and unexpected fabric details. So cute, you may want to assemble a menagerie. (HaPe, $6 to $7 each; hapetoys.com) 3 and up
Next: Maggie Leigh Magnetic Dress-up Doll
Maggie Leigh Magnetic Dress-up Doll
Dress up this wooden doll in 27 magnetic outfits and accessories, then prop her up on her stand to show her off. All the pieces store in a lovely purple box. (Melissa & Doug, $10; 800-284-3948) 4 and up
Get ready for takeoff! The box contains everything your kid needs to put together, paint, and fly four small planes -- enough to keep him airborne for a whole afternoon. (Creativity for Kids, $6; creativityforkids.com) 5 and up
Next: Phlat Ball Jr.
Phlat Ball Jr.
It's a disc! It's a ball! No matter which way you toss it, it's easily transformed, all the better to shake up a game of catch. (Spin Master,$5) 5 and up
Next: Under/Over Pinball
This retro-looking tabletop game -- think pinball meets skeeball -- is sure to have the whole family addicted. Just make sure you let the kids get a turn, too! (Schylling, $10; schylling.com) 6 and up