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Great toys for $10 (or less)!

Click-Clacks

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

Next: Band-a-Ball

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Band-a-Ball

 

 

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

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Next: KnotWud Train & Caboose

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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

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Next: My Mix 'n' Match Farm

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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

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Next: Wizard Water Games

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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

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Next: Anamalz

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Anamalz

 

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

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Next: Maggie Leigh Magnetic Dress-up Doll

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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

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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

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Next: Phlat Ball Jr.

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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

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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

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