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Best Gifts for Kids

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    Solid steel = Seriously Sturdy
    The working steering column and gas cap on this classic set of wheels makes for old-school authenticity. And it's foot-powered! Ages 3 and up.

    Classic Derby Car, $70, available at fao.com

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    Angry Birds
    Angry Birds launches off your iPhone and into real life with this totally fun building set. Ages 5 and up.

    K'Nex Angry Birds Mission May'Ham, $31 available at knex.com

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    Cinder Slippers
    Any little diva will fall for one of the fabulously fun dolls to join the Lalaloopsy juggernaut. Ages 4 and up.

    Cinder Slippers, $24, available at walmart.com

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    To the Rescue!
    Move over, Tickle Me Elmo.  Super Grover sings, talks and flies. Ages 2 to 4.

    Flying Super Grover 2.0, $30, available at hasbro.com

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    Furby's Back!
    This bundle of neon fur is all about interaction: It reacts to touch and speech, and the emotive LCD eyes offer everything from angry stares to joyous images of rainbows. Ages 8 and up.

    Hasbro's Furby, $54, available at target.com

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    So-Smart Scooter
    The Mini Micro 3 in 1 Scooter starts out with a seat and an O-shaped steering wheel for toddlers, then transitions to a compact-yet-cool scooter. Ages 1 to 7.

    Mini Micro 3 in 1 Scooter, $120, available at kickboardusa.com

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    Top Chef
    More Rachael Ray than June Cleaver, this kitchen set gives little chefs all the ingredients their imaginations need: an oven, cupboard, sink station and working knobs. Ages 3 to 5.
    Hape Gourmet Chef Kitchen, $130, available at hapetoys.com

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    Amped-Up Keyboard
    This keyboard features eight rhythm sounds and three Kidz Bop tunes. The playback function means Mom and Dad never miss a hit single. Ages 5 and up.

    Imperial's KIDZ BOP Glammerati Pop Star, $30, toysrus.com

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    Tech Savvy
    The LeapPad2 comes with five apps; find more than 325 at the LeapFrog store (we love Disney Animation Artist). The 4 GB of on-board memory means minimal create-and-delete. Ages 3 to 9.

    LeapPad2, $99, available at walmart.com

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    Mobile Fun
    Sporting a touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard, motion sensor, and microphone, the sandwich-size MobiGo 2 by VTech offers games with sound prompts (blow on the screen to make the bubbles float!). And the animals from Madagascar 3 teach math. Ages 3 to 8.

    MobiGo 2 by VTech, $60, vtechkids.com

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    Hot Rod
    The wide base and wheels gear it to little ones, but—no training wheels!—they won't feel little. Ages 18 months and up.

    PlaSmart's PlasmaBike, $80, available at amazon.com

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    Toy Crush
    Press Peppa Pig's pink belly to hear giggles, piggy noises and songs. Ages 3 to 5.

    Press Hug 'n Oink Peppa Pig Talking Plush, $20, available at toysrus.com

  • On-the-Go Art
    This travel art set features 12 crayons and 12 markers in a wipe-clean carrying case. Ages 3 to 6.

    P'kolino Artist Travel Set, $35, available at pkolino.com

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    Cowabunga!
    The Secret Sewer Lair has three levels of ninja surprises, including a mini—zip line and booby-trapped false floors. Ages 4 and up.

    The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret Sewer Lair, $120, available at toysrus.com

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    Sweet Dreams
    Tranquil Turtle projects a soothing underwater scene. All ages.

    Tranquil Turtle, $55, available at cloudb.com

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