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Parents' Choice Picks Best Toys of 2012

Courtesy of BabbaCo

We've already blogged about the worst toy of the year, but to end the year on a positive note, Parents' Choice has given us their picks for the very best toys of the 2012—just in time to use those gift cards left under the tree. The toys are chosen based on developmental appropriateness, design, educational value, long-term value, and benefits to the child's social and emotional growth.

  1. BabbaBox  (Ages 3 to 7)
  2. Kiwi Crate (Ages 3 to 7)
  3. Slime and Polymer Lab (Ages 5 and up)
  4. Symphony in B. by B. toys (Ages 3 to 13)
  5. American Alligator Puppet and Enchanted Tree Puppet (Ages 3 and up)
  6. Y Fliker (Ages 5 and up)
  7. E-Rangers' Headquarters  (Ages 7 to 12)
  8. Pathwords JR (Ages 6 and up)
  9. Craniatics (Ages 8 and up)
  10. Indigo (Ages: 8 and up)
  11. Mineshift (Ages 8 and up)
  12. KATATU (Ages 5 and up)
  13. Trucky 3 (Ages 3 and up)
  14. Abacan (Ages 6 and up)

Are there any great toys your kids that didn't make the list? Leave a comment and let us know.