Best Selling Toys Of 2020 – The Top 100
Are you ready for the best possible toys that are currently on the market for any age group? It was not easy compiling this exclusive list for the simple reason that there are tons of excellent toys out there for kids today. How can you just pick ten? We did, and we have them featured here for you in all of their glorious details. Each one has an outstandingly positive rating from parents and buyers, and all have thousands of reviews online. You will notice that most of them have been around for many years and have entertained and educated several generations of kids. This shows how well they are designed and how beneficial they are to the development of important skills and abilities for children. We are sure that you will see some fond favorites of your own here that will bring back some great childhood memories. Enjoy!
In a Hurry? The test winner after 68 hrs of research
Features some special shapes
Includes a zippered storage bag with a handle
Compatible with other preschool Mega Bloks toys
Builds problem-solving, creativity, and motor skills
Is a portable item for travel
- First Builders Big Building Bag
- Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics
- Jenga Classic Game
- Melissa & Doug Suspend Family Game
- Nerf-N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster
- Liberty Imports Cartoon R/C Race Car
- Gund Baby Animated Flappy
- Hasbro Connect 4 Game
- Kahootz Spirograph Deluxe
- Picasso Tiles 60-Piece Magnet Set
10 Best-Selling Toys in 2019
1. First Builders Big Building Bag
Features some special shapes
Includes a zippered storage bag with a handle
Compatible with other preschool Mega Bloks toys
Builds problem-solving, creativity, and motor skills
Is a portable item for travel
Might not work with all other Mega Bloks sets
Connections were not the best for some buyers
The First Builders Big Building Bag has all the colors of the rainbow in this assortment of 80 large, easy to grab pieces. It features some special shapes and promotes childhood development in the early years.Read more
Children can make funny animals, crazy castles, or tall towers as some of the interesting things to build. Cleanup and storage are quick and easy with the included zippered storage bag, plus this is a portable item that can go where kids go for trips or visiting family. The bag even has a strap on it to make carrying even easier. Compatible with other preschool Mega Bloks toys for large collections, this product can be different and new each time the child plays.
The bloks come apart and fit together easily without much effort to aid with the building and dismantling. The interesting shapes fit together in so many various ways that kids will spend hours just trying to see what they can make.
It encourages discovery and imagination with construction possibilities that build problem-solving, creativity, and motor skills. This will be one of the first creative and progressive toys that your child will have.
The bag of bloks weighs just one pound, so it is simple for kids to pick up the bag themselves and dump it out for endless playtime enjoyment. Muscles will get a workout along with dexterity of the hands and fingers.
Ideal for children one-year-old and older, this assortment of building components gives kids play accessories that are hands-on. Toddlers will love the explosion of bright colors and the large attractive pieces.
2. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics
Make more than 100 different projects
Instruction manual is well-illustrated in color
Supports a vigorous curriculum for STEM/steam
No tools or soldiering are necessary
Can be put together and taken apart many times
Some pieces did not work well for users
Parts may break easily
Make more than 100 different projects and have unlimited fun with the Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit. The instruction manual is well-illustrated in color and includes thirty various snap modules.Read more
Supporting a vigorous curriculum for STEM/steam, this excellent product can be put together and taken apart many times for continued excitement. No tools or soldiering are necessary as pieces simply snap together. Kids learn by doing with the interesting build models that include a siren with an adjustable volume, a flashlight, and a photosensor. It features a plastic grid where all parts are assembled to create individual projects. Some of the pieces are a speaker, an integrated musical circuit, an alarm circuit, slide switches, and snap wires.
Snap circuits are ideal for teaching children about building electrical components and then giving them the parts to use for their own ideas. In this way, the toy is both teacher and provider of ingenuity and technology.
After learning from the projects, children can make their own creations using the same circuits. They will gain the knowledge of following instructions, assembling parts, and using their own creativity to come up with new projects.
This marvelous item is compatible with other Snap Circuit sets to make larger sets, plus upgrade kits can be purchased to increase the kit and number of project possibilities.
Perfect for kids aged eight and above, this award-winning STEM-approved plaything gives hands-on experience with electrical circuits and uses Circuitsafe technology.
3. Jenga Classic Game
Includes 54 blocks, instructions and a stacking sleeve
Blocks are made of real hardwood
Can be played alone for skill building
Good game for groups or families
Play by the original rules or create your own variation
The stacking sleeve was missing in some purchases
A few that did get the stacking sleeve thought it was flimsy
The point of Jenga is to pull out a wood block on your turn without making the stack tumble and crash. You do not want to be the one who pulls a block and topples the build.Read more
This timeless, classic game includes 54 real hardwood blocks, instructions, and a stacking sleeve. A simple game for two or more players to enjoy as a group of for families, Jenga can also be used alone for skill building. It uses luck, strategy, and skill to win and do well and is best for eight-year-olds and older. First, you build the wood tower and then one by one remove the blocks on each player’s turn until someone pulls one of the blocks that crashes the whole wooden tower.
Combining skill, laughter, and suspense in a thrilling game, it can be played by the original game rules that come with the set, or you can create your own for a challenging variation.
Family or group games teach kids how to take turns and how to play well with others. this terrific game promotes pattern analyzing, patience, and strategy abilities to perform well in the game.
Fine motor skills and a very steady hand will allow players to go far in this game and do well. even building the stack takes talent to get it straight for an interesting and long game.
Those at least eight in age will do well with Jenga because they have by this point developed the needed abilities of balance and coordination that the game requires. There is no age limit, as adults enjoy this item too.
4. Melissa & Doug Suspend Family Game
Promotes hand-eye coordination and balance
Good activity to get children away from screens
Adults love this game just as much as kids
Teaches to play fair, take turns, and lose gracefully
Simple to play and set up
Some customers said it was boring, stressful, and took too long
A few people were missing parts
As a family game with thrills and excitement, the award-winning Suspend Family Game promotes hand-eye coordination and balance in kids. Made for one to four people, it is a good activity to get children away from screens for a while.Read more
It comes with a wooden base, 24 rods, frame rods, a wooden connector, and colored die and is ideal for ages eight and older. Players take turns placing the notched wire pieces that are rubber-tipped for safety on the stand. Adults love this game just as much as kids. It works on fine motor talents, logic, strategic thinking, and problem-solving. In such a group setting, they also learn how to play fair, take turns, and lose gracefully with this terrific game that is simple to play and set up.
The delicate balance of the structure shifts with each piece that is added transforming the whole piece with each play. Don’t be the one to make the whole structure fall!
Suspend develops interpersonal skills and cognitive abilities in kids as it provides fun in tipping, shifting, unbalanced, wobbling, teetering form. Family games give children the perfect opportunity to learn how to get along with others.
Everyone’s fine motor abilities, coordination, and balance will be tested well with this wonderful game. You must have a steady hand and good concentration to not make the whole form fall.
Eight-years-old is a good age for kids, to begin with this amazing balancing game. They will have developed the basics of these talents and will want to perfect them with such challenging tasks.
5. Nerf-N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster
Available in several color combinations
Good for adults, teens, and kids
Comes with six Nerf darts
Darts can go as much as 90 feet (27 meters)
No batteries are necessary for operation
A couple of parents did not like the plain packaging
Trigger can be hard to squeeze for small kids
Available in several color combinations and good for adults, teens, and kids, the Nerf-N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster comes with six Nerf darts and a rotating barrel.Read more
All darts can be fired rapidly with the fast-firing quick-draw mechanism. Darts can go as much as 90 feet (27 meters) since they are made for distance. No batteries are necessary for operation because dart loading is hand-powered with the flip-open barrel. Keep the trigger squeezed to fire all darts quickly. They are built of foam and have hollow flexible tips. Approved and tested for quality and performance, this outstanding Nerf product is good for kids eight-years-old and up. Most parents will appreciate that this item comes in a package that is recyclable, frustration-free, and opens easily.
Made to look more fierce than it really is, this Blaster Nerf gun is quite safe to use. The darts are made of foam and have rounded tips on them to prevent injuries and damage.
Hand-eye coordination and critical thinking abilities will be gained with this product as kids load the item and aim at targets in hopes of hitting them. it does take some precision to get this right after much practice.
This is one of the most physical toys that we feature on this page because it is all action from loading the darts to firing the Blaster to picking the darts up again after firing. It is a good activity to get them away from the screens.
The age of eight seems to be the magical age for most of these highlighted toys since this is when kids have already gained many abilities to successfully use most toys. They want to hone these talents with challenging items such as this one.
6. Liberty Imports Cartoon R/C Race Car
Has lights, music, and honking sounds
Includes remote control and three car drivers
Controls are simple with just the two buttons
All parts have round edges for safety
Plastic construction is ABS and non-toxic
No volume control or on/off switch for sounds and lights
Uses batteries quickly
Best for kids 18-months-old and up, the fun and fast R/C Race Car Radio Control Toy has a plastic build of ABS and is non-toxic. The design is tough and durable to withstand rough play and being stepped on by adults.Read more
The sounds and lights can be heard by using the buttons of the controls, and the figures can be played with not using the car too. This play car product includes remote control and three different drivers for the car. The remote is shaped like a steering wheel for added attraction and made in the same colors. Both the car and the remote require batteries to function, but the controls are simple with just the two buttons. The remote antenna on the car is soft to prevent injury and be safe to use. All pieces have rounded edges for safety, and the colors are bold and bright for eye appeal.
Toddlers love this plaything because it is a good first toy where they can control a moving object on their own. In this technological age, young kids must learn these functions early.
It is good for sensory development since it has flashing headlights, music, and honking sounds. using the remote to guide the car will give a good lesson in cause-and-effect early.
Gross motor abilities, hand-eye coordination, and cognitive thinking will be promoted with the use of this toy. Young kids are very capable of controlling such a simple device to gain these talents.
Children as young as three-months-old can gain some abilities with this toy. They might not be able to drive it well, but the colors, movement, sounds, and lights will give them joy and excitement.
7. Gund Baby Animated Flappy
A simple loveable toy for all ages
Animals play peek-a-boo with the big flappy ears
Sings the song “Do Your Ears Hang Low”
The surface is washable
Has two operational play modes
Only plays one song
Did not work after six months for a few buyers
Created from huggable soft high-quality plush fabric, the Gund Baby Animated Flappy the Elephant Plush Toy is a simple lovable plaything for all ages of children.Read more
It sings the song “Do Your Ears Hang Low” and plays peek-a-boo with its big flappy ears that cover its eyes. Good for infants and toddlers to snuggle with, this cute elephant has two operational modes of activity. The ears flap over the eyes when the left foot is pressed and the right foot activates the play of the included song. The exterior surface is washable, and batteries are included for functioning. Babies become delighted when they see the ears flap when playing with this adorable creature.
Not just a simple large stuffed animal, this Gund high-quality toy is functional to play a song and play peek-a-boo with its large soft ears. Both infants and toddlers go wild for this eye-catching animal.
Being an audible and visually appealing toy with the flapping ears and song, kids will learn the basics of cause-and-effect. When they press the feet buttons, they can cause the animal to react.
Plush animals provide the child with a security object that they feel they can depend on for friendship. This excellent plaything also gives them exercise with motor abilities when pressing the buttons.
Any age will love and cherish the Baby Gund Elephant as it is made of excellent materials to be soft and cuddly. It is the perfect size for a tag-along toy that small kids can bring along for security and comfort.
8. Hasbro Connect 4 Game
Popular classic game of disc-dropping
More challenging than tic-tac-toe
Practice with cognitive thinking and strategy
Added pop-out feature to change the grid placement
Included three modes of play
Bottom release for discs can get stuck easily
Material is flimsy according to parents
The popular classic game of disc-dropping is alive and still going strong after all these years. Made for two players, Connect 4 is great for kids six and older and gives practice with cognitive thinking and strategy.Read more
Using the red and yellow discs for play pieces and a large bright blue grid, all it takes is four of your own discs in a row in the grid to win the game. This version has an added pop-out feature to release a disc to change the grid placement. Included are three modes of play in this interesting and challenging twist on the basic tic-tac-toe game we all love so much.
Made in the same pattern as the old tic-tac-toe game but with more game pieces and a bigger grid, this Connect 4 product is fun for all ages. The bright colors and interesting grid make it more fun than ever.
From the very beginning to the end, players must plan a strategy to outsmart their opponent. As each new disc is added, the game changes quickly and you must remain mentally sound to conquer and win the game.
Fine motor skills, hand-eye coordinating, and finger dexterity are all put to the test for children playing this pastime. Even though it is a mentally trying game, it does have these basic elements of physical skills.
It takes a child of about six-years-old to understand the purpose and strategy of this game. Kids younger than this would not be a good fit because the small game pieces may pose a choking hazard.
9. Kahootz Spirograph Deluxe
Hours of enjoyment indoors and away from screens
Includes a storage case and design paper
Has new teardrops, stars, and heart shapes
Compatible with other sets of Spirograph
Combines the principles of mathematics and art
Included putty is dry and useless
Stencils can be hard to hold in place
Popular for decades and still going strong with kids, Spirograph has several different sets on the market to delight children who love to draw and create. This Deluxe Design Set provides hours of enjoyment indoors and away from screens and is an award-winning toy.Read more
This version contains 45 pieces of a guidebook, pens, spiro-putty, rings, wheels, and a rack. It includes an easy to carry storage case and design paper, so kids need nothing extra to have fun. This updated version has new pieces not used in Spirograph sets before such as teardrops, stars, and hearts to use for making wonderful designs. Drawing pads and a tray to organize all pieces are included in this item for those eight and older. The fabulous pieces are compatible with other sets of Spirograph to make those extraordinary pictures.
Promoting creativity and imagination, with it, children can draw spiraling elegant designs and patterns with the distinctive interlocking wheels and gears. The original product came out in 1965 and has been loved ever since.
The simple premise of the toy is that the parts combine the principles of mathematics and art in a clever way to be very entertaining to children and adults. It will certainly have your child creating patterns in a flurry of excitement.
As an indoor toy, Spirograph items are not very physically exerting, but they are physical for the hands and mind. Hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and fine motor talents are used to create colorful works of art.
When kids reach the age of about eight-years-old, they are looking to explore many different avenues of toys and activities. At this time, they want to make and create things using their own minds and hands, so this item is perfect.
10. Picasso Tiles 60-Piece Magnet Set
Compatible with other sets to make huge sets
Discovery of colors and geometric shapes
Unlimited possibilities of structures and builds
Can be enjoyed alone or with others
STEM-approved toy with 3D and 2D art
Magnets are not very strong according to parents
Could use more magnets in the larger pieces
Including sixty large colorful pieces of tiles that are clear and see-through, this colossal size of Picasso Tiles is compatible with other sets to combine for huge assortments.Read more
It promotes discovery of colors and geometric shapes with unlimited possibilities of structures and builds. Good for three-year-olds and up, this item with its unique features can be enjoyed alone or with others. Magnetic for simple construction, it can develop a sense of achievement in young kids and allows time away in a positive activity away from screens. Enjoy this entertainment fun that never becomes old or out of style.
These Picasso Tiles store and build easy, plus this product is a STEM-approved toy with 3D and 2D art. Kids will be attracted to this incredible toy immediately because of the interesting shapes and bright colors.
Good for parent-child quality time, this item gives practice with architectural design, magnetic polarities, 3D forms, and number counting. your child will learn so much from these simple tiles.
Being able to place these pretty tiles together precisely for building takes good fine motor abilities, finger dexterity, balance, and hand-eye coordination. It is toys like this one that are most beneficial to kids who are physically challenged also.
Children as young as three can benefit from playing with these durable and safe tiles in a rainbow of colors. They might not be able to make the harder constructions, but just trying is learning and progressive.
Criteria Used for Evaluation
We are all aware that all toys are not for all ages of kids, so the design and the manufacturer’s recommendations concerning age is important for parents to view. Toys that are made for infants and toddlers will promote the basic skills of learning colors, numbers, and objects recognition, while at the same time give them their first shot at some physical abilities too. They will be able to exercise their tender muscles, finger dexterity, and gross motor talents easily. Older kids can further develop these same abilities with items that are more challenging and refined. There is something for everyone on this featured list of goodies.
Kids learn by doing the most just like we do as adults. It is in playing with their toys that they develop the valued skills that will carry them through life. These spotlights items will do much to give them the opportunities for this. Cognitive thinking, problem-solving, strategy, creativity, and imagination talents are exercised with these toys. Whether you join in on the fun or not, kids can naturally pick these skills up on their own by just using the toys.
Motor skills are so important to proper development that infants begin practice with these early on. First comes the gross abilities that allow movement and pick-up of larger objects, and then the fine motor abilities come next. These go hand-in-hand with finger dexterity in grasping and holding smaller objects such as game pieces and smaller blocks and parts. Other physical accomplishments that are worked on with these items are hand-eye coordination, balance, and muscle development.
Because this is a best-of-the-best list of all toys available according to what is most popular with kids and parents, it covers a wide range of child ages. There are some for the very young in the three to four-year-old set and others for the older kids that are eight-years-old and older. If it has small pieces to cause a choking problem, then it is not for the little ones. Toys that require more thought, skill, and strategy to use adequately are for older kids also. Infants and toddlers would not know how to use such items and would become frustrated or try to use the pieces in other ways that they were intended. We give the recommended ages for all highlighted toys for your viewing.
When shopping for toys for your child you should ensure that all materials you purchase for artistic activities are not toxic and that lead-free paint is used for all toys that are painted.
All stuffed or plush playthings should be washable or easily cleaned and any fabric toy should be noted as flame retardant or resistant for the best safety.
Other Factors to Consider
Anything new, colorful, big, or attractive is going to quite entertaining for a child, at least at first. The true test of a good toy is the ability it has to retain the child’s interest for more than just one time or more than just a couple of hours. Each of these toys is either colorful, exciting, stimulating, or intriguing in one way or another. Older kids will be attracted to the games and the products that are for building, while the younger children like the more secure, safe, and friendly toys.
We do feature several items to satisfy the creative side of your child here. As a matter of fact, they all do except just a few of them. Kids like to build, create, and try new things that make their brains ignite with excitement and fun. The best toys for this kind of progress are the Snap Circuits, the First Builders Big Building Bag, the Spirograph, and the Picasso Tiles. Unlike computer games that do most of the thinking for kids, these items spark the imagination and creative side for inventing and building.
Frequently Asked Questions
q: Which toys are the best for travel and away from home?
Best for travel would be a few of the pieces in the First Builders Big Building Bag (you do not need to bring them all along) and the Plush Elephant. Unfortunately, most of these have small pieces and require a table or secure place to assemble the pieces or play the game.
q: Are any of these items good for toddlers?
Certainly. They would do well with the First Builders Big Building Bag, the R/C Race Car, the Plush Elephant, and the Picasso Tiles. Parents should supervise when playing with any toy, especially when it is being used for the first time.
q: What is the most common complaint concerning these listed toys?
Parents are not easy on products when it comes to overall quality. If they think that the item looks and feels flimsy, they are going to say so in their online feedback. If the child is not interested in the toy for more than just a little while, they feel that their money has been wasted on a dud toy. It is quite often that parts are missing, or the product does not work as it should. These are realistic complaints that happen quite often for toys such as these.
q: Are any of these specific for girls or boys?
No, not really. Boys may be more interested in the Snap Circuits and the Nerf-N-Strike Blaster than females, but girls like these too.
q: Which toys featured are best for families to enjoy together?
All of them are great activities for families or parents and children to enjoy together. Even the Plush Elephant can be used for story time or for just cuddling together. The best ones are the games such as Jenga, the Suspend Game, and Connect 4.
q: Which toys are not good for infants or toddlers because of a lack of a lot of small pieces?
The First Builders Big Building Bag is good for toddler although it has plenty of pieces. They are big and do not pose a hazard of swallowing. The R/C Race Car is good because it is durable and safe also. The Gund Baby Elephant is ideal for any age, but do not leave it in a crib for a sleeping baby.
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