Toy All-Stars: 8 Toys Your Kids Will Play With for Years

Toy All-Stars: 8 Toys Your Kids Will Play With for YearsThe last of the Toys that Get Played With lists has been posted. If you’ve taken a look at them, you’ll notice several toys that appear again and again spanning several age groups. These toys clearly have SUPER staying power. They’re true All-Star toys!

Each of the toys on the list below shows up on THREE or more Toys that Get Played With lists this year:

  • Train Sets: On the lists for kids 1 year old to 5 years old. Manufacturer’s listed age range is 2 to 7. See BC’s shopping guide.
  • Play Kitchen and Play Food: On the lists for kids 1 year old to 4 years old. Manufacturer’s listed age range is 2 to to 7. Keep an eye on age range for specific kitchens as you shop. See BC’s shopping guide.
  • Imaginext Play Sets: On the lists for kids 3 years old to 7 years old. Manufacturer’s listed age range is 3 to 5.
  • Playmobil Play Sets: On the lists for kids 4 years old to 9 years old. Manufacturer’s listed age range is 4 to 10.
  • Plasma Car: On the lists for kids 3 years to 7 years old. Manufacturer’s listed age range is 2 to 5.
  • Lego: On the lists for kids 3 years to 9 years old. Listed age range is 4 and up.
  • Magna Tiles, Magformers, and other magnetic building toys: On the lists for kids 3 years to 9 years old. Manufacturer’s listed age range is 3 and up.
  • Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars: On the lists for kids 3 to 9 years. Manufacturer’s listed age range is 3 and up.

Some toy categories stay relevant with kids for a very long time, but the specific toys or accessories within that category may change. Toys that fit this category are:

  • art supplies
  • dolls – Disney Princess, Stella, Barbie and more
  • dollhouses. See BC’s shopping guide.
  • musical instruments
  • dress-up clothes
  • puzzles
  • cars and trucks
  • LeapPad and other electronic toys
What do you think? Which toys have your kids played with for years and years?

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Comments

  1. garnet says:

    I just want to give a big plug for Plasma cars. We love love love them at our house. Sure the age range says 3-7. But younger kids can sit on them and scoot on nice level surfaces. And the weight limit is 250 lbs! So there is no upper age limit. Adults and teenagers alike have fought over the opportunity to race them down our driveway. We have bikes and scooters and ride ons galore … but by far, the plasma cars are the most versatile, the most used and the most fun for our WHOLE family.

  2. K Winden says:

    We are bg twins at 2.5 and LOVE these on your list: Duplos, Mini trampoline, trains, cars, trucks, shopping carts, strollers, vacuum, puzzles, cozy coupe, & tricycles

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