Today's toys provide "grown-up" technology in durable, kid- and
eco-friendly versions with less packaging and more natural
elements. Dolls and plush animals continue to provide nurturing
play, even as whimsical sounds and soft glows add new life to these
Here is the best of the best of this year's toys, as
selected by the National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA). Learn more.
Or for some local flavor, check out our thoroughly unscientific
and not at all comprehensive survey of what Chicago Parent
readers' kids are asking for this holiday season.
As the season of giving
approaches, the 2010 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA)
program is here to help. In its 20th anniversary year of setting
the gold standard for children's educational and entertainment
products, NAPPA shares this year's top picks for toys, books,
software, music, DVDs, CDs and video games.
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