More than a rattle, this developmental milestone-maker taps into
an infant's abilities from birth by introducing eye tracking
through an innovative three-color changing light. SmartNoggin Toys,
$21.99; smartnoggintoys.com. Ages
birth and up.
All the glory without the glue! Everything's assembled for an
afternoon of art. Create collages by placing doilies and fringed
tissue anywhere on the sticky paper. Triangular crayons, shaped
paper and stickers add to the options. ALEX, $16.95; alextoys.com. Ages 18 months and
LEGO builder-in-training! Oversized "menu" cards show kids how
to build. The pictures have actual-size illustrations for children
to match up and lay out the bricks before connecting them. The
DUPLO bricks and accompanying object pieces help bridge the gap
between constructive and imaginary play. LEGO, $24.99; LEGO.com. Ages 18 months and up.