Top toys for infants and toddlers

Babipouce Activities, Corolle, $50; birth to age 3. This perfect first plush doll has soft vinyl hands and face. Machine washable.

Babipouce Activities


Flow ’N’ Fill Spout, Yookidoo by International Playthings, $16.99; age 9 months and up. A battery-powered spout suctions to the side of the bathtub and continuously draws bath water up from the tub itself, allowing kids to play with running water without overflowing the tub.

Flow ’N’ Fill Spout


Spring Roller, Chicco, $19.99; age 6 months and up. This colorful, cylindrical toy invites baby to crawl, as it plays upbeat Caribbean tunes when rolling along the carpet or floor. Encircling the toy are manipulative activities with cause-and-effect buttons to push, and lights and sounds to intrigue.

Spring Roller


Big Bird, Little Bird, Sleeveless, 2010; 35 min.; $14.99; birth to 5.

Big Bird, Little Bird on DVD


Dancing Feet, by Lindsey Craig, illustrated by Marc Brown; Random House Children’s Books, 2010; $16.99.

Dancing Feet


Old MacDonald Had a Farm, adapted by Kim Mitzo Thompson and Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand, illustrated by Patrick Girouard; Twin Sisters Productions, 2010; $10.99.

Old MacDonald Had a Farm


One Pup’s Up, by Marsha Wilson Chall, illustrated by Henry Cole; Simon &Schuster Children’s, 2010; $16.99.

One Pup’s Up


Up, Up, Up!, by Susan Reed and Rachel Oldfield; Barefoot Books, 2010; $16.99.

Up, Up, Up!


Music Together Lullabies, various artists, Music Together, LLC, 2009; $14.95; age birth-6.

Music Together Lullabies


Party Like a Twinkle Star, Charity and the JAMband, 2010; $17.98 Double CD; age birth-9.

Party Like a Twinkle Star


Sing Me Goodnight, Lisa Redfern, Hurricane Music, 2010; $15; age birth and up.

Sing Me Goodnight


Sing Me to Sleep—Indie Lullabies, Various Artists, American Laundromat Records, 2010; $13.95; age birth and up.

Sing Me to Sleep—Indie Lullabies


A Mighty Good Day, Hullabaloo, Hullabaloo Music, 2010; $12; age birth-6.

A Mighty Good Day


Rock and Roll Garden, Bari Koral Family Rock Band, Loopytunes, 2010; $10.99; age 1-5.

Rock and Roll Garden


The Wild World of Wildlife, Birdie Mendoza, Birdie’s Playhouse, 2010; $10.99;age birth-5.

The Wild World of Wildlife


For more on the season’s must-haves, return to our 2010 Toy Guide or check out the following “best-of” lists:

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