Kids are picky, fickle little creatures, and honestly, that’s a big part of their charm. The toys they want are ever-changing, and it can be seriously hard to keep up with what trend is cool, and what’s “Ugh, so lame, Mom.” Thankfully, there are people out there whose job it is to figure out what our kids want before it’s sold out and going for the price of a small car on eBay.
Lists like Amazon’s top toys of the year and Walmart’s trendiest toys are impressive resources for figuring out what has been selling. As for what’s the next big thing? Popular sites Pinterest and CNet have teams of experts that research the top trending data, past sales, and current events to predict what will be the hottest toys for kids. We agree that these are really overwhelming, but that’s where we come in. It’s our job to sift through the lists, cross-check them against one another and determine what it is that your kids really want.
We’ve combed these lists ourselves as well as used our own research and experiences to round up the very best, most engaging, and totally trending toys for kids that they’ll be obsessing over.