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The Best Little Boys’ Toys

Last updated on May 2, 2022
Best Little Boys Toys

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Our Picks For The Top Little Boys Toys

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Key Takeaway
 Top Pick

Palotix Pull-Back Mini Dinosaur Cars Little Boys’ Toys, 6-Piece

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Pull-Back Mini Dinosaur Cars Little Boys' Toys, 6-Piece

Start your engines: this set of six different palm-sized pull back action dinosaur cars requires no batteries, is made from soft, safe plastic and can be taken along just about anywhere. The cars come in a colorful box that's perfect for gifting.

Overall Take

Cool Little RoadstersThis little boys' toy set makes a fun and economical gift; you can even use the included pieces for party favors.

 Runner Up

VTech 2-In-1 Animated Sports Little Boys’ Toy


2-In-1 Animated Sports Little Boys' Toy

Introduce your son to sports with this animated little boys' toy. The bottom portion of the toy has a net for making a goal with a soccer ball, while the upper portion features a basket for scoring with a basketball. You can get the toy is either yellow or red.

Overall Take

Soccer and Basketball FunThis little boys' toy has an LED scoreboard that helps little ones learn how to count to 10.

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Fisher-Price Harley-Davidson Pedal Tricycle Little Boys’ Toy


Harley-Davidson Pedal Tricycle Little Boys' Toy

This tricycle is the perfect gift for little boys. It's constructed with big foot pedals to teach little ones how to ride. The rugged tires and easy-grip handlebars also make it a cinch for toddlers to spend hours biking around their backyard.

Overall Take

Keeps Kids ActiveEncourage your toddler to stay physically active with this little boys' toy.

 Strong Contender

Toyk Wireless USB Charging Helicopter Little Boys’ Toy


Wireless USB Charging Helicopter Little Boys' Toy

Treat your six-year-old to a really cool toy – a spinning LED disco ball helicopter! It can hover up to15 feet, and it works with an easy-to-use remote control that any kid can quickly master.

Overall Take

Colorful, Shiny and SpinningHe’ll feel like he has his own miniature drone with this exciting and vibrant helicopter little boys' toy.

Buying Guide

The best toys match a child’s developmental abilities and skills, all while encouraging new ones. It is also a good idea to choose toys that encourage motor skills, critical thinking and academic capabilities. From classic toys to clever new building sets, there is a lot on the market when it comes to playthings aimed at little boys.

Although there are government regulations and safety standards in place, there are still some unsafe toys on the market. Read the packaging before buying, and check the intended age range, too. With this in mind, look for toys that are educational and fun. Kids benefit most from playthings that teach them things.

What to Look For

  • Toys are marked with age ranges that tell parents which kids they are appropriate for. These are important to pay attention to, not only because of potential safety issues, but also because they may be too advanced for some ages or not advanced enough for others. The last thing you want is a shiny new toy your child gets bored with in a couple of days because it wasn’t meant for their age range.
  • If you’re buying toys for a child with special needs, ask your child’s doctor about appropriate toys and potentially lean more toward functional, sensory-heavy toys for young kids, rather than ones that are made for symbolic play.
  • Many toys require batteries, so keep that in mind when you’re selecting a new toy.

More to Explore

Today’s kids are lucky when it comes to their toy options. Before the 20th century, there was nowhere close to the number of toys on the market that there are today. If you go back centuries, you’ll find kids’ playthings that aren’t really all that different from what today’s youngsters play with.

Ancient Roman children had hoops and wooden or clay dolls, while Egyptian children had wooden animals, knucklebones (thrown like dice) and toy soldiers. Meanwhile, Ancient Greek children had fun playing ball with inflated pig’s bladders. While this was similar to a balloon or ball, it doesn’t sound like the most pleasant thing for a child to bat around the house!

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