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The Best Toys For Girls - 2021

Last updated on December 1, 2020
Best Toys For Girls

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Our Picks For The Top Toys For Girls

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  Best for Art Lovers

Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets Animal Toy Set

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Crayola

Scribble Scrubbie Pets Animal Toy Set

Overall Take

Encourages CreativityEncourage your pint-size Picasso to get creative with this set, which enables them to customize animal figurines.

  For Dress-Up Fun

Click N’ Play Girl’s Pretend Play Purse, 8-Piece

Click N' Play

Girl's Pretend Play Purse, 8-Piece

Overall Take

Imaginative Play SetThis purse, stuffed with all of the accessories needed for hours of pretend play, is ideal for kids ages 3 to 8.

  For Burgeoning Programmers

Power Your Fun Remote Control Robo Pets Unicorn Toy

Power Your Fun

Remote Control Robo Pets Unicorn Toy

Overall Take

Interactive PetThe remote-controlled unicorn is a robotic STEM toy that can teach kids beginner programming skills.

  Best for Learning

HOMOFY Castle Magnetic Blocks, 40-Piece

HOMOFY

Castle Magnetic Blocks, 40-Piece

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STEM ToyThe pastel-colored, magnetic building blocks encourage kids to be creative and support the development of critical-thinking skills.

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Guide written by Patricia Kaowthumrong
Last updated on December 1, 2020

Whether the little lady in your life likes to build, craft or play pretend, there’s a bounty of grin-inducing toys on the market to satisfy every interest, from art sets to colorful dolls. In addition to entertaining children for hours, many of today’s toys can also foster creativity, encourage future hobbies — or even facilitate careers in science-based fields.

In fact, STEM toys — those that support a curriculum based on educating students in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics — aid in the development of vital cognitive skills. These toys, which range from simple building sets to programmable robots, can even teach girls as young as 3 years old concepts that could lead to a lifelong love for topics like mathematics and computer science.

The Best Toys For Girls

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  Best for Art Lovers

Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets Animal Toy Set

The toy set includes four washable pet figurines, one scrub tub, one scrub brush, six washable markers and an instruction sheet. The non-toxic washable markers come in orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink colors.

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Crayola
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  For Dress-Up Fun

Click N’ Play Girl’s Pretend Play Purse, 8-Piece

The pink purse is loaded with fun realistic but pretend accessories: a smartphone, car keys, credit card, hairbrush, lipstick and compact with applicator. The smartphone and car keys make real-life sounds and light up.

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Click N' Play
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3
  For Burgeoning Programmers

Power Your Fun Remote Control Robo Pets Unicorn Toy

Little ones can make the toy neigh, sit, prance, dance, and more with the touch of a button or use different program “treats” to create sequences of moves. You can also guide the unicorn with hand motions using Gesture mode or let it choose its own path with Adventure mode. The product requires two AAA batteries and an included rechargeable battery and is suitable for kids age 3 and older.

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Power Your Fun
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  Best for Learning

HOMOFY Castle Magnetic Blocks, 40-Piece

What will your child build with this 40-piece magnetic set? The possibilities are endless with these creativity-boosting blocks. The set, which comes with 16 triangles and 24 squares made from BPA-free materials, is ideal for kids ages 3 to 8 years old.

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HOMOFY
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5
  Our Top Pick

Kindi Kids Marsha Mello Snack Time Friends

Marsha Mello is an adorable doll in KindiKids Snack Time Friends line. The doll, which has a head that bobbles with every movement, has big glittery eyes, rainbow-streaked curls in braids, and removable clothes and shoes.

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Kindi Kids
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Our Toy For Girls Buying Guide

Whether the little lady in your life likes to build, craft or play pretend, there’s a bounty of grin-inducing toys on the market to satisfy every interest, from art sets to colorful dolls. In addition to entertaining children for hours, many of today’s toys can also foster creativity, encourage future hobbies — or even facilitate careers in science-based fields.

In fact, STEM toys — those that support a curriculum based on educating students in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics — aid in the development of vital cognitive skills. These toys, which range from simple building sets to programmable robots, can even teach girls as young as 3 years old concepts that could lead to a lifelong love for topics like mathematics and computer science.

DWYM Fun Fact

Ruth Handler may have invented the most iconic toy for girls of all time: the Barbie. The American inventor introduced the doll, named after her daughter Barbara, at the American Toy Fair in New York City in 1959. The toy, which had an adult body and stylish wardrobe, was unlike any other available at the time. Ken, Barbie’s first boyfriend and a tribute to Handler’s son, debuted in 1961.

The Toy For Girls Tips and Advice

  • When shopping for toys for girls, be sure to review the age it is designed for. Some come with small parts, which can be dangerous if accidentally swallowed.
  • Give your child the opportunity to play with toys that look like the real thing, which can help them learn important problem-solving skills and figure out how objects in the real world work (for example, your TV remove or smartphone).
  • Look for toys that allow you to interact with your child. These can nurture relationship-building and listening skills — and give you the opportunity to spend precious them with them.
  • When your child grows out of their toys, consider donating them to child in need via Freecyle or on your local Buy Nothing Facebook group. You can also recycle used toys through a program like TerraCycle, which breaks down old playthings into raw materials for recycling.