We’ve all been there: you take your child with you to run errands, and it turns into a constant stream of “pretty please?”  If your child is always on the hunt for the latest toy, they have an upcoming birthday, or you need a trendy gift for a friend, look no further!  Here are the top selling toys (thus far) in 2017:

Fidget Cube and Spinner – The hottest new item making its way around elementary schools and beyond… and it fits in the palm of your hand!  What looks like a die is a gadget invented to busy the hands of little ones and quell anxiety.  Relieve stress by pushing buttons, rolling a ball, flipping a switch, spinning a dial, maneuvering a joystick, or gliding your thumb over the “worry stone.”  Mad you didn’t come up with such a simple gadget yourself?  The Fidget Cube is strangely addicting, yet oddly soothing – for all ages!  If clicking isn’t your thing, try spinning and flicking the Fidget Spinner.  You simply hold it in the center and marvel at it’s endless spin.  Each toy comes in a variety of colors, and the Fidget Cube even comes with a personal carrying case!

Find the Fidget Cube here for $16.50: https://www.amazon.com/Relieves-Stress-Anxiety-Fidget-Children/dp/B06VXQBNZG/?tag=brostrick-20

Find the Fidget Spinner here for only $10.60:

https://www.amazon.com/VOCOO-Spinner-Bearing-Reducer-Time-Guarantee/dp/B06XG2KPD5/?tag=brostrick-20

Baby Alive Magical Scoops Baby – Dolls are staples in the toy world.  But how about a doll that actually eats when you feed it?  The Baby Alive Magical Scoops Baby comes with a retractable ice cream cone that reveals a scoop with just a push!  Your child can pretend to prepare the treat with the included ice cream themed accessories including a spoon, bib, and bottle of sprinkles.  This doll also has rooted hair and comes with a brush for limitless styling.  The Magical Scoops Baby makes a great summer-themed toy for your child!

Buy the Baby Alive Magical Scoops Baby for $24.99 here:

http://www.target.com/p/baby-alive-magical-scoops-baby-brunette/-/A-51305229

Toilet Trouble Game – This roulette-style game keeps you wondering “which flush will cause the gush?”  Players take turn spinning the roll of toilet paper that dictates how many times they must flush.  Players remain safe if they hear a flushing sound, but are not sprayed.  The last player to not get sprayed wins!  Pour a glass of water into the tiny electronic toilet, and you are good to go!  Bonus: batteries ARE included in this fun new board game!

Buy the Toilet Trouble Game here for only $19.99:

http://www.target.com/p/toilet-trouble-game/-/A-51318673

LEGO CITY Fire Station 60110 – Everyone’s favorite building blocks, LEGOs never go out of style.  It’s time to suit up and grab your dalmatian because this year’s LEGO pick is none other than the LEGO CITY Fire Station!  This set contains pieces and instructions to build a fully-functioning Fire Station with 2 garages and a firehouse.  It also includes a helicopter, the fire chief’s car, a fire truck with a cherry picker, and an adorable miniature hot dog stand.

Buy the LEGO CITY Fire State 60110 for $65.00 here:

https://www.amazon.com/LEGO-CITY-Fire-Station-60110/dp/B017B1ASVG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493316502&sr=8-1&keywords=LEGO%C2%AE+City+Fire+Station+60110

What are your child’s favorite new toys?  What toys are you looking forward to purchasing?

Jane Jozefowicz
Jane Jozefowicz
Jane Jozefowicz is a rising sophomore at the University of Chicago, where she studies Linguistics and Computer Science. Jane plays trombone and lacrosse and is the biggest animal lover you'll meet!