The 10 Best Kids Toys to Give This Year

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To anyone who ever said girls have to play with dolls and boys with blocks, this toy, created by a female engineer troubled by the lack of girls interested in ... more 
Photo by: Courtesy of the Company
To anyone who ever said girls have to play with dolls and boys with blocks, this toy, created by a female engineer troubled by the lack of girls interested in entering STEM fields, proves skeptics wrong. (And if you haven't seen the awesome viral video around it, watch now!) The set includes a storybook featuring Goldie-who builds a spinning machine to help her dog chase his tail-that takes girls through building the star-shaped contraption themselves. "Making engineering and entertaining accessible for young kids may be the motivation behind this line, but it's also fun, which means that it keeps kids engaged and learning," says Byrne.

Ages 4 and up.

GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine, $29.99; GoldieBlox.


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Mon, Dec 2, 2013 10:08 AM EST
Is it playtime yet? Toy expert and TimetoPlayMag.com content director Chris Byrne promises these 10 gifts--chosen exclusively for REDBOOK readers--will remain favorites past Christmas and well into 2014. By Ava Feuer, REDBOOK.

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