Well the count-down in now well and truly on until it's time for Santa to make his visits to children the world over. But not sure what is on the wish-lists of all the kids in your life? Well Mattel's Toylab has come to the rescue with it's Top 12 List of Toys for Christmas 2011!
My top pick out of the catalog is the Fisher Price Poppity Pop Musical Dino, for babies and toddlers aged 6 - 36 months (RRP $73.99). Although I have to say I'm finding it rather hilarious my 5 year old son is quite fascinated to play with it himself. It's my personal top pick because of the combination of both fun and educational factors for little ones.
The Musical Dino is great because it entertains and stimulates baby in lots of different ways. The colourful plastic balls pop up and down in the Dino's back to fun music and silly sound effects. Sometimes the balls pop right out, which then encourages Bub to crawl after them and put them back in the Dino. Thus, eye-hand coordination gets a great work with this activity. This toy is also very sturdy and well-made, so no need to worry about it falling apart 2 minutes after opening the box.
Be sure to head on over to the Mattel Toylab for more great ideas on toys for babies, girls and boys.