The annual toy report, compiled by the Canadian Toy Testing Council, is out, and these are some of the top 10 toys in Canada broken down by age (as chosen by Postmedia News).
Six months – Little Tikes: DiscoverSounds Activity Garden from MGA Entertainment
This baby activity gym incorporates a variety of stimulating colors, shapes and textures to get baby learning and moving.
2+ years – Fisher-Price: Servin' Surprises Cook 'n Serve Kitchen & Table from Mattel
An interactive play centre that brings role play to real life with a magical serving tray that recognizes certain food and responds with related sound effects.
3+ years – Ed Creator Davinci Block-Gear from ED Toy Co.
With 21 brightly colored plastic interchangeable magnetic pieces, kids can attach them together with built-in multi-faceted, rotating magnet technology.
4+ years – YAGO POOL: The Strategic Finger Billiard from YAGOPOOL CAN
Anyone can play pool with this elementary billiard game, which uses your finger as a cue.
5+ years – Bill & Betty Bricks from SmartGames/Pierre Belvedere
One of the six new SmartGames for 2012, it comes with a wooden base and colorful blocks as well as two playing figures, so every challenge becomes a little story.
6+ years – Race to the Treasure! from Peaceable Kingdom
In this game, players strategize, cooperate and build the path from start to finish in order to beat the ogre to the treasure.
6+ years – DIY Lip Balm Kit, Natural DIY Soap Kit, DIY Bath Fizzie Kit from Kiss Naturals
Little girls will love making their own natural lip glosses, soaps, and bath fizzes with these complete DIY kits.
7+ years – Future Planet: E-Rangers Headquarters from Playmobil
Kids can go on their own planetary adventure and discover unknown planets with this new play set from Playmobil.
8+ years – Mine Shift from MindWare/Outset Media
This new game is all about strategy – rotate a game tile to move the mine wall and allow your gemstone access, or rotate tiles to prevent your opponent from moving.
12+ years – Pick'N'Choose from MHR Games/Ilot 307
In this award-winning board game, players choose between drawing, sculpting modeling clay, miming, humming, sculpting wires, making clownish facial expressions and sound effects, using word associations or asking trivia questions – the more difficult the activity, the more points you'll get!