These picks are definitely kid-approved.
Finding the best gifts for kids becomes even more of a challenge thanks to all the hot toy releases that come out every year. Walmart is here to help, and the store has put out its predictions for the best toys of the year. The retailer also identified some trends in this year's toy selection, too. Surprise collectible toys continue to be hot, so keep all those L.O.L.s and Treasure X goodies on your to-buy list. Walmart also saw an uptick in interactive toys that respond directly to your kids. And, since everyone is looking to spend more time outdoors, outdoor toys like scooters and ride-ons, are also good choices. Scanning the list, there are going to be some lucky kids this year. Here are some of Walmart's selection: to see the full list, visit walmart.com/TopRatedByKids.
If you're looking for more tailored lists, the Good Housekeeping Institute has its own Little Lab where kid-testers weigh in on toys, and their findings factor into our lists of everything from kid board games to STEM toys to educational toys, for everyone from toddlers to teenagers. Or, if you'd rather shop by developmental stage, you can see our age-by-age toy recommendations here.