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Gift Ideas for ages 5 to 8

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Kids in the ages between 5-8, usually are in their early elementary school years. This puts them in prime age to attend birthday parties. Kids of this age are very observant of the commercials of these new, fun and exciting toys on television. As a parent, do you know what they will be asking for this year during the holiday season? These are some of the most popular toys on kid's toy wishlists this year.

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1. LeapFrog LeapPad

©Leap Frog

For kids who love technology, the new Leap Pad by Leap Frog allows them to use the on-board camera to take pictures and shoot video, all while playing educational games using the touch screen on the tablet. If you have the Leapster Explorer device, the game cartridges are interchangeable making this a very worthwhile investment. Recommended for kids ages 4-9.

2. Singing Justin Bieber Doll

©The Bridge Direct

For little girls that love Justin Bieber and Barbie dolls they will love the new Justin Bieber singing dolls! Not only does this posable doll look just like Justin Bieber, by pushing a small button on his stomach he sings 30 seconds of one of his current songs. There are a few different types of dolls available. Recommended for ages 4-6.

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3. Hot Wheels Video Racer

©Mattel / ©PriceGrabber

A remote controlled car that takes video of 30 frames per second, while the car drives and completes various stunts. There is 12 minutes of memory built-in to the car. The car includes a built-in LCD screen with real-time playback. Attach it to the computer via USB and children can play, share and edit their own videos to include music, scene transitions and special effects!

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4. Lite Sprites Prisma & Wand

©Wowee

Use the Lite Wand to collect color by placing it on various colored objects in the house and share that color with the Lite Sprite doll! By pointing the wand at the doll, it will lite up the same color. After purchasing additional Lite Sprite dolls and playsets, there are even more options to There are multiple play sets available as additional accessories to "Shine On!" Recommended for kids ages 4-9.

5. Kre-O Transformers

©Hasbro

Kre-O is a building set that allows children to construct many different characters from the popular movie, Transformers. Collect and create the whole series, which includes play sets with a variety of different pieces. Who is your child' favorite, is it Optimus Prime BumbleBee or any other Auto-Bots? Recommended for kids ages 6 and up.

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6. Barbie Designable Hair Extensions

©Mattel

Real hair extensions are really a hit these days with fashionable young girls. Now, using the free internet website (www.barbie.com/designablehair) and an inkjet printer, girls can design, then print their own hair extensions for themselves and their Barbie dolls! The set includes a Barbie doll and sheets of printable hair extensions for Barbie and the child. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

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7. Fijit Friends

©Mattel

For little girls who love to sing and dance they will want to collect the whole Fijit Friends family! There are 4 different Fijit Friends that sing and dance. Add more to the bunch and they also interact with each other with their unique technology. Recommended for ages 6-9.

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8. Orbeez Soothing Spa

©Maya Group

Add Orbeez to clean water and let them soak for at least 3 hours or overnight. Orbeez will grow to about 100-300 times their original volume. Use the Orbeez in a variety of playsets to make mood lamps, perfumes, jewelry, and visit the spa and enjoy manicures and pedicures! Recommended for kids ages 5 and up.

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9. Beyblade

©Hasbro

This is a strategic game of spinning tops. Many children enjoy collecting, trading and challenging friends in this fun game where the last top spinning wins! New for this year, there are special Beyblade launchers and the Beyblade Metal Fusion tops.

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10. Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle

©Mattel / ©Disney

This 3 story tall princess castle has over 50 different play pieces included. However, individual princess dolls are sold separately. Each room in the castle is themed for different Disney Princess dolls.

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