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Top Activity Toys For Children

From eToys Direct

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Here Are Some Top Activity Toys to Help Children Stay Active and Healthy This Easter. The list, compiled by eToys buyers who collectively have more than 100 years of toy-buying experience, offers a wide range of activities for boys and girls of all ages and interests including dancing, skating, soccer, rock climbing, speed-boating and more. "With child obesity increasingly being recognized as a major national issue, we wanted to provide parents and children with a list of the best activity toys as a fun and healthy antidote to sedentary lifestyles," said Mike Wagner, eToys Direct CEO. "This list is a great resource for parents and grandparents who want to forgo sweets for healthier gifts this Easter holiday."

The eToys Top Activity Toys List

  • Double Blast Bubble Mower (Fisher-Price) Kids can have twice the fun with double the bubble action and cool new realistic styling. The mower features dual "exhaust" pipes for double the bubble output, realistic lawnmower sounds, two dipstick bubble wands, pull-cord starter and bubble solution. (Ages 3-5)

  • My First Skate: Boys -- Red (Fisher-Price) Boys will love these new first skates that feature contemporary styling with inline front wheels and rear "training" wheels for balance, as well as realistic-looking high boots. (Ages 5-8)

  • Barbie: My First Skates -- Pink (Fisher-Price) These pink in-line skates feature contemporary Barbie styling with in-line wheels and realistic-looking high boot cut. The front wheels are in-line while the back wheels are "training wheels" for additional balance. (Ages 4-8)

  • Soccer Goal Set With Bounce Back Target (Drybranch, Inc.) Kids can practice their soccer skills with this fun and inventive Soccer Goal Set. The bounce back target automatically and conveniently returns the ball to them each time. Includes metal frame soccer goal, soccer ball, pump and ground stakes. (Ages 5-10)

  • Moon Shoes (Hart Enterprises, Inc.) Moon shoes are the original mini trampolines made for feet so kids can jump with anti-gravity effects. Wacky Moon Shoes are made of quality, high-density plastic, adjustable nylon straps with sure-footing and non-skid treads. They fit up to size 9 men's shoes and hold a maximum total weight of 180 pounds. (Ages 7-16)

  • Kid's Wheelbarrow (Radio Flyer) Grown-ups garden chores are kid's play with this scaled-down replica of the real thing. Features seamless steel tray with no-scratch edges and steel undercarriage, durable molded wheel and real wood wheelbarrow handles. (Ages 1-4)

  • Radio Control Hurricane Speed Boat (Interactive Toy Concepts LTD) Get ready for radio control action that skims the water like a hurricane. This sleek, high-speed Hurricane speedboat cruises with dual ducted fans with no moving parts. Ready to race right out of the box, the Hurricane comes with a transmitter, charger, onboard NiMN battery and instructions. (Ages 8 and up)

  • Groove It (Milton Bradley) Get together with friends, and gear up for a groovy, dancin' good time. Move to the music, follow the lights and get into the groove. The motion sensors know how the children are moving as they zoom, scratch and slide in response to the lights and sounds. The pace speeds up and has a total of eleven different moves. (Ages 7-12)

  • Sesame Street Hopscotch Mat (Team Products Int) Kids build coordination and improve their motor skills using this Sesame Street-themed hopscotch mat. Designed to resemble the classic playground game, kids can use this special mat, featuring favorite Sesame Street characters Big Bird, Ernie, Elmo, Cookie Monster and the Count, indoors or out. (Ages 18 months - 6 years)

  • Twister Moves (Milton Bradley) Put on your dancing feet and get movin'. This all-new dance version of Twister keeps kids on their toes. Kids must follow more than 100 dance commands called out by the rockin' DJ -- if they miss a step they're out. (Ages 8-14)

  • 40" Bigens Play Ball (Sport Fun) This heavy-duty rotationally molded vinyl ball provides hours of fun for one or more children. Included with this enormous ball is an inflation adapter and a valve plug that is extra long for added safety. (Ages 5-12)

  • Climbing Rock Wall (Pyramid Toys LTD) Molded to look just like a section of mountain ready for climbing, this inflatable Rock Wall is made of extremely durable and sturdy vinyl, designed to stand up to hard use. Great for use indoors or out, this safe and fun Climbing Rock Wall lets children experience the thrill of rock climbing in a safe environment. (Ages 5-12)

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