Last Updated on May 4, 2022 by Danielle
Parents announced its 50 Best Toys of 2019 – as chosen by kids. Discover the best toys for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids. Get your hands on them before they’re impossible to find!
Parents recently announced its 50 Best Toys of 2019, as chosen by the experts themselves – kids! With nearly a year-long process beginning with 400 toys, 65 kid testers, and several hundred batteries, Parents magazine’s final list encompasses products that are well-made, screen-free, and not annoying.
Discover all the hottest ‘must-have’ toys from Baby Shark and Paw Patrol to dinosaurs, cars, and even sloths for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and kids 5 and older. Sorted by age, these kid-approved toys represent the best of the best toys for 2019 sure to be on your kid’s Holiday Wish List.
This complete list of Best Toys of 2019 will also be featured in the November issue of Parents magazine as well as online. Word to the wise: Get your hands on them ASAP before they’re impossible to find!
Best Baby and Toddler Toys of 2019
LeapFrog Smart Sizzlin’ BBQ Grill
Cook up some fun with the Smart Sizzlin’ BBQ Grill from LeapFrog. Kiddos will learn colors, numbers, counting, and more.
Baby Shark Song Puppet with Tempo Control
‘Baby Shark do do, do do do do’! Bring the Baby Shark experience home with Baby Shark Song Puppet with Tempo Control featuring the full Baby Shark song. Control the tempo by moving its mouth faster or slower to change the speed of the song. Choose from Baby Shark, Mommy Shark, or Daddy Shark.
Baby Shark Fingerlings
This cute Baby Shark Fingerlings features the full-length version of the popular Baby Shark song. It responds to sound, motion, and touch with expressions and even blows kisses all from your fingertips.
VTech Mix & Match-a-Saurus
Toddlers can learn to code in a fun way with the Mix & Match-a-Saurus. Using the character tiles, choose a character: a dinosaur, robot, or monster. Choose hip hop, marching, or ballet music with the music tiles. Then choose an emotion tile to make your character happy, angry, or sleepy. In all, there are 27 different possibilities for your child to explore.
Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth
Babies will be filled with delight when meeting Smooth Moves Sloth. It claps its hands and bobs its head to fun lights, song, and music. Little ones will learn the alphabet, numbers, colors, and opposites. The best part? Linkimals interact with their friends. The more the merrier.
LEGO DUPLO Toy Story Train
Choo! Choo! Your toddler can unleash their imagination with the LEGO DUPLO Toy Story Train. This 21-piece set builds a colorful train and comes with Woody and Buzz minifigures for bringing your stories to life. The best part? The pieces are perfect for little hands.
Rock-A-Mole Guitar (6m+)
LeapFrog Learn & Groove Shakin’ Colors Maracas (6m-3)
Moluk Oibo Blocks (0+)
Lamaze Grab & Hide Ball (6m+)
Slumberkins Snuggler Bundle (0+)
Tiny Love Magical Tales Black & White Super Mat (0+)
Radio Flyer Tinker Truck (1-3)
Best Preschool Toys
Get ready for a magical unboxing experience with Blume from Skyrocket. Simply add water and watch your Blume doll magically blossom. Each with unique personalities collect 22 in the line and mix-and-match their fashions. Who will you Blume?
Barbie Dream Plane
Watch her imagination soar to new heights with the Barbie Dream Plane. Get ready for takeoff with its rolling wheels. What’s cool? The top can be opened to reveal a play space with seats for a pilot and 2 passengers. Where will your adventures lead you?
Barbie Fashionistas are more diverse than ever! The 2019 Barbie Fashionistas line introduces Barbie with a wheelchair and ramp and another one with a removable prosthetic leg. They wear on-trend fashions and have multiple points of articulation to spark her imagination. Remember, with Barbie you can be anything!
Fisher-Price Imaginext Toy Story 4 Buzz Lightyear Robot
Buzz Bot features a removable space shuttle, launch pad, and playset in one. Open its wings to blast off into ‘Infinity and Beyond’! The coolest part? It fires projectiles from its arm.
Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Transforming Batmobile
Get ready for exciting crime-fighting adventures with the Transforming Batmobile RC vehicle. In addition to moving in all directions, it spins a full 360-degrees. But the coolest part? It transforms with lights and sounds and even fires projectiles at the baddies.
Monster Jam Mega Grave Digger R/C
With authentic Monster Jam details and measuring over 2-feet long, the Monster Jam Mega Grave Digger R/C is the largest RC Grave Digger on the planet. With massive BKT tires and the ability to control it from 250-feet away, you’ll conquer just about anything in your path. It’s a top wish list item for larger than life fun.
Juno My Baby Elephant
With an adaptive personality and life-like movement, Juno My Baby Elephant is a top pick for kids. In addition to special games and tricks, interactive Juno makes adorable trumpet noises, eats peanuts, interacts with her toy mouse, gives kisses, and more.
PJ Masks PJ Seeker
PJ Masks fans can save the day with the PJ Masks PJ Seeker. It includes one Cat Boy figure and a mini Cat Car for bringing your missions to life. What’s cool? Release the cabin for those solo missions.
Disney Pixar Toy Story 4 Buzz Lightyear Star Command Center
Spark your Toy Story 4 fans’ imagination with the Buzz Lightyear Star Command Center. This Command Center offers 3 ways to play: Launch Mode, Flight Mode, or Desk Mode. Featuring lights and sounds, switches, knobs, moveable targets, blaster buttons, and a joystick with trigger, it creates an immersive experience for kids. Let their imaginations boldly go to ‘Infinity and Beyond’!
Cap’n Ryan’s Mega Mystery Treasure Chest
Ryan’s World fans will be delighted with the biggest Ryan’s World unboxing experience to date with Cap’n Ryan’s Mega Mystery Treasure Chest, a Target-exclusive. It’s jam-packed with mystery figures, Build-A-Ryan figures, pirate-themed surprises and more.
Disney The Lion King Mighty Roar Simba by FurReal
Brought to you by the FurReal team, Mighty Roar Simba features sound and movie phrases like ‘Hakuna Matata!’ How cute! Simba reacts to touch and sound with over 100 sound and motion combinations. Kids will love talking, roaring, and playing with this interative Simba.
Baby Alive Happy Hungry Baby Doll
Preschoolers will love nurturing and caring for their own baby doll with Happy Hungry Baby Doll. Like a real baby, it eats, drinks, wets and poops. It’s realistic fun for little mommies and daddies.
Playskool Heroes Power Rangers Power Morphin Megazord
It’s Morphin Time! Standing 2-feet tall, Power Rangers Power Morphin Megazord lets kids bring the Power Rangers action to life with a 2-in-1 set featuring Megazord and a massive Megazord beast playset. It’s loaded with fun play features – lights and sounds, chomping action, fold-down play areas, ramps and more!
Kid Trax PAW Patrol Rubble’s Digger
Race into adventure with PAW Patrol Rubble’s Digger from Kid Trax. It looks just like Rubble’s Digger from the show. It features a working front bucket, manual rotating drill, flashing lights, and real construction/engine sound effects. Its rechargeable battery delivers all-day fun.
Playhut Pinkfong Baby Shark Classic Cube Pop-Up Play Tent
With over 3.5 billion views Baby Shark is a phenomenon. Kids can go on exciting adventures with this adorable Baby Shark Classic Cube Pop-Up Play Tent. Twist ‘n Fold tech lets you pop up and fold down with ease. Let the giggles, singing, and fun begin!
Jurassic World Destroy ‘N Devour Indominous Rex
With a realistic sculpt and details, vicious teeth, and long forearms, kids will love recreating the epic action of Jurassic World with Destroy ‘N Devour Indominous Rex. The best part? In addition to jaw chomping, arm movement, and roaring and slashing sounds, you can swallow a whole 3.75-inch action figure!
Learning Resources Coding Critters
Preschoolers can learn early coding skills with Coding Critters from Learning Resources. It’s a world of storybook coding with no screens! Your pet behaves like a real pet. What will you code? Adopt a critter and start your coding adventures!
Little Tikes Kingdom Builders Hex Castle
Build a 2.5-foot tall Hex Castle with the Kingdom Builders Hex Castle from Little Tikes. With fun surprises like a secret dungeon, working drawbridge, dropping balcony, hidden trapdoor, and more, it’s sure to ignite your little one’s imagination.
Calico Critters Village Pizzeria
Where do your Calico Critters go for the tastiest pizza in town? To the Village Pizzeria, of course! Word has it that they make the tastiest brick oven pizza. The set includes several accessories to enhance your play. The best part? We love creating a whole Calico Critters Village by combining with other sets.
Orangutwang from PlayMonster is a fun, wild, and suspenseful game for kids 4 and up. Players take turns hanging fruit and jungle friends on an Orangutan. But watch out! Add too much and all the fruits and friends go flying. How long can he go before he goes twaaang?!
Learning Resources ABC Party Cupcake Toppers (3+)
Haba Kullerbu Parking Garage (0-2)
Cotton Candy Cuties (3+)
Best Big Kid Toys of 2019
L.O.L. Surprise! 2-in-1 Glamper
L.O.L. Surprise toys are among the hottest sellers in the world of toys. Kids love collecting and revealing their surprise dolls. This set includes one exclusive L.O.L. Surprise! doll along with over 55 surprises. Now your L.O.L. dolls can go on adventures with the Glamper Camper and then you can expand it into a 2’ x 3’ playset complete with light-up pool and slide, fashion runway, BBQ patio, DJ Booth, and bunk beds. How cool! It’s a dream come true for any L.O.L. fan!
How To Train Your Dragon Hatching Baby Toothless
With Hatchimals technology, now you can hatch your own adorable Baby Toothless with Hatching Baby Toothless. You’re the trainer and Toothless is your dragon. Teach him to fly and plasma-blast. His eyes light up, he moves his wings, and he even growls. What a lovable buddy!
Treasure X Aliens
Dissect an alien and rescue the Treasure Hunter trapped inside its body with Treasure X Aliens. Now you can perform your own alien autopsy. Look for 18 Treasure Hunters to collect.
Singing Machine Carpool Karaoke
Ages: All ages
Bring the Carpool Karaoke experience home with Caropool Karaoke from Singing Machine. Road trips will never be the same.
Meet the first Hatchimals that grows. Hatch a 32” growing llama with Hatchimals WOW! It features interactive play, a rehatchable egg, and over 250 sounds and interactions. Hatch, grow, love, and play.
LEGO Jurassic World T. rex vs. Dino-Mech Battle
Recreate epic Jurassic World battles with the LEGO Jurassic World T. rex vs. Dino-Mech Battle set. The set builds volcanic rock, boat with stud shooters, and posable T. rex and Dino-Mech with 4 minifigures to bring the action to life.
LEGO Disney Ariel, Aurora, and Tiana’s Royal Celebration
Recreate Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, and The Princess and the Frog with the LEGO Disney Ariel, Aurora, and Tiana’s Royal Celebration set. This 282-piece set builds Aurora’s castle tower, Ariel’s dolphin carriage, and Tiana’s restaurant and includes Aurora, Ariel, and Tiana mini dolls to bring your storytelling to life.
American Girl Bowling Alley
Now you can play bowling at home with the doll-sized American Girl Bowling Alley. What’s cool? It keeps track of score and balls auto-return for endless fun. Can you bowl a perfect game?
Zing Zax Throwing Axe
Bring the fun of axe throwing home with Zax from Zing. Throw this lightweight foam axe on any virtually surface and it sticks like magic. You’ll love competing with friends.
Wicked Cool Toys Blinger
WICKED COOL TOYS
Bling out your hair, fashion, or virtually anything with Blinger from Wicked Cool. It’s a fashionista’s dream and it’s simple to use. Brush out the gems or peel them off after a day of fun. The best part? There’s no sticky residue.
Heroes of Goo Jit Zu
Based on the YouTube cartoon, Heroes of Goo Jit Zu brings back the fun to action figures with the squishiest, stretchiest, and gooiest figures ever. Use your goo power to defeat evil and save the day. Look for 13 heroes to collect. Each character has a unique goo filling with a unique texture and feel.
WowWee Pixie Belles
Wear your Pixie Belles on your clothing! They love nothing more than dancing and spinning. Watch their horn to determine their mood. There are 3 modes of play: Nurture Mode, Pixie Power Dance Mode, and Spin Mode. Like the Fingerlings, they also feature kiss tech.
Foam Alive Make ‘N’ Melt Ice Cream Kit
Who loves ice cream? With the Foam Alive Make ‘N’ Melt Ice Cream Kit you can create your own magic melting ice cream. You can scoop it, mold it, and melt it. How fun! The best part? It’s not sticky so the fun never ends.
Schleich Large Horse Stable With House and Stable (5-12)