Popular Toys for Christmas

Popular Toys for Christmas

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Kimberly Houk ReportingThe top toys this holiday season are turning out to be toys that make kids think. Stores are selling out of everything from board games that teach kids to strategize to motorized Lego sets.

This year Legos are going hi-tech. It's not like when we were younger and we just got a bucket of Legos to build with. Now they are coming with small motors; kids can tear apart, change shapes, and reset the motor.

Everything from farm toys, to pirate ships, to puppets controlled by strings are flying off shelves. And although parents might not like it, the "spy listener" is topping "wish lists". This toy makes it possible for kids to hear up to 30 feet away.

And for the younger ones, magnetic spinning worms will keep kids under two occupied for hours, while the older kids can learn the physics of momentum with a "Sky Rail Suspension". The marble rolling ramp challenges children to balance the pieces perfectly for it to work.

But there are some toys that are not safe. Experts are warning parents to watch out for toys that come with small pieces kids could choke on. They also say to stay away from toy cell phones that are too loud.

Also this year, girls are going back to the basics with dolls and knitting.

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