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    36 Toys You'll *Technically* Buy For Your Kids (But You'll Want To Use Them, Too)

    I can't imagine *not* wanting a Baby Yoda doll of your own, honestly.

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    1. A Stormtrooper Helmet Lego kit that'll be the ultimate bonding experience for Star Wars fans of all ages.

    a model building the stormtrooper helmet lego set

    2. A giant bubble wand to leave your kids (and probably your neighbors) wide-eyed and amazed.

    two kids playing with a massive bubble from the wand

    3. A five-pack of stretchy fidget tools that won't make a sound so your kiddo can get out their nervous energy without disrupting everyone else around them.

    a model stretching the noodle like toy

    4. A Fortnite drawing guide book for when they find the strength (or you scold them enough that they listen) to take a break from gaming to focus on one of their other many talents.

    5. Waterproof playing cards, so you can teach your kid to play solitaire outside without worrying about the cards being splashed — maybe you'll both be able to enjoy some me-time.

    a black and gold deck of waterpoof cards in a bowl of water

    6. And a battery-operated card shuffler that'll ensure your kids won't need to ask you to do the daunting task for them each time they finish playing a round of Go Fish.

    the card shuffler

    7. A "Build-a-Flower" toy set your kiddo will love if they have big dreams of becoming a florist or simply love ripping dandelions out of the ground and sweetly presenting them to you while getting clumps of dirt all over the house. These flowers will last a *little* longer and be keep play time a *touch* cleaner.

    Child model's hand holding multi-colored plastic toy flowers

    8. Friends-themed Monopoly for the teens in your household who *just* started the timeless debate of whether Ross and Rachel were on a break or not, and want to let the obsession with the show seep into everything they do. Ah, to be young again.

    the friends themed monopoly board

    9. A Razor scooter that'll remind you of your own childhood as you watch your kiddo scoot around for hours.

    10. A Stomp Rocket, capable of launching up to 200 feet, to keep your kids busy and remind them to *literally* shoot for the stars.

    a group of kids watching as one of the kids jumps on the stomping portion of the rocket to send it into the air

    11. An interactive The Floor is Lava game that'll get you and your kiddos out of your seat and bouncin' around the house — in a good way!

    12. Handcrafted, nontoxic constellation blocks you and your mini-me can use to learn the symbols, names, hemispheres, and scale of magnitude for 16 constellations in the night sky. Will I pressure my kids into learning about their horoscopes? Yes, yes I will.

    13. Or a 360-degree-rotating 3-in-1 LED globe, constellation map, and night light that'll teach them about both the night sky and the planet where we live. Pretty exciting stuff!

    A reviewer's split image photo of the globe in world map form and lit up in constellation mode

    14. Tiny cars your little one will love zooming around the house and you'll probs find yourself pushing back and forth while on the phone with your mother-in-law.

    15. A standard swing set you'll pat yourself on the back for setting up when you see how much time your kids will want to spend outside on it — and it'll save you a trip to the park!

    a swing set with two swings and a trapeze bar in the middle

    16. A Haunted Mansion board game that'll take you and your fam on a journey through the rooms from the classic ride. The goal? Collect Ghost cards to earn points while also paying tribute to your favorite part about visiting Disney.

    the haunted mansion board game

    17. A too-cute Stitch nuiMO doll they can dress-up like a lil' hipster and take along on your daily errands to discover all kinds of things — the latest trendy place to grab a latte, a bookstore off the beaten path, a cool new record store, y'know how it goes.

    a stitch doll wearing a denim jacket and beanie

    18. An outdoor play cottage you might find yourself wanting to hide out in for some peace and quiet while your entire family is home — I wouldn't blame you.

    three kids playing inside a well built wooden play house with a curtain and a full kitchen inside

    19. A Baby Yoda plush doll that'll make you want to drop everything and dash for your credit card faster than the Millennium Falcon jumps into hyperdrive.

    20. A unicorn slime kit with over 22,000 5-star reviews that essentially prove kids and parents alike are big fans. Glitter, foam beads, and a gloopy substance — what could go wrong?!

    Unicorn Slime kit opened to reveal contents

    21. A personalized superhero cape you'll likely want to buy for yourself when you see how freakin' cool your mini-me looks running around in it.

    22. Disney Princess nail polishes you can use for a fabulous at-home spa day with your little one (good luck convincing them to do your toes for ya').

    23. A Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite your kiddo has probably been begging you for since they learned Animal Crossing existed. Added bonus? You can play with it when they go to bed and show Tom Nook once and for whose boss.

    nintendo switch lite in yellow, gray, blue, and pink

    24. And a steering wheel accessory for the Nintendo Switch that'll make them feel like a real racer. They'll also be a bit more supportive for your hands so you can truly crush all your kiddos who *think* they have what it takes to be a Mario Kart Champion. Psh.

    two black steering wheels with a joycon fitted inside each

    25. A Buddha Board to help them relax a bit after a tantrum or a tough day at school — you can take a turn when you have a bad day, too.

    26. A stamp and colored pencil set you can use to keep your kiddo busy...or hoard yourself to personalize notes for their lunch box.

    a disney princess stamp kit

    27. An Uno "Nothin’ But Paper" card game made from fully recyclable materials that'll teach your tykes to respect Mother Earth and kick your partner's butt in a classic card game.

    28. A safe wooden knife for any budding chefs who have outgrown their plastic play kitchen and want to get a bit more hands-on with cooking.

    Kids hands holding the wooden "knives" with handles to cut up apple slices

    29. A Super Mario Lego set to bring one of their favorite video game characters to life right before their eyes! The battery-powered Mario figure interacts with the custom-built levels by reciting his famous catchphrases and changing his facial expressions.

    Two children playing with a Super Mario Lego set

    30. A set of four Pokémon puzzles you and your tyke can build side-by-side on a rainy day while watching old episodes of the series. Just try not to judge them too harshly based on which Starter they choose.

    a set of four pokemon puzzles

    31. A glow-in-the-dark fort building kit that'll put the blanket forts you built as a kid to shame. It'll also encourage your kid's imagination to run wild and maybe, just maybe, inspire them to become an architect someday.

    32. A popping stress toy you can count on to mesmerize both you and your child. It's super lightweight and easy to take on the go — you might need one for every member of your family!

    33. A glow-in-the-dark mini golf set complete with five holes, two putters, LED golf balls, five tee mats, five obstacles, and black lights to transform your yard into Entertainment City.

    34. A geode-breaking activity from National Geographic that'll give you and your kids an excuse to pick up a hammer and smash rocks in half. The best part? The cracked-open rocks will reveal stunning crystal centers you can learn about together.

    35. A jar of stress relief therapy dough, because why should anyone inhale that very specific-but-not-necessarily-pleasant Play-Doh scent when you can unwind with a version that's the scent and color you've always wanted?

    36. And a flying LED disco ball that might just become the light of your, ahem I mean, your kid's life. No dance party would be complete without it!

    the glowing disco ball in a reviewer's hand

    Your kiddo enjoying their new toys without knowing you'll likely be playing with 'em when they go to sleep: