Top 5 Toys that All Girls Want
If you remember a few days ago, I posted an article on the top 5 toys that all boys want. There were some good old ones, a couple new and a few that have endured the years with much more grace than one might have expected.
Today, I would like to look at the top five girl toys that usually find their way onto a little girl’s wish list with very little difficulty. As with the boys list, there are some new toys that have been propelled into the spotlight but there are also some oldies that have endured the test of time and are still popular today.
So let’s get down to business and start looking at a shopping list that will delight any little girl.
Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer has been a big hit for a decade and is still going strong with many little girls around the globe. She is polite, helpful and always greats the day with a big smile and a loud, “Hola!” She has been popular with boys and girls but the latter has moved on to Diego and Dora has still remained a favorite with little girls that have made her number five on our list.
And what is not to like about Dora. Originally found in a television show and later in Story Reader Video + with BONUS Dora the Explorer Cartridge, she can now be found in just about anything from raincoats, such as the Dora the Explorer Rain Poncho, to puzzles, like the Dora the Explorer 24 Piece Puzzle – Dora and Boots, to toy sets like the Dora The Explorer Electronic Adventure Phone Set. She is a character that delights many kids and with a new makeover expected this upcoming fall, she is about to make a whole new splash with an older audience that loved her when they were toddlers.
When I first experienced the trend that is Disney Princess, I was a little on the fence with all the Disney Princess Mini Backpack and Flip Flop Set – Size 6½, Disney Princess Umbrella and the Disney Princess Before Once Upon a Time – Belle Doll. It just seemed like too much pink and while I enjoy the occasional splash, I was worried about having too much.
Of course, my fears weren’t necessary and I realized that Disney had found a way to make every little girl feel like one of the gang; a princess that will shimmer in her Disney Princess Backpack with Purse and Pencil Case as she closed her very own Disney Princess, Sleeping Beauty Flip Phone.
After realizing that, I began to see all the cute accessories and toys that you could find for Disney Princess and the delight of my students as they would show me their latest Disney Princess Shimmer Princess Cinderella Doll or Disney Princess costume. It is for all that delight that Disney Princess is ranked fourth on our top 5 toys that all girls want toy list.
A fairly new kid on the block, the Bratz dolls and accessories have made a surprisingly big splash in the world of toys for girls. Most girls have seen one and are desperate to own a specific one such as Bratz Babyz Magic Hair – Cloe. They even have their own movie and that has gained them a bit more appeal and has made them our third choice on our top 5 list.
Well, it would seem that both lists will have something generic on it and for girls, that generic item is dolls. These little treasures have been just that, a treasure, for girls for decades, if not centuries and you can pretty well find a doll for any age possible.
I personally purchased a baby for my niece before she had even reached the age of one and she cared it around everywhere with her. While that doll was pretty basic, you can find a doll for any little girl and they can do everything from simply look cute, like the Anne Geddes Baby Flower Plush Doll, to wiggle and interact, like Baby Alive Wets ‘N Wiggles Doll.
In addition to all the dolls, you can add a number of accessories to care for your doll, which boosts the games that you can play with a doll, making them number two on our list.
The number one toy that every little girl is going to ask for at one time or another is Barbie. She has been around for 5 decades and for the looks of things, she isn’t going to be going too far.
Over the years there has been a few changes for Barbie and we have seen her become everything from Barbie as The Island Princess Doll to a mermaid and girls still take the time to purchase her, dress her up and shower her with all the must have accessories.
In fact, there are so many accessories for Barbie, like the Barbie Repunzel’s Wedding Horse that half the fun of owning a Barbie is in owning one of the many things that she can use or ride herself. She has even come out of the toy aisle and had successful movies and even fashion accessories or fashion inspired toys like the Barbie I-Design Slide 2 Style with 35 Fashion Cards and 2 BONUS Fashion Cards Pack. There is little doubt that Barbie will be here for another fifty years and will continue to be a hot item for little girl’s wish lists.
And that is our top 5 toys for girls but I am sure that for every child, there is a unique list of top fives.