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Best learning gifts for middle schoolers

Smarts and fun all in one with 6 perfect presents for tweens.

Great Pretender

Top toys, books, boardgames, and technology for your fantasy-loving kid.

Toy story: parents' tips and quips about holiday gifting

500 parents tell all on the best and worst toys for the holidays.

How to pick the perfect learning toy

Here’s our insider’s guide to the tricks of the learning toy trade. Hint: Electronic and trendy doesn't necessarily mean "educational."

Wild Card winner: LeapPad Explorer

Not ready to hand over your iPad - or yikes, buy one? Our 2011 Golden Apple Wild Card winner - nominated by our staff - may be the next best thing for your early reader.

Toys that teach: Golden Apple Awards 2010

We've sorted the gold from the gravel to offer you great learning toys for every age.

Golden Apple Awards 2011

Check out our selection of this year’s best new learning and STEM toys.

No supermoms need apply

Tech tools that make insanely heartwarming teacher appreciation gifts easy

Nine cell phones for the holidays

Ring in the holidays with one of these kid-friendly phones.

Golden Apple Awards 2010 (ages 6-8)

From a talking pen to a futuristic ant farm, these toys are made for kids' learning (and fun).