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Golden Apple Awards 2010 (ages 8-10)

Whether your kid likes DIY perfume kits or division drills, these toys are sure to please.

Golden Apple Awards 2010 (ages 3-5)

Designed for the youngest learners, these toys are anything but basic.

Quick writing tips for every age

Turn your child into an unstoppable scribe with this grade-by-grade advice.

Great gifts for all types of girls

Go-to gifts for girls who think outside the pretty pink box.

Best new books for older kids

Teen-eating monsters, visiting angels, world-scourging viruses! This year's 6 best new page turners are sure to please your favorite tween or teen.

Learning toys that fail

Not all teaching toys pan out: Some are boring; others fail to make a point. But these dangerously failing toys cross the line from "educational" to "injurious."

Best learning toys ages 3 to 5

Designed especially for the youngest set, these 2011 Golden Apple Award winners excel in teaching early reading, writing, and drawing.

Best learning toys ages 6 to 8

From winding marble runs to interactive talking maps, these Golden Apple Awards 2011 put the fun back in school smart.

6 smart tech toys

Our tech expert picks the season's best digital gifts to bolster learning and spark imaginations.

Board games: More than fun and games

Turn off the TV and get cozy with some old-fashioned board games.Your kids will have a ball and develop valuable learning skills while they play.