As any parent can tell you, a trip to the toy store can be an arduous and often confusing experience. Toy shopping is no cut-and-dried affair. Being able to capably navigate between what’s affordable, what’s durable and what your children actually want requires a fair amount of insight and research. All too often, the garish item you paid handsomely for can end up broken and/or entirely neglected underneath a bed. It’s a sad and costly story.
Luckily, Al Roker hosted Stephanie Oppenheim, a contributor and expert from toyportfolio.com and a rambunctious gaggle of kids in the studio this morning with an array of the best toys of 2010. Not only are these playthings hand-tested for maximum fun by families across the nation, they are also affordable.
Parents, have you started thinking about the impending holiday season? You may want to jot down a few notes. Watch the video and share your thoughts in the comment section.