The best cool toys for kids provides countless hours of fun, enhancing sensory ability, providing uninterrupted playtime on long car rides, and helping build camaraderie with family members and friends. Choosing the wrong cool toys for kids could mean the difference between a noisy road trip and a quiet one. Our evaluation focused on playability, originality, ease of use, stimulation, and appropriateness for boys and girls. We purchased over 20 sets of toys across all categories, including board games, playmats, handheld devices, and brain toys to narrow the field to 7.
After more than 15 hours of research and testing, our top pick goes to the Sensory Fidget Toys Set, 22 Pcs. This set contains several sensory and fidget-style toys with a wide variety of flip chains, grape mesh squeeze balls, liquid motion timers, snap and click snakes, and stretchy strings. Each item can be engaged with in different ways, including squeezing, stretching, and throwing. A basketball stress ball and two “peek a boo” squeeze beans can even be used to relieve tension. It is an excellent choice for kids needing constant simulation with no downtime, as well as a rehabilitation tool for seniors to improve dexterity and reaction time.