Who knows what makes the most appealing toys for children? Children !!
This Toy Box panel of 7, 8 and 9 year old experts dished the dirt to tell parents what the most common mistakes parents they are making with their gift purchases and what makes a 'horrible toy'.
1) Poor quality toys that break when being played with
2) Gets boring quickly. Must have the ability to continue to engage a child.
3) Being bought a toy for the inappropriate age group-too young or too difficult.
4) Purely educational rather than fun.
So pick something well designed, interactive, creative , portable ( and preferably indestructible ) to avoid your gift ending up in the 'horrible' toy box!