Looking for that perfect gift for your child this holiday season? With the holiday shopping season just a week away, there are so many places and toys to choose from, and the holidays always bring out the deals for all toys.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday can bring some great toy deals. However, remember that a deal is not always the right thing for a child. Below are some tips to help with those holiday shopping choices.

Tips for Toy Buying

It’s always important for parents to remember to buy toys that are not only age appropriate, but safe, stimulating and comfortable for the child. Every child has their own rate of development, interests and imagination. Picking out a toy that is appropriate for their age and unique learning style can help your child learn, play and create in a whole new way.

Children can develop at different rates and it is best to choose a toy that best fits their enjoyment. All children are drawn to certain kinds of toys. Some enjoy quiet toys, some like ones that make a lot of noise. Every child likes or dislikes toys depending on the enjoyment and interests in that specific toy. Keep in mind that your child’s safety and educational development should be the first thing you consider when buying a toy. Simply observing and listening to how your child plays and interacts with toys should give you a great insight.

With so many toys to choose from that are expected to be on the Christmas toys list in 2010, be sure your selecting the right toy that best fits your child’s wants and needs. Below are some great educational toy brands for 2010.

Melissa and Doug Toys

Melissa and Doug Toys

Calico Critters

Calico Critters

HABA Toys

HABA Toys

The Orb Factory | Sticky Mosaics

The Orb Factory | Sticky Mosaics

Manhattan Toys

Manhattan Toys

YBike

YBike

Guidecraft

Guidecraft

Think Fun

Think Fun

Small World Toys

Small World Toys

International Playthings

International Playthings