Shop Toys Age 5+ by Jacqueline Zenn
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Sponsored by KidiBuzz By VTech

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Parents of young kids know this feeling. It can be exasperating to get your kid a new toy that they've been coveting for a while and have it break right away. And you can't really blame the kid! So many toys aren't crafted with rambunctious kids in mind and therefore they don't stand up to more exuberant playtime.

Kid-Safe Electronics

Electronics are probably the biggest victims of childish rowdiness. Most smartphones, tablets, and computers aren't exactly built-kid tough, after all. And you might not want to give your kid unfettered access to the web anyways. Enter kid-tough smart devices like the VTech KidiBuzz™, which is meant to withstand (nearly) everything your kid puts it through.

Besides being the source of hours and hours of fun, KidiBuzz™ has a shatter proof screen and is meant to be nearly unbreakable. So kids can drop it, throw it around, get water or food on it (submerging it is not a good idea) and otherwise be kids while they enjoy the educational books, games, and apps, play music, text their (pre-approved) friends and family, take pictures and videos, and much more.

Plenty of other toys can't stand up to energetic little kids either. But there are definitely things to look for, like the durable construction. And brands like VTech - makers of KidiBuzz™ - who know that toys need to be designed with exuberant kids in mind.

Think Classic

Want to make sure your kid's toys will stand up to nearly anything? Give them classic kid's toys that have stood the test of time over the years. Things like wooden or plastic blocks, stuffed animals or similar toys that can be squished or thrown around, or study plastic toys with few moving parts make for excellent and sturdy options.

Besides, toys that have stood the test of time and were loved by generations become classics for a reason - and they are a good way to balance out "screen time" that is part and parcel of today's day and age.

Choose Your Materials Wisely

Do you kids tend to tear up book, or spill things on them? Then get the plastic versions meant for bathtime reading - they are a lot more durable. If it's a fabric toy, pick something that can easily be washed (or better yet, wiped off) and is unlikely to get torn; essentially, you want their toys to be as sturdy as their everyday clothes.

And of course, for electronics go for something built kid-tough and nearly shatterproof like VTech's KidiBuzz™. It's a kid-safe and kid-tough version of a smart device that's meant to withstand even the most energetic kids.

Go Sporty

Most sports equipment is meant to stand up to a lot of wear and tear. After all, it's gotta last through kids playing tough with it! Basic soccer balls, tennis balls, footballs, etc. will help your little athlete get exercise and have fun.

Kids are tough on toys in general, especially electronics. But you don't have to be too concerned or overly careful with a kid-proof toy like KidiBuzz™!

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