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Left: Play ball
Heads up: This isn't any ordinary game of catch. When you aren't rolling the toy back and forth, your baby will love to touch, nibble on and otherwise explore the textured tags on the plush Toss the Taggie ball. Newborn and up. $20. Taggies: www.taggies.com.
Right: An interactive pal
The unique DVD MagIQ toy features a DVD and an interactive soft toy (dog, lamb or cow) that responds to audio cues as the DVD plays on your TV. Watch it with your baby for bonding during playtime. 3 months and up. $50. Tiny Love: www.tinylove.com.
Left: Who's in the box?
Your child will go wild for the Know & Grow Pop-Up Pal Peek-a-Boo Cube, a toy that rattles and squeaks. Show her how it can pop out of the box as you pull it up. 6 months and up. $8. Wild Republic: www.wildrepublic.com.
Right: Round and round
The Sensory Station activity toy is flexible for little hands and features a spinning jester and rings to capture baby's attention. It also doubles as a safe teether. 3 months and up. $12. International Playthings: www.intplay.com.
Left: Off to preschool
Your little one can "drive" the pillow-soft IQ Baby A+ School Bus. Finger puppets go along for the ride; help him make up names for each "child." -36 months. $25. Small World Toys: www.smallworldtoys.com.
Right: G'day, mate
Travel with your child to the land of Down Under with Cuby the Koala Bear Puppet. Others in the series include a kangaroo and an emu, and all are machine-washable. -24 months. $16. Noukie's: www.noukies.com.