The ten most popular toys for children and young people

Neuuppin.Play – one of children’s basic needs. But what do children and young people in Ruppinerlandet like to play with? What are they no longer giving up? When you make a choice, you can quickly lose track.

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On the occasion of International Children’s Day, MAZ inquired about toys, electrical goods and books in stores, which are currently particularly popular. Here are the current trends in children’s rooms in the region.

Popular toy at Schmutzler in Neuruppin

Switch & Go Dinos from Vtech (from 3 years): A remote-controlled dinosaur was not enough for the producers: The dinosaurs can be transformed into cars in seconds. Depending on the shape, the two-in-one toy makes a variety of sounds and lighting effects.

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“Kids love Switch & Go Dinos because they are versatile and you can play with them both remotely and manually,” says Christine Peckermann of the traditional Neuruppin store, Schmutzler.

Christine Peckermann sells many of the Switch & Go Dinos in the Schmutzler toy store.

Lego Minecraft and Lego Friends (from 6 years): It is not for nothing that the small plastic building blocks bear their name, which means something like “play well” in Danish. They have been a popular pastime for children since the 1950s and are marketed in countless varieties. Lego Minecraft, which brings the virtual world of the computer game of the same name into the real world, is currently particularly popular at Schmutzler-Spielwaren in Neuruppin. Lego Friends with their own figures, animals and vehicles from everyday life are also very popular.

“Kids love Lego because they can build their own little world and immerse themselves in it,” says Christine Peckermann.

Pokémon Trading Card: A perennial favorite for over 20 years - also in Neuruppin.

Pokémon Trading Card: A perennial favorite for over 20 years – also in Neuruppin.

Pokemon cards (from 6 years) has been a must-have in any schoolyard for over two decades. More than 34 billion trading cards have been produced to date. They are also extremely popular in this country. A new series has just hit the market.

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“Kids love the social aspect of collecting and exchanging,” Peckermann says.

Outdoor toys for summer

Such outdoor toys Super Soaker water gun (from 6 years) and balls in known and lesser known designs, such as “Phlat Ball” (from 6 years) sells extremely well. No wonder with the coming summer. The phlat ball is a cross between a frisbee and a ball that changes shape and direction during flight.

Brothers Arthur (left) and Theodor and cousin Greta with their favorite toy at checkout at the Schmutzler toy store in Neuruppin.

Brothers Arthur (left) and Theodor and cousin Greta with their favorite toy at checkout at the Schmutzler toy store in Neuruppin.

“Kids love Super Soaker because it’s just fun to splash other kids or parents wet,” explains senior partner Christine Peckermann. “And they love Phlat Ball for its element of surprise.”

Popular children’s and teens books at Neuruppiner Fontane bookstore in Neuruppin

The book “The little moth” (from 4 years) by Eva Dax with pictures of Sabine Dully is about being different. The little moth wants to be like all the butterflies. She does everything to adapt to them, which eventually wears her out completely. At one point, she meets a bat that has disguised itself as a blue tit. The two quickly realize that one does not have to be like the others to be happy

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“Kids love this book because it encourages them to be themselves,” says Anja Vollmer of the Fontane bookstore in Neuruppin.

The book series “The school of magical animals: finally a holiday!” (from 8 years) by Margit Auer with pictures of Nina Dulleck almost all primary school children know. Since 2013, “The School of Magic Animals” has been on Spiegel’s bestseller list for children and young people more than 70 times.

The idea: Children are not alone, but have magical animals that secretly stand next to them in everyday life. “Finally vacation!” is a side series that accompanies boys and girls with their animals on their adventures outside of school. The seventh volume in the series has just been published – and it is in high demand in the Fontane bookstore.

Bookstore Anja Vollmer from the bookstore Fontane in Neuruppin with her favorite children's diaries.

Bookstore Anja Vollmer from the bookstore Fontane in Neuruppin with her favorite children’s diaries.

Kids love the series of books because the magical animals give them secret allies and they are never alone.

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Arch “Keeper of the Lost Cities” (11 years and up): At the age of twelve, Sophie suddenly found out that she was not a human, but an elf. Due to a dangerous incident, she realizes that she is no longer safe in the human world and disappears into the realm of the elves. There she tries to build a life and continue working with her magical abilities in the magic school. But then things happen that suggest that a secret organization will ruin everyone’s peace. And Sophie is connected to them in some way.

“Children and young people love this series because the books strongly remind them of an adventurous version of Harry Potter, they are told in a very exciting way and are absolutely addictive,” explains Anja Vollmer from the Fontane bookstore.

Bestsellers at Expert in Neuruppin: electrical items for children and young people

The tonic box (from 3 years) is a dice where you can listen to radio games and record your own music and sound recordings. So it’s actually just an audio player. What makes him special? The radio games or music recordings are stored on game characters, the so-called Tonies. For example, if you want to hear the program with the mouse, you can buy a mouse tone and put it on the box. If you want to be creative yourself, you can record music or stories.

Kids love them because Tonies makes the radio games tangible. “You can hear, gather and play with the characters. A really long-lasting hit for some years, “says Sascha Pühn, Expert Managing Director at Neuruppin.

CEO Sascha Pühn from Expert in Neuruppin with a sound figure for Toniebox.

CEO Sascha Pühn from Expert in Neuruppin with a sound figure for Toniebox.

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Nintendo Switch (from 6 years to adult) is a video game console. Classics like Super Mario and Pokémon as well as new games can be played both on the external screen and on the device itself.

“Kids love them because they can take the contact with them everywhere and they have a great selection of games,” says Expert Sascha Pühn.

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