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Metro Parent's Holiday 'It' List Gift Guide 2013

S.T.E.M. – science, technology, engineering and math – is the focus of this year's toy selection for kids of all ages. Plus, you'll find holiday 'hot toys,' books, music and more.

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Play Toys

Stack & Scare

Kids construct monsters with 15 wicked wood blocks, designed by a studio that's done art for Nirvana albums, Target and more. By Uncle Goose of Grand Rapids. Four sets. Ages 3+. $48/set.

Imagine I Can Mini Play Sets

S.T.E.M. is great; S.T.E.A.M., even better. Get that "A" (for art!) with these awesome, affordable craft kits, with themes spanning galaxy and garden to circus and jungle. Ages 3+. $3-$20.

Crocodile Xylophone

How's this for a mobile music device? Tykes bang out eight notes on this croc's back. His jowls click-clack as he rocks and rolls. It's a nice tempo for music discovery. Ages 18 months+. $25.

Zeenie Dollz

Saving the earth gets a trendy twist with these fashion dolls that care about issues like pollution and deforestation. Bonus: They're made of recyclable, non-toxic plastics. Ages 3+. $39.99-$49.99.

Brobo

How can robots with batteries and wiring be this cuddly? These Canadian-crafted plush pals have light-up hearts that illuminate kids' nighttime investigations (or just keep the monsters at bay). Ages 18 months+. $34.99.

Aquabots

Water brings these toy pet sharks and clownfish to life, thanks to teeny-tiny mechanics (you see them at work through the translucent bodies). 10 colors. Ages 3+. $9.99/single, $14.99/with bowl.

Motorworks

Manhattan Toys' interchangeable wooden autos sport spoilers, monster wheels and custom decals for little Motor City gear heads. Three series. Ages 3+. $13.99-$29.99/cars, $4.99+/accessories.

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