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  Toys: Ages 7 to 10  
  Time to start thinking tech—whether high or low, electric or manual.  
     
  BY ASHELEY VICTORIA  
  PHOTOGRAPHED BY JAMES WORRELL  
     
  Toys for Tots | Ages 3 to 6 | Ages 7 to 10 |  
     
  Sugar Buzz
Think of National Geographic’s Candy Chemistry Kit as science class on a sugar high. With it, you can make rock candy, root beer, and even bubble gum ($12.99).

Target
135-05 Twentieth Ave., Queens, 718-661-4346
8801 Queens Blvd., Queens, 718-760-5656;
target.com.

 
 

 

 

 
  Pinball Power
It’s back to the future with this electronic version of classic pinball, complete with graphics of The Incredible Hulk ($19.99).

Toys 'R' Us
1514 Broadway, near 44th St., 800-869-7787
24-30 Union Square East, near 15th St. 212-674-8697;
toysrus.com.

 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 
  Bust A Groove
Hitclips now have fun new players for clips of favorite pop songs from artists like Britney Spears and Avril Lavigne (clips sold separately for $4.99). Choose from twelve new styles, including a motorcycle and a butterfly ($9.99).

FAO Schwarz
767 Fifth Ave., near 58th St. 212-644-9400;
fao.com
 
 

 

 

 
  The Wheel World
Tyco has taken its classic radio-controlled Stuntsters and downsized them to a mere 3.5 inches. These mini-wonders can flip over and do 360’s and wheelies ($19.990.

Toys 'R' Us
1514 Broadway, near 44th St., 800-869-7787
24-30 Union Square East, near 15th St. 212-674-8697;
toysrus.com.
 
 

 

 

 
  No Bones About It
This 3-D wooden dinosaur puzzle is a cool project to put together, and a great room sculpture once it’s assembled. Models include tyrannosaurus rex (shown here) and stegosaurus ($29.99).

The Scholastic Store
557 Broadway, near Prince St., 212-343-6166
 
 

 

 

 
  In the Swing
Lego For The Millennium Child includes inventor set kits for making up to six motorized creatures. This futuristic-looking monkey, for example, can swing and climb on a wire (included). $39.99.

Toys 'R' Us
1514 Broadway, near 44th St., 800-869-7787
24-30 Union Square East, near 15th St. 212-674-8697;
toysrus.com.
 
 

 

 

 
  Slim Pics
Hasbro’s new Videonow offers tiny twenty-minute cartoons for engaging kids in odd moments (Doctor’s office? Supermarket line?). Just pop in a minidisc (24 titles sold separately for $7.99 each), hand over the tiny (four-by-six-inch) device, and voilà! ($49.99).

FAO Schwarz
767 Fifth Ave., near 58th St. 212-644-9400;
fao.com
 
 

 

 

 
  Big Wheel
Huffy’s cool new Green Machine has a low-to-the-ground base (great for stabilized spin-outs) and rear-wheel steering for better control than its predecessors ($99.99)

Toys 'R' Us
1514 Broadway, near 44th St., 800-869-7787
24-30 Union Square East, near 15th St. 212-674-8697;
toysrus.com.
 
 

 

 

 
  Spice Girl
“Chelsea” is an art enthusiast who loves galleries and flea markets. She’s also one of the dolls in the My Scene Collection, new from the makers of Barbie. Each comes with a cd of tunes chosen to match her look ($14.99).

Target
135-05 Twentieth Ave., Queens, 718-661-4346
8801 Queens Blvd., Queens, 718-760-5656;
target.com.
 
 

 

 

 
  She's Crafty
Love your kid’s art work, but the refrigerator’s full? This Window Art Book, from Klutz, has everything needed to make stained-glass decorations for windows. The best part? They peel right off ($19.95).

The Scholastic Store
557 Broadway, near Prince St., 212-343-6166
 
     
     
 
From the Fall 2003 edition of the New York Family Guide
 
     
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