December 18, 2011 02:00 PM

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As a mother of two and founder of the children’s store The Little Seed, Soleil Moon Frye certainly knows a great kid’s find when she sees one.

And with so many cool toys to choose from this holiday season, the Happy Chaos author is happy to reveal her top picks.

From board games to the latest kid-friendly gadgets, Frye — who also serves as Target‘s Mommy Ambassador — focuses on gifts that nurture the imagination and encourage family togetherness.

Want to find out her five favorites? Check them out — plus her take on each toy — below.

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LeapFrog LeapPad ($99)

If your kids are tech-friendly like mine, think about the LeapPad. It’s like a mini-tablet for kids, but with educational games and applications. It even has a built-in camera, so kids can personalize their learning experience.

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Disney My First Princess Doll and Dress Set ($35)

Creative play is so important at a young age and I love it when my girls play dress-up. This doll and dress gift set is perfect for little ones who like to explore and play in the world of make-believe.

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Fijit Friends ($55)

What I love about this season’s hottest toy is that kids can let their imaginations run wild chatting with these little creatures. The Fijit Friends have 150 built-in responses, voice recognition, beat detection and dance mode, so your kids always have someone to interact with.

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Scrabble Flash ($20)

New twists on classic board games are all the rage this holiday season. This interactive game is fun and a great learning tool to teach the kiddos new vocabulary words.

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WowWee’s Paper Jamz Pro Series Microphone ($36)

Music is a great way to get the entire family involved in play. Set up a family karaoke night and let everyone sing and dance the night away. Plus, singing encourages confidence in youngsters.

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