Many children adore cats, and dream of having one of their own. Of course, this isn’t always possible whether it’s due to financial constraints, allergies or a lack of space. A toy cat is a great compromise for little cat lovers who can’t have a real pet. Some are very realistic, such as Fur Real Friends, and can purr, move and interact with their ‘owners’. Here, we take a look at some of the different types of childrens cat toys on offer, to help you find the perfect gift for a cat-loving child!
Niko Cat Ornaments
These cute little cat figures are perfect for playing with or using to decorate the room. They look great placed just about anywhere! There are six cats included, with different colors and markings. The cats would be perfect to have on a cat lovers desk to motivate them to do their homework!
CP Toys Kitty Cat Park
These cat figurines come with loads of accessories, so hours of fun can be had playing with them. There are 16 cats of different breeds as well as over 20 accessory pieces. The accessories include a carry cage, bowls, plants and a swing seat. The small parts mean this toy is best for children over the age of 4 years old, who will love using their imagination to act out all sorts of adventures with their new kitties. All the pieces can be stored in the box, so this is a great toy for traveling with – it will keep kids amused for hours and doesn’t take up much space!
Cat Stax Puzzle
Cat stax is a great educational puzzle game for children who love cats! The puzzle consists of nearly 50 puzzle cards of varying difficulty, and the aim of the game is to position the cats on top, to exactly fill the shape shown on the card. Each card shows how many pieces should be used and how many layers there should be. The easier puzzles are ideal for children aged around 7 – 8 years old and above. The more difficult cards are hard enough to keep an adult occupied and challenged! So, this game is sure to provide years of fun, and will be enjoyed by cat-loving parents too. The game comes with a full set of instructions as well as a travel case, making the game perfect for taking on vacation.
Aurora Super Esmeralda
Large stuffed animals are always popular with children, and this lovely, 28 inch stuffed cat is certain to be a hit with little cat lovers! Children will love snuggling up with Esmeralda, and younger kids might even like to ride on her back! The cat is very large, and is made from super soft plush material. It is filled with stuffing rather than beans, which makes it great for cuddling! Aurora stuffed animals are great quality, and offer good value for money as they will last for many years.
Winsterch Giant Stuffed Cat
Kids love oversized stuffed animals, which is why we have included this huge 20 inch tall stuffed cat in our review. The cat has very soft plush fur, and is comfortable to sit with when watching TV. The giant stuffed cat also makes a great cushion to get comfortable on the sofa or when relaxing in bed! Children of all ages are sure to love this toy, and even cat-loving adults will enjoy it too! The cat is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.
Kitten surprise is a great gift for young children. There are several different mother cats to choose from, and each will have a surprise number of kittens in her tummy! Each mother comes with between 3 – 5 kittens, some might be twins and there are boys and girls. The kittens have different markings so they are easily identified, so kids can name them. In every litter, there is one kitten which really purrs. The toy is great for encouraging children to nurture and care for animals. For kids who prefer big cats, there are tigers and leopards available too, as well as Puppy Surprise.
Sophia’s Kitten and Accessory Set
This toy kitten is super cute and comes with loads of great accessories to help kids care for it. Hours of fun will be had playing with, feeding and brushing the little kitten! This is a great toy for younger children who are interested in having a real pet at some point, as it will help them learn how to care for an animal. Kids will love putting their cat in the carrier and taking her out and about! The toy is the right sized to be used as a pet for 18 inch dolls, so if your child loves dolls as well as cats, this could be the perfect present!
Journey Girls Playful Pet
This cute stuffed kitten comes with a sweet bow tie collar which is removable. There is also a leash for walking the kitten as well as a brush and a feeding bowl to keep him healthy! The kitten is part of the Journey Girls range, so it is perfect if your child has a doll in need of a pet. It is also a good size for American Girl dolls, for children who collect these dolls.
Kitty in my Pocket
Kitten in my pocket is a great toy to keep children occupied when out and about. The pouch can be clipped to a bag or to clothing, so kids will always have a little kitten nearby! They come in a range of colors and styles, designed to mimic different breeds. Kids will have fun collecting all the different kitties! There are other products available in the range, including a kitten carrier and a blind bag containing a surprise kitten.
Joy For All Cat
The Hasbro companion cat is a very realistic toy cat, which is perfect for children who long for their own pet but are unable to have one. The cat is also ideal for older people looking for a companion, or children who have lost a beloved pet. It comes in a choice of four different coat colors: gray, black and white, ginger tabby or off-white. The cat has ‘VibraPurr’ technology, meaning it has a purr which sounds and feels like that of a real cat.
The Hasbro cat has long, brushable fur, which is soft to touch. The cat has realistic movements, such as rolling over onto it’s back for a belly rub, and also meows in response to movements and touch. For kids who often feel nervous or stressed, this cat is great for helping them feel calm and relaxed.
FurReal Friends Daisy Plays with Me
This FurReal Friends cat is a great interactive pet for kids who really love playing with cats! The kitten responds to her toy, and will stand up on her back legs to play with it. She also responds when her paw is pressed or her back is stroked, and will play cute meowing noises. The Daisy plays with me kitty has soft fur which feels great to stroke too! She will also jump and pounce, and is sure to make kids happy.
FurReal Friends Bootsie
Fur Real pets are great gifts for young animal lovers, and Bootsie the cat is no exception. She will happily respond to her treat, making fun facial expressions. She has super soft fur which is great for petting, and she will look cute sitting on the bed or the sofa! The FurReal Bootsie acts just like a real cat, and purrs when she is picked up or cuddled. The cat has many different moods to be discovered, so kids will have hours of fun playing with her!
Our Pick: Best Cat Toys for Girls and Boys
We have looked at many different types of toy here, so it’s difficult to decide which is the best toy cat for kids. If you are looking for a plush cat, the Joy for All is one of the best on the market. It is a great compromise for children who dream of owning a real cat, and would make a really special gift on Christmas morning!
The CP Toys cat figurines are great for children who love playing with plastic animals. Hours of fun will be had playing with the figures and the fantastic range of accessories which are included. There really are loads of great cat toys on the market, which are sure to be loved and cherished by any young cat lover!