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Photograph: Laura GallantMake this T.Rex growl, groove and even fart (yay?) with a handheld control pox. $80, at toysrus.com
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Photograph: Laura GallantLittle archaeologists will love making their own fossils with this fun kit. $9.95, at thamesandkosmos.com
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Photograph: Laura GallantJennie Maizels' book makes New York landmarks spring off the page. From $12.83, at amazon.com  *POP-UP NEW YORK. Copyright © 2014 by Jennie Maizels. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA on behalf of Walker Books, London.              
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Photograph: Laura GallantCelebrate the days leading up to Christmas with this exciting advent calendar. $30, at shop.lego.com
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Photograph: Laura GallantDare to draw almost anything with help from this cool projector. $25, at shop.crayola.com
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Beads, pom-poms and more will keep kids crafting for days. $29, at landofnod.com
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Photograph: Lauren SpinelliDitch the earbuds and plug in these cute and cozy monkeys. $25, E.A.T. Gifts, 1062 Madison Ave between 80th and 81st Sts (212-861-2544, elizabar.com).

Holiday gift guide for kids ages 6–8

Snagging these awesome toys for your big kids will make you the coolest parent of them all

By Allie Early and Hannah Doolin
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These little toys will bring out your kids' huge imaginations...yes, even the "big kids" who are too cool for such things. Whether they're taming their own pet dinosaur or exploring the city of New York through the lens of a pop-up book, you know this Christmas for kids in NYC will be one to remember.

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