Toy Insider’s Hot 20 Holiday Toys
This past week I had the chance to attend Toy Insider‘s annual Holiday of Play event at the beautiful Hearst Tower in New York City. Toy Insider’s panel of experts have chosen 20 toys as the hottest toys for the 2014 Holiday season. According to Toy Insider Lori Schacht, “a toy is only hot if it is right for your child”. Toy Insider predicts that this year’s hottest toys are including in categories like S.T.E.M, Tech, DIY and imaginary play.You can find this year’s full list of the Toy Insider Hot 20 Toys in the November 2014 edition of Woman’s Day Magazine.
The Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Chair uses Smart Stages technology to change as your baby grows and includes 50+ songs, tunes and phrases with 3 levels of play! Perfect for ages 12+ months.
With 4 interactive play modes, make Elmo a Sea Captain, a Prince or a Cowboy. Perfect for ages 2+, Let’s Imagine Elmo plays games, sings songs and interacts with your child. Find Momma Lew’s review here.
Perfect for children 4+, Pumpkin comes to life when your little princess commands her with the light up magic wand! She says more than 12 phrases and sounds and performs two pre-programmed dance sequences!
The Cabbage Patch Kids are back this year and they are rocking some awesome Twinkle Toes by Skechers!
Jakks Pacific is the only retailer with the rights to Idina Menzel & Kristin Bell’s Voices, so these Disney Frozen Dresses sing. Elsa sings Let It Go and Anna sings For the First Time in Forever just like in the movie! The dresses also feature motion-activated twinkling lights.
This interactive Elsa doll has 15 different sounds and phrases from the Frozen movie. The Snow Glow Elsa Doll is the only product on the market with the rights to the real voices of Anna Elsa from the movie Frozen. Your child ages 3+ can touch Elsa’s necklace to hear 32 seconds of “Let It Go” and see her dress light up!
The Paw Patrol Look-Out Playset brings the Paw Patrol HQ to life for your child ages 3+! The set includes Chase and his police car and the HQ features a working elevator, lights, sounds, and sounds! Read Momma Lew’s review here.
Skylanders Trap Team is a game changer for the Skylanders franchise. You can now seek and defeat villains throughout the Skylands by using Traptanium Traps that pulls out the villain’s evil powers and uses them for good! There are over 60 Skylanders and 40 villains to collect. Perfect for your child ages 6+. Read Momma Lew’s review here.
According to Toy Insider, LeapFrog’s LeapTV changes the video game for the 6 and under crowd [promoting] healthy minds and bodies. With 3 ways to play, motion, pointer or classic controller, LeapTV is the FIRST video game designed just for kids. LeapTV features more than 100 games!
Now your kids can use their watch to take photos, make videos and use the touchscreen to get creative with them. The Kidizoom also includes an alarm, voice recorders, and 4 learning games. Like all VTech products, you can connect your Kidizoom Smartwatch to the VTech Learning Lodge to download more games and activities. This watch is geared towards children ages 4 and up. See Momma Lew’s full review of the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch here.
With a huge library of expert-supported curricula including an ever-expanding selection of hand-picked Android learning apps that are perfect for kids of all ages, the VTech InnoTab Max is perfect for children ages 3-9. Read Momma Lew’s review here!
STEM Learning is huge right now and HexBugs encourages that! With hands-on play, your child ages 8+ can construct, program and drive their very own robot!
What HOT TOYS are on YOUR child’s wish list this holiday season?
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