Top Toys 2018– One of the most fun things we did this year was travel to New York for Sweet Suite with our blogger friends and sister site, forKIDSandMOMS. We had the delightful opportunity to preview and play with some of the hottest toys of the season. We’ve shared a few of our favorites from the event and I also wanted to highlight the products and trends that forKIDSandMOMS have marked as top toys for kids this year. Here are a few from their popular Favorite Things list:
The 3Doodler is a crowd pleaser! With the 3Doodler Starter pen for ages 6+ and the Create+ 3D pen for ages 14+, everyone can doodle! Use the included Activity Guides or hundreds of free stencils and tutorials on their website (https://the3doodler.com/about/) to make your own glasses, helicopters and more! Doodle on a flat surface, mid-air, or join pieces together to build awe-inspiring 3D structures. The possibilities are limitless! The new Create+ 3D printing pen is completely re-engineered to give you an ultra smooth and enhanced Doodling experience.
Singing Machine Another crowd pleaser! Singing Machine has a variety of options that are sure to fit your budget and please any budding karaoke stars in your family! We love the Groove Mini from their Classic SeriesThe Groove Mini combines your favorite Classic features with updated vocal-changing fun! Up your singing game with 6 fun voice-changing effects. Enjoy a light show that synchronizes to your voice. Connect your Bluetooth device and sing along to your favorite karaoke songs. Take this portable machine with you on your next road trip, tailgate, or pool party: simply add 6 C batteries (batteries not included). Did anyone say Karaoke Party? Connect the Groove Mini to your TV via RCA cables and share the lyrics on the big screen. Create fun, lasting, singable moments with The Groove Mini!
The Learning Journey Stack & Spin Gears We all have heard about the benefits of exposing children to toys and games that support STEM: science, technology, engineering, and math. These Stack & Spin Gears are perfect for introducing these STEM skills! The Super Set Kit comes with 12 interchangeable base plates to create any configuration you choose. Add the gears, attach the crank to one of them and turn! It’s 100% kid powered and perfect for open-ended exploration of simple STEM concepts. Included: Over 30 pieces: 18 Gears, 12 Base plates, and 1 Crank handle. Perfect for children aged 2 years and up!
Harry Potter Mystery Flying Snitch Any Harry Potter fans on your nice list? How about giving them an award winning toy based on the magical word of Harry Potter! The spell-binding Mystery Flying Snitch will amaze and astound your family and friends as it appears to magically fly around your body! Incorporating a patented illusion of flight, the Mystery Flying Snitch has realistic fluttering wings and appears to respond to your hands, rising up and flying around your body as you move. Please do be aware however that this is an illusion; The Mystery Flying Snitch doesn’t really fly totally unaided, as that would be real magic!
Top Toys 2018
Cra-Z-Art Slime Kits Slime, slime, slime! Oh, how children of all ages love to make slime! Cra-Z-Art kits help keep us organized (less mess = happier momma) during our slime making afternoons. This Nickelodeon Cra-Z-Art Unicorn Slime Kit is under the tree for our unicorn, glitter loving girl!
Razor Spark Ultra Scooter Kate is the highlight (literally!) of the neighborhood when she rides her scooter around. She prefers to cruise just before sunset so the sparks are more noticeable. The girl does not shy away from attention!t’s on sale right now: https://www.razor.com/products/kick-scooters/spark-ultra/ GO!</blockquote>
Calico Critters Town Series Kate’s Grandmother gave Kate her first Calico Critter set when she was three years old and Kate has been hooked ever since. Her collection grows as does her creativity as she creates new story lines for the animals from the Country. Calico Critters released the Town Series earlier this year and we LOVE it!
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