Still trying to get your hands on a Hatchimal this year? Our Kid’s Gift Guide has lots of great options to choose from, no matter what your kids are in to!
The perfect combination of physical and digital play mixing a hands-on, classic learning toy made for tablets! These 10 wooden connected digits interact with tablets and three free educational apps to learn to count and calculate. Covers counting, addition & subtraction for children aged three and up.
This is a great gift for your kids that love to take pictures and/or videos. It is a less-expensive alternative to a Go-Pro, and more kid-appropriate. You can still upload the pics and video to your computer or device, plus it has a couple simple games, water-resistant case, and mounting attachments (more available separately) for bikes, scooter, body, etc.
Kid’s will love getting to dig up their own geodes and sparkly rocks with this great kit! This kit includes a large dig brick containing 15 gemstones, a full-color learning guide, archaeological digging tools and a magnifying glass. Kids will learn all about each stone they dig up and about how they are formed with the included learning guide.
PLAYMOBIL City Zoo Kit (or anything PLAYMOBIL)
Whatever your child’s interest, from animals to pirates to firemen or horses, there is a PLAYMOBIL set out there for them! PLAYMOBIL’S unique toys stimulate imagination and creativity and promote child development.
Kids get to see the world with one of the subscriptions from Little Passports. Choose from their Early Explorers Edition (ages 3-5), World Edition (ages 6-10), USA Edition (ages 7-12) and Science Expeditions (ages 9+) and kids will receive a starter box and then monthly packages introducing them to new cultures, fun activities, souvenirs, and more.
Bedtime just got a lot more fun! These adorable balloon animal night lights will give your kids sweet dreams!
Melissa & Doug toys are simple, sweet and encourage creative play. You won’t find lots of electronics and gadgets on these toys but instead, items to make them play, think, and imagine. Plus they’re adorable!!!
From writing to building, anything you draw with this pen comes out in 3-D! (quickly cooling melted plastic) Sure to bring hours and hours of creative play! Beginners can enjoy seeing words come to life while more skilled users can build little structures and more!
Do you have a little helper that loves to help in the kitchen! This step stool brings them up to counter height so that can help you with dinner, crafts, and more. It also has a back so they won’t fall off! Mom is happy, the kids are happy. Win, win!
For the little musician who also loves puzzles, this DIY ukulele will let them build and decorate as they choose! (Of course you might want to invest in some new earbuds, just sayin’.)
Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio (with companion app) let you create a world of fun with your own Play-Doh creations! Simply download the Play-Doh Touch app, shape your Play-Doh Creation, place it on the Shape to Life Studio and scan it with any iOS device. The creation comes to life on screen! You can use the included character stampers to create new friends that will unlcok their own worlds and personalities when scanned into the app. Even when it’s time to put your Play-Doh back in the can, your characters can be saved on the app for more play!
Seriously cool for little and big Star Wars fans alike! Control this droid with your smart device or you can watch it move on its own. Features authentic movements and sounds, holographic simulation, and you can watch it interact with other Star Wars App-Enabled droids.
Originally published December 1, 2016