Last week I had the pleasure to attend the HoliDAY of Play event in New York! At the event they introduced the Hot 20 Toys for this holiday season, including Let’s Imagine Elmo, the Twista transitioning bike and, of course, the Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa doll. We also learned about the hottest Tech Toys for this season such as the Leap Frog Leap TV, Crayola Virtual Design Pro Fashion Collection (comes in cars, too!) and the VTech InnoTab Max. We were able to see and touch some of those toys and more!
Here are my top five favorites for toddlers/preschoolers from the event.
This top 5 list contains my favorites from the HoliDAY of Play and 5 toys I know my son would love! He is 2 years old and loves plush toys, balls, trucks, trains and technology.
1. Build-A-Bear Santa’s Workshop
I love these cute reindeer from Santa’s Workshop! There are 8 to chose from and your child can take a quiz online to pick out which one is just right for them. They also have Rudolph and Clarice from the ever popular Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer movie to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movie!
2. Chomp and Count Dino™ from VTech
Tots can learn about numbers, colors and shapes from the dino by feeding it the coded coins! It has a counting mode and food mode. The dino can also ask your kid questions which can then be answered by inserting the correct coin!
|Our Starlite lighting up my son’s play area|
4. Pound Puppies
Remember pound puppies from your childhood? They are still around and just as cute as ever! Each puppy comes with an adoption certificate and facts about the breed of dog. They come in three sizes, including a tiny key-chain size!
5. Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer App by Sago Sago
The sister company to the popular Toca Boca apps, the Sago Mini games are open ended worlds with various characters that interact with the world around them. I downloaded the Ocean Swimmer app for my son and he is in love with it! The fish swims around and interacts with other fish, boats, birds and other sea treasures. Just plain fun. They also have a space explorer, forest explorer, music and more!
There were so many amazing toys at the event I wish I could share them all! Many of the toys were perfect for older kids in elementary or middle school, so I wanted to keep my Top 5 list to toys for my son’s demographic age group.
I will be posting more pictures from the event with a lot more of the toys on my Facebook Page so be sure to check out my HoliDAY of Play album there!
What toys are you looking forward to this holiday season?
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