Today we’ll look at some of the great holiday toys for ages 3-5 from the Toy Insider Hot 20 list.
Let’s begin with 1-2-3 Stomp by Wild Planet. This is a fun game for kids three and up. It works their bodies and their minds…and while there’s no reading…there is listening. The kids step on the “Stomp” and all the numbers go flying out. They then have to listen to directions and find the number (ie, 2 + 2 is) and they have to find the 4 and put it back in the correct spot. If they do, the game continues…if not, it lets them know to try again.
Tightrope Terror for ages 5+ is a challenge for me…but once I get started, I can’t stop!! These GX Racers ride a tight rope over 10 feet long and then down the hill (and I’ve managed to get it to go across a few times…but the kids get it much quicker). It’s a lot of fun and the boys will stay busy.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime is a might warrior. He has electronic speech and light up eyes and chest. Once you get him into truck mode there are great engine and racing sounds to go along with it. For Transformer fans…this figure is a must!
Now on to my favorite….Liv Dolls! Liv is a new collection of fashion dolls…but the packaging alone will stop you in the isles. There are 4 dolls in the first collection, and they are beautiful teenages, with clothes and stories that your own daughters will relate to. They each come with a wig for some fantastic hair play (and all are interchangeable), great wardrobes, both real and online. And of course, each comes with a secret code to get online and follow their lives. Each Liv Doll keeps a secret diary and of course the code unlocks fabulous games, activities, and accessories. Girls get to LIV in their world….as the mother of 3 girls, with 7 neices, and a sister, know that when I say Liv is IT…she is. I love this line.