The holidays are fast approaching, and it’s time for parents, aunts, and uncles to start shopping for the best, hottest new toys for their kids. In an age of iPads and game consoles, it can be a bit difficult to find something that is genuinely appealing enough to tear your kids away from their precious screentime. But we’ve found a bunch of winners for every age group:
For the baby and toddler set:
This year, Big Hugs Elmo is the hot new toy for little ones. This interactive toy is almost as big as your kid, and will hug your kid back. In addition, he can speak over fifty phrases, sing three songs, and invite you to join in on one of four imagination activities. When nap time comes around, Elmo will even sing a lullaby to your precious. You can find Big Hugs Elmo at any store with a big toy section like Walgreens.
For the pre-K set:
Need to get your kid away from your own tablet? Let them take a crack at LeapPad Ultra. It is more affordable than shelling out for another iPad, and it’s designed with your kid in mind. The LeapPad Ultra tablet is tough enough to withstand your children’s man-handling, a secure browser with great parental controls (never worry about your kids running up a tab in the app store), and over eight hundred games and apps geared towards your children to learn and delight in. Kids can also use the tablet’s camera to take pictures and even create their own videos. You can get great deals on the LeapPad Ultra at stores like Walmart.
For the elementary school set:
Every kid loves building things, and there is no more perfect way to spark a kid’s creativity and interest than to introduce them to LEGOs. The 405 piece LEGO Ultimate building set is the perfect starter kit for kids who don’t want to be limited by anything except their imaginations. The set comes with bricks, wheels, and a building plate, and is conveniently stored in a plastic tub for easy cleanup. LEGOs can be found at any store like Target.
For the pre-teen set:
If you have artistic and creative kids, they will love the Crayola Marker Maker kit. Mix your own custom colors, enough to make up to sixteen markers, and create marker labels for them with your own special names for your colors. Once completed, you can then create lots of fun art with the markers, or decorate your notebooks.
For the budding teen:
Now that this kid is starting to explore the adult world, it’s time for more grown-up toys. What could be better than playing around with a new instrument? The Casio SA-76 44 Key Mini Keyboard has forty-four mini keys, one hundred tones, fifty rhythms, and ten integrated songs for hours and hours of endless playing. Your kids can fancy themselves the keyboardist of the hottest new band around, and who knows, maybe your kids will become rock stars!
By Allison Preston. Allison is an avid shopper and an experienced writer with a passion for deals and coupons and for saving her readers money. She currently writes for leading coupon and online promo code site bluepromocode.com based in Santa Monica, California.