Start Making Your List, And Checking It Twice!
It's time to start your Christmas shopping for 2016! While I can be a bit of a last-minute shopper, I've learned that when it comes to new and popular children's toys, the big hits often get sold out fast. I love to see what toys are going to be hot each holiday, and if any of the items look like a good fit for my girls, I get to shopping! Today, I'm sharing some of the hottest holiday toys for toddlers and preschoolers this year. These toys are new releases, popular characters and educational options. New and popular toys are always the ones that are in demand and become harder, and more expensive, to find as the holidays near. Start your shopping early!
Fisher Price Code-a-pillar
The Think & Learn Fisher Price Code-a-pillar is a unique learning toy that encourages kids to experiment as they play. Every time kids rearrange his segments, he will take a different path, with cool sounds and lights wherever he goes! A great choice for kids ages 3+.
VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Blast-Off Space Station
Launch into learning fun with the VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Blast-Off Space Station. This engaging toy is packed full of interactive ways to teach children about cause and effect while boosting motor skills. Ages 1+.
VTech Touch And Learn Activity Desk
The VTech Touch And Learn Activity Desk puts the "fun" in fundamentals for your child! Kids can learn about letters, numbers, music, colours and more. This three-in-one desk can be converted to an easel or chalkboard. Ages 2+.
Melissa & Doug Wooden Make-A-Cake Mixer Set
This sweet Melissa & Doug Wooden Make-A-Cake Mixer Set is sure to help your budding baker mix up some fun in the kitchen. I've always been a big fan of Melissa And Doug's well made toys, which are fabulous for encouraging pretend play. Ages 3+.
Elena Of Avalor Doll
Elena is the newest Disney princess, and she's going to be a big seller this holiday season. There are a few different versions of the Elena Of Avalor doll, with different dresses and one even includes her little sister Isabelle.
Fisher-Price Dance & Move Beat Bow Wow
The Fisher-Price Dance & Move Beat Bow Wow, which comes in both pink and green, features 25 songs and phrases and encourages cause-and-effect learning. When the doggie sees a child, it will wag and light up it's tail. Ages 9 months+.
Disney Princess Belle Musical Tea Party Cart
With the 25th Anniversary of "Beauty and the Beast", all things Belle will be hot this holiday season! This Disney Princess Bell Musical Tea Party Cart includes a tea party for two and plays the classic song "Be Our Guest". Ages 3+. If you are a "Beauty and the Beast" fan, make sure to check out my post all about ways to celebrate the 25th Anniversary and the upcoming live-action film!
Play-Doh Dr. Drill 'N Fill
Play-Doh Dr. Drill 'N Fill is a classic Play-Doh toy that not only is fun for kids to play with, but it can help encourage good dental routines and even help making going to the dentist a little less scary. Ages 3+.
Lego Duplo Big Construction Site
Lego are one of my favourite children's toys to give and for my girls to receive. The great thing with Lego is that no matter how many you have, you can use them, and just get more creative with what you build! Lego Duplo Big Construction Site is a fantastic choice for ages 2-5, when regular Lego bricks may still be a bit small for little hands to work with.
Lego Duplo Mickey & Friends Beach House
Another great Lego toy this season is the Lego Duplo Mickey & Friends Beach House. Featuring classic Disney friends Mickey, Pluto and Donald, this is sure to encourage some creative fun. Ages 2+.
My First Crayola Mess-Free Sand Scribbler
The My First Crayola Mess-Free Sand Scribber encourages fine motor development and thinking skills in children ages two and up. This mess free toy features a magnetic stylus designed for small hands, and with light up LEDs, it allows children to learn colours by cycling through 12 different colours. Ages 2+.
VTech Go! Go! Smart Enchanted Princess Palace
VTech Go! Go! Smart Enchanted Princess Palace is an exciting, and fancy, new kingdom for your little princess! The palace expands up to 4' wide, which not only allows kids to explore, but it makes it a great toy to use with friends or siblings. With lights and songs, this pretty palace has it all! Ages 2+
My Little Pony Baby Flurry Heart
Your little one can take care of her sweet little one! My Little Pony Baby Flurry Heart laughs when her tummy is pressed, talks and her horn lights up! Ages 3+.
Love2Learn Elmo is a cuddly toy that can say your child's name! Toddlers and preschoolers can learn and play with their friend Elmo! Parents can program Elmo through an app with more than 350 responses and 30 minutes of unique content. Ages 18 months+.
Radio Flyer My 1st 2-in-1 Wagon
The Radio Flyer My 1st 2-in-1 Wagon is designed to be pushed, pulled and played with! With a sturdy wheel base, it allows beginning walkers to build confidence and balance. Ages 1+.
Playskool Heroes Transformer Rescue Bots Firehouse
The Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Firehouse features a pop up tower that rotates 360 degrees, a helipad and a vehicle launcher as well as a Gear Up Cody Burns figure. Ages 3+.
Fisher-Price Spell & Speak Turtle
The Fisher-Price Spell & Speak Turtle helps kids make stronger connections to their first reading words by seeing them, hearing them, spelling them, rhyming them and seeing a picture of them! This toy has three modes of play, and is really packed full of educational value. Ages 3+.
Disney Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital Care Cart
Doc McStuffins is one of my daughter's favourite shows, and I love how it helps makes kids feel comfortable with going to the doctor. Now Doc and her friends are helping their toy friends with the Disney Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital Care Cart. Ages 3+.
Paw Patrol Zoomer Marshall
Paw Patrol Zoomer Marshall is packed with more than 150 Paw Patrol phrases and sounds, so kids will feel like they are a part of the show! Ages 3+.
Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Thomas' Sky-High Bridge Jump Train Set
Thomas is one of those classic characters that has been populare for decades. Both my girls have enjoyed Thomas, and my youngest still plays with her trains on a regular basis. The Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Thomas' Sky-High Bridge Jump Train Set sends Thomas off the tracks and soaring through the air. This fast paced toy is full of fun thrills! Ages 3+.
Fisher Price Little People Sit 'n Stand Skyway
With the Fisher Price Little People Sit 'N Stand Skyway kids are in the drivers seat for fun! At over 34" tall, this toy allows kids to play standing up, and Little People figures are kid-sized and perfect for little hands. Ages 18 months+.
Playskool Friends Cookie Monster's On The Go Numbers Playset
Preschool aged children will love exploring numbers with the Playskool Friends Cookie Monster's On The Go Numbers Playset. Kids can sort by colour, count pretend cookies and chocolate chips and even play peek-a-boo with the characters! Ages 2+.
VTech Gallop & Rock Learning Pony Ride On Toy
The VTech Gallop & Rock Learning Pony Ride On Toy is a 2-in-1 pony that grows with your child and can transform from a rocking horse to a ride-on toy. It features a motion sensor that detects your child's movements and responds with music and horse sounds. Ages 12 months+.
Miles From Tomorrowland: Mars Rover Rescue
The Miles From Tomorrowland Mars Rover Rescue includes a space lab play set, pop-up satellite dish, work bench with space tools, robotic arms and a removable flash beam launcher! This should keep them busy for a while! Ages 3+.
Funrise Sing A Ma Lings
Funrise Sing A Ma Lings are fun, silly, huggable, singing plush characters that are entertaining for kids of all ages! Get more than one and they jibber jabber in their own silly language and even sing together! Ages 3+.