Top Must-Have Holiday Games, Toys, and Books

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This years list of Top Must-Have Holgamesiday Games and Toys is filled with this year’s best-selling dolls, games, puzzles, and stuffed animals.

 

Top Must-Have Holiday Games, Toys, and Books

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Miko 2 Robot Brings The Magic Of Playful Learning To North America

Best-selling robot for children ages 5+ ships in time for holiday season

For the last four years, a friendly little robot has been engaging, entertaining and educating children across Asia. Now, the bestselling Miko 2 robot is bringing the marvel of conversational, play-based learning to kids in North America for the first time—at a special limited time price of $299 guaranteed to make the holiday season even more magical. Miko 2 can be pre-ordered at Miko.ai in 3 attractive colors and will ship in December with guaranteed arrival for the holidays.

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Miko 2 is the brainchild of Miko, an advanced consumer robotics innovation lab home to global educators, engineers and psychologists. “As a father, Miko’s mission is close to my heart. We hope to see children learn and grow with our product and are thrilled to bring it to North American families, especially after the interest and support that we’ve received in Asia,” said CEO Sneh Vaswani. Vaswani co-founded Miko with Prashant Iyengar and Chintan Raikar in 2015.

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Kids love Miko 2
Miko 2 uses artificial intelligence and voice recognition technology to see, hear, sense, express, talk, recognize faces, remember names, identify moods, initiate a conversation and learn from its own environment to intuitively engage with a child. The robot is brimming with content that keeps little ones engaged in the educational process. From knowledge-based conversations and kid-friendly news to fun facts, quizzes and story apps, Miko 2 gives learners the best of children’s content, developed by educators for kids.

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Parents love Miko 2
Parents can use Miko 2’s encrypted Teleconnect feature to engage with their child remotely. Through the Miko 2 app, they can view analytics on their child’s interests, limit playtime and even control conversational topics to align the Miko 2 experience with their parenting style. With end-to-end data encryption, parents can rest assured that their child’s safety and privacy are protected. No personal information is shared or stored in Miko 2.

“We have four children in our family who range in age from six to 12 and Miko teaches each of them something new and age appropriate. Miko makes it fun for them to learn and play while I’m reassured that they’re not spending idle time in front of the TV or on their phones,” said Pooja Jain, a mother of four based in India.

Innovators love Miko 2
Miko 2’s kid-friendly, educator-approved platform is home to the best developers on the planet. Developers can use the Miko 2 SDK kit to add their child-appropriate apps to Miko’s growing universe of enriching, engaging children’s content. All content is rigorously reviewed by educators before being added to Miko 2.

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Polaroid Pop Instant Print Digital Camera Capture summer fun and instantly print with the classic Polaroid border and 3×4″ size everyone knows and loves! Use the touchscreen to customize your photos with filters, borders, stickers, text and drawings. You can also print photos already saved on your phone and share photos and videos via Wi-Fi.

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BrickMates makes STEM interlocking construction kits for kids.
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BrickMates Stack by Numbers is great for helping kids learn problem solving, early engineering, and physical skills, while their Lock and Learn helps younger kids learn about shapes, numbers, and is also compatible with other constructive toys such as Lego Duplo.

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GameRox™: Ages 8+, MSRP $4.99 Amazon Walmart Target Walmart

Elevate your game with GameRox – roll, toss and scope these collectible game stones from MGA Games! Featuring 150+ styled Rox to collect. Play solo, head-to-head or as a team! It only takes 5 steps to win this game, but the variations are endless!

 

Collect all four games to trade and swap with your friends for more fun!

  • Cracked Series
  • Critter Crew Series
  • Mish-Mash Series
  • Puzimals Series

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Dojo Battle Electronic Battling Game: Ages 8+, MSRP $39.99 Amazon Target Walmart

Dojo Battle Set is next-level laser tag, with swords. It’s the battling game that lets you fight like a hi-tech ninja! Using the patented Smart Strike Technology, Dojo Battle automatically detects and scores hits from only your Dojo Battle swords – it won’t register hits from arms, legs, or other weapons – as you play.  There are multiple battle modes to choose from as you play, and Dojo Battle has two swords and 2 chest pieces for you’re ready for battle right away. The chest pieces make real battle sounds and light up whenever they detect a hit. All Dojo Battle swords and chest pieces work together, so you can play with up to 12 people at once!

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L.O.L. Surprise! Glitter Globe Doll (Winter Disco Series) – Ages: 6+, MSRP: $10.99 Amazon buy the set to build a snowman Target

Unbox 8 surprises including all new floating glitter hair with L.O.L. Surprise! Glitter Globe. For the first time ever, feed the doll water with the bottle, and the water reveals beautiful, glimmering glitter inside her hair. Move them around or turn them upside down to see an amazing snow globe effect. Collect all 12-brand new, glittery dolls that are ready for the Winter Disco, like Snow Leopard and Sleigh Babe. Dolls also include an additional water surprise, like spitting and color change. Each doll comes packaged in a beautiful, crystal-shaped ball with a clear front to use as a display case. Add water to the ball to reveal another colorful, glitter surprise, because the ball becomes a snow globe, too! Collect L.O.L. Surprise! Glitter Globe, Pets, and Lils in the Winter Disco Series, and you can connect the balls together to create a beautiful Snow B.B. Collect them all!

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L.O.L. Surprise! Lils (Winter Disco Series) – Ages: 6+, MSRP: $6.99 Amazon Target

Unbox 5 surprises with L.O.L. Surprise! Winter Disco Series Lil Sisters and Lil Pets. Will you get a Lil pet, a Lil Sis, or even a Lil brother? Lil pets are now fuzzy, so you wash off the fuzz to unbox your pet. Then add water for a color change surprise. Each Lil comes packaged in a beautiful, crystal-shaped ball with a clear front to use as a display case. Use the included stickers to decorate the ball to make the face of a Snow B.B. Collect L.O.L. Surprise! Glitter Globe, Fluffy Pets, and Lils in the Winter Disco Series, and you can connect the balls together to create a beautiful Snow B.B. Collect them all!

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Poopsie Slime Surprise – Ages: 6+, MSRP: $9.99 Amazon Target

Make your own magical unicorn slime with Poopsie Slime Surprise! Each magical package includes 10 magical surprises, including the ingredients for surprise unicorn slime! With water, a little unicorn magic and some sparkle, you can customize unicorn slime and transform it multiple times! And now, each package includes gold foil, so you can make slime sparkle and shine! Each comes with an adorable keychain character and hilarious bottle for mixing slime. Add surprise scent to make slime smell fabulous. When you gotta go, take your slime with you in the collectible Poopsie keychain for magical fun anytime!

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Poopsie Unicorn Crush – Ages: 6+, MSRP: $7.99  Amazon Target Walmart

Make magical sparkly slime with Poopsie Unicorn Crush! Unwrap the golden unicorn horn to find a colorful, crushable horn underneath. Dip the horn in water for 8 to 10 seconds, then crush for an amazing glitter explosion! TIP: Make sure to crush over a dry bowl, do not crush in water. Find the pre-made scented slime and mix in the glitter and sand for incredible glittery slime! Store and display your sparkly slime in the golden unicorn horn. There are so many colors of glitter and slime, 35+ to collect!

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Baby Born Surprise – Ages: 3+, MSRP: $12.99 Amazon Target Walmart

Unwrap Baby Born Surprise, the cutest little bundle of joy! Unbox all new babies, swaddles, and color change diapers! Unwrap the adorable package wrapped in a real fabric blankie and discover which sweet baby is inside. Each baby is bundled up in an adorable snuggly swaddle, sewn in a surprise design theme such as a pretty mermaid or an adorable unicorn. Use water to wake baby up and reveal baby’s eye color. Unwrap the swaddle to uncover baby’s unique hairstyle. Baby’s bottle color tells if it’s a boy or a girl. Feed baby water and they pee to reveal the color change diaper pattern. Baby’s arms and legs move, so they can sit up or lay down. There are so many adorable babies, cute swaddles, and color change diapers to collect! Includes a collector’s guide with surprise games to help find baby’s name, birthday, and favorite food. Also includes a birth certificate to fill out.

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Baby Born Surprise Bathtub Surprise – Ages: 3+, MSRP: $39.99 Amazon Target Walmart

Get ready for a ‘splish and splash’ of water surprises with Baby Born Surprise Bathtub Surprise! This sweet baby doll comes in her own real glitter bathtub. Use water to wipe away her sleepy eyes to reveal her eye color. Then unwrap her towel swaddle to discover her adorable hairstyle. Give her a bath in her bathtub and rinse her with cold water to reveal her color change hair surprise. After her bath, feed her from her bottle, and she really pees. The water reveals a surprise charm in her diaper and a color change surprise that you can do over and over! Dip her cute rubber ducky in water and watch it dissolve to reveal a cute t-shirt. Use the details about her to find her name and fill in her unique story. Each Bathtub Surprise includes a doll with wipe-away eyes and color change hair, 2 diapers with diaper surprises, charms, a charm bracelet, a swaddle towel, a bottle, a collector’s guide with games and a glitter bathtub.

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The 90’s are back in style with inflatable furniture! PoolCandy’s BloChairs are comfortable like a bean bag, yet strong enough to easily hold a 250 LB person. The line features, glitter, metallic and even faux fur chairs. Great for indoors, outdoors, dorm rooms, living rooms, and just about anywhere you need an instant comfy chair.

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DIRTY SANTA PARTY KIT

Your tradition just got better. Way better.

Winner of The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval!

It’s that time of year again! Your annual gift exchange is around the corner and you have no idea what to bring. We got you, fam. The Dirty Santa Party kit is not only the perfect way to organize and enhance your party, it’s also the perfect gift to bring to one as well! Santa himself recommends no one should attempt to host or attend a gift exchange party without it.

 

What is it? Only everything you’ve been dreaming of:

  • 35 numbered tokens shaped like ornaments. We know…we’re adorable.
  • 100 stolen stickers. Those should last you a few years unless you are a truly sadistic group. But don’t worry, you’ll be able to order refills.
  • Santa’s bag. Probably smaller than you thought it would be but it’s magic, so in this case size truly doesn’t matter.
  • Official rules. To keep the cheaters family members in line
  • Funky fresh ways to play

 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED: Who wants to tear up tiny pieces of paper, wrangle a room full of people, and fight over rules? NOBODY! This is the ultimate party kit with numbers all the way up to 35, stolen stickers to keep track of steals, lots of ways to spice up the game including optional themes and additional ways to play, PLUS an OFFICIAL set of rules to govern your feistiest players. We’re looking at you, cousin Mike.

 

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YANKEE SWAP PARTY KIT

Wicked good fun for the seriously serious gift-exchangers up North.

Winner of The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval!

It’s that time of year again! Your annual gift exchange is around the corner and you have no idea what to bring. We got you, fam. The Yankee Swap Party kit is not only the perfect way to organize and enhance your party, it’s also the perfect gift to bring to one as well! Santa himself recommends no one should attempt to host or attend a gift exchange party without it.

 

What is it? Only everything you’ve been dreaming of:

  • 35 numbered tokens shaped like ornaments. We know…we’re adorable.
  • 100 stolen stickers. Those should last you a few years unless you are a truly sadistic group. But don’t worry, you’ll be able to order refills.
  • Santa’s bag. Probably smaller than you thought it would be but it’s magic, so in this case size truly doesn’t matter.
  • Official rules. To keep the cheaters family members in line
  • Funky fresh ways to play

 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED: Who wants to tear up tiny pieces of paper, wrangle a room full of people, and fight over rules? NOBODY! This is the ultimate party kit with numbers all the way up to 35, stolen stickers to keep track of steals, lots of ways to spice up the game including optional themes and additional ways to play, PLUS an OFFICIAL set of rules to govern your feistiest players. We’re looking at you, cousin Mike.

Toy Storage

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When you have guests coming over, you need a quick way to put things away! Get the kids’ areas organized with Stuff ‘n Sit by Creative QT! Families can take control of kids’ stuffed animal collections by wrapping up dozens of them in one comfy pouf ottoman and instantly clean up a room.  For older kids, Stuff ‘N Sit is a space saver for storing off season clothes and blankets while also creating a stylish seat.  

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Each ottoman is designed with strong, soft cotton fabric and an extra-long reinforced zipper, and comes in a variety of fun colors and prints. The Original Stuff ‘n Sit holds 50 toys, the Large 75, and the Extra Large holds up to 90. Your extra throw pillows, blankets, and favorite dress up costumes are all equally stuffable! Make clean-up fun and create an extra seat at the same time with the Stuff ‘n Sit! 

Toys

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From YouTube star, Lauren Riihimaki, LaurDIY Craft Kits are inspired by craft tutorials, life hacks, and décor ideas. New this holiday season, give the LaurDIY Crystal Chandelier Kit. Crafters can have fun with paper and crystals to form an incredible, iridescent, chandelier. SRP $19.99, for ages 8+ , Amazon

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Antsy Pants is best known for their engaging Build and Play kids playhouse kits designed to let kids’ imaginations run wild and get kids and families creating, building and imagining together. Antsy Pants also donates a portion of its sales to the non-profit KaBOOM to build playgrounds in underserved areas.  

 

New for holiday 2019, Antsy Pants has debuted a new unicorn build and play kit, a unicorn bowling set and some fun games that foster development and encourage family time. 

  • Unicorn Build Kit (SRP $49.99) comes equipped with all the parts needed to build the unicorn. With a roll up door for easy entry, kids can climb in and pretend to be a magical creature.
  • The Bingo Game (SRP $7.99) is a classic games that encourage developmental play and together time.

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Big G’s new Carpool Karaoke Game is inspired by The Late Late Show with James Corden’s hilarious car ride sing-alongs with famous celebrities. Players will laugh out loud as they discover their inner diva, display their dance moves, flaunt their best celeb impressions and celebrate each other’s Carpool Karaoke mastery. SRP $19.99, for ages 12+.

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Game night just got saxier! Keepin’ It Saxy, a board game for ages 12+, is a cooperative board game (and a great party game) where players work together and use the power of jazz to keepKenny G in the groove. SRP $19.99.

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 With Big G Creative’s Trapper Keeper Game players can re-live the 80s and 90s school days when they stored all their stuff in their Trapper Keeper.  The game comes in three eye-catching styles, mini reproductions of the iconic Trapper Keeper notebook. For ages 8+, the Trapper Keeper® Game sells for SRP $16.99.

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Bring your very own Ocean’s Eleven home for game night with new electronic game Heist: One Team, One Mission.

 

With a playtime of 5-15 minutes, Heist: One Team, One Mission is a fast-paced, action-packed team challenge. The team of 2-4 players works together to open the electronic safe before time runs out. Players take on the roles of the different characters, each of whom has a job to do. There is the Money Man, Hacker, Lookout, and Explosives Expert — who work together to open an electronic safe in minutes and grab the $50 million heist.

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Toy Story 4 Slinky Dog
$19.99 MSRP

Have a Toy Story 4 fanatic in the house? Now they can unwrap this well-known hound this Christmas! Slinky Dog sits up, begs, walks and wiggles and can be led by his leash. RetailersAmazonWalmart

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Fisher-Price® Thomas & Friends™ Super Cruiser

The Super Cruiser™ features track that works with all Thomas & Friends™ segments and doubles as a large rolling vehicle for push-around play. Includes a helipad, winch, drill, shovel and clamp, as well as a storage compartment that holds 50+ engines. The three engine characters are Thomas (TrackMaster™ die cast push-along), Percy (MINIS), and Nia™ (MINIS). Ages 3+, SRP: $39.99

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Scientific Explorer 12 Days of Discovery
$19.99 MSRP

Make the countdown to Christmas fun and educational with 12 scientific surprises! Kids can explore twelve days of exciting experiments with crystals, slime, volcanoes, and more. Retailers: Exclusively at Walmart this year.

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THE FURGLARS
https://bananagrams.com/games/the-furglars – The Furglars is a dice rolling family game that takes game night to a strange and mysterious place. Players take turns rolling an ever-changing quantity of dice hoping to capture Furgles, which are represented by the furry side of each die.  The first player to collect 15 Bullion Points wins the game! The perfect sneaky addition to your family game night. $14..99, 7+, Target exclusive – https://www.target.com/p/bananagrams-the-furglers-game/-/A-76151676
 
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CHEEKY BUTTS
https://bananagrams.com/games/cheeky-butts – Cheeky Butts is a hot potato style family game of spot and match, where players race to pick up animal cards and place them in their matching landing trays before the randomized timer goes off.   $14.99, 6+, https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/toys-ga
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Capture the Flag REDUX: the Classic Game Re-imagined for Today’s Generation Using Glow-in-the-dark Lights 
 
Play Capture the Flag in the dark using futuristic lights — with 25 light-up game pieces, 12+ hours of batteries, and 12 different ways to play! Capture the Flag is a classic game that many adults grew up playing as well. For ages 8+ and 4-20 players (with game variations), all ages can play together — all will enjoy this awesome icebreaker and game that develops teamwork, social skills and strategy Exciting nighttime activity — without TVs, computers or tablets. Physical exercise becomes part of the fun as players run, hide and chase each other to win. It is playable anywhere with space to run  fun for playtime, birthday parties, sleepovers and more.  If you’re looking for a cool gift idea, a game for parties or just a fun activity — this is an exciting alternative to laser tag, flashlight tag, light up LED balls, lawn games, even airsoft or paintball. $59.90
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The moon is out, now let the games begin! Introducing Wizards and Werewolves by Starlux Games, an epic team-based glow in the dark game that pits two mystical forces against one another in an exciting backyard battle of speed, skill and wits. Play as a Wizard and capture the magical crystals that will lead your team to victory, or play as a Werewolf and defend the crystals until each Wizard has been turned to your side. Designed for ages 8 and up, this fast-paced outdoor game is guaranteed to have your group’s pulses racing and imaginations soaring. Bring your favorite fantasy books, movies and board games to life in this heart-pounding outdoor action game of crystals and curses. $49.90 
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Lead your team of friends to victory as you play organized sword fighting games using (harmless!) glowing foam weapons. For ages 8+, with game pieces for 2-20 players – choose from 10 different ways to play. This is the perfect interactive game for team building, icebreakers and developing strategy for large and small groups With 28 glowing game pieces, as you’ll share an active game that gets youth off their phones and TVs. Physical exercise becomes fun as boys and girls do their best to run, swing, tag and use teamwork to win. 
 
You can play inside a basement, garage or gym with the lights low or outside at nighttime: perfect for birthday parties, sleepovers and more. If you’re looking for a unique gift idea, party game or just a fun group activity – this is the perfect alternative to laser tag, LED frisbees, nerf gun wars, lawn and yard games, or other lightsaber toys. $49.90

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Keep the excitement coming year-round when you gift your child with a subscription to Club Eimmie.

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Club Eimmie is a subscription service that automatically delivers a new adventure to your doorstep every month in what’s called a Playtime Pack. Each delivery will include a themed outfit for an “18-inch doll ” (like an American Girl doll), unique accessories, exclusive email content including Eimmie adventure stories, and a postcard they’ll enjoy coloring and sending to a loved one.

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The benefits of Club Eimmie go beyond the superficial. Creating adventures with each Playtime Pack will empower your child, developing her imagination and curiosity. This type of plan will allow your child to use their creativity while developing physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. 

 

Imaginative play is crucial to childhood development, so we do everything we can to encourage and stimulate the imagination.

Get your first month of your Club Eimmie subscription for only $10.00 and your child will receive their first Playtime Pack within just a few days.

If you’re ready to help your child explore their imagination while building important skills, subscribe to Club Eimmie today and let the adventure begin!

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Look for kid-pleasing slime and putty from Original Super Cool® Slime including: Super Cool Glow Putty and Super Cool Putty plus Emoji Poop, Glow in the Dark, Unicorn Poop and Jurassic World® Slimes. Each themed glop comes in an appealing container that resembles a chemistry beaker. Tilt it, pour it and let the squishing begin.

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MagStix by BizyBeez – Award winning magnetic building set that’s creative, education and STEM fun!

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E-Blox – Interactive building blocks that can be combined with similar construction set parts already in the home’s toy chest to create limitless characters and objects that light up!

 

Looking for a way to get your children off screens and spend time as a family? Walthers model railroading starter kits are a great way to engage the whole family in a project that marries artistic crafting elements with the joy of engineering!

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Easy to set up and fun for the whole family, this Walthers Trainline HO Scale Ready-for-Fun Train Set includes everything you need for a great start in model railroading. Durable cars, locomotive, snap-together track; and speed and direction controller are all included. There’s also a 60-minute DVD with tips for building your first layout. Trainline Ready-for-Fun Train Sets deliver reliable, expandable fun! 
 
Each Ready-for-Fun set includes: 
• Powered diesel locomotive with working headlight
• 50′ Plug Door Boxcar – Soo Line
• 50′ Flatcar – Burlington Northern
• 50′ Gondola – Illinois Terminal
• Wide Vision Caboose (matches locomotive as noted)
• Speed and direction controller
• Huge 38 x 54″ 0.9 x 1.3m oval of snap-together Bachmann EZ-Track(R) with steel rail
• World’s Greatest Hobby 60-Minute “Building Your First Railroad” DVD
For a larger setup check out the selection of add-on EZ-Track. 

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Rizmo is the first-ever “evolving toy” that listens, learns, remembers and actually grows – transforming from bundle of fur to bundle of fun. As kids interact, cuddle, sing and play with Rizmo, they’ll experience its magical evolution – growing and evolving from adorable baby to playful kid and then to the fun, music-loving Rizmo. Seven play modes and interactive features guarantee never-ending play. Play modes includeRolling Rhythms and Record Songs, where children can sing to Rizmo and it will sing the same song back.Rock-a-Bye Rizmo mode will help put it to sleep.

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Ritzy Rollerz are collectible, super adorable characters that love rolling adventures! Get ready for some “me time” at the Dance ‘n Dazzle Spa, where Ritzy Rollerz to go when they’re looking for the best pampering and spa-day Ritzy Charms. This playset features 30 random Ritzy Charms and Tori Tada wearing an exclusive silver and teal fashion not found anywhere else. This fabulous spa on wheels opens to reveal a ritzy room with lots of places to store and display Ritzy Charms. A colorful rainbow roadway leads to a vanity mirror, lounge, bubble bath and dance stage. This fully packed spa even features lights and music!

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WWE fans can go head-to-head with this Smash Brawler starter set, which includes John Cena and AJ Styles figures. Kids can use the controller to dodge and battle opponents, causing them to collapse in defeat. This handheld game is perfectly portable for play on-the-go!

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This Lamaze Grab & Hide Ball floor toy features a variety of sounds, textures and bright colors that engage and stimulate your baby’s attention through play. Each section of this colorful ball features a fun sound or texture for baby to explore. The tethered elephant and lion are great for playing hide-and-seek.

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KiiPix smartphone picture printer is the easy and portable way to let the fun last forever. Making real memories with real pictures has never been easier! And it requires no batteries or cords. Perfect for some dorm photo walls! 

 

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MOOSH-MOOSH

We are the softest plush buddies and we are ready to cuddle with you!

Moosh-Moosh are here to offer company, comfort and love as a pillow pal, bedtime buddy and cuddle buddy whenever and wherever you want.

 

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ORB Slimi Cafe

ORB Slimi Café™ is a recipe for fun! Combine specially formulated ORB Soft’n Slo Squishies™ with revolutionary slimi toppings—Jameez, Drizzlerz, Fluffiwhipz and Swirleez—to make slimi-squishy masterpieces. Mix, match, decorate and squeeze your unique creations. When you’re done squeezing, separate your toppings to make something new or store in the package to maintain freshness.

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Transform your world with ​ORB Morphimals™, the ever-changing, tactile toys that completely express themselves. Each one starts as a cool, collectible character—how it takes shape is totally up to you! Twist, mold, pull, or squish—the possibilities are endless! Is Shapesaurus a dino or a snake? The decision is yours to make.

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Remember opening your present and seeing your doll for the first time? If you’re like us, this is an unforgettable moment, a treasured memory that you want to relive later with your own children.

Corolle dolls will help you do this. Their pretty faces and delicate vanilla scent are unmistakable—these dolls are deliciously beautiful and well-dressed.

What’s their secret? Their story begins in Langeais, in the heart of France’s Loire Valley. There, a team of five people work in a stylish office just like you would see at a top fashion house where they dream up, design and select models, fabrics and materials. Each year, these passionate designers bring a sparkle to the eyes of little ones and grown-ups with their modern collections. The story continues in Asia where the dolls, clothing and accessories are made according to European and American standards.

Every year since 1979, the good fairies at Corolle have called on a wealth of imagination to create dolls, clothing and accessories that fit each child’s age and stage. This play helps them learn about the world around them, imitate what they see, explore their dreams, and let their imaginations run free.

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Feltman Brothers 16″ Doll in Caroline Grace – 

Feltman Brothers’ new limited edition collector’s doll is baby scented and features the softest skin, real eyelashes, and an adorable pixie cut! Comes with a birth certificate and 4 pieces of embroidered, classic Feltman Brothers clothing – a dress, bonnet, booties, and bloomers! Retails for $149.00.

Since 1916, Feltman Brothers has been providing the world with authentic clothing for babies in classic tradition. This reputation is the result of a strong commitment to quality, incomparable fabrics, exclusive designs, and attention to detail. Feltman Brothers designs reflect the elegance of vintage styling for children from newborn through toddler, including babies’ take-home attire, layette needs, sacred occasion gowns and accessories, and special occasion wear. Feltman Brothers’ use of embroidery is a skilled craft and trade, one that Philippine mothers pass down to their daughters, working on machines that are almost 100 years old. Feltman Brothers is, and always has been, a family business, now three generations deep.

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Adventure Force NASCAR Crash Racers

Race past the competition with Adventure Force NASCAR Crash Racers – the only track set where you can race, wreck and rebuild your cars on an officially branded NASCAR track! The set has over 16 linear feet of double-wide track in a figure 8 configuration (nearly 7 feet assembled), featuring the Crash Zone intersection. With official NASCAR branding and sponsored billboards, you can experience the excitement of a real NASCAR race.

Your readers will be able to start their engines by flash-charging vehicles in 10 seconds or less – one charge provides enough power for up to 50 laps without needing to refuel! Even after a colossal collision, quickly reassemble the Crash Racer and battle to the finish to earn a spot on Victory Lane.

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WORLD VILLAGE PLAYSETS

Beautifully-detailed play worlds, rich with storytelling possibilities. Each heirloom-quality play set includes a play mat, play figures, wooden puzzle, storybook, and story cards.

PRETEND PLAY SET | CREATIVE, EDUCATIONAL, STORYTELLING PLAY | GLOBAL ADVENTURE FROM HOME

With World Village Playset Ireland, kids explore Irish culture with creative play. Each play set includes:

  • PLAY MAT: beautifully-detailed illustration, two-layer fabric
  • PUZZLE & FIGURES: colorful, thick wood pieces with Gaelic Irish and English labels
  • MY IRELAND TRAVEL JOURNAL: story and activity book about life in Ireland
  • STORY CARDS: image matching to play mat, plus story prompts

Bring the world home to play!

  • Kids explore Irish culture
  • Promotes play types: storytelling, spatial, image matching, language, etc.
  • Builds skills: social, problem solving, creativity, and communication
  • Spans wide age range and across genders for family play
  • High quality for years of play

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THE WORLD HAPPY MAP – A MAP YOU CAN PLAY WITH!

  • Innovative folding – Read it like a book!
  • Themed, reusable stickers for learning and exploration
  • Teaches geography and social studies skills
  • Write and draw imagined adventures on the laminated surface
  • Great for travel

Includes:

  • Detailed, illustrated world map
  • 3 sticker sheets “My World”, “My Happy Places”, and “Migrating Animals”
  • Storage envelope for stickers
  • 1 wet erase marker

GLOBAL LEARNING AND EXPLORATION WITH THE WORLD HAPPY MAP!

Create your own world adventures with The World Happy Map! The detailed world map has all the credentials of a grown up world map, but with the tools for creative world exploration.

The World Happy Map has:

  • Kid-friendly animal illustrations
  • Reusable sticker sheets for global learning on a variety of topics
  • Space to write or draw with wet erase markers on the front or back
  • Story prompts, encouraging creative writing and drawing of their imaginary adventures
  • Innovative folding so you can read it like a book and then open it up to see the whole, wide world
 
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SEND A MESSAGE

Send a Message enables kids to create messages in a cooperative and manipulative manner, promoting the structuring of children´s language. It promotes the development of communication skills and helps develop language, the acquisition of new vocabulary and the structuring of phrases, stimulating oral production and active listening among equals. A first approach to reading with a playful communicative focus

Age

From 4 to 7 years

Intelligences

    •  Body & Movement
  •  Social Engagement
  •  Speaking & Listening

Skills

Communication , Reading & Writing , Storytelling

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MINDFUL KIDS

A giant mindfulness spinning top! The best way to conduct relaxation and self-awareness exercises within a game.

  • Age: From 2 to 7 years
  • Intelligences: Body & Movement, Emotional Journey, Rythm & Melodies, Social Engagement
  • Skills: Active Play, Alphabet Awareness & Vocabular, Gross-motor Skills,

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EMOTIBLOCKS

A set of characters with interchangeable pieces which enable children to freely create likeable characters: there are over 100 possible combinations

  • Age: From 2 to 6 years
  • Intelligences: Body & Movement, Emotional Journey, Logical Thinking & Math, Social Engagement, Speaking & Listening
  • Skills: Communication, Empathy & Cooperation, Social & Cultural Awareness,

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EMOTIONS DETECTIVE

Emotions detective, a detective game to create an opportunity for dialogue about everyday conflicts. Children can develop their deduction skills as they interact with a magnifying glass, like a true detective. Picking out clues that lead children to the solution of their investigation. This game promotes recognition of emotions and how to deal with them by interpreting how people feel.

Age

From 3 to 6 years

Intelligences

 

 

Skills

Communication , Empathy & Cooperation , Leadership , Social & Cultural Awareness

Children’s Books & Educational

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Tiny Science! from SmartLab Toys

SmartLab’s Tiny Science is a miniature working lab with real precision instruments, including a funnel, petri dish, beaker, Erlenmeyer flask, magnifier, test tube, pipette, graduated cylinder, measuring scoop, balance scale, and 3 gram weights. These teeny tiny tools are housed in a miniature cabinet, making Tiny Science perfect for on-the-go fun!

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Wobbl: Perfect 3-in-1 gift for your baby!

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From small kits to keep kids entertained for short stints to long haul travel packs, each Travel Karma product has been designed by an education specialist and tested by kids all over Australia (while they’re flying all over the world!)

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How Winston Delivered Christmas by Alex T. Smith (Silver Dolphin Books; 9/17/19; ISBN: 978-1684129836; Hardcover $17.99; Ages 6-8; 176 pages).

When a mouse named Winston finds a lost letter addressed to Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, he sets off an unforgettable journey to personally deliver the letter to Santa! How Winston Delivered Christmas is a heart-warming story, organized in twenty-four and a half chapters, to share during the countdown to Christmas. Starting on December 1st, children can read a chapter a day, and each chapter is followed with a fun and festive holiday activity to complete. This illustrated advent story tells of the adventures of an adorable mouse and how a good deed can lead to a very happy ending, in a beautiful hardcover that can be treasured year after year.

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Christmas: A short history from solstice to santa

Covering ancient ceremonies, mythology, the gospels, and traditions from around the world, this book uncovers the fascinating background to one of the biggest festive seasons—Christmas.

Have you ever wondered where Christmas comes from? Or why and how it has been celebrated throughout the centuries? This book takes you on an intriguing and entertaining journey through its social history.

Learn about the:

  • astrological associations
  • Nativity
  • excesses of the Roman festival of Saturnalia
  • Puritan ban of Christmas 
  • introduction and rise of  gift-giving
  • origins and developments of Santa Claus
  • food and traditions from around the world
  • history of its stories, songs and symbols

Andy Thomas is a lecturer and author on folklore, histories and conspiracy theories and has made numerous appearances on UK radio and TV. Beautifully illustrated, this book tells the fuller story behind the sparkle and the merriment, and shows why Christmas has survived and still has meaning for us today.

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TOOTHLESS MONSTER, a delightful way to keep parents and children involved in the ongoing Tooth Fairy scenario, with story-telling, activity and a cuddly “monster” all in the mix.

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How about giving your curious little girl the gift of knowledge and inspiration this holiday season? Smore Box, is a STEM subscription box that will help you raise a girl who dreams big! Each box contains the popular science magazine Smore, along with curated science fiction/non-fiction books, motivational or science posters, plus brain-boosting puzzles, games, and products. Gift her a Smore Box and inspire her to believe she can be everything she wants to be!

Smore Box is targeted to girls ages 7+ but is recommended for all curious humans. 

Website: www.smoremagazine.com/smorebox

Price: $119.99/year + shipping ($4.95/box)

Coupon code: Use code DREAMBIG and get $20 off an annual subscription

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EasyRead Time Teacher is passionate about helping children all over the world learn to tell the time.  Their clocks, watches and teaching aids feature clear analog dials that show all the information a child needs to learn to tell the time.  Used with a simple step by step teaching system, children age 4+ can learn to tell the time in no time at all!

Art books are the perfect holiday gift – they spark creativity and they fun they bring lasts long after the new year. 

For the doodler and beginning artist! These titles break down drawing step by step.

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Discover books your little ones will love, delivered to your doorstep every month! Each box includes 4 board books or 3 picture books (or a mix of both!) for kids from newborn to 7 years old.
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Lillypost believes that reading changes children’s lives. That is why they have made it their mission to donate one book for every box purchased to children who do not have the resources for book ownership. To date, Lillypost has donated over 90,000 books to literacy-based charities across North America and into children’s hands!
 
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Age: 8+

MSRP: $14.99

Availability: Target

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Remember opening your present and seeing your doll for the first time? If you’re like us, this is an unforgettable moment, a treasured memory that you want to relive later with your own children.

Corolle dolls will help you do this. Their pretty faces and delicate vanilla scent are unmistakable—these dolls are deliciously beautiful and well-dressed.

What’s their secret? Their story begins in Langeais, in the heart of France’s Loire Valley. There, a team of five people work in a stylish office just like you would see at a top fashion house where they dream up, design and select models, fabrics and materials. Each year, these passionate designers bring a sparkle to the eyes of little ones and grown-ups with their modern collections. The story continues in Asia where the dolls, clothing and accessories are made according to European and American standards.

Every year since 1979, the good fairies at Corolle have called on a wealth of imagination to create dolls, clothing and accessories that fit each child’s age and stage. This play helps them learn about the world around them, imitate what they see, explore their dreams, and let their imaginations run free.

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Feltman Brothers 16″ Doll in Caroline Grace – 

Feltman Brothers’ new limited edition collector’s doll is baby scented and features the softest skin, real eyelashes, and an adorable pixie cut! Comes with a birth certificate and 4 pieces of embroidered, classic Feltman Brothers clothing – a dress, bonnet, booties, and bloomers! Retails for $149.00.

Since 1916, Feltman Brothers has been providing the world with authentic clothing for babies in classic tradition. This reputation is the result of a strong commitment to quality, incomparable fabrics, exclusive designs, and attention to detail. Feltman Brothers designs reflect the elegance of vintage styling for children from newborn through toddler, including babies’ take-home attire, layette needs, sacred occasion gowns and accessories, and special occasion wear. Feltman Brothers’ use of embroidery is a skilled craft and trade, one that Philippine mothers pass down to their daughters, working on machines that are almost 100 years old. Feltman Brothers is, and always has been, a family business, now three generations deep.

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Adventure Force NASCAR Crash Racers

Race past the competition with Adventure Force NASCAR Crash Racers – the only track set where you can race, wreck and rebuild your cars on an officially branded NASCAR track! The set has over 16 linear feet of double-wide track in a figure 8 configuration (nearly 7 feet assembled), featuring the Crash Zone intersection. With official NASCAR branding and sponsored billboards, you can experience the excitement of a real NASCAR race.

Your readers will be able to start their engines by flash-charging vehicles in 10 seconds or less – one charge provides enough power for up to 50 laps without needing to refuel! Even after a colossal collision, quickly reassemble the Crash Racer and battle to the finish to earn a spot on Victory Lane.

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WORLD VILLAGE PLAYSETS

Beautifully-detailed play worlds, rich with storytelling possibilities. Each heirloom-quality play set includes a play mat, play figures, wooden puzzle, storybook, and story cards.

PRETEND PLAY SET | CREATIVE, EDUCATIONAL, STORYTELLING PLAY | GLOBAL ADVENTURE FROM HOME

With World Village Playset Ireland, kids explore Irish culture with creative play. Each play set includes:

  • PLAY MAT: beautifully-detailed illustration, two-layer fabric
  • PUZZLE & FIGURES: colorful, thick wood pieces with Gaelic Irish and English labels
  • MY IRELAND TRAVEL JOURNAL: story and activity book about life in Ireland
  • STORY CARDS: image matching to play mat, plus story prompts

Bring the world home to play!

  • Kids explore Irish culture
  • Promotes play types: storytelling, spatial, image matching, language, etc.
  • Builds skills: social, problem solving, creativity, and communication
  • Spans wide age range and across genders for family play
  • High quality for years of play
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THE WORLD HAPPY MAP – A MAP YOU CAN PLAY WITH!

  • Innovative folding – Read it like a book!
  • Themed, reusable stickers for learning and exploration
  • Teaches geography and social studies skills
  • Write and draw imagined adventures on the laminated surface
  • Great for travel

Includes:

  • Detailed, illustrated world map
  • 3 sticker sheets “My World”, “My Happy Places”, and “Migrating Animals”
  • Storage envelope for stickers
  • 1 wet erase marker

GLOBAL LEARNING AND EXPLORATION WITH THE WORLD HAPPY MAP!

Create your own world adventures with The World Happy Map! The detailed world map has all the credentials of a grown up world map, but with the tools for creative world exploration.

The World Happy Map has:

  • Kid-friendly animal illustrations
  • Reusable sticker sheets for global learning on a variety of topics
  • Space to write or draw with wet erase markers on the front or back
  • Story prompts, encouraging creative writing and drawing of their imaginary adventures
  • Innovative folding so you can read it like a book and then open it up to see the whole, wide world
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SEND A MESSAGE

Send a Message enables kids to create messages in a cooperative and manipulative manner, promoting the structuring of children´s language. It promotes the development of communication skills and helps develop language, the acquisition of new vocabulary and the structuring of phrases, stimulating oral production and active listening among equals. A first approach to reading with a playful communicative focus

Age

From 4 to 7 years

Intelligences

    •  Body & Movement

 

  •  Social Engagement

 

  •  Speaking & Listening

Skills

Communication , Reading & Writing , Storytelling

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MINDFUL KIDS

A giant mindfulness spinning top! The best way to conduct relaxation and self-awareness exercises within a game.

  • Age: From 2 to 7 years
  • Intelligences: Body & Movement, Emotional Journey, Rythm & Melodies, Social Engagement
  • Skills: Active Play, Alphabet Awareness & Vocabular, Gross-motor Skills,
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EMOTIBLOCKS

A set of characters with interchangeable pieces which enable children to freely create likeable characters: there are over 100 possible combi…

  • Age: From 2 to 6 years
  • Intelligences: Body & Movement, Emotional Journey, Logical Thinking & Math, Social Engagement, Speaking & Listening
  • Skills: Communication, Empathy & Cooperation, Social & Cultural Awareness,
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EMOTIONS DETECTIVE

Emotions detective, a detective game to create an opportunity for dialogue about everyday conflicts. Children can develop their deduction skills as they interact with a magnifying glass, like a true detective. Picking out clues that lead children to the solution of their investigation. This game promotes recognition of emotions and how to deal with them by interpreting how people feel.

Age

From 3 to 6 years

Intelligences

 

 

Skills

Communication , Empathy & Cooperation , Leadership , Social & Cultural Awareness

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