Doc’s friend Lambie is included, and lights and sounds are activated when she is on the checkup table. Ages 3+. $79.99.
I Can Kitsaregreat for crafty kids, this series of 28 different arts and craft sets, games, role-play and puppet kits will keep hands and minds busy with an array of projects.
Really young ones can make and decorate their own rocks, while bigger kids will prefer the sewing and knitting kits.
Ages 3+. $5-$20.
Like Lego Ninjago before it, Lego Chima looks to be another toy-TV-video game franchise with all the trimmings. And its Speedorz series is far more than a box of bricks and an instruction book. Equal parts Lego, Beyblade, and the game show Wipeout, these sets create fun challenges where kids can compete. Pull the ripcord on the flying vehicle, and see if it clears the ring of fire! Ages 6+. Starting at $14.99.
The Hotwheels Triple Track Twister is multi-car mayhem like never seen before. Hit the red diverter to send cars on a collision course and blast through the blue tunnel to take on a new track
Product includes an iPad stand and Hot Wheels Power Port App to make the track come to life. Ages 2+. $44.99.
Building block, meet suction cup. That duo inspired the perfectly named Squigs.
The colorful silicone pieces come in a variety of sizes. Stick them together to make crazy creations and structures.
Then pull them apart with a satisfying “pop.” Perfect for bath time fun. Ages 3+. $24.95
With access to over 800 fun apps, games, videos, e-books, music and more, the LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra Learning Tablet will keep your child challenged and engaged. This tablet features a 7" backlit touch screen that is specially designed for a kid’s touch, and the LeapSearch powered by Zui browser offers secure browsing, so they can explore and learn only on preapproved content. Preloaded with 11 apps, including Art Studio Ultra, Photo Fun Ultra and an MP3 player with 10 included songs, the LeapPad Ultra offers plenty of entertainment options. A front-and-back camera and video recorder lets your child take photos and videos, and the built-in Wi-Fi offers convenient connectivity. Ages 4+. $149.99.
The Rainbow Loom bracelets are the hottest commodity for children’s wrist real estate.
Kids make Rainbow Looms on their own using a kit comes with a loom, a crochet hook and multi-colored rubber bands. Ages 8+. $14.99
The XBox One is expected to be the top-selling game console this holiday season. The all-in-one entertainment system lets you play games, watch movies and TV, Skype with friends and listen to music. Ages 6+. $499.99
Ever since Tickle Me Elmo became a craze in 1996, an iteration of Elmo usually pops up on annual holiday lists. This year’s version, Big Hugs Elmo,is a cuddly version that sings and talks with bendable arms that give out hugs to tots. Ages 18 months +. $59.99.