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I set out on a mission to find the Best Toys for the New Year, and I hit it big with some great games for the whole family! There are creative options for the budding artist, study floor toys for the kid on the move, a hilarious game for the debate major, and some cute rubber ducks for bath time fun!
I’m always looking for something creative for my budding artist. She loves to paint images with explosive color. With smART technology my artist can pixelate any design, and make her imagination come to life! The smART Pixelator™ combines art, technology and STEAM learning in new ways. Right out of the box, she could create projects using smART Pixel Beads. There is also an innovative option to connect to the free app, and download any photo from your mobile device and the possibilities are endless. Extension packs are available to provide hours of endless creativity. It’s the smART way to play. My daughter couldn’t put it down…I can see lots of trips to the store for more beads for this creative superstar!
We all remember playing for hours on the floor with cars, trucks and garages. Green Toys has a safe alternative for your floor romping mover and shaker. They can drive up, fill up, fix up, and take off! The Green Toys™ Parking Garage is a multi-level play space that encourages motor skill development, cause and effect reasoning, and imaginative, narrative play. Watching my nephews imagination explode, and the laughter and smiles while exploring bring so much joy! This is a must have and one you will want to hold on to forever!
This game makes me laugh and smile! My grown son loves politics, and thinks he knows it all, and this game brings us close with laughter and a little debate. It is a great way to communicate and understand one another’s perspectives. Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? is a tool that will empower every person to have challenging conversations on important topics, such as politics and religion. I recommend this game for everyone on your gift list!!
Who doesn’t love cute rubber ducks? These are not your typical Rubber Ducks! These ducks are free of any opening; they are mold-free due to our unique hole-less design that does not allow moisture from collecting inside the duck. Rubber ducks are the perfect collectible for a water or land. Wild Republic has over 30 different unique designs that can be used to educate children.
Exploring these toys brought me back to my childhood, and allowed me to connect with my kids, and see them and all their unique qualities! Which ones will you pick up for your family?