Can you believe that Christmas is next month?! The time to start shopping is now. Fortunately, the Toy of the Year nominations are out and you are sure to find some of the hottest toys on this year’s list!
Rookie of the Year Nominees
We are once again partnering with The Toy Association to bring you the 2018 Rookie of the Year nominees. But don’t let the “rookie” name fool ya. These toys are already flying off the shelves and you are going to want to get your hands on them soon!
Let’s take a look at the
#TOTY2018 Rookie of the Year nominees:
Antsy Pants™ Build & Play™ Kits:
Antsy Pants Build and Play Kits and Covers are designed to nurture little minds to imagine big. Build your structure and choose a cover, or create your very own build. Durable and easy-to-assemble Snap and Click™ poles and connectors make building your Antsy Pants playhouse a snap!
Circuit Conductor by Pai Technology teaches children about electricity, currents, and magnets through fun, imaginative play! Use 12 different electrical function blocks and special insulated wires to build fun circuits and learn about electricity through our FREE app! Scan circuits to view electrical flows in real time. Unlock in-game levels through problem-solving and logic. Circuit Conductor emphasizes focus, concentration, creativity, and hand-eye coordination.
Fuzzy Flyers have smart sensors that recognize a tap, shake or toss! These hilarious toys come to life with silly sayings, active play, and entertaining games.
History Makers Puzzle Block Set:
The History Makers Puzzle Block Set includes 30 wooden blocks with 6 sides of play. Build, stack, create, learn the alphabet and numbers, explore history and learn self-leadership skills in a fun and engaging way. These blocks also fit together to form three amazing puzzles; two playful and colorful African American History tribute puzzles, and a puzzle of Bevy & Dave, the Self-Leadership Gurus. Mini posters of each puzzle are included. Lastly, this set contains a fun mini history booklet with a bibliography and a self-leadership activity guide.
Do you think you have what it takes to escape? Find out as you search and solve your way through the Spy Code Operation: Escape Room Board Game from Yulu. Combine skill, strategy and teamwork in this fun, interactive game to complete a series of tasks and find the master key, which reveals the final step of unlocking the master belt.
Play and learning go hand-in-hand. The smART sketcher™ Projector injects more fun into drawing, coloring and writing with a simple to use app. Step-by-step instructions guide small or large hands through the entire process. Download photos from any mobile app, insert pre-loaded activity packs, or download new photos from our website. Crayons, markers, pencils, and music add finishing touches. Extension packs extend the play with themed pictures, letters, numbers, and spelling activities. The possibilities are endless!
Slime Makin’ Station DIY Kit:
The biggest problem with homemade slime is that it gets totally everywhere. With the Slime Makin’ Station DIY Kit from WeCool, you can create slime just how you want—without the mess. This compound slips and slides, but stays together. It sticks to itself so it doesn’t stay on your hand when you’re done playing and doesn’t leave behind any harmful chemical residue. It’s the kind of compound that you can trust around your child. No glue required, just add water.
See what I mean? These are great toys that are ideal for children of all ages. Add them to your holiday shopping list and get ahead of the game this year!
Which rookie of the year nominee is your favorite?
Our girls each had a different favorite based on their own interests and hobbies. My bet is your kids will most likely be the same way.
Don’t forget to vote for your favorite #TOTY2018 Rookie of the Year!
Attending Play Fair 2017?
Play Fair attendees can check out the TOTY nominations and cast votes IN PERSON at #PlayFair 2017 in NYC! The event takes place Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5. Check out PlayFairNY.com for more details and swing by if you’re in the area.