FOR THE KIDS
Wonder Workshop’s Dash and Dot Wonder Pack
Kids learn coding and have fun with Dash (a robot that zips around, singing and dancing) and Dot (the brains of a robot that can play games all day long). Get them both in the Wonder Pack, which also comes with enriching accessories—and even a xylophone.
Barbie is here and she’s high tech! Using Wi-Fi and an app, Hello Barbie can have a two-way conversation, tell stories, jokes and play games. Get it fast! Only a limited run will be available and it’s likely to be one of the top toys of the season.
Cloud B Plushies
starting at $14.99
With their soothing lullabies and oh-so-soft plush fur, the plushies by Cloud B make a super sweet gift for your favorite kids. Some have soft lights, others have music, white noise and wave sounds—pick what’s best for your little one.
starting at $79.99
Named one of Time’s “Best Inventions of 2014,” Osmo turns your iPad into an interactive game system, complete with puzzle pieces, letters, numbers and a drawing pad. (It also happen to be educational—shhh!).
starting at $99
Fly these mini robots using your smart phone or tablet! Choose from 13 options, including ones that flip, transport freight (like a toy block), glide through water, light up the night and more—all while taking photos.
JBuddies Folding Headphones
starting at $19.99
JLab ensures that your kids are getting quality sound through their headphones—without blasting their hearing. These folding, child-size headphones max out at 85db. Come in pink, purple, blue and black. My nephew could not be more impressed.
Kinsa Smart Thermometer
Plug this lightweight thermometer into your smart phone and then take a super quick reading (we’re talking less than 10 seconds). The app’s bubble-popping game keeps kids entertained so you can take their temperature with no squirming.
4moms mamaRoo Infant Seat
starting at $239.99
File this under “bought way too many for friends!” This app-controlled seat can bounce and sway in five different motions, which you can change with the touch of a button on your phone. It comes with a number of soothing sound options, or choose your own via the MP3 plug-in.
Crayola Color Alive
Kids can bring their artwork to life with Crayola’s latest creation! Color a character and then, using the free app, scan it using your smart phone or tablet, and watch animation in action!
Fire Kids Edition
This 7-inch tablet comes with 8GB, Wi-Fi, a kid-proof case and, most important, a two-year “worry-free” guarantee—if it breaks, Amazon will replace it, no questions asked. All that for less than $100! Give your child the gift of books, movies, games and more.
LEGO Mindstorms EV3
Building blocks, meet robot technology! With LEGO Mindstorms EV3, you can build different robots and program them to walk, talk and even think! Programming has never been so fun, and with the icon-based system, it’s pretty intuitive for kids 10 and up.
A snowman for all climates! If you love Kinetic Sand (a personal fav) you’ll love this white, moldable version, complete with top hat, mustache, glasses and other accessories for Frosty fun.