December 8, 2016
Finding the perfect present for your preschoolers can be as hard as finding a real unicorn. Which is probably on their wish list. Our managing editors from across the country picked 16 unforgettable gifts to make your little one's holiday magical. Oh, and good luck with that unicorn.
Find yours for $38.88 on Amazon
Watch as your budding Einstein arranges the different segments of the body allowing the toy to take off across the floor. Only for the kids to rearrange the segments again for it to take a brand new path. The possibilities are endless and so are the hours of fun.
Jennifer Fedorchak, Hulafrog Cape May County, NJ, & mom of two
Available on Amazon for $59.00
Welcome the newest member of the family this holiday season, Torch the Dragon! This tyke favorite responds to touch and even breathes a flame-colored mist. It's as cool as owning a real dragon, but without the smoke damage.
Merris Pope, Hulafrog South Tampa, FL, & mom of two
Available for $19.00 at yoyo.com
If you have a little one who likes dress-up and crafts in your house, the Design Your Own Bird Wings set is a no-brainer. Once the coloring is done, you have wings for play time. It's like getting two gifts in one!
Bonnie Roalsen, Hulafrog Wellesley-Framinham, MA, & mom of two
Available Exclusively on Apple for $39.95
Wow! Play-Doh creations take a whole new dimension and come alive on iPads or iPhones with this super cool app that Apple has launched. Create, scan, and play. When it's time to put the Play-Doh away, kids' creations live on in their own virtual worlds.
Sarah Santos, Hulafrog Brookline-Norwood, MA, & mom of one
Available at Target for $11.99
The kids get a kick out of using the Squirrel Squeezer to steal acorns for the sneaky, snacky squirrel. The instructions are easy enough that the kids can play by themselves while I'm making dinner. Love that!
Tracy Kawash, Hulafrog Lower Bucks County, PA, & mom of four
Find yours for $17.99 on Amazon
Kids love having their own play space, but, really, this contraption is also mom's best friend. When my kids finish playing, I just pull up the sides, pull the drawstring, and, voila, all done! No more whining about clean up and no more late night Lego injuries!
Elizabeth Green, Hulafrog National, & mom of two
Available at Hammacher Schlemmer for $79.95
Start your engines! This racing simulator has all the lights, levers, bells and whistles of a race car. Your pint sized driver races around a simulated racecourse without leaving the comfort of his or her room. Perfect for a budding Mario Andretti!
Debbie Gonyeau, Hulafrog Lake George-Saratoga Springs, NY, & mom of two
Available at Game Stop for $9.95
This mug is BYOB. Bring your own bricks, be it LEGO, Mega Bloks, K'NEX bricks and others we all have around the house. Kids use their favorite building bricks to turn their drinks into cool construction projects.
Katie Echentile, Hulafrog Myrtle Beach, SC, & mom of three
Available for $42.99 at Hammacher Schlemmer
This piano brings new meaning to toe-tapping music. Little ones use their dancing feet to compose their own tunes. The resulting songs and giggles are music to my ears!
Evie Estes, Hulafrog Cincinnati Eastside, OH, & mom of three
Find some on Target for $8.59
Stocking stuffer alert! This black road play tape is a must-have for car lovers. Easy set up and clean up gives mom a break. If only road construction was so easy in real life.
Carolyn Farwell, Hulafrog Aberdeen-Bel Air, MD, & mom of two
Color Options on Amazon for $59.99
Check out the perfect first scooter. This three-wheeled design helps kids balance, but it still picks up enough speed for an exciting ride. It grows with your little one, so it lasts for more than one season!
Kena Peterson, Hulafrog Poughkeepsie-Fishkill, NY, & mom of one
Available at The Land of Nod for $149.97
This fulfills every preschooler's entrepreneurial fantasy, owning their very own ice cream truck! Kids will love to "chill" in this very cool play tent.
Alana Moran, Hulafrog West Chester, PA, & mom of two
Available on Amazon for $29.99
These Magformers are mag-nificent! Building is frustration free. Four-year-olds can easily fit the magnetic pieces together and pull apart again which means no broken nails for Mom as she pries pieces apart.
Kerri McCorkill, Hulafrog Mansfield-Attleboro, MA, & mom of three
Subscribe at Highlights for $39.95
My kid loves getting mail! From the publishers of Highlights Magazine, High Five brings stories and activities for 2 to 6-year-olds to the mailbox monthly, including a favorite, My First Hidden Pictures. Time to unplug and share some retro reading fun.
Tommie Jean Valmassy, Hulafrog Benicia-Vallejo, CA, & mom of one
Available at Target for $33.99
The house is alive with the sound of music. Kids create their own musical masterpieces with Symphony No. 2. It's so awesome that my little guy can discover the instruments of the orchestra through play and exploration.
Amy Haggard, Hulafrog Ridgewood-Paramus, NJ, & mom of two
Find your Bear at K-Mart for $23.07
Bring the excitement of visiting Build-A-Bear straight into your home. Avoid the dreaded trips to the malls as now kids can stuff and dress their own cuddly Build-A-Bear Furry Friends at home. Such a cool find for stuffed animal fans.
Liz West, Hulafrog Weymouth-Quincy-Hingham, MA, & mom of one
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