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December 15, 2017
We're in the thick of the holiday season! Are you ready? Our editors from around the country have weighed in on the coolest gifts for the littles. For the babes to the kindergarteners, check out their 2017 picks!
Portable water play starting at $72 on amazon
Our toddler loves to play with running water. It just recycles the water, making it super easy to refill and empty. Fun and simple, this sink comes with cute kitchen accessories!
Meghan Scafati, Melrose-Somerville, MA, & mom of one
Starting at $149.99
My 20-month-old is obsessed with this and it’s easily the best “toy” she’s received. It’s Waldorf design and allows for open-ended play. It can be a slide, a climber, a bed, a balance board, a ramp...the possibilities are endless!
Jamie Wells, Lynchburg VA, & mom of one
Find it on Amazon for $29.99
Our daughter loves this cube. Press a colored button on each side and sounds and songs play while your little one learns their colors, numbers, letters and more!
Ashley Clifford, Hulafrog Worcester, MA, & mom of one
Starts at $12.99 on Amazon
This super-soft modeling compound shapes easily, never dries out and is hours of sensory fun. BONUS: Clean up is a breeze, since it sticks to itself and not to you.
Carolyn Farwell, Hulafrog Aberdeen-Bel Air, MD, & mom of two
Find titles at amightygirl.com
Every little girl needs books that have female heroes and protagonists. We have armed our daughters and nieces with plenty of books promoting girl power from day one. There are SO many to choose from!
Liz Coscia, Hulafrog National, & mom of two
Join the club at raddish.com
My kids love the Raddish cooking class in a box. Each month they get recipes, a grocery list, a culinary skill lesson and project, a kitchen tool and apron patch. This is a really fun way to get the entire fam involved!
Leslie Len Meis, Hulafrog Pasadena, CA, & mom of two
ToysRUs and Target carry Tyler!
I am getting my almost 4-year-old daughter this for Christmas. She played with it at the store and loved it. He is super soft, cute and interactive!
Mariana Gallegos, Mobile, AL, & mom of two
Get a 32-piece set for $49.99 on Amazon
My boys love these! They combine math, science and creativity for hours of play. The patterns and structures they build with these always impress me.
Wendy Custer, Hulafrog Bloomington, MN, & mom of two
Starting at $34.34
A great choice for little hands. My little one still has trouble fitting other blocks together but these are perfect. BONUS: The blocks are soft coated with rubber, making them less dangerous when thrown by toddlers (SCORE). .
Heather Wooden, Memphis East-Olive Branch, TN, & mom of one
Starting at $54 on Amazon
Perfect for playing and portable to move around the house. This is a great gift for a new crawler as they grow to cruise. A toy that keeps the babes busy is also a gift for the parents!
Tanya DeLeon, Babylon-Massapequa, NY, & mom of four
Try Target and Toys "R" US for this HOT toy
If you can find these, grab one or three! These adorable, wearable pet monkeys react to your kid's movements and sounds. Happy hunting; these tiny robots are HOT!
Alyson Denzler, Hulafrog National, & mom of two
Find it on sale at Amazon!
Highly recommended! It's pre-loaded with all the great apps, e-books, and kid videos, plus a free year-long subscription to Freetime. Bonus: Comes with a durable case AND a 2-year warranty.
Maria Chen, Hulafrog Aurora, CO, & mom of five
Starts at $79.20
Truly an interactive experience for my 3 and 5-year-olds. They can spend hours "working" with osmo modules. This is an award-winning game system that will change the way your child interacts with the iPad and iPhone.
Amy Metzger, Hulafrog Virginia Beach, VA, & mom of two
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