Top Travel Toys on CBS 2 New York

Dreading hearing “Are we there yet?” on your next family road trip? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by CBS 2 in New York to talk about the best new toys and games to keep your kids entertained and happy on long road trips this summer. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the notes below, and for more on the hottest new toys of the season be sure to view our Spring and Summer Toy Guide.


Y Glider To Go (Yvolution)

  • Multi-use for Travel to: School, Sports, Holidays
  • Removable Bag attaches to the front of the scooter
  • Lean to Steer for younger riders
  • Foldable and easy to pack up.
  • Ages: Two sizes—3-5 and 5-8
  • MSRP: $79.99 and $99.99
  • Available: yvolution.com

Spinzipz (Zing)

  • Spinner that lights up for day and night play
  • Choose from four different colors: blue red green and yellow
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $5.00
  • Available: Amazon

Stereo Headphones (eKids)

  • Kids can wear headphones made especially for their ears and styled to match their favorite characters.
  • Connect to any audio device and listen to your favorite songs in great stereo sound. These great sounding headphones have a built-in volume limiter that protects hearing and makes listening to music safe for young ears.
  • Popular characters for spring and summer are iHome Beauty and the Beast headphones, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Groot headphones, and Spiderman Homecoming headphones.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99-$24.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Target, Walmart, Best Buy

LeapFrog LeapStart Learning System (LeapFrog)

  • Jam-packed with school and life skills for curious 2-7 year olds, the LeapStart activity books are designed to help build key skills and challenge kids to get ready for their next step in learning.
  • The system works with a library of 16 re-playable activity books that get kids excited about a multitude of concepts from the ABCs, numbers, shapes and colors to reading, writing, social skills, science, technology, engineering, math and many more.
  • Both LeapStart platforms work with all four levels of activity books for complete interchangeability and ability to find just the right level for each set of skills.
  • The LeapStart interactive learning systems include a portable kid-tough device with a downloadable Parent Guide that fosters the development of kids ages 2-7 with tips, tricks, and activities that parents and kids can do together.
  • Each system comes with a sampler book: Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten designed for the younger platform and Kindergarten and 1st Grade designed for the older platform.
  • Ages: 2-4+ and 5-7+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Availability: Toys “R” Us, Walmart

Scrabble To Go (Winning Moves)

  • Includes official plastic Scrabble game board with tile lock system
    Includes (100) plastic scrabble letter tiles
    Includes (4) plastic tile racks, drawstring tile bag and instructions
  • This games innovative design allows you to pack up in the middle of the game without disturbing the words you’ve already placed on the board. The tiles snap in place.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $44.95
  • Available: Amazon

Plush Craft (The Orb Factory)

  • PlushCraft™ makes fabric crafting fun and easy. Use the stylus to punch colorful fabric pieces into premade pillows, room decor items, and even 3D pals.
  • Kids can make little pillows, backpack clips, or mini purses
  • Kits include sea life, koala pillow, football pillow, puppy backpack, 3D bunny and many more!
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $6.99-16.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, Joann’s

Etch a Sketch Classic (Spin Master)

  • For more than 50 years, children and adults alike have been discovering the magical world of creativity and pencil-free drawing with Etch A Sketch!
  • The iconic red frame, easy-to-use knobs, classic magic screen and shake-to-erase feature — not to mention the endless hours of fun it provides — have made it popular all around the world!
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available Target, Toys R Us, Walmart

Little Live Pets Chick Habitat (Moose Toys)

  • The new Little Live Chick is an adorable Chick that can hatch over and over again. Kids will squeal with delight when the chick surprises them by hatching unexpectedly, and they’ll love finding out what the Chick looks like when the egg cracks open, and the Lil’ Chick hops out and chirps “Hello!” When kids pet the Chick, it will chirp, and it can walk and play all day.
  • Kids will be attached to the shy little Chick as soon as it hatches. The Lil’ Chick Habitat comes with a cute little Chicken house where the Chicks will love to sleep and eat.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Walmart, Toys “R” Us, Amazon

Klask (Buffalo Games)

  • The magnetic gameplay of Klask is unique, fun and like no  other game out there!
  • The player is in charge of  the magnets from under the table.  Both players try to score while trying to avoid the white barrier magnets in the middle of the game field.
  • Players score points by getting the ball in their opponent’s goal, getting the white magnetic pieces to stick to their opponent’s striker, or waiting for their opponent to make a mistake
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $55
  • Available: Target, Amazon

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