Looking for toys that are perfect for girls and boys alike?  Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by Yahoo Finance to show off some great toys that can be enjoyed by all kids.  For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the items below, and for a full rundown of the best toys of the year, check out our complete holiday toy guide.


large-city-zoo-playmobilLarge City Zoo (Playmobil)

  • Take a ride on the wild side with a visit to the Large City Zoo. This family-friendly destination features animals of all kinds as kids explore species from around the world. Enter through the rocky arch topped with decorative animal cutouts and a colorful sign.
  • Once through the turnstiles, be sure to check out the feeding schedule so that kids can visit their favorite animals when they’re most active. The penguin habitat is a must-see for bird lovers, as adult and baby penguins waddle around while a curious pelican watches from the rock wall.
  • After visiting the area, parents can buy their kid a stuffed animal or a penguin balloon from the souvenir shop before heading over to the lion enclosure.
  • Set includes seven figures, two adult lions and a cub, two adult and four baby penguins, peacock, fish with a bucket, a wheelbarrow with meat, a child stroller, a mouse, postcards, a cash register, a camera, fencing, and tons of other accessories.
  • Ages: 4-10
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Amazon

Untitled-1Brackitz Inventor 170 Piece Set (Brackitz)

  • Unique, connect-anywhere Brackitz attach to traditional planks at any angle, enablingbuilders of all ages to construct everythingfrom small-scale builds to larger-than-life, gravity-defying, 3-D structures with no limits.
  • With multi-use plastic planks and new rotating pieces, the Inventor Series enables anyone to create builds with moving parts.
  • Comes with colorful planks and connectors.
  • Colors include: Blue, Orange, Red, Yellow and Magenta.
  • Ages 3+
  •  MSRP $99.99

stikbot-studio_zingSTIKBOT STUDIO PRO (Zing)

  • This stop-motion animation studio allows kids to animate backdrops and upload photos and images
  • Stikbots are easy-to-pose figures with suction cup hands and feet, which stick to any flat surface. The new free mobile app allows kids to make films on the go.
  • Ages 4+
  • MSRP $19.99