Hitting the road this spring? Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief  Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Fox 40 Sacramento to show off some of the best new toys to keep kids entertained on long road trips. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.


LEARNING FRIENDS 100 WORDS BOOK (LEAPFROG)

  • Join animal friends Turtle, Tiger, and Monkey as they explore new vocabulary in the Learning Friends 100 Words Book.
  • Explore the colorful pages and touch each picture to hear the animals say toddler-appropriate words along with exciting facts and sound effects.
  • For an immersive language experience, slide the language switch to hear the words, songs and instructions in Spanish.
  • Touch the pictures to hear silly sound effects in Fun Sounds mode or press the light-up star button to hear two learning songs.
  • Ages: 18 months+
  • MSRP: $17.99
  • Available: All major retailers

PJ MASKS FOLD N GO HEADQUARTERS PLAYSET (JUST PLAY)

  • This dynamic playset comes with four figures and five accessories including: Catboy, Owlette, Gekko, Romeo furball catapult, furball, and three crates.
  • The playset features three levels of play for kids to recreate scenes from the show.
  • Use the ladder to climb the different levels and the furball catapult to keep intruders away.
  • When kids are done playing out PJ Masks adventures, they can pack up their figures, close the playset, and take it on the go with them!
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Target, Walmart, Amazon


PLAYFOAM PALS SERIES 4: FANTASY FRIENDS
(EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS)

  • Playfoam Pals provide magical fun.
  • Each pod has a new Fantasy Friend hidden inside three-tone sparkle Playfoam.
  • Kids can collect all 12 Fantasy Friends from the non-toxic Playfoam that never dries for endless, magical fun.
  • The Playfoam doesn’t stick or leave a mess behind, perfect for travel!
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: 2-Pack-$7.99; 6-Pack-$21.99; 12-Pack-$47.99
  • Available: Amazon, EducationalInsights.com

RABBIT’S HAT MAGIC TRICKS (THAMES & KOSMOS)

  • A magician is nothing without her hat, and with these hats kids can become master magicians.
  • Aspiring magicians can take their show on the road with these portable mini magic kits.
  • Each small top hat has the props and instructions to perform 2 or 3 simple, unique magic tricks with different themes — from shape-shifting to mind-reading to x-ray vision, and more.
  • Collect all 8 hats to perform amazing magic tricks.
  • They are also great as stocking stuffers, Easter basket goodies, and party favors.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $4.95
  • Available: Barnes & Noble and local toy stores

FASHION PLATES TRAVEL KIT (KAHOOTZ)

  • Take your fashionable ideas on the go with the Travel Fashion Plates Kit.
  • The same Fashion Plates you love but in a small take-along size with travel-themed plates.
  • Kids just place their sketch paper, pass the rubbing tool over, and transfer their design.
  • The kit includes 8 fashion plates, 10 sheets of paper, 4 coloring crayons, 2 rubbing crayons, 1 crayon holder, 1 drawing tablet with storage tray, and 1 idea guide.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Amazon, kahootztoys.com

MINI GAMES: MINI CORNHOLE, MINI TETHERBALL, MINI LADDERBALL (BUFFALO GAMES)

  • Tabletop, transportable games to play anywhere!
  • These mini games have the gameplay of the full-sized versions in a smaller package.
  • Launch mini beanbags in cornhole, catapult your balls in ladderball, and whack your way to a win in tetherball!
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $19.99 (sold separately)
  • Available: Target on April 22