Looking for some of the best holiday toys for kids of all ages? Toy Insider’s Chief Toy Officer Laurie Schacht stopped by NBC in Chicago to show off some of the best new toys and gifts of the season. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the holiday season, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide.


  • Children build motor skills as they sort, match, stack, empty and fill. Store everything you need right in the basket for easy clean-up every time!
  • Lift the basket lid to hear sweet instrumental music and fun sound effects.
  • Explore shapes and colors with food pieces, and manners and more with fun learning songs.
  • Play and learn with a 14-piece picnic set that includes 6 food items, 2 plates, 2 forks, 2 cups, 1 blanket and 1 basket.
  • Ages: 6 MOS.+
  • MSRP: $21.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target


  • MiBro, is every kids’ robot partner in fun—the robotic buddy who’s got their back!
  • Take control of MiBro through his Really Rad Remote.
  • With MiBro, kids can play, prank, spy and command.
  • Kids can also speak through him via the remote or put him into stealth mode to be an undercover agent and listen in.
  • MiBro is full of smart talking phrases and sounds, and kids can enjoy with his range of awesome.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart


  • Features 15 unique instruments across 5 different genres of music, enabling a truly hands-on physical approach to learning as preschoolers mix (and remix) their own musical creations
  • Kids are in control of their very own compositions by adding or subtracting instruments, changing the tempo & layering in fun sound effects
  • Features 3 interactive play modes: Math, Music, and Game
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, and Walmart


  • Take center stage and sing like a star with the Kidi Star Karaoke Machine.
  • Grab the microphone and use Music Magic mode to turn down the main vocal track of your favorite songs so you can be the star!
  • Easily connect your MP3 player or mobile devices with the included audio cable and play favorite tunes from your own collection or sing along to the eight original songs.
  • Twist the disco light 180 degrees for colorful light effects that create a great atmosphere for singing and dancing.
  • Add audience sounds like applause, cheering, and laughter so it really feels like you’re onstage at a concert!
  • Record yourself for up to five minutes and add fun voice-changing effects, then listen to and enjoy your performance.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart