Looking for the hottest toys of the holiday season? Toy Insider Senior Ali Mierzejewski stopped by Fox Cleveland to show off some of the best toys of the year. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the notes below, and for a full rundown of the best toys of the year, check out our complete holiday toy guide.


laughlearncrawlaroundlifestyle_fisherprice-1024x638Laugh & Learn Crawl-Around Learning Center (Fisher-Price)

  • The ultimate learning toy for baby, combining both physical development and cognitive play.
  • Includes Smart Stages content in three adjustable levels for play that grows with baby, and four stations to explore.
  • Babies will learn body parts, opposites, colors, shapes, ABCs, and more.
  • Parents can even leave a personalized message for baby to hear.
  • Sensory play to explore with activities like a self-discovery mirror, jumbo rattle roller, and fishbowl clicker.
  • Ages: 6 MOS+
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

number-groove-musical-learning-mat_leapfrogLearn & Groove Musical Mat (LeapFrog)

  • Twist, dance, leap, laugh, count and learn with the Learn and Groove Musical Mat with over 4 feet of interactive play mat for jumbo learning fun.
  • Designed especially for active toddlers, the Learn and Groove Musical Mat keeps little ones moving and exploring with 50+ songs and phrases and 3 ways to play.
  • Little ones can discover numbers, animals, and instrument names as they jump around the mat in Explore mode.
  • In Music mode, each step brings instrument sounds to life kids can jam along to 10 popular melodies or compose their own tunes from scratch.
  • Game mode challenges kids to fly, waddle, and more to reach specific numbers, helping them develop balance and coordination as they play.
  • Ages: 2+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Amazon

disney-princess-magical-wand-cinderella_jakks-pacific-inc-copyDisney Princess Magical Wand Cinderella (Jakks Pacific)

  • Girls can create the magic with a wave of the wand!
  • To help Cinderella get ready for the royal ball, girls can wave the Fairy Godmother’s magical wand to transform Cinderella’s look.
  • A short wave starts the magic. Wave the wand longer and girls can create a colorful light show on her dress, and have her sing “Bippidi Bobbidi Boo” or “A Dream a Wish Your Heart Makes.”
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

kurio-watch_kd-group1Kurio Watch (KD Group)

 

  • This Bluetooth smartwatch is made specifically for kids and features a sleek, modern design with smooth rounded edges, an adjustable soft silicone band, and a responsive touchscreen with excellent resolution.
  • Features an alarm, calculator, music, and video players, front-facing camera, activity tracker, and mini games that detect precise wrist movement thanks to its built-in accelerometer.
  • Kids can also message friends and family via other Kurio or Android devices, all within a safe distance using Bluetooth technology.
  • When connected to a parent’s smartphone, Kurio Watch also becomes a hands-free way for kids to take phone calls.
  • Parents can also enter vital ICE (In Case of Emergency) information, including blood type, any allergies, and an emergency contact.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Amazon

    lumi_wowweeLUMI (WowWee)

  • Lumi provides exciting drone action while taking some of the fuss out of flying an indoor quadcopter. Lumi can literally fly itself while kids play, direct, and command it using the app.
  • With a smartphone or tablet, kids can select one-touch stunts, follow-me mode, or simply take control and fly Lumi with ease, while obstacle avoidance technology helps Lumi avoid your walls and furniture.
  • Various single and multi-player game modes include challenging the player to follow sequences of flashing lights while Lumi flies and dances in the air, reacting to your performance.
  • Players can choreograph a series of flight moves and play them back to music selected from their music library and also save and share their programmed airshow with other Lumi users.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: Target, Toys “R” Us

mebo_skyrocketMebo (Skyrocket)

 

  • With endless ways to play, Mebo fosters STEM skills and creative open-ended play.
  • Control Mebo through an intuitive, free to play app for iOS and Android devices. Drive Mebo anywhere in the house to pick up snacks, spy on people, or even have conversations.
  • See what Mebo sees with the built-in POV camera, which streams live in HD. Lift and move items precisely with Mebo’s articulated arm and gripping claw.
  • Speak through Mebo with the two-way audio and microphone, listen in on others, or even play music.
  • Six wheels let Mebo turn on a dime, and go anywhere as directed. Connect directly to Mebo’s hotspot to access Mebo remotely.
  • Bring Mebo’s personality to life with a custom sequence designed from pre-set animations like 360-degree spin, head shake and arm wave!
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $149.99
  • Available: Walmart