Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht spoke to ABC News at a Toys “R” Us in Los Angeles about the best toys for younger kids this holiday season. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the notes below, and be sure to view our complete holiday gift guide.


super-duper-art-studio_grown-up2Crayola Super Duper Art Studio (Grow’n Up)

  • This giant easel converts to a desk and includes a chair.
  • Allows up to four children to create masterpieces at once.
  • Features a chalk board, dry erase board, and clips for paper.
  • Magnetic surface extends the fun.
  • Foldable for easy storage.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available at: Toys “R” Us, Amazon, Walmart

go-go-smart-friends-enchanted-princess-palace2_vtechGo! Go! Smart Friends Enchanted Princess Palace (VTech)

  • This epic palace expands to 4-feet long and has a variety of luxurious rooms including a ballroom, music room, kitchen, bedroom and observation tower.
  • While exploring the palace with Princess Darla, place her on the five MagicPoint locations to experience her friendly personality, lights, and more.
  • When Princess Darla sits at her MagicChat tea set table with a friend (additional characters sold separately), they will interact by chatting and singing with each other.
  • The palace also has a clock with a movable hand and three light-up buttons that introduce words, colors, letters, and numbers and play magical melodies and sing-along songs.
  • Ages: 18 mos.+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us

disney-princess-belle-musical-tea-party-cart_jakks-pacific-incDisney Princess Belle Musical Tea Party Cart (Jakks Pacific)

  • Kids can make teatime extra special by inviting their guests to join Mrs. Potts and Chip for a royal
  • tea party!
  • As kids push the tea cart, they watch as it magically spins and plays the iconic song, “Be Our Guest” from the movie, Beauty and the Beast!
  • Includes tea cart, tea pot with lid, two tea cups, two spoons, and an invitation.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us

 

 


shopkins-c3-deluxe-set-food-court-the-bridge-directShopkins C3 Deluxe Set Food Court (The Bridge Direct)

  • Shopkins, the super cute, super tiny collectibles that kids are going crazy for, have been reimagined into a new line of licensed construction toys.
  • The Shopkins C3 Kinstructions line is designed to let kids build the world of Shopkins with multiple-piece construction sets that are compatible with all major construction brands, as well as create their own Shopkins characters by mixing and matching pieces.
  • The ultimate Shopkins C3 playset, the Deluxe Set Food Court completes the world of Shopkins and features a pizza parlor and a sushi restaurant. The set includes popular Shopkins characters, Candy Apple, Candi Cotton, Suzie Sushi, Little Sipper, Banana Splitty and Pretz-Elle
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $34.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys R Us

supermarket-themed-shopkins-design-removable-handlebar-shopping-basket-dynacraft16-Inch Dynacraft Shopkins Bicycle (Dynacraft)

  • Go on a Shopkin spree around the cul-de-sac with the 16-inch Dynacraft Shopkins Bike.
  • Shopkins fans will love riding around on this bike featuring a sturdy frame with a colorful design and authentic graphics.
  • Includes a removable handlebar shopping basket that kids can use to load up their Shopkins for a fun ride.
  • The adjustable decorative padded seat provides a comfortable ride. A rear coaster brake provides smooth stopping power, while wide training wheels add stability.
  • Includes adjustable training wheels.
  • Ages 4+
  • MSRP: $64.99

shopkins-shoppies-dolls-single-pack-moose-toysShopkins Shoppies Dolls Single Pack (Moose Toys)

  • There’s nothing more fun than a Girl’s Day Out! Bagging a bargain, Café catch-ups or lunch and a movie, you just can’t lose whatever you choose!
  • Discover the fun of Shopville where the Shopkins and their friends love to hang out!
  • There’s so much in store to adore when you plan a Girl’s Day Out!
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us