Looking for the best toys for back-to-school season? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by NBC 5 in Chicago to talk about the best toys that teach. For more information on the products featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.
Nintendo Labo kits offer interactive build-and-play experiences that combine the fun of DIY creations with the magic of the Nintendo Switch system (sold separately).
The Nintendo Labo Variety Kit includes the materials to build five different Toy-Con projects: Toy-Con RC Car (two included), Toy-Con Fishing Rod, Toy-Con House, Toy-Con Motorbike and Toy-Con Piano, plus the Nintendo Labo software for the Variety Kit.
Once each Toy-Con project is constructed, you can continue the fun by playing interactive experiences, including exploring the ocean’s depths to catch a fish using the Toy-Con Fishing Rod and the Nintendo Switch screen, or racing through custom-made tracks in Toy-Con Motorbike using a set of handlebars that you construct yourself.
You can even customize your creations, discover how they work and invent new ways to play with your Toy-Con creations using the Toy-Con Garage mode.
Customization materials and tools not included.
Available: Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Game Stop
Bill Reese has been production director at The Toy Insider since 2014. A former editor at Playbill and graduate of SUNY–Purchase, he spends most weekends rooting for the New York Red Bulls pro soccer team and staring adoringly at his baby boy Jonah.
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