Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief  Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Q13 Fox in Seattle to show off some of the best toys for kids while on long road trips this spring. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.


BRIGHT BASICS SLEEPYTIME SNUGGLY (EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS)

  • Kids will get cozy as they learn with the Bright Basics Sleepytime Snuggly.
  • The soft blanket is a sweet spin on bedtime stories that reinforces bedtime routines for little learners.
  • Kids can put six plush animals to bed in their own habitat by tucking them into their own story-time pockets.
  • They will learn colors and shapes as they get ready for bed.
  • The blanket comes with a bedtime storybook and a parent activity guide.
  • Ages: 2+
  • MSRP: $21.99
  • Available: Amazon, EducationalInsights.com

LEAPSTART 3D LEARNING SYSTEM (LEAPFROG)

  • Experience the magic of the LeapStart 3D Interactive Learning System and get kids excited about learning with 3D-like animations that magically bring the activities to life.
  • Perfect for visual or auditory learners, the touch and talk activities enhance learning with interactive animations to help kids build math, reading, problem-solving skills, and more.
  • The LeapStart library of 25+ books (each sold separately) covers a variety of preschool through first grade subjects for 2-7 year olds with more than 30 activities in every book.
  • Many replayable activities have two levels with 50+ key skills per grade level, so kids can play and learn at the level and move up when they’re ready. A total of 400+ activities across the LeapStart library help kids build tomorrow’s skills today.
  • Ages: 2-7
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart

SQUEEZAMALS MICRO (BEVERLY HILLS TEDDY BEAR CO.)

  • Squeezamals now have mini versions of the super soft, squishy animals stuffed with slow-rise foam.
  • The tiny animals come in a 3-pack with two animals showing and one that’s a surprise.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Target

SCRIBBLE SCRUBBIE VET SET AND SCRIBBLE SCRUBBI SALON SET (CRAYOLA)

  • Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Salon Set and Vet Set includes adorable, colorable, and washable pet figures that kids can customize with color, wash in the tub, and color again.
  • Kids can color customize with the six included Scribble Scrubbie Ultra Clean Washable Markers.
  • When they are ready for a color change, they can brush their new pets clean in the tub, dry them off, and start over.
  • Two pets are included in each set, but there are additional expansion packs sold separately for a total of 12 adorable animals that kids can collect and customize again and again.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: March to May: Target; June: retailers nationwide and Crayola.com

PLAYMOBIL CARRY CASES (PLAYMOBIL)

  • Ride off on a magical adventure, preserve pandas, show off your jousting skills, or explore a mysterious island with Playmobil’s Carry Cases.
  • When playtime is over, simply store the pieces inside the case for next time!
  • They include all the figures and accessories needed for each themed play set.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $9.99-14.99
  • Available: Walmart

UNTAMED MAD LAB MINIS (WOWWEE)

  • Introducing the Untamed Mad Lab Minis, miniature hybrid creatures created from Untamed DNA.
  • Unveil your DNA samples, extract them from the Geoslime, Biosand, or Terraclay, then classify your brand new creature!
  • Will you unleash a Raptor, T-Rex, Allosaurus, Spinosaurus, Sabre-tooth Tiger, Dire Wolf, Bear, Polar Bear, Gorilla, or Skeleton?
  • Then Mix and Match their heads and bodies to create unique characters such as a Wolfasaurus Rex!
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP:$4.99 each
  • Available: Walmart

CRA-Z-LOOM THE ULTIMATE RUBBER BAND LOOM (CRA-Z-ART)

  • Create many different cool styles of bracelets with the Cra-Z-Art Ultimate Rubber Band Cra-Z Loom!
  • Artistically loop and weave rings, pendants, necklaces or key chains using a variety of different color combinations.
  • The Cra-Z-Loom comes with everything kids need to get started including the loom, 600 latex free bands for weaving, “S” clips for holding the bracelets together, and a weaving hook.
  • The set also comes with instructions, so kids can quickly learn how to create the awesome arts and crafts jewelry.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Amazon, Macy’s, Walmart

TABLETOP PINBALL (BUFFALO GAMES)

  • Full tilt pinball action!
  • Use your turn of 10 balls to try and get the high score in the action-packed tabletop pinball game. Land balls in scoring zones to accumulate points.
  • Play solo or go head-to-head in this game for all ages!
  • All the fun of a real pinball machine in your own home.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $34.99
  • Available: Target, April 22, 2019