Summer road trips can be tough with bored kids in the back seat, but it doesn’t have to be. Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Better Western Massachusetts to show off some of the best travel toys to keep kids entertained and happy on long car rides. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the notes below, and for more on the hottest new toys of the season be sure to view our Spring and Summer Toy Guide.
Sweet Scented Pillow Pets (Pillow Pets)
- Sweet Scented Pillow Pets deliver the smell of yummy sweet treats in plush you can hug.
- Subtle scent patches in delicious flavors are the perfect summer travel companion.
- A stuffed animal by day, it easily turns into a comfy pillow for bed or travel with a simple undoing of the Velcro strap.
- New scents include Strawberry Milkshake Cow, Sweet Scented Blueberry Muffin, and Bubble Gum Pig
- MSRP: $19.99
- Age: 3+
- Available: PillowPets.com, Amazon, Toys “R” Us, Walmart
- Now you can create countless amazing designs on the go with the classic Travel Spirograph!
- This portable Spirograph studio has a built-in design ring, work surface and storage compartment for holding your wheels, pens, paper, design guide and finished artwork.
- Features Travel Spirograph Design Toy with built-in design ring, work surface and storage tray, six Spirograph Precision Wheels, two Spirograph Design Pens and a 24-Page Sticky Note Design Pad (can be refilled with standard 3″ x 3″ sticky note pads)
- Age: 5+
- MSRP: $9.99
- Available: Walmart, Amazon
- Includes official plastic Scrabble game board with tile lock system
Includes (100) plastic scrabble letter tiles
Includes (4) plastic tile racks, drawstring tile bag and instructions
- This games innovative design allows you to pack up in the middle of the game without disturbing the words you’ve already placed on the board. The tiles snap in place.
- Age: 8+
- MSRP: $44.95
- Available: Amazon