Looking for some great toys for families traveling during the upcoming Canadian Thanksgiving holiday? Toy Insider Associate Editor Maddie Michalik stopped by CP24 in Toronto to show off some great toys to keep kids entertained in the back seat during the holiday travel season. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the holiday season, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide.


  • Encourage a love of reading with the plush Storytime Buddy.
  • Choose from five books about Buddy and his friends, Bella, Cooper, Mona, and Pepper, and Buddy will read each one.
  • Beginner readers can read along while learning about emotions, shapes, numbers, colors, and opposites.
  • Kids can also interact with Buddy by answering reading comprehension questions and singing along to happy learning songs.
  • When it’s time for bed, they can snuggle up and drift off to sleep as Buddy quietly reads bedtime stories or plays Brahms’ Lullaby while his tag becomes a color-changing nightlight.
  • Ages: 2+
  • MSRP: CAD $44.99


  • Wrapples is your playful, cheeky friend you can take anywhere and everywhere.
  • Slap it on and you are ready to play. The more you interact with your Wrapple, the more they love you back.
  • Chat to them and they’ll chatter back! They love to interact with you and sing with their friends.
  • Wrapples can sense movement so they know when you’re on the move.
  • Flip them upside down to help them fall asleep.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: CAD $24.99


  • Battle action is in the palm of your hand!
  • Kids can feel like a real Pokémon Trainer with the Pop Action Poké Ball!
  • Send your favorite Pokémon plush into battle when you insert a 2.5-inch plush Pokémon inside the Pop Action Poké Ball.
  • The elastic string will pop open your Poké Ball launching your Pokémon as far as 10 feet.
  • Pop Action Poké Ball will appear in four waves of four great Pokémon plush assortments.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: CAD $19.99, Walmart


  • Each compact Pocket World opens to reveal a fun theme with unexpected surprises, micro dolls, and accessories and is small enough to take anywhere for great Polly Pocket adventures.
  • Choose from Cake-tastrophe with micro Polly and Shani dolls plus scooter and microphone; Flamingo Floatie with micro Polly and Lila dolls plus flamingo and swan floaties; and Snowmazing Surprise with micro Polly and Shani dolls plus snowboard and sled.
  • Aquarium, concert, picnic, campsite, and studio themes.
  • Each compact comes with a micro doll, accessories, and a ring attached to easily clip it on anywhere.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: CAD $7.99


  • A fun and easy way to learn to stitch. Only ONE simple stitch to learn.
  • The COLOR-BY-STITCH embroidery kit—you choose where the colors go.
  • The outlines of the design are already embroidered on the cloth, you choose where to stitch in each color to personalize the design.
  • Comes with everything you need to create your own cross-stitch craft.
  • Flower design also available.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: CAD $16.89


  • America’s all-time favorite word game is now in a travel edition. Take it on a plane, train camper, car, anywhere!
  • Pack up the game in the middle of playing without disturbing any of the words that were already placed!
  • The tiles fit tightly into the gridded spaces on the folding Scrabble board, so they won’t slide out of place.
  • The game board also features storage areas for the tile racks.
  • Store all components in the soft-sided zipper case. 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.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: CAD $69.99