Summertime means long road trips with kids in the back seat. Our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by WGN Chicago to talk about her favorite travel toys sure to keep kids entertained on those long trips on the highway. Be sure to read the information on the products mentioned in the segment below. For our full list of the best travel toys for the summer, click here.

cabbage-patch-farm-friend-cuties-wicked-coolCabbage Patch Kids 9″ Farm Friends Cuties (Wicked Cool Toys)

  • Farm Friends Cuties are soft, cuddly and
    dressed up in adorable animal-themed costumes of kids’ favorite farm animals including a Pig, Rooster, Sheep, Duck and Cow.
  • Each Cutie has its own name, is numbered for collectability, and features a snuggly onesie
    and a hood!
  • Cute and cuddly, little ones will be begging mommy to collect them all so they can have their very own Cabbage Patch Lovestock!
  • Ages 18 months+
  • MSRP: $9.99

green-toys-puzzlesGreen Toys Puzzles

  • The colorful Dump Truck, Garden, and Tea Time puzzles are just right for toddlers developing fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination, and with just 4 pieces, it’s the perfect travel toy.
  • Includes easy-to-hold 3D pieces that encourage imagination and pretend play.
  • Children can easily identify the shapes of the pieces, building cooperative play and communication skills as they ask for a wheel, cupcake, or flower to complete their masterpiece. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic with no BPA, phthalates, or PVC. Dishwasher safe. Meets FDA food contact standards. Packaged with recycled and recyclable materials printed with soy inks. Color combinations may vary.
  • MSRP $12.99.

farm-life-schleichFarm Life My First Farm Animals (Schleich)

  • For over 80 years these toys have been hand-painted with exquisite detailing that shows quality and craftsmanship.
  • Collect your child’s first farm animals in one set with Schleich’s “My First Farm Animals” set. Contains iconic farm animals along with feed accessories.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $24.99

barbie-spyBarbie Spy Squad Barbie Secret Agent Doll (Mattel)

  • Tumble into action with Secret Agent dolls from the Barbie Spy Squad movie and help save the day!
  • Barbie Secret Agent doll is ready for her mission with awesome moves and style. She is the lead star in the newest Barbie DVD, Barbie Spy Squad available this spring.
  • She looks super cool in a sleek purple bodysuit with utility belt and boot details, a removable sparkly pink trench coat and pink shaded sunglasses.
  • When it’s time to make a quick escape, plug the included spy gadget into the doll to perform cartwheels, forward and backward flips, too! Recreate action scenes from the film or spin new spy adventures.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99

EducationalInsights_GeoSafariSubscopeGeoSafari Jr. Subscope (Educational Insights)

  • Curious minds can discover wonderful underwater worlds—without getting their heads wet—with this super submarine-shaped scope.
  • Its 2x magnification is just strong enough for “whoas” and “cools” but low enough to allow for a wide field of view, which is essential for young children’s understanding of up-close exploration.
  • Perfect for STEM learning or pretend play, it’s an ideal discovery tool for underwater exploration.
  • The SubScope is sturdy, focus-free, and water-resistant with 2x magnification and three LED lights (requires three AAA batteries—not included).
  • It also has two large eyepieces with a comfy goggle and nose cut-out guide for perfect eye placement, plus a multilingual instructional guide.
  • Ages: 3-6
  • MSRP: $27.99

WowWeeUSA_RCMiniRobotsRC Mini Robos (WowWee)

  • Your favorite award-winning robots are now available in mini-sized real working collectibles.
  • With dual-action driving capabilities and LED features, RC Mini Robos are remote controllable and perfectly sized to take with you anywhere.
  • RC Mini Robosapien, MiP and MiPosaur are ready for some pint-sized fun that packs a robo punch
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP $19.99 each

scented-pillow-petsPillow Pets Sweet Scented Pets (Pillow Pets)

  • Pillow Pets Sweet Scented Pets help take the “stink” out of travel.
  • Not only do these cute and cuddly Pillow Pets act as a travel companion by day and a pillow by night, they also contain a subtle scent patch delivering the yummy smell of children’s favorite sweet treats.
  • Sweet Scented Pets are a travel favorite as they deliver the comfort of a stuffed animal by day and a familiar friend and pillow by night.
  • In the delicious smell of chocolate chip cookies or cotton candy and you have the perfect travel buddy.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $29.99

WinningMoveGames_ScrabbleToGoScrabble To Go (Winning Moves Games)

  • This delightful travel Scrabble edition allows players to pack up in the middle of the game without disturbing words they’ve already placed on the board.
  • The tiles snap in place on the grid.
  • The tile racks have lids that close and hold the tiles in place so you can pick up exactly where you left off!
  • Comes in a zippered fabric case.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $44.95

LittleKids_CandyliciousBubblesBubbleMachineCandylicious Bubbles Character Assortment (Little Kids Inc.)

  • Blow them, catch them, and eat them with Candylicious Bubbles Character Assortment.
  • Kids use the wand to blow edible bubbles.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $5.99