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Our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht shows ABC World News Now vacation-approved toys that make traveling with kids easy and fun!

WickedCoolToys.SpiderManVrumVRUM (Wicked Cool Toys)

  • This ride-on doubles as a storage unit that allows kids to pack, ride, and play.
  • The VRUM product line features top kids brands to include Spider-Man, Ironman, DC Comics Batman, Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Disney Princesses.
  • Each ride-on storage character has a dual purpose pull/carry strap and a handlebar for comfort and support.
  • Safe and fun to ride and perfect for being on the go.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $49.99



City Maze (SmartGames)

  • In this game, players must navigate the city and guide either one of two travelers to their destinations as they test their directional skills.
  • Players create more and more complex routes as the difficulty rises.
  • Includes two booklets that offer 120 challenges and double-sided puzzle pieces.
  • Great for travel with the game’s plastic case that conveniently stores the pieces.
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP: $14.99


Little Pim Discovery Kits (Little Pim)

  • Summer is a great time to introduce little ones to a new language.
  • Little Pim is an award-winning foreign language-learning program for young children.
  • Available in Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, and English, each set includes three DVDs and a Little Pim plush panda toy.
  • Little Pim’s unique Entertainment Immersion Method is designed to teach kids when they learn best, which it before the age of 6.
  • The method engages kids’ love of play by watching real kids and animation while utilizing proven repetition techniques to help children retain new vocabulary.
  • Ages: 0+
  • MSRP: $39.95

ElfMagic.SurfsUpElf Magic Sea Breeze and Surf’s Up Play Wear (Elf Magic)

  • Kids can dress up their favorite Elves in cool new Elfits.
  • Sea Breeze features a seven-piece Elfit that include flip-flops, a beach towel, a visor, and more.
  • With the Surf’s Up Elfit kids can dress up their Elves as a lifeguard or an Elf that’s ready to catch some waves.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $20 each

Mini Man Sets (Fashion Angels)

  • Girls can easily create trendy nail art FashionAngelsdesigns.
  • Sets include strawberry, watermelon, and flower designs.
  • Follow the step-by-step instructions for how to pain the images on the nails and finish the designs with included rhinestones or 3D charms.
  • Each set include 2 bottles of peel off nail enamel, 1 bottle of clear top coat, embellishment pieces, mini rhinestones, and instructions.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $7.99 each

MooseToys.BeadosDryStationBeados Quick Dry Station (Moose Toys)

  • This all-in-one kit allows kids to make fun Beados creations.
  • The set includes 500 beads, two display trays, six design templates, a spray bottle, and a quick dry fan.
  • Kids have everything they need to create great designs with beads that stick together with just a spray of water.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99