Toy Insider’s Chief Toy Officer Laurie Schacht joined Canada’s Breakfast TV to show off some great new toys to get kids ready to head back to school. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.
Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog is the original and best-selling toy of Learning Resources’ Fine Motor Friends line. Spike helps kids build up important hand muscles and fine motor skills as they replace the chunky, peg-shaped 'quills' within the holes that dot the smiling hedgehog's back. Spike's colorful quills also helps children acquire basic skills such as counting, sorting, and color identification. They can arrange the quills by warm or cool colors, work on sequences and patterns by alternating colors, or count up the quills with the help of numbers printed on the hedgehog's back.
Coding Critters are a series of award-winning interactive toy pets that introduce preschoolers to early STEM concepts through 100% screen-free coding activities.Kids can program these puppies, brave Ranger and mischievous Zip, to play with the included house, slide, tennis ball launcher, and more. With the help of fun playsets and two interactive modes, Coding Critters helps kids acquire hands-on coding abilities, while exerting critical thinking and problem-solving skills without the need for a phone or tablet. Using simple buttons tailored for tiny hands, Coding Critters allows kids to follow along the storybook adventures or design their own coding challenges.
Use the included cylinder tool to create surprise shapes and flows of Kinetic Sand, inspired by the drop and squish play pattern. Includes 2 pounds of colorful sand and a carrying case.
Assemble this cyborg hand using more than 200 plastic pieces, then wear the hand to pick up objects using hydraulic power. Adjusts to fit almost all hand sizes and both left and right hands.
In this Nintendo Switch game, players use real-life movement and exercises to explore 20 worlds and battle enemies, especially Dragaux the dragon. Features multiple play modes and comes with Ring-Con and Leg Strap accessories.
Kids can mush, squeeze, and stretch these beanbag plush to hear them grumble. There are more than 24 characters to collect in three different sizes.
Load the pen with real chocolate, then draw, write, and fill the candy molds. The colorful, edible creations harden in minutes and the included warming tray keeps the chocolate melted.