Toy Insider Senior Editor Jackie Cucco joined CT Live on NBC in Hartford to show off the best toys to help kids stay entertained during the long winter months. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.
This set includes a magical storybook and everything kids need to create their own tales. They can spin the story wheel to add characters, emotions, and settings to their story, then use the drawing guide, stencils, and markers to create their very own storybook.
Follow the map through compounds to piece together one of three exclusive creatures — Ice Raptor, Blizzard-dactyl, or Frozen Mammoth — after smashing the giant blue egg. Features collectible Smashers and more than 25 icy surprises.
Kids can compete to become a princess in this classic ‘90s board game. The first player to collect all of their matching jewelry and the crown wins the title of pretty, pretty princess.
Kids learn about planets, stars, eclipses, meteors, and more when they create a colorful and full-scale solar system. Features 20 ready-to-go experiments with items from the box and with common household finds. Other STEAM kits include Paper Flowers, Liquid, and Gross which teach through water-based experiments.
Geology is downright exciting when kids are breaking open rocks and finding crystal treasures! Geodes can form with a variety of crystals inside and National Geographic has searched the globe to bring kids the best variety of geodes in this earth science kit. The included display stand is perfect for showcasing the crystals that kids find and starting a rock collection, while the learning guide will teach them many amazing facts about geodes!
Case includes two 64-page coloring books, 10 classic fine line markers, 24 premium colored pencils, and a carrying case to hold all of your supplies. You can also color and customize the case to make it uniquely your own! All the pieces store inside the case to keep everything organized at home or for travel. Coloring books include two travel themes. Each page is perforated and printed on one side only on premium paper.