Toy Insider Editor-in-Chief Marissa DiBartolo joined Better Connecticut in New Haven to show off off some of the best new boredom-busting toys of the wintertime. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.
This bouncer/ball pit combo features fun pig graphics that will keep kids entertained for hours! It features mesh sidewalls, so parents will be able to easily keep an eye on the kids as they bounce the day away. Includes 15 play balls. This cute pig bouncer is super simple to inflate, deflate, and store. It’s just one air chamber, inflating quickly with no pieces that need to be put together. Great for indoor and outdoor use. Weight capacity of 121 pounds.
Each uniquely themed sensory bin is a self-contained, hands-on, tactical play experience that helps kids explore, learn, and create while engaging their senses. Themes include Outer Space, Ocean & Sand, Dinosaur Dig, and more.
Kids can design and construct illuminated, 3D creations using flexible, durable, interlocking plastic tiles and a string of LED lights. Each set includes instructions for creating multiple designs, or kids can create their own.
A classically educational game! Help kids practice spelling and vocabulary skills with a classic game of Scrabble. Plus, integrate math and counting lessons as kids keep score. Scrabble words won’t be slipping or sliding away thanks to this board’s clever “tile-lock” design. Features specially designed large print. An integrated turntable function makes rotating and moving the board simple. Includes four large plastic tile racks, 100 large-print plastic letter tiles, a cloth tile bag, and a large-print rules booklet.
With this set, at-home learners can make art, design objects, and build real working models that demonstrate their understanding of STEAM concepts. It includes a 3Doodler Create+ pen, a power source, more than 200 strands of colorful Doodling material, a Doodle Pad, nine challenge cards of varying difficulty level, and an easy-to-clean carrying pouch.
This new line of puzzles is designed to help teens and adults de-stress and solve boredom through colorful, strategic, and repeat puzzle play. The puzzles range from 500-1,000 pieces and there are four different puzzles available featuring modern, trendy designs and bold color palettes.