Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht joined Family Circle magazine for another installment of their “25 Days of Toys” to talk about the best toys to get kids movin’. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the holidays, check out our complete holiday gift guide.


  • Tumblstix is a small, weighted stick that challenges balance. Kids can test their creativity and dexterity and sharpen their focus and hand-eye coordination by rolling over the Tumblstix gently. Balance and catch the stick smoothly during 360-degree rolls, all while doing tricks.
  • Zing Dama is a hybrid of KenDama and Yo-Yo, and consists of four parts: a ball, a ring, string, and an adjustable strap. Users should strap the cup firmly onto their finger and start to swing the ball in any direction.
  • Metal Chuckz are built just like Thumb Chucks, but are covered in a soft, sleek, ‘Metaltek’ coating, allowing for advanced tricks because they are weighted slightly heavier than Thumb Chucks. Metal Chuckz deliver challenging fun with a classy look.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: Starting at $7.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart


  • The Bouncer is a brightly colored bounce house where little ones can learn their colors while playing.
  • The bouncer is complete with 50 play balls and a built-in pump.
  • The entrance allows kids easy access to the Bouncer, helping to improve motor skills as they crawl in and out, and the bouncer strengthens balance and coordination.
  • The sidewalls and mesh windows create a safe place for kids to play and allow for adults to easily supervise them.
  • The 50 play balls provide a way for kids to learn to catch and throw, improving hand-eye coordination.
  • The built-in pump makes it super easy to inflate and deflate the Bouncesational Bouncer–simply place the house where you please, connect to a plug-in, and watch as it inflates in less than 4 minutes.
  • When kids are done, the auto-deflate option makes for an easy clean-up. With an inflatable floor, kids have a soft, cushioned area for playing.
  • Inflatable bounce house measures 69 in. x 68 in. x 53 in. and is good for indoor use as well.
  • Ages: 3-6
  • MSRP: $69.99
  • Available: Walmart (November 24, 2017)