Looking for toys that get kids up and moving? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by the offices of Family Circle magazine to show off the best holiday toys to keep kids active. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the notes below, and be sure to view our complete holiday gift guide.


rockin-rider-henley-holly-rocking-horses-sold-separately_tek-nek-toys2-copyRockin’ Rider Henley and Holly Rocking Horses (Tek Nek Toys)

  • Rockin’ Rider Henley is a soft stuffed plush Rocking Horse on a beautiful wooden base.
  • He sings “I’m a Little Pony” song when left ear is is squeezed, and when his right ear is squeezed he says six fun talking phrases with sound effects.
  • Your child will be amazed by Henley’s moving mouth and swishing tail.
  • He comes with a removable Rockin’ Rider bandana that can be worn by either the horse our your child. Other features include full-body suedette bridle and reins, suedette high-back saddle, metal stirrups, glittery eyes, wooden handles, and a realistic mane and tail.
  • Also available as Rockin’ Rider Holly Rocking Horse.
  • Agse: 3+
  • MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

disney-princess-carriage_dynacraft2Disney Princess Carriage (Dynacraft)

  • A celebrated fairy tale comes to life with the 24-Volt Disney Princess Carriage! Once a pumpkin, this elegant coach is ready to whisk your little princess off to the ball or to her next big adventure.
  • The beautiful pink carriage is thoughtfully designed with graphics of her favorite Disney Princesses, gold accents, working doors and ornate interior details.
  • The spacious coach is large enough to bring along a friend, and features a detachable “wear & share” tiara, heart-shaped steering wheel and luxurious curtains.
  • Girls will love the magical light-up wand and enchanting fairy tale sounds.
  • Ages: 3-8
  • MSRP: $398
  • Available: Walmart

cyklone360_maisto-international1Cyklone360 (Maisto)

  • With wheels that twist and turn, the Cyklone360 is an action-packed radio-controlled motorcycle.
  • This futuristic style bike has amazing spinning action including 360 degree turns that the kids can control with a pistol-grip controller.
  • The rear wheels twist and turn and the LED light changes color while driving.
  • Ages: 8+
  • $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us

 TuckerToys.ZBFreestyleBoardZB Freestyle Board (Tucker Toys)

  • Get air in a whole new way!
  • Do unique and skateboard style tricks with the ZB Breestyle Board’s dual-sided board and durable high-bounce ball.
  • Do ollie’s 360’s, and Board Flips on almost any surface, including grass!
  • Featuring both grip tape and a extured surface to provide the traction you need to handle all types of freestyle moves.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us

mario_quadcopterNintendo MarioKart 8 Quadcopter (Carrera of America)

  • Mario has his own quadrocopter with anti-gravity mode!
  • Based on MarioKart 8, it features a six-axle gyro system for flight stability, a protective cage for the rotors, and 2.4 GHz technology for up to seven minutes of flight.
  • It has beginner and advanced modes, and a rechargeable battery.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $99.00
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us

Hovertrax 2.0Razor Hovertrax Smart Scooter (Razor)

  • With a revolutionary auto-balance function and quick change, swappable battery packs, these hands-free, electric ride-ons will get the attention of fans nation-wide.
  • The DLX versions come with high-end finishes and a never before seen LED light show.
  • The Hovertrax is a two-wheeled dual platform device that uses gyro-sensor technology to sweep riders along with a shift of their feet—forward, backward, around corners, or in a 360-degree spin.
  • Dual hub motors give riders a smooth and quiet ride for 60 minutes of fun. The product includes shatter-resistant polymer frames, anti-slip foot platforms, and rubber wheels with aluminum hubs.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $459.99—$599.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Amazon, Target, Walmart

y-flyer_yvolutionYFlyer (Yvolution)

  • The Yvolution T Flyer is a fast, innovative way to travel and have fun at the same time.
  • Kids are the envy of all in the neighborhood as they cruise around on a Y Flyer.
  • With super grip paddles and unique forward propelling motion, the Y Flyer is the ultimate in new and exciting wheeled toy products ensuring a soother, faster ride.
  • The Y Flyer features motorized pedal power, a hand controlled brake, and a kickstand.
  • Its strong, durable steel frame folds for easy storage and travel.
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP: $169.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us

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Barbie Cruisin’ Corvette R/C (Toy State)

  • Take Barbie on the road-trip of her dreams with this realistic steering wheel controller.
  • This simple function R/C convertible fits any Barbie.
  • Features a detailed interior and a joystick remote control with a working steering wheel!
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us Exclusive

xtreme-cycle-moto-cam_wicked-cool-toysCycle Moto-Cam (Wicked Cool Toys)

  • Featuring a patented gyroscope stabilization system, Xtreme Cycle Moto-Cam’s never-fall technology revolutionized RC motorcycle play and sold millions of units.
  • The all-new Wicked Cool Toys Xtreme Moto-Cam takes it to the next level with a 640×480 VGA resolution built-in helmet camera, allowing kids to record video at 30 frames per second, and storing 12-15 minutes of video for action-packed replays!
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us

Lionel. Mega Tracks Product ShotLionel Mega Tracks Corkscrew Chaos Master Set (Lionel)

  • Lionel is expanding beyond model trains with the introduction of Mega Tracks, a revolutionary rail system where kids can use their imagination to design and build their own race courses.
  • The Mega Tracks Corkscrew includes 20 feet of TwisTrack, 55 construction pieces to build customized track layouts (including track clamps and connectors), a Rail Racer vehicle and charger, and a handheld RC controller.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart