Count & Win Sports Center
With the Count & Win Sports Center, babies ages 1 and up can make baskets and score goals while getting the ultimate win: some learning time! The Sports Center requires a one-time assembly, comes with two balls, and features an arch with a soccer net attached to a basketball hoop and backboard. It has more than 65 songs, melodies, sounds, and phrases that will cheer kids along as they learn all about shapes, colors, numbers, and good sportsmanship.
The set is adorned with adorable graphics of animals playing sports, such as a soccer-playin’ sloth and a basketball-weildin’ giraffe. It also has buttons to press, gears that turn, and a trophy that slides up and down for babies to practice those fine-motor movements and dexterity. The Sports Center also features the cutest goalie, a friendly panda, who will also encourage kids with motivational sounds and phrases.
Your youngest ones will get up and moving — giving them some much-needed active play during the winter months when they normally wouldn’t be able to play outside. They will exercise their legs and feet with the soccer ball, and get their tiny hands and arms working with the basketball. As they play, the animated LED scoreboard will keep score of goals and baskets, so young ones will start learning how to count.
Best of all, the Sports Center will grow with kids until they’re 3 years old. As babies grow, the toy will grow along with them with two adjustable height levels. The Count & Win Sports Center is a slam dunk this holiday season.
Helping Heroes Fire Station
Help! There’s a kitten stuck in a tree! Good thing I know just the right people to help with the job — the Helping Heroes!
The Helping Heros Fire Station is made for kids ages 1.5-4 years and is packed with tons of role-play possibilities. The large firetruck has two modes — vehicle mode and fire station mode — and comes with an emergency vehicle, a helicopter, and two firefighter figures.
In fire station mode, Firefighters Frankie and Fiona sleep, relax, and work out with multiple levels. Cute details are embellished throughout the playset, like little tools, a helicopter pad, and a control station. Kids can place Frankie and Fiona on special Talking Point locations throughout the playset to hear phrases, music, and sound effects about their jobs, so they will learn all about what it takes to be a firefighter.
When it’s time for action, kids can transform the fire station into a fire truck. The vehicle has working wheels, so kids can zoom straight to their emergency. Kids can press one of the three action buttons or pull up the extension ladder to save the day.
I love that this toy also highlights hometown heroes during a crucial time in which essential workers are celebrated and recognized nationwide.
Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Corkscrew Tower
Racers, start your engines! If your kids are big fans of Go! Go! Smart Wheels toys from VTech, then let me introduce you to the Ultimate Corkscrew Tower!
This 3-foot playset is definitely going to impress young kids ages 1-5 who have to stand on their tippy-toes to play with it. Heck, I’m impressed!
The Ultimate Corkscrew Tower comes with what feels like endless track that kids can lock in together in two configurations. They can stack the pieces on top of each other to form the corkscrew, or set them up side by side for a dual-track racing experience. It comes with a Rocky the Race Car SmartPoint vehicle, and the set is also compatible with all other SmartPoint cars.
Kids can place Rocky on the launcher and push on the trophy to send the car zipping down the tracks. In corkscrew mode, it’s so fun to watch the car zoom down in a spiral. Watching it is pretty mesmerizing and might make ya kind of dizzy! In dual-mode, vehicles can go off-road with diversions down a secret path with a bumpy road, a switch track, trap doors, and off-road hazards.
Like other Go! Go! Smart Wheels sets, when Rocky or the other compatible vehicles go over a SmartPoint, the vehicles will interact with kids with fun phrases. The Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Corkscrew Tower plays three songs and six melodies as kids will learn about the letter “R.”
From whizzing vehicles down a spiral track to always being ready to go on a rescue and getting up moving, VTech has a toy for every kid this holiday season!