The holiday season’s upon us, and with all the toys and games out there, it can certainly be tricky to sort through all the products and pick out a good present. Let us help you figure it all out– check out our top picks for girls’ gifts in 2014:
What little girl doesn’t love Disney’s Frozen? Watch Elsa’s power flurry with Snow Glow Elsa. With a touch of her magical snowflake necklace, hear Elsa talk to her Frozen friends and watch the magic as her dress lights up in a flurry of lights. Raise her arm and watch her snowflake necklace light up while it plays the award winning song “Let it Go” and her dress magically lights up to the beat. Experience the movie again and again with Elsa as she sings from your favorite movie moments!
Based on the hit Disney Junior show Doc McStuffins, the imaginative Disney Jr. Doc McStuffins Walk n’ Talk Doc Mobile helps you to encourage your child to help others. The DocMobile, which comes with Doc herself, features three play doctor’s tools, including a thermometer, a stethoscope and an otoscope, for making a pretend diagnosis. When the siren is pressed, it lights up and Doc McStuffins begins to walk towards the emergency to help with Lambie at her side. Once your little one is on the scene, he or she can open the back of the mobile for space to examine and treat any sick stuffed toys Doc comes across. The Walk n’ Talk Doc Mobile encourages your little helper to engage in creative play.
Another great toy from Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins— the Doc McStuffins Get Better Checkup Center has everything kids need to imagine they are healing toys and giving healthy checkups right along with Doc McStuffins! Doc’s friend Lambie is included, and lights and sounds are activated when she is on the checkup table. Future doctors can use the electronic Big Book of Boo Boos to make a diagnosis, slide in play x-rays to activate lights and Lambie phrases, and move the leaf up and down to measure their patient’s height. Kids can also use the portable scale to check their patient’s weight and take the ouches away with bandage stickers from the dispenser on the clinic door. It’s got everything your little girl needs to become her favorite toy and stuffed animal doctor– Doc McStuffins!
In this Lego Disney Princess set, it’s the night of the grand ball at the castle! A pumpkin has been magically transformed into a carriage by Cinderella’s fairy godmother who has left behind her magic wand. Open the door, unfold the steps and help Cinderella into the beautiful carriage. Be sure to remember the invitation! Watch the golden wheels turn as the white horse leads the carriage past the pretty fountain on the way to meet the Prince. Includes Cinderella mini-doll figure and a white horse. The Lego Disney Princess Cinderella’s Dream Carriage is perfect for any little girl who loves to build and play with Disney princesses.
Your young princesses will love this castle play tent from Playhut, based on another Disney Junior favorite– Sofia the First! Patented Twist ‘N Fold Technology allows for instant set-up and easy fold-down storage. Made with durable, soft material, the Sofia the First Princess Castle is lightweight and portable for easy play anywhere. It’s a great gift idea for children ages 3 and older.
Kids will love to scoot on Razor’s all new light-up Party Brite Kick Scooter! The scooter features a frosted opal deck with multi-color pulsating light show– just step on the deck to activate the lights. Perfect for girls on the go, this exciting outdoor toy is a fantastic gift choice for this holiday season!
GoldieBlox is a series of interactive books and construction toys starring Goldie, a curious girl with a love of engineering. Goldie’s stories encourage girls to build, developing the spatial skills that are fundamental to engineering. As she goes on adventures with her friends, she comes across problems that she solves by building simple machines. While the story unfolds, girls get to build what Goldie builds- like Valentina’s Drum Set, Nacho’s New Dog House and a Tea Cup Ride that takes her friends for a whirling, twirling adventure! GoldieBlox will empower a generation of girls who are more confident, courageous and tech-savvy.With more than 190 pieces, GoldieBlox and the Builder’s Survival Kit offers endless possibilities and hours of fun.
The Barbie Digital Dress Doll lets your little girl customize her Barbie doll’s fashion like never before! This innovative doll features a cool touchscreen, so girls can swipe through preset animations or create their own customized designs right on the front of her dress. Select a look and watch the designs react to music or the sound of your voice. It’s easy and tons of fun– a great choice for this holiday season!
Your little girl can be a part of the Ponymania with this gorgeous collection of pony pals! The Princess Celestia figure is a royal pony and she’ll bring your Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, Princess Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie friends together to discover the magic of friendship! This set collects six favorite pony pals from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic– including Princess Celestia herself– in exclusive Ponymania outfits! Grab it now for your favorite MLP fan!
The world’s most spellbinding stories are getting turned on their crown at Ever After High, a high school for the teenage sons and daughters of famous fairytale legends. The twin daughters of Rapunzel, Holly O’Hair and Poppy O’Hair, have different views on destiny but share a history and a bond that can’t be broken. And both sisters have a lock on fable-ous fashion! For just $24.99 for both of the twins, this combo pack is a steal! Complete your little girl’s Ever After High collection– or start it off– with this “twin-some” duo!
This holiday season, give the little girl in your life an unprecedented fashion designing experience. Only Crayola Virtual Design Pro can provide a full range of high quality colorful design tools and special software that brings your fashions to life on a virtual runway! Use the app (compatible with iOS and Android smartphones, tablets and iPod touch) to accessorize your model and customize your own fashion show. It’s a great pick for little fashionistas age 6-12.
The holiday season’s upon us, and with all the toys and games out there, it can certainly be tricky to sort through all the products and pick out a good present. Let us help you figure it all out– check out our top picks for boys’ gifts in 2014:
Spin Master Games’s Moustache Smash is the matching game that is speedy, silly-looking fun! Each player keeps a moustache held up to their face. As each card is turned over, watch for a card matching your ‘stache in either color or shape. See a match, then smash it fast! Be the first to smash the ‘stache card and your moustache’s suction cup will pick it up and you score a point. But don’t smash the wrong card, or you’ll pay a penalty and lose two of your cards into the pot. Collect the most moustache cards and you win!
Based on the beloved robot Baymax from Disney’s Big Hero 6, this massive figure is ready to fly into battle using all his great weapons and features to save the day, just like in the movie. Comes with accessory figure of boy genius Hiro, which unlocks additional special features when connected with Baymax. Boys will have tons of fun re-creating their favorite scenes from Big Hero 6 with this great toy!
As anyone with boys in their life knows, superheroes are ALWAYS a big hit. With the Avengers Assemble Hulk Gamma Green Smash Fists, your child can become the Hulk like never before! The fists will fit over anyone’s hands, from kids to adults. They’re awesome fun for anyone who’s a fan of the Avengers, and especially anyone who’s ever wanted to wield the unlimited strength of the Incredible Hulk and adventure alongside the other Avengers as their most powerful member!
Has your child ever wanted to be a spy? Help him start up a career in espionage with the Spy Gear Mission Alpha Kit! Featuring four high-tech pieces of Spy Gear, the Mission Alpha Kit covers all the fundamental needs of secret agents. Inside you’ll discover Field Agent Walkie Talkies, a Micro Agent Listener, a Micro Agent Motion Alarm and a multi-functional Field Agent Spy Watch. Each tool helps your child complete secret mission as he listens, watches, and communicates with superior stealth. Start your spy game right with the four-in-one Mission Alpha Kit!
If you’re an avid reader of DaDaRocks, you’ve heard of Zoomer Dino before, and there’s no time like the present to grab one of these super cool remote-controlled dinos for your little boy! With real dinosaur movements, sounds, and dino-sense responsiveness, Boomer can detect when you’re interacting with him. And just like a real dinosaur, Boomer can get angry, spin around, chomp his massive reptile jaws, and roar! Boomer the Zoomer Dino is sure to be a hit this holiday season!
Fans of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, this one’s for you! With nine points of articulation, your favorite ninjutsu-practicing, nunchuck-wielding turtle stands 48″ tall and is ready to foil the Foot Clan no matter what they have planned. He has storage space to hold all of your ninja secrets in a hidden compartment in his shell. With the giant-sized Michelangelo at your side, you can take down Shredder once and for all!
Based on last summer’s Transformers: Age of Extinction, there’s never been a more powerful Transformers team-up than the Autobot leader Optimus Prime riding into battle on the back of the Dinobot leader Grimlock. With this Stomp and Chomp Grimlock figure, you can re-create that epic alliance. Place the included Optimus Prime figure on the dino’s back to activate sounds, light-up eyes, and pop-out weapons. The battle-activation feature works with other Age of Extinction figures as well, and Stomp and Chomp Grimlock recognizes whether the figure on its back is an Autobot or Decepticon character and will activate different lights, sounds, and weapons depending on which side you choose! Collect your favorite characters, choose your side, and join the battle against extinction.
Kids from ages 9 to 14 will be happy the old man got the tractor beam out of commission when they blast off with the Millennium Falcon LEGO Star Wars Set. Straight from the Death Star escape scene of Episode IV: A New Hope, kids can craft this replica of Han Solo’s iconic starship from more than 1,200 LEGO pieces for a detailed, articulating display. With twin flick missiles, rotating laser cannons, and detachable cockpit cover, this Millennium Falcon set’s got more than a few surprises left in it for you and your child to discover this holiday season!
Kids can re-create their favorite battles from the Star Wars franchise (and create more of their own!) with the Star Wars Command sets by Hasbro! A great and affordable choice for this holiday season, Star Wars Command sets (which come in a variety of different sizes) help your son command the force like never before. They’re bound to fly off the shelves for the holidays– they’ve already made a splash in our house!
Using safe, soft long range arrows that can soar 100 feet, Zing’s Air Z-Curve Bow is the ultimate foam arrow shooter for high tech archery! The Air Z-Curve Bow fires an array of different arrows, including the long range RedX foam tip arrow that will bounce back off of targets and walls, the Foamtek so’ foam suction cup tip arrow that will stick to almost anything, and the So’ek suction cup arrow (all included!) Set includes bow, two long range arrows, and a stick anywhere Zartz tip dart for accurate target practice, as well as a Zip Clip holder for arrows.
Close to 2 months ago – March 29th – if dates matter to you my wife once again gave me the best present one could ask for a wonderful baby girl. We named her Harper Elle.
BAM – in that one moment the life that we had known as 3 became a life as 4… the concept of superhero only rooms and a lot of blue and green clothing became PINK – it really appeared like 4 minutes after she was born.
There are few words that can really express the birth of a child – its just a feeling… an overall calm just washes over you as you hold your child for the first time. In that moment that I held my baby girl for the first time I saw a flash of little princess dresses – little tea ceremonies – countless dress up playdates – little ballerina tutus and dance classes… it is my future without a doubt.
It’s been a solid 4 years since we’ve had to hold a newborn – well at least one of our own. Which is kind of like riding a bike I guess – you totally know you need to support the head and that cradling arm position but it’s a little awkward at first… It takes some time before you really get back into the swing of it.
Fast forward countless sleepless nights and here we are – 4 doctor checkup and first round of vaccines later – a few interesting rounds of trying to make sure her older brother doesnt try to squeeze her like a doll.. It is our new normal.
My wife and I are playing man to man defense with the kids – usually she’ll take Harper and I’ll run with Marc (and usually Marc and I always end up in some fun trouble)…. I take over the night time role once Marc is asleep and that’s my quality time with Harper.
I will say now that Harper is into the 3 months clothes now – We’re breaking into a lot more of the dresses and cutie girl clothes – WOW I totally need a crash course of cute kids fashion – thankfully Suzanne has an amazing eye (she’s a great photographer) for the trendy edge of fashion or as I like to call her a super stylist (remind me again why she doesn’t dress me?!).
Thankfully our new apartment has an in unit washer and dryer and to most that must leave you scratching your head like huh?! Its a major perk in NYC small apartments to have a washer and dryer in the unit – most have them in the basement as community machines eating $2-4 worth of quarters per load. We’ve done tons of laundry – wow for such little clothes we go through them sooo fast – I guess my clothes are not helping with the number of loads the spit up either.
I’m sure we’ll see Harper in a princess dress soon enough… but for now I’ll leave you with this image of Marc being a great big brother.
If you’re kid is 4 and older and even a little bit into video games theres a good bet they’re in love with Skylanders. The characters are cool and most of them are heroes…ok maybe anti-heroes but still heroes. Those little sculptures that interact with the game — dont really play nice with little kids – so the team at Mega Bloks solved that with these amazing play-sets.
Grab the cannon and take aim – Eye Brawl needs to shoot down an attacking Drow Zeppelin with Zeppelin Air Ship Assault by Mega Bloks Skylanders Giants. The buildable Drow Zeppelin is an aerial menace to Skylanderseverywhere. Eye-Brawl’s got his eye on it and needs to use his cannon to shoot the Zeppelin down to deal with the collectible translucent Troll Greasemonkey pilot.
Ideal for kids aged 5 and up.
Buildable Drow Zeppelin
Buildable Eye-Brawl (Undead giant) with detachable eye.
Collectible Greasemonkey Troll in translucent green
Skylanders Giants-inspired cannon that really fires!
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THE CROODS is a 3D comedy adventure that follows the world’s first modern family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always been their home is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods are rocked by generational clashes and seismic shifts as they discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures — and their outlook is changed forever.
Starring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke and Cloris Leachman.
For great DIY tutorials, printables color forms for the kids check out The Croods on Pinterest!
So I loved this movie! My Son loved this movie (he’s 4.5years old) we saw the 3D version and it was some great 3D that had him standing up at points trying to catch some of the 3D effects.
Why did I love this movie – it was a very cute story about a family and really that centers around the father. Grug is a total caveman…. but he’s the protector the strong guy. It’ll bring a tear to your eye when you watch the movie… The movie is great about making you laugh the whole way through. The relationship between Grug and his Mother-in-Law makes you giggle but the heart of the story is Grug having to deal with Eep growing up.
I really think this was one of the best Dreamworks Animated movies ever! The movie has an amazing cast of voices and even cuter characters who I hope ends up with their own spinoff cartoons – keep you eyes on Belt truly one of the funniest characters in this movie.