Take a look at the hottest toys and games for kids this 2018 holiday season!

This list of toys includes items that work with apps and some that stand alone.

 

Sphero Mini, Blue: The App-Enabled Robot Ball

Sphero Mini, Blue: The App-Enabled Robot Ball

Tons of fun in a tiny, app-enabled robot

Face Drive is a hilarious new feature that uses your facial expressions to drive the ball.

$52.90 from Walmart

Okay, this little robot is the coolest! Sphero Mini packs tons of fun into a tiny, app-enabled robot about the size of a ping pong ball. Drive Mini using different modes with the Sphero Mini app, or just by using your face. Yes, you read that right. Face Drive is a hilarious new feature that uses your facial expressions to drive the ball. Mini’s games are just as addicting. Use the ball as a controller to shoot your way through space, race a ship through a tunnel, or rotate your ball to destroy a polygon of bricks. Packed with teeny tiny tech, Sphero Mini has a little gyroscope, accelerometer, and LED lights. Colorful, interchangeable shells are available, so you can easily switch one out to suit your mood. With almost an hour of play time, Sphero Mini is the next big thing!

 

Beasts of Balance

Beasts of Balance w/Adorned Beast Detail Upgrades

Build balancing towers and fabulous worlds

Beasts of Balance includes an electronic Plinth and 24 beautiful Artefacts designed to stack in fun and surprising ways. Played solo or with a group of friends and family.

$99.95 from Walmart

This game also pairs with a free iOS or Android app. Your kid will have tons of fun using their brain to build towers and other worlds. With this technology, the physical pieces pair with the digital world to create endless possibilities. They can stack magical “Artefacts” in fun and surprising ways. This program also has the ability to be played solo or with a group, to add a level of competition. It comes with over 100 beasts to discover for hours of entertainment.

 

Fisher-Price Think and Learn Teach ‘N Tag Movi

Fisher-Price Think and Learn Teach 'N Tag Movi

Ready to roll

Think & Learn Teach 'n Tag Movi encourages preschoolers to get their minds and bodies moving while teaching them how to follow directions and think critically about the world around them!

$39.97 from Walmart

Made for children between the ages of 3 and 6, this cool little robot is ready to roll, and get kids moving and learning along with him. Think & Learn Teach ‘n Tag Movi encourages preschoolers to get their minds and bodies moving while teaching them how to follow directions and think critically about the world around them! With 3 exciting game modes and 6 games to choose from, Teach ‘n Tag Movi has so many functions and abilities. With listening and critical thinking games, your tot can show off their knowledge, dance around, and pretend to be different animals all with this little robot!

 

Hatchimals Mystery

Hatchimals Mystery

Inside one egg are four possibilities

With soft fur, ears and tails, these mysterious new friends love cuddles and snuggles. Raise your Hatchimals Mystery from baby to toddler to kid and experience all new music and games!

$54.88 from Walmart

Still one of the hottest toys for kids, this toy combines mystery with a cute furry little animal your child can take care of. Inside one egg are four possibilities! Your child could hatch a super fluffy Bunwee, Pandor, Hedgyhen or Elefly. With soft fur, ears and tails, these mysterious new friends love cuddles and snuggles. Raise the Hatchimal Mystery from baby to toddler to kid and experience all new music and games! This furry little toy can even memorize your child’s name and respond to them. The fun part is when you see a pair of glowing rainbow eyes, that means its hatching time! With your child’s help, the fluffy Hatchimal will peck, peck, peck out of its shell. Hatch the mystery!

 

Nintendo – Switch 32GB Console

Nintendo - Switch 32GB Console - Neon Red/Neon Blue Joy-Con

Show off your personality

The small size lets you cradle it in your hand for maximum control, and the ergonomically designed buttons and analog stick reduce fatigue. This Nintendo Joy-Con controller contains a 525 mAh rechargeable battery for hours of play.

$299.99 from Best Buy

If you have children that enjoy video games, this is the device for them. The Nintendo Switch Console can be used at home or taken on the go. All you have to do is lift the Nintendo Switch from the dock and the device will instantly transition into the handheld mode for mobile gaming. This device has 32 gigabits of storage to allow for more gaming and the powerful processor enables the device to have stunning graphics. Plus, the Nintendo Switch comes with enhanced parental controls to make sure your kids are playing safe and smart. Hurry and get the coolest video gaming device!

 

Don’t Step In It Game

Don't Step In It

Hilarious game with messy consequences

Put on a blindfold, spin the spinner, and then take that many steps across the game mat.

$14.25 from Walmart

It’s all fun and games until someone steps in it! Be careful not to poop out while playing this hilarious game with messy consequences! Put on a blindfold, spin the spinner, and then take that many steps across the game mat. But watch out! Little piles of compound, molded in the shape of poop have been strategically placed on the mat. Sometimes players will have to add a poop, remove a poop, or even re-arrange the poops along the mat. Who can avoid the number twos to be number one to win? Have so much fun with new take on classic family time and little bit of potty humor. This game includes the game mat, a blindfold, four cans of compound, a plastic mold, spinner board with an arrow and base, and instructions.

 

Ozobot Bit Starter Pack Blue

Ozobot Bit Starter Pack, Blue

Bit gets kids coding and loving robots

Personalize your pocket-sized bot with stickers. Draw lines and Bit uses sensors to follow.

$35.00 from Walmart

Another cool little robot, the Ozobot Bit gets kids coding and loving robots with the stroke of a marker. If you have a child who loves learning and wants to start learning the basics of coding, this is the device for you. The Ozobot comes with color code markers, stickers, 25 STEAM activities, and more! They can even personalize the pocket-sized bot with stickers. All you have to do is draw lines and Ozobot Bit uses sensors to follow. Give more of a challenge with OzoBlockly programming (on a laptop or tablet) and load your code just by holding Bit up to the screen.

 

littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

Kids can create their own Droid and bring it to life

With the Droid Inventor app, they can control their Droid, give it new abilities with easy block-based coding, and take it on 22+ missions.

$74.95 from Walmart

Any Star Wars fans? R2D2 is now with coding! Kids can create their own Droid and bring it to life using littleBits electronic blocks. With the Droid Inventor app, they can control their Droid, give it new abilities with easy block-based coding, and take it on 22+ missions. How cool is that? Then kids can level-up their inventor expertise and reconfigure their Droid to give it new skills, or design any Droid they can dream up. The kit comes with everything kids need to create and customize their R2 Unit straight out of the box. Initial assembly is easy with step-by-step instructions to create their Droid, and control it in Drive Mode, Self-Nav, Force Mode, and more. After mastering their Droid Inventor skills, kids continue on to challenges that spark creativity and get them inventing brand-new Droids. Then, they can go save the galaxy with their new creations!

 

Zoomer Zupps Royal Pups

Zoomer Zupps Royal Pups

Zoomer Zupps Royal Pups respond to your love

These interactive pups have a royal air, with their shiny metallic bodies, light up eyes. Pet their heads or press their noses and they'll respond with adorable puppy sounds!

$11.16 from Walmart

The interactive Zoomer Zupps Royal Pups are the newest pocket-sized puppies in the litter of interactive electronic pups that fit in the palm of your hand. Complete with poseable limbs, light-up LED eyes and responsiveness to touch, these pup are ready to play at any time. Listen as it barks, pants, kisses and maybe even ruff ruffs an “I love you”. Each Royal Pup loves to bark, especially when its time for their interactive game Royal Decree!! Play the Royal Decree game by pressing its nose and petting its head at the same time. With a whole litter of Zoomer Zupps Royal Pups to adopt and a collector card to learn about each Zupps unique personality, kids will want to bring them all home. Collect all of these cute little pups!

 

 


 

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