The V tech Go Go Smart Wheels Zoo Explorer got one of the highest playability from the Indigo kids gifts this holiday season, and if you’ve every played with the Go Go Smart Wheels, you will see why. There are 80+ sing a long songs, melodies, and sounds with phrases. Sounds are manipulated with the various characters, and after passing certain check points over the thirteen interactive pieces of track and zoo parts.
Like our favorite Vtech toys, children can learn colors, animals, letters and music – just from one set. If you’re looking for a toddler gift that’s going to provide hours of interactive fun, you’ve found it. Kids are going to love sliding through the water feature and the elevator! Additional animals are available, two are included in the play set.
Recommended for children between the ages of one and five, our two and five year were equally entertained playing with this, Olivia taking the lead in the play when they were playing together, and leading her through the various paths at the zoo. They enjoyed the included animals, but they’ve got their eye on the monkey that can add even more fun to the Go Go Smart Wheels Zoo Explorer.
Buy the Vtech Go Go Smart Wheels Zoo Explorer ($49)
Tree Blocks with Bark
These natural blocks are one of my favorite things to give this holiday season. Available from the Education Station (dolls not included), the blocks come with their own natural storage bag and are available in sets of 21 and 48. Starting at $28, you get a set that includes a generous amount of platforms to make the fun effects of a ‘real’ treehouse. Natural toys are one of my favorite trends of the season, and I can’t wait to play with these.
Buy the Tree Blocks
Lots to Love Babies
You know how dolls aren’t usually durable, and you have to spend hours combing their hair? These durable dolls are the only ones that I buy for the girls, after one spent an entire season outside, and cleaned up as good as new after a round in the dishwasher. Small dolls are available for $13, and the larger ones (10″) for just over $20. They come with a diaper, and feeding accessories can be found in-store. If you’re searching for a durable, and adorable doll, you’re going to want to add these to days of toddler play.
Buy Lots to Love Babies
Hideaways are one of our favorites – because they have somewhere to hide nine times in a row during hide and seek, somewhere to nap, and even somewhere to read. The Kidkraft tent is $99, and can be found on the Chapter Indigo website. Use the coupons that are frequently available and save 25% off of the regular price, and ship it to your local store, for free. This is one of those gifts that’s going to be an instant success if you set it up, ready to go on Christmas morning.
Buy the Kidkraft Tent
Fisher Price Little People Aquarium + Pet Center
Little People, are without a doubt, one of the most popular played with items in our house. From the Farm set and accessories that Violet received last year for Christmas, to the Castle and vintage dinosaur playground she found while garage-saling in our neighbourhood, they play with them daily. There are lots of new additions this year, but our favorites are the Fisher Price Little People Aquarium and the Pet Center.
Buy the Fisher Price Little People Aquarium and Little People Pet Center
Lego Duplo – Photo Safari
A splurge for toddler gifts, at $84, the Lego Duplo Safari is a great idea for a gift that’s going to be played with all year long but the price is justified for the cool things that come with it, like the special Safari Animals, and the fantastic tent. Shop in-store or online to take advantage of special promotions, or free gifts when you spend a certain amount on Lego.
Buy Lego Duplo Photo Safari ($74)