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doodle pro magnetic drawing board

Doodle Pro magnetic drawing board

With a built-in easy-to-grasp slidable eraser that makes it easy for kids to get a blank slate to play with, the Fisher-Price Doodle Pro magnetic drawing board (~$19) is a re-writable writing and drawing board that comes with a magnetic stylus and shapes. The Doodle Pro magnetic drawing board may sound a lot like another […]

quadrilla vertigo wooden marble run

Quadrilla Vertigo Marble Railway

If you are looking for a good quality gift for a five- to seven-year-old, the Quadrilla Vertigo Marble Railway ($124) wooden marble run is dizzying fun. The Vertigo set, like the other Quadrilla sets, provides a collection of interchangeable pieces for creating marble runs in many configurations. Kids will enjoy assembling marble paths from the […]

chico sit n ride train riding toy

Chicco Sit ‘N Ride Train indoor riding toy

An indoor riding toy with lots of sounds, colors, things for little hands to tinker with – the Chicco Sit ‘N Ride Train ($54) can be hard to resist. When my son had a similar riding toy, he would push it and pull it everywhere, and press all the various buttons to make sounds, and […]

Winfun Sing N Play Magic Keyboard

Winfun Sing N Play Magic Keyboard

Kids love making music, and when you are ready to let them unleash their inner rocker, try the durable Winfun Sing N Play Magic Keyboard ($50). Younger kids will like the microphone and playing with the tempo of built-in sounds, while older ones will like using the recording feature to play back their own riffs. […]

Disney's Jake and The Never Land Pirates - Jakes Musical Pirate Ship Bucky

Jake’s Musical Pirate Ship Bucky

Whether you are familiar or a fan of the popular Jake and the Neverland Pirates show on the Disney Channel, being able to play along with Jake’s Musical Pirate Ship Bucky ($45) is be fun for any kid. Little ones can fire water-ball projectiles from the spring-loaded cannon, or engage with the Tick Tock Croc […]

wall coaster extreme stunt kit wall marble run

Wall Coaster Marble Run

The fun starts as high as you can reach. With the Wall Coaster Extreme Stunt Set ($25) marble run, kids can let the imaginations roll, building tracks consisting of zig-zags, change-ups, coasters, and catchers. Unlike a floor-based stacking marble run, this is a wall marble run, where pieces adhere to the wall using reusable adhesive. […]

Snap Circuits

Snap Circuits

For the inquisitive child who would appreciate a concrete hands-on education on how electronics work, the Snap Circuits SC-300 ($40) offers 305 do-it-yourself projects from a 60-piece set of components. Snap Circuits is the award-winning product for kids to build a radio, doorbell, burglar alarm, and much more from a clearly illustrated manual and without […]

Alex Water Flute

Alex Water Flute

For kids that love music and playing in bath, the Alex Water Flute ($11) brings a bit of music education into the mix. Fill the different color flutes to pre-marked levels to get specific tones, then play along with the included waterproof song sheets, or let the kids come up with their own tunes. Might […]