2015 Holiday TOY GUIDE
n Word Teasers Small Fry is a refreshing,
low-tech activity that is great for roadtrips, rainy afternoons or playdates. These portable flashcards contain random, fast facts about all kinds of subjects. Young readers will get a kick out of practicing their reading while playing the game. Even parents will come away with nuggets of knowledge, such as the little known fact that owls are the only birds that can see the color blue. Who knew?! (Word Teasers also has sets for older kids.) Ages 4-6. The School Box. $14.95
n Crayola Color Alive takes
coloring books to a whole new level, using a free app for Android and iPhone. Color the image, then scan it with your phone, and the app brings it “alive” with movement. Characters include Barbie, Minions, Skylanders and more. Ages 5 and older. At major retailers. $5.99-$6.49
n DK is known for publishing engaging books, even for
the youngest readers. My First Library and Sophie’s Little Library (the adventures of Sophie la giraffe) will delight infants before they can read. Ages infant and older. At retailers and online. My First Library, $16.99; Sophie’s Little Library, $19.99
n Water Wow! Connect the Dots
by Melissa & Doug is a paint-withwater coloring books with four reusable pages. Use the pen to color each scene in this farm-themed book and when the pages dry the color disappears and they’re ready to use again. Ages 4 and older. At Hobbytown and The School Box. $4.99
n The storybook adventures of
adorable Pete the Cat, who has captivated hundreds of thousands of children, is now available as a plush doll and as a backpack zipper pull. Younger kids will enjoy snuggling with him as they read the stories and older ones can take him with them as they head to preschool. Ages 2 and older. At Learning Express and The School Box. Doll $20, zipper pull, $10.
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n Illooms Balloons from Schylling
are so festive they’ll brighten any mood. Each of the 15 rubber latex balloons in the pack come with an LED light that makes it glow for 15 hours. Adult supervision is required for children younger than 8. Ages 3 and older. At Learning Express and Hobbytown Kennesaw. $12.99
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