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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Toys & Games

My First Grab It! Animal Match
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My First Grab It! Animal Match amply demonstrates the joys of finding a really good game suitable for young children. This exciting matching game has simple rules that take no time at all to learn, and colorfully illustrated components that are sized and themed just right for young minds and hands. The action includes everyone in on the fun from start to finish (no players fidgeting on the sidelines awaiting ...Read More
Myland Car
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Age 2+

Myland Car

In addition to being loads of fun, Myland Car is many things - educational toy, creative stimulus, audiovisual treat, technological wonder. Brilliantly simple (1 car, 2 figures, no buttons or switches), no instructions are necessary. Myland Car's intuitive functionality arouses in kids a great deal of curiosity and inquisitiveness as they play and explore. Some youngsters start by giving the car a push and wa ...Read More
Myland Horse
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Age 2+

Myland Horse

Like Myland Car (see separate review above), Myland Horse's remarkable effectiveness as a learning toy stems from a clever simplicity that spurs kids to explore and discover. The look and feel of the horse (and the character that accompanies it) are at once charming and perfectly suited to the young age level at which the toy is targeted. Children take great delight in the interactive nature of Myland Horse. ...Read More
No Practice Magic
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Age 8+

No Practice Magic

The timeless art of magic gets a big boost from No Practice Magic, a collection of 15 entertaining and easy-to-do magic tricks kids can perform with little to no practice. The book comes cleverly packaged with props (steel doughnut, string, a couple of thin sheets of rubber). Anything else needed for the tricks can easily be found around the house. No Practice Magic makes clear from the start that being a mag ...Read More
Not Parent Approved
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Age 8+

Not Parent Approved

Not Parent Approved is a deliriously funny game that is well-suited to family and party play. Non-stop humor and social interaction flow freely from the moment the first cards are dealt. Each round, one player asks a fill-in-the-blank question (The teacher bent over and we saw . . .) from a question card and each of the other players responds with the funniest answer card from the hand they were dealt. The ro ...Read More
OgoBILD with AnimateIt! - Studio Kit (w/camera)
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The strange, fantastical, inter-connectable pieces in OgoBILD construction toys tend, in and of themselves, to inspire new heights of creativity. This kit not only contains 103 of those incredibly versatile building pieces, it also includes Animate It! Express, software that makes making your own stop-motion animation films as easy as 1-2-3. That is about as perfect a set of ingredients for unleashing creativ ...Read More
OgoDisk Mini
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Age 3+

OgoDisk Mini

An equally fun physical activity by yourself or with a partner, OgoDisk Mini is a multi-functional hand trampoline for balls. The set includes one OgoSoft Ball and two 12-inch disks with which you can throw, catch or bounce the ball in pretty amazing ways. Like many of OgoSport's products, OgoDisk Mini can be enjoyed in a simple, relaxed manner or be elevated to feats of great physical dexterity and derring-d ...Read More
Perplexus Q-Bot
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Age 8+

Perplexus Q-Bot

Playing this 3D maze game is like entering a miniature world in which gravity is your friend and enemy. You don't actually enter that world (a clear plastic cube that contains a robot-like configuration of paths and ramps) so much as peer in from the outside as you twist, turn and manipulate the cube in an effort to guide a small marble from a starting point through a series of challenges. Its highly absorbin ...Read More
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