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Written and Produced By: Amelia Floyd
We are coming to you straight from Toy Fair 2014 in New York City! Reyne Rice is giving us a rundown of some of the neatest finds this year!
New in 2014, LEGO announced a new line called LEGO Juniors. They are tailor made to transition young builders from DUPLO to classic LEGO brick building. We are showcasing the LEGO Batman: Defend the Batcave! We also have the LEGO Pony Farm. There are other sets which include superheroes, police and princesses! They all come with step-by-step story book style instructions and photo inspirations to get young builders started. Learn more about the new LEGO Juniors here.
The Beatrix Girls are a whole new line of collectible dolls. They form a REAL pop-star band standing at only 12 inches tall! With fully developed personalities, the four band members live and interact in the human world producing real music, real hits and real fans! Kids can collect their music, join their fan club and vicariously live the fantasy of being a pop-star through play. Learn more about how these dolls empower and inspire young girls through their music here.
Today, more than ever, children need a way to explore their feelings and learn about courage, acceptance and forgiveness in the face of bullying. The “Mookey” app is the newest installment in the Mama Mae and Lee Lee ebook activity series created by Grammy Award winning musician and mother, Alicia Keys. The topic is current and the app has the ability to facilitate the conversation among families, kids and teachers. Set in a colorful location, “Mookey” features an engaging digital eBook, activities, original music and a story topic that appeals to both girls and boys. Learn more about Mookey and the Mama Mae series here.
From the makers of the best-selling Kurio Android family tablets, comes the first ever Kurio Phone, the safest Smartphone for kids! It is an Android 4.2 fully loaded smartphone that has all of the features kids want, combined with the advanced parental controls and safety features that parents have been waiting for. Some key features include app management, time management, time control features and the Kurio Genius Internet filtering system for selecting age appropriate apps. Kids can alert parents in case of emergency and parents appreciate the geolocation and geofencing features so they know where their kids are. Learn more about the Kurio Phone here.
Written and Produced By: Amelia Floyd
With the biggest shopping weekend ahead, there’s still plenty of time to get the kids something awesome! Reyne Rice is bringing you the best last minutes gifts for kids!
The new LEGO DUPLO “My First Train Set” is designed for preschoolers which features a steam train model! With a simple push of a button, the motorized train travels around the tracks making some really awesome realistic train sound effects. DUPLO building toys are specially designed for small hands and are 100% compatible with all LEGO sets. Learn more about LEGO DUPLO’s “My First Train Set” here.
Ever heard of a smartphone controlled robotic ball? Well, now you have … and it’s awesome! The people at Sphero have launched their new Sphero 2.0 just in time for the holidays. Kids and adults alike will love this little futuristic toy, cats & dogs will love it too! It’s a little unique gaming device that you control using your smartphone or tablet. iOs and Android compatible. Learn more here.
You can’t talk holiday shopping without talking about phones. Meet the Kyocera Hydro Elite. Sounds fancy, and it is! The Hydro Elite is the sleek new 4G LTE Smartphone from Kyocera. It’s durable, waterproof and comes protected out of the box. No need to spend big bucks on a case! Drop it in the pool, you’re good. Drop it in the toilet (because who hasn’t done that before), you’re still good! (Just make sure it gets a good cleaning.) This phone is certified to be dispensed in water a meter deep for half an hour! The perfect gift for your teen, tween or clumsy family member. Free with Verizon. Learn more here.
Available in four adorable animal characters, Digipals are mobile device companions for kids that feature a microfiber compartment fitted for most Smartphones, MP3 players and small point-and-shoot cameras. The unique microfiber allows kids to clean their screens without the use of any chemicals, and the material does not leave behind dust, lint or scratches.They come with a zippered compartment to carry ID’s, money, earbuds or lip balm making them the ideal accessory for protecting children’s devices. Learn more about these cute companions here.
Written and Produced By: Amelia Floyd
Reyne Rice is showcasing the absolute must-haves this holiday season. From tablets to dinos, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for any kid. Check out our list below, get your lists ready and gear up for Black Friday!!
Here’s a tablet for everyone! The Kurio 7S is a real Android 4.2 Wi-Fi enabled family tablet with all the features kids want! (And the parental controls mom & dad love.) Create up to eight profiles and manage internet access, set daily time limits and select age-appropriate games. It even comes pre-loaded with over 60 family-friendly apps, like Angry Birds! Learn more about the Kurio 7S here.
Just in time for the holidays, LEGO is releasing their Winter Village Market! Continuing with their popular collectible Winter Village series, the Winter Village Market comes with a rotating carousel and over 1200 pieces. It also includes nine mini figures to really make this Winter Village Market come to life. Check it out here.
The award-winning, top-selling Skylanders franchise have just released the much anticipated new title, SWAP Force. With 16 new swapable figures, players can mix & match the top and bottom halves of their figures to create more than 250 unique characters. What’s even better is that all 100+ characters from the previous two Skylanders games can now be played in the new version. PLUS, they are cross-platform compatible which allows you to play them on almost all of the gaming systems, including the PS4 and Xbox One. Learn more about SWAP Force here.
This needs no introduction. The HIGHLY anticipated Xbox One has been released and is better than ever! It’s an all-in-one game and entertainment system that brings your TV, movies, games, music and apps together. It has some of the best games including, Forza Motorsport 5, the family-friendly Zoo Tycoon, Ryse: Son of Rome, and more. Plug your cable box right into it and use your voice as your remote to find your favorite shows. The Skype app allows you to use the included Kinect camera to video chat with your friends & family … right there on your big screen. There is so much more to say about the Xbox One, why don’t you check it out for yourself, here.
Kids love dinosaurs and vehicles. Wouldn’t it be neat if there was a toy that combined the two? Yeah, we think so too. Well, we’re in luck … VTech has released the super popular Switch & Go Dinos! Allow us to introduce you to one of the Dinos now. Jagger, the T-Rex, has new voice recognition technology that recognizes and responds to 20 different voice commands. He easily transforms from a fierce T-Rex into a cool construction vehicle with movable crane. Awesome. Want more fun? This guy comes with over 90 realistic dinosaur sounds and phrases that teach some interesting dinosaur facts. Learn more here.
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