Gifts

5 TOYS FOR KIDS WHO ARE 5 YEARS OR YOUNGER

This season, be the relative who gives the coolest toys to the young kids. Here are five gift suggestions for items that will be fun for children age 5 or younger.

ROOLIGO

For the 1- to 2-year old, a Rolligo may be the perfect gift. Have you ever seen a toddler around a pool table, pushing the balls on the table for hours on end? The Rolligo offers the same concept in a visible container holding ten multi-colored spheres, stacked inside the specially designed Rolligo rack. Push it forward, back, sideways as the vibrant colors change shapes and designs for hours on end!  The Rolligo is available from fatbraintoys.com.

MIRARI MYPAD

Also for the toddler who is 3-years old and younger, the Mirari myPad will let the little ones feel just like mom and dad with their very own touch-screen tablet. The child chooses one of the 20 images to begin an educational and entertaining trip into the world of technology. Your toddler will leave your tablet alone when they discover the Mirari myPad, also from fatbraintoys.com.

PLEY.COM LEGO SUBSCRIPTION OR GIFT CARD

A gift for children ages 3-5 (or anyone older, really) could include the “Netflix of Legos” Pleylists. What? Yes, Pleylists offer a never-ending supply of Legos so your child’s Lego experience doesn’t end the day after Christmas. For a monthly subscription, kids choose sets to receive in their “pleylists” which arrive by mail. When you’re ready to try something else, you send the sets back to Pley. The company then counts and sanitizes the set, and sends you another. The Minecraft LEGO sets, “The Village,” “The Forest,” and “The Nether,” which are based on the video game, are available through this service. Price: $19, $29 or $39 monthly subscription options; gift cards in any amount also available at Pley.com.

LITTLE TIKES TUMBLE TRAIN

Dad will struggle to stay away from this; after all, it’s a train! Three to five year olds will love the Little Tikes Tumble Train that tumbles and rolls around the track or on any flat surface. Lights flash and sounds whistle from the train and the 2-mode switch allows it to go forward or randomly forward and backwards. Now did you catch this: The crazy, oblong-shaped track rolls around with the train so your kid can chase it all over the place! $21.59 at toysrus.com.

BEADOS QUICK DRY DESIGN STATION

Hot trends this Holiday season include craft activities. Beados are popular with parents because the mess-free design allows three to five year olds the freedom to create without the mess for mom! These beads fuse with water, encourage creativity and the development of fine-motor skills. The Beados Quick Dry Station includes two display trays, spray bottle, quick-dry fan, 500 beads and six design templates. Check this out for $19.99 at beadosbeads.com or amazon.com.

 

This article was written by Gregg Pettit, contributor for The Daily Clutch.