Whether you want a top-of-the-line console like the Xbox One X, a handheld video game like the Nintendo Switch or a fun, simple throwback game system like Super Nintendo, these are the best video game consoles for kids.
Walmart recently released its top contenders for best Christmas toys of 2018, just in time for Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales. Brands like Power Rangers, Jurassic World, Transformers and Play-Doh are perennial favorites on our must-have kids toy list. But this year, we're equally excited about the comeback of Polly Pocket, as well as some newer trendy toys from Little Live Pets, Pomsie and Grumblies. Hold onto your pocketbooks and ready your wallets, because Walmart is stocked up with the most in-demand toy brands and products this year. Peruse our top kids toy choices below.
Scratch "cuddly pets" off your Christmas toy list and snag one of these hilariously ferocious monsters instead. Grumblies are the fuming counterparts to Skyrocket Toys' sweet Pomsies. Each character has its own personality and design, plus over 40 fierce sounds and reactions. Tremor, Hydro, Bolt and Scorch will be your kid's best friend — until the fiery creature reaches full-on meltdown mode, of course. A Grumblies' short-fuse is something every parent and child knows a little bit about. These hot-headed and mischievous electronic plush toys are a major toy trend for kids this Christmas, so you might not want to wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Buy one (or the whole group!) and get early savings from Amazon and Walmart now.
The hills are alive with the sound of music! Looking to scale back a little on electronic toys? Then it's time to make some noise with cool musical instruments designed to bring harmony to the home without driving Mom and Dad completely crazy. Music plays a significant role in stimulating brain development, coordination and creativity in babies and kids. In celebration of the 33rd annual Music in Our Schools Month, we've taken note of the best instruments guaranteed to bring music to your ears. Whether you have a pint-sized percussionist or a budding Beethoven, get ready to rock!
So you've got the Playstation 4; now, which games are you supposed to get? Picking out the best video games for kids can be challenging—that's why we've rounded up the top PlayStation kids games and ranked them by age appropriateness and ease of play.
Let your kids unwrap our favorite tech toys for this holiday season. The tech-savvy kiddo in your life will be all smiles.
Having trouble picking out toys that your kids will love and you can feel good about buying? Let us help you with this guide to our favorite natural, sustainable, environmentally friendly toys.
Whether your kid is trying to master the art of comedy or just needs a break from the electronics, a joke book can be a great way to get them reading. Reading jokes books can help your kids build vocabulary, improve social skills and develop problem-solving skills by figuring out silly riddles. Check out these cool, clean and kid-approved joke books from retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.
Nintendo's latest video game console has taken the gaming world by storm with a wealth of content for everyone from seasoned gamers to younger children. Here are the best age-appropriate Switch games that kids of all ages will enjoy.
Target was a go-to for the trendiest Christmas toys last year, and you can expect even more of the same great Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales on kids' favorite brands in 2018. From Air Hogs to Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol playsets, it won't be hard to fulfill your child's wish list with a shopping trip to Target. Last year, Nintendo and LEGO were favorite toymakers for Target shoppers, and this year the virtual toy chest is loaded with options from Baby Alive, KumiKreator, Crate Creatures and more. Have a look through our favorite Christmas toys from Target below.
Deluxe Chess & Backgammon Table
Checkmate! Position this authentic hardwood game table between two chairs for a casual romp through the game of kings. With a waln...ut-hued finish and a hand-painted tabletop, this functional work of furniture art rises on tapered Hepplewhite legs to boasts a single drawer with metal pull to hold your chess pieces or checkers. Created exclusively for Design Toscano, this heirloom piece will make cherished family memories! Simple assembly required. Shown with our Gods of Greek Mythology Chess Set, WU05560. 20½"sq.x26"H. 19 lbs. read more
Color: Red and White Marble Products International Chess Set Each set is impeccably designed and individually hand-crafted to perf...ection. These hand-made marble chess sets are ideal for collectors and chess enthusiasts that want something unique, but... read more
MegaChess 12 Inch Giant Plastic Chess Pieces The 12 Inch Garden Plastic Chess Set with a 12" King is a light but rugged, injection... molded plastic set suitable for children. Although grown-ups will want to put this impressive MegaChess set on a... read more
Spread your wings and let your brain fly with the SmartGames Butterflies Brain Teaser Puzzle. This butterflies puzzle is a perfect..., compact travel game that includes a storage compartment for the puzzle pieces and challenge booklet. read more
SmartGames' Ghost Hunters Brain Teaser Puzzle is a great way to use your brain. With 60 different games, light up all of the ghost...s in each challenge by placing all the flashlight puzzle pieces correctly for hours of fun. read more
Flex your logic muscles by filling the three trucks using geometric block pieces, but make sure that none of the trucks are overfl...owing. Choose from challenges using one, two, or three trucks and different blocks as shown in the included Trucky 3 booklet. read more
SmartGames' Asteroid Escape Brain Teaser Puzzle is a galactic sliding puzzle with 60 missions, from beginner to expert. Includes a... portable game board with lid, making it perfect for travel and hours of entertainment. read more
Test your parking skills with the 60 challenges featured in SmartGames Parking Puzzle Brain Teaser Puzzle. This unique game requir...es you to find the right spot for each car as indicated using the clues provided in the challenges. read more
Block in the red car in this blockbuster game. The chase is on: block off all escape routes; don't let the car thief outrun you. W...ith 60 high-octane challenges to pursue, RoadBlock promises hours of fun. read more
Let's build castles. Three to four-year-olds can start playing Castle Logix, a unique multi-level logic game. Seven different hard...wood towers and blocks give 48 surprising challenges ranging from very easy to extremently difficult. read more
Re-create shapes and designs, block by block, with this beautifully crafted 3-D wooden Day & Night puzzle. Young kids can begin wi...th challenges whose blocks are revealed in the light of day, while more advanced puzzles have only the sillouttes visible. read more
Dinosaurs Mystic Islands is an exciting shape matching game that challenges players to separate the plant-eating dinosaurs from th...e carnivores. Place the islands on the game board as shown, but keep the friendly dinosaurs from their T-Rex counterparts. read more
Challenge yourself with SmartGames Penguins Pool Party Brain Teaser Puzzle. Featuring 60 increasingly difficult challenges, place ...the penguins in the water on the game board as shown in each challenge and then fit the ice blocks around them. read more
Five penguins are on a slippery slope. Can you pack the ice so that every puzzle tile can fit on the game board? Can you also make... sure that all the penguins are in the right spot? Penguins on Ice is a challenging puzzle that might give you brain freeze. read more
Fun for kids and adults, SmartGames' Squirrels Go Nuts! Brain Teaser Puzzle Game comes with a portable game board and lid, making ...it perfect for on-the-go fun. Slide the squirrels around the board so all acorns are dropped into holes. read more
Build a car with 5 different blocks in this unique logic game. SmartCar 5x5 includes the car and 5 wooden blocks in 5 different co...lors. Kids solve the 96 challenges by placing all of the blocks correctly in the car according to the clues. read more
Can you help the three smart pigs build their houses? Can you set them up so that the pigs can play outside? If you spot the wolf ...can you help the pigs stay safe inside their houses? Three Little Piggies is a perfect brain game for young children. read more
Following the success of Three Little Piggies, SmartGames is proud to introduce a new preschool puzzle game based on another popul...ar fairy tale. Kids can use their brains to help Little Red Riding Hood find the right path to Grandma's house. read more
Can you solve this ancient mystery of Temple Connection and place the right roads and bridges on the board to create paths that co...nnect the beautiful temples? Figure out which floors to connect and which puzzle pieces you need to solve the 80 challenges. read more
In Color Code, players layer see-through tiles to create different multi-colored shapes in the included challenge booklet. Start w...ith simple challenges for beginners and advance to complex puzzles that will challenge experienced graphic designers. read more
Can you get rid of the virus in this "bio-logical" game? Anti-Virus is a sliding puzzle game with a new twist: tiles that only sli...de diagonally and can move in groups. Young and old alike are quick to "catch the bug". read more
Arrange beautiful hardwood towers and stairs to create the path for a knight and his princess to be reunited with Camelot Jr. The ...knight and princess can only walk up stairways or along the top of walls. They cannot jump down or climb up walls. read more
The SmartCar 3D puzzle game from SmartGames challenges kids to build a car with five different wooden blocks in a fun way that hel...ps improve their logic, reasoning and motor skills. Your little one will love solving each of the 96 challenges by placing all of the blocks correctly in the car according to the different clues. This is an educational puzzle and a toy all in one — solve the challenges, and then take the car for a test drive! Gender: Unisex. read more
Keep the fish in the water and the polar bears on the ice. North Pole Expedition features 80 challenges and two playing modes: one... with the Eskimo in a canoe on the water and one with the Eskimo on the ice. read more
Challenge your little one to some fun with the Camelot Jr 3D puzzle game from SmartGames. In this educational game, kids have to c...reate a path for the knight and his princess to be reunited using wooden towers and stairs. This is a great way to help children think creatively and improve their memory and motor skills. Gender: Unisex. read more