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The Toy Industry's Holiday Gift Guide

The Holidays are fast approaching, believe it or not. Hanukkah is right after Thanksgiving this year and Christmas will be here in a blink of an eye! Oh oh time to go shopping!!! Here is what the Toy Industry Association is recommending that every girl and boy will be sure to love...

Spy Net Rearview Spy Glasses Jakks Pacific
Eyes on the back of your head! Mirror coated lenses let you see what's going on... behind you. These glasses are stylish and anonymous, they'll never know you're on their trail! (Ages 8+) To purchase go to:

Bakutriad Spinmaster
Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders, the third season has become one of the most watched animation series in the country. Adding to the excitement Spin Master has launched the most dynamic new Bakugan characters yet. (Ages 5+) To purchase go to:

Wheel Pals Animal Tracks Playset by Hasbro
Whether going on jungle explorations through JUNGLE JOURNEY playset, sliding a wheeled friend down a haystack at the ROLLING ACRES farm or meeting a friendly whale at the POLAR PARTY track, toddlers are sure to have a rolling good time! All three lively track sets, each sold separately, can connect to form a silly, winding path for favorite WHEEL PALS friends. (Ages 18 months +) To purchase go to:

Fancy Nancy Ballerina Madame Alexander
Fancy Nancy Ballerina, who is accompanied by her plush white dog Frenchy, is the fanciest ballerina ever to do a pirouette. She wears a gold metallic lame crown, a violet lycra leotard and a tulle tutu, legwarmers with orange, green, white, turquoise and hot pink stripes, and stitched-on hot pink ballet slippers. (Ages 3+) To purchase go to:

Discover Garden Game by I Can Do That! Games
Search the garden for hidden treasures. Flip over a card to reveal what colorful bug, lost tool, or buried heirloom needs to be found. Then spin the spinner and peek below one of five secret locations! Do you see a match? You'll shake the box and the treasures will slide and hide in new locations. Find the most treasures to win! (Ages 3+) To purchase go to:

My Natural Dr. Seuss Eco-Plush by Hosung
My Natural Dr. Seuss Eco-Plush toys are made with all natural (untreated, unprocessed and unbleached) cotton and colored with Purewaterwash process that uses plants and minerals in soy water for the dye bath. Sold in two sizes: 8-inch and 15-inch. (All ages) To purchase go to:

Scene It? 80's by Screenlife
Are you ready to flashback to Flashdance? Relive the rad fads of Punk Rock, Fraggle Rock, Pop Rocks and more. Bursting with trivia and filled with 80's-themed on-screen challenges, this game packs in more movie and music clips than a Betamax library! (Ages 13+) To purchase go to:

Mix Pups Double Pack by Jazwares
Girls can start mixing and matching right from the start with the Mix Pups double pack that features two poseable puppies. Each dog is adorned with three accessories and the pack includes four more accessories. Each dog is numbered and comes with a personalized dog bed featuring the puppy's name on it. (Ages 4+) To purchase go to:

Karito Kids Doll and Book by KidsGive, LLC
Inspired by real girls from around the world, the multiple award-winning Karito Kids characters start the new decade with a completely new look. Every Karito Kid purchase helps a child in the developing world with health, home, school or food. (Ages 3+)
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Bezzerwizzer by Mattel
This you know it all? Bezzerwizzer is a new twist on trivia with 20 categories of questions, plus stealing and tile-swapping for fast-paced game play. As players make their way around the board, they must rely on both strategy and knowing all the answers, s opponents can steal points or categories away from them! For up to four players. (Adults) To purchase go to:

Rubik's Slide by Techno Source
Rubik's Slide is a new electronic puzzle game from Techno Source that combines the simplicity and fun of casual games with fast-paced brain-busting cubing. Rubik's includes multiple levels of difficulty with easy, medium and hard puzzles built-in, so anyone can play. (Ages 8+) To purchase go to:

Phone of My Own by Sassy
This little blue flip phone features lights, sounds, words in English and Spanish, textures and moving parts to amuse baby. Baby will love opening and closing the little phone and pretending to talk, just like grown-ups! (Ages 6 months +) To purchase go to:

iXL by Fisher-Price
XL is a child's portable window to a whole new world of learning and entertainment, with 6 great applications: Story Book, Game Player, Note Book, Art Studio, Music Player and Photo Album. iXL can store multiple software titles, songs and pictures - no cartridges needed - with additional licensed software available.(Ages 3- 6) To purchase go to:

Perplexus by PlaSmart
Perplexus is a maze game where players must maneuver a small marble around challenging barriers inside a transparent sphere. In addition to it's vast entertainment value, Perplexus is a great tool for child development, encouraging children to exercise their motor and dexterity skills, as well as improving their hand-eye coordination. Perplexus is available at Toys "R" Us, Target, specialty stores and online. (Ages 6+) To purchase go to:

Happy shopping!

Posted in: Blog, Role Mommy Recommends on 11/12/2010

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