LeapFrog’s Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart identifies numbers and colors, but that isn’t the only draw. Even when it was turned off, testers just dug the scooping and serving. 2 years+, $40.
*Don't forget the Duracell batteries for this toy!
Creating with Guidecraft’s Grippies is easy for toddlers, and the results are so avant-garde you’ll suspect you’re rearing a sculptor. 18 months+, from $40/set.
Moose Mountain Toys’ Thomas & Friends Tracks Ride-On opens up to reveal a racing hill for two engines, included. 1 to 3 years, $50.
Jazwares’ Peppa Pig Lights ‘n’ Sounds Family Home comes with three figures, furniture, buttons for songs, and more. 2 years+, $60.
Chunky, colorful track and the cutest round-faced Percy make up Fisher-Price’s My First Thomas & Friends Railway Pals Destination Discovery. 1 to 5 years, $50.
Playskool’s Tickle Me Elmo isn’t tricked out with tech. He just laughs hysterically. Hee-hee. 18 months to 4 years, $30.
Marrying creative time with ABCs, Play-Doh’s Letters and Language set turns wordplay into doughy fun. 2 years+, $20.