The Nice List ... 


 

'Tis the season for shopping -- not stressing! So when making your list, instead of checking it twice, look to Hot Diggity Media's "Nice List," a compilation of our favorite finds from 2017 and recipients of the Hot Diggity Award seal-of-approval in the toy, game, book, music and pet product categories. 

 

Whether you have a budding scientist, creative crafter, tech wizard or future architect, there's something for everyone within these pages. 

 

Make sure you click on the "gift tag" icons for additional product information. 



Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season!


Julie Kertes
Hot Diggity Media
Editor & General Manager

 

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About Hot Diggity Awards
Shopping for your family can be an overwhelming task with the myriad of products on the market. The Hot Diggity Awards is a national program that meticulously evaluates hundreds of family and pet products deeming only the best submissions as winners. The Hot Diggity seal-of-approval signifies innovation, quality and a commitment to excellence. If you're looking for a toy, game, squeaker, treat or the essentials for family fun, take a look at our recommendations and know that each has passed the test with our team of industry experts, consumer testers, children and our four-legged friends.

Mickey Mouse Puppet

by Folkmanis, Inc.

$73.99, Ages 3 and up,    

www.folkmanis.com

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Mickey Mouse Puppet by Folkmanis, Inc.
Retail Price $73.99
Ages 3+
Description: A perfect pairing of heirloom quality and design expertise combined with an iconic licensed global property, Folkmanis® Puppets proudly introduces classic Disney character puppets. Walt’s original, Mickey Mouse is the essence of all things Disney. In retro style, the Mickey Mouse puppet dons his signature red shorts, large yellow-gold shoes, and white gloves. This exquisite Mickey Mouse puppet comes to life when you animate mouth and hands through the access point in the back. Additionally, find pockets in the gloves to wave, clap and blow kisses. 22” tall.

Brainy Bucks Real Money ATM By ALEX Brands 

www.alexbrands.com, $39.99, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Disney Junior Doc McStuffins All-in-One Nursery by Just Play www.JustPlayProducts.com, $79.99, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Chippies™ by WowWee

www.wowwee.com, $39.99,

Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Doc McStuffins Get Better Baby Cece Doll By Just Play 

www.JustPlayProducts.com, $24.99, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

GearZooz™ Roll & Roar Animal Train™ by VTech

www.vtechkids.com $29.99

Birth to Toddlers

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Chippies by WowWee
Retail Price $33.99
Ages 5+
Chippies are a pack of playful, interactive, R/C puppies that love to show off their many tricks. Pet their heads for different reactions including sniffs, barks, puppy kisses, and even a sneeze! Use the remote control to make your Chippies dance, sing, chase its tail, or tell it which way to roll. Chippies can explore your room on their own, or guard it from intruders using their sensors; they’l l even sing together as a pack! Smaller in size than the original CHiP™ robot dog, Chippies feature bright LED eyes, poseable hind legs, along with playful sounds and animations.
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Disney Junior Doc McStuffins All-in-One Nursery by Just Play
Retail Price $79.99
Preschool/Kindergarten and up
Disney Junior's Doc McStuffins is learning all about baby care thanks to her role as a Chief Resident. Preschoolers can nurture and care for their baby dolls right alongside Doc with the All-in-One Nursery – an adorable role-play center full of exciting doctor features and accessories to explore! Use Doc’s portable electronic patient laptop to diagnose, featuring a light-up screen, sounds and lullaby music. The light & sound stethoscope is perfect for checking baby’s heartbeat. When it’s time for a checkup, measure baby’s height and weight on the scale and use the special nursery tools. After the checkup is complete, give the baby patient a bandage from the sticker dispenser. When it’s time for a nap, spin the baby mobile and rock the cradle – the best prescription for sweet dreams!

Fingerlings™ By WowWee

www.wowwee.com, $14.99,

Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Go! Go! Smart Friends® Shimmering

Seashell Castle™ by VTech

www.vtechkids.com, $39.99, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Race & Play

Adventure Park™ by VTech www.vtechkids.com, $39.99, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

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Fingerlings™ By WowWee
Retail Price $14.99
Preschool/Kindergarten and up
Friendship at your fingertips! Fingerlings baby monkeys come to life with endless ways to play and realistic sounds to let you know how they are feeling. You’ll fall in love with these sweet and silly critters with their happy monkey sounds, adorable blinking eyes, head turns, plus hands that grip and a curly hanging tail! You can swing them, pet them, kiss them, AND even rock them to sleep! They are six different baby monkey Fingerlings to play, share, and collect. 3 playsets with exclusive monkeys also available, as well as Glitter Monkeys (Amazon exclusive) a Unicorn (Toys R Us exclusive) and a baby Sloth (Wal-Mart exclusive) coming this fall!
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Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Race & Play Adventure Park™ by VTech
Retail Price $39.99
Preschool/Kindergarten and up
Go for a ride with Gavin the Go-Kart on the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Race & Play Adventure Park. Crank Gavin up the hill and see him navigate down the track into the catapult launcher. Then, launch the Go-Kart to the top of the playset by releasing the catapult and watch as he races down the track, around the 360 degree loop and off the jump ramp! The park includes a Ferris wheel that spins, a tumble-down carnival game and a swinging gate to strengthen motor skills. Featuring SmartPoint® technology, Gavin responds to all four SmartPoint locations with fun sounds, phrases, three sing-along songs and six melodies.

Jakks Big-Figs Massive

Star Wars 31" Han Solo

www.jakks.com, $34.99, Ages 3 and up

Janod Hat Boxed Puzzle

Dragons by ALEX Brands www.alexbrands.com, $15.99, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Janod Musical Spinning Top

Farm by ALEX Brands www.alexbrands.com, $35.99, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Justice League Batman™ Voice Changing Tactical Helmet By Mattel 

www.shop.mattel.com, $29.99, Ages 4 and up

Kudo Banz

www.kudobanz.com, $29.95, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Minion MiP by WowWee www.wowwee.com, $79.99, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

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Jakks Big-Figs Massive Star Wars 31" Han Solo
Retail Price $34.99
Ages 3 and up
Jakks Big-Figs Massive Star Wars 31" Han Solo in Stormtrooper Gear Figure Straight out of the Star Wars universe comes Han Solo in Stormtrooper gear in Jakks' Big-Figs Massive scale action figure line! Standing at a whopping 31 inches tall, this Han Solo figure has seven points of articulation for fully poseable action. Additionally, the ace pilot and member of the Rebel Alliance comes equipped with an Imperial blaster. Collect all of the Jakks Big-Figs Star Wars classic action Figures! May the Force be with you!
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Justice League Batman™ Voice Changing Tactical Helmet By Mattel
Retail Price $29.99
Ages 4 and up
Become your favorite DC Super Hero with this iconic helmet from the Justice League™ movie! Batman™ needs advanced armament to fight Steppenwolf™ and the parademons, so this helmet comes loaded with special features. The pivoting tactical visor flips down to activate the edge light and emit realistic combat sounds! Fans can also speak like Batman™ and call out to Justice League™ team members. Simply press the button on the side of the goggles to drop them down and activate the voice changer! You can also choose the alternate mode and play phrases and other sound effects. With this authentic, tech sleek light up cowl, you will feel like a DC Super Hero!

My Little Pediatrician Kit

By Little Medical School 

www.littlemedicalschool.com, $49.95, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

My Little Sports Medicine KIt By Little Medical School www.littlemedicalschool.com, $49.95, Elementary and up

My Little Veterinarian Kit

By Little Medical School 

www.littlemedicalschool.com, $49.95, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

PJ Masks Deluxe Vehicles (Cat-Car, Gekko-Mobile and Owl Glider)

By Just Play

www.JustPlayProducts.com, $24.99, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

PJ Masks Rival Racers Track Playset by Just Play

www.JustPlayProducts.com, $39.99, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

My Music Play Table

By ALEX Brands 

www.alexbrands.com, $44, Toddlers

Nanea Doll and Book

By American Girl 

www.americangirl.com, $115, Elementary and up

Pixie Acoustic Guitar

By Daisy Rock www.daisyrock.com, $200, Ages Elementary and up

Poketti Plushies

 www.poketti.com, $12, all ages

Soft’n Slo Squishies™ by Orb Toys www.softnslosquishies.com, starts at $7.99, ages 8 and up

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Pixie Acoustic Guitar by Daisy Rock
Retail Price $200
Ages Elementary and up
Daisy Rock’s exclusive “Slim & Narrow” neck design makes it easier for girls with smaller hands to play the guitar. Lightweight construction makes the guitar easier to manage and more comfortable to play. Constructed with a durable composite oval back. Arrives set up, ready to play, and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. The Pixie Acoustic guitar is a full scale instrument designed especially for girls. This dazzling sparkle-finished guitar is lightweight and it sounds great! It features Daisy Rock’s trademark “Slim & Narrow” neck which makes it easier for girls with smaller hands to play. Its durable composite oval back and spruce top produce a rich tone, and its slightly smaller sized body fits girls just right, making it extremely comfortable to play. All Daisy Rock guitars include a limited lifetime warranty, arrive set up, and are ready to play. What are you waiting for? Get your Daisy Rock Pixie Acoustic guitar today, and start rocking the world!
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Nanea Doll and Book by American Girl
Retail Price $115
For ages Elementary and up
Nanea Mitchell, American Girl’s newest BeForever character, is a brave and determined girl growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1941 just as Japan attacks Pearl Harbor and America enters World War Two. Her efforts to help and heal her friends and neighbors during wartime are all driven by her spirit of aloha: the understanding that everyone is connected and that joy and pain are shared. The 18” Nanea doll has big hazel eyes and wavy dark-brown hair. She arrives in a button-front pake blouse with an island graphic, sailor-style moku shorts, underwear, and shoes with crisscross straps. Also included are a faux-hibiscus flower hair clip and a paperback of Growing Up with Aloha by Kirby Larson.
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Poketti Plushies
Retail Price $12
For all ages
Designed by young entrepreneurs, Poketti Plushies with Pocket Powers empower kids to pursue their dreams. Our brand new collection of eight irresistible characters have a useful back pocket to hold your small treasures. Each Poketti Series2 character has a unique personality, ambitious life goal, and a Poketti Pocket Power: a positive trait to inspire you to take on new challenges, think of others, and reach your goals. Each Poketti comes with Pocket Power stickers in the pocket to remind you of the important trait throughout the day. Which one inspires you? Collect them all!
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Soft’n Slo Squishies™ by Orb Toys
Retail Price starts at $7.99
ages 8 and up
Super squeezable and collectible, Soft'n Slo Squishies(TM) are based on the latest trend from Japan, with the best designs and quality you can find on the market. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and produce a fun transformation that's different every time. Keep an eye out for rare Soft'n Slo Squishies(TM)! Find the bag with the special holographic sticker and discover a Soft'n Slo Squishies(TM) with a unique paint pattern.

Pop-a-Balls™ Push & Pop Bulldozer™ By VTech 

www.vtechkids.com, $24.99, Toddlers and up

Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart™

By LeapFrog

www.leapfrog.com, $39.99, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Stack & Tumble Elephant™ By LeapFrog 

www.leapfrog.com, $14.99, Toddlers and up

Starpath Dolls and

Personalized Books

By Pitt Street Doll

Company, LLC

www.starpathdolls.com,

$79 (includes personalized e-book),

Preschool Kindergarten and up

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Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart™ By LeapFrog
Retail Price $39.99
Preschool/Kindergarten and up
Learning is sweet when pretending to run your own ice cream cart! The Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart lets kids create a variety of imaginative and tasty-looking ice cream combinations using four flavors of ice cream, three toppings and three syrup flavors. Use the magic scooper to scoop up the ice cream and toppings to build customer orders and it will recognize the colors and flavors. Then press the pump to add pretend syrup while counting to ten. Build memory and sequencing skills by choosing from six cute animal order cards and following the instructions. Ring the bell to let them know their order’s up! Playful phrases introduce colors, numbers, flavors and more while you explore the cart’s features and six activity cards. When kids are ready to move to a new location, place the accessories in the correct places or put them in the two storage drawers and push the cart around to hear upbeat songs and music.

Senseez Pillows

www.senseez.com, $29.99, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Trick Shot Sports

By Tucker Toys www.trickshotsports.com, $9.99, Elementary and up

Whiffer Sniffers - Series 4 Backpack Clips www.whiffersniffers.com, $6.99, Elementary and up

Whiffer Sniffers - Super Sniffers - Series 4, Part I

www.whiffersniffers.com, $17.99, Elementary and up

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Whiffer Sniffers - Series 4 Backpack Clips
Retail Price $6.99
Elementary and up
Introducing Whiffer Sniffers - Series 4 Backpack Clips, all for ages, 3+ and are $6.99 each. Available at a kid-friendly price tag, the Whiffer Sniffers clips quickly become collectibles as each Series is rolled out and styles are retired. In 2017, 11 styles will be introduced in two phases, with 6 new styles available now, including Sour Saul, a sour apple, Howie Rolls, Maci Macaron, Jay Bean, Izzy Sodalicious, a fizzy grape soda and found in a gold bag only - Minty Macaron. Then in early April, Series 4, Part 2 collectibles hit store shelves or can be found online at WhifferSniffers.com. Parents can be assured that Whiffer Sniffers are safe and conform to all applicable CPSC (Consumer Protection Safety Commission) safety standards.

Wonder Crew by PlayMonster www.playmonster.com, $24.99, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Worry Eaters

By The Haywire Group

www.haywiregroup.com,

starts at $12.99, for all ages

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Worry Eaters By The Haywire Group
Retail Price Starts at $12.99
For all ages
Worry Eaters is a plush toy. It is intended to comfort a child. The design of the toy, which incorporates a zipper at the mouth, allows a child to insert slips of paper into the mouth bearing words that might describe a worry or a concern of the child. The child places the worry in the mouth of the toy and the worry is “gone”, the toy “ eats” the child's worries. DISCLAIMER: The toy does not take away the worry, literally. The phrases “we eat your worries” and “worry eaters” are not used in the literal sense to indicate that the worry will be taken away. The phrases are used in the non-literal sense to be rhetorical or whimsical. The toy will not eat the child’ s worry. The worry will not be gone forever. The toy is not a replacement for sound and compassionate psychological support by a professional or a trusted adult.
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Wonder Crew by PlayMonster
Retail Price $24.99
Preschool/Kindergarten and up
Wonder Crew is designed to empower boys to connect, nurture and build empathy through friendship, imagination and adventure; in essence to inspire boys to Go Anywhere, Be Anything. Wonder Crew offers kids a play experience that encourages developing emotional intelligence, and teaching compassion and empathy.Combining the adventure of an action figure with the emotional connection of a stuffed animal, the 15" Wonder Crew Buddies include Will (Caucasian), Marco (Hispanic), James (African American) and Erik (Asian). Each comes dressed in superhero gear, complete with matching mask and cape for kids. Three separate packs extend the Wonder Crew adventures: Builder includes a construction outfit and hard hat for the buddy, and a matching vest for the child; Explorer features a safari-looking outfit and hat for the buddy, and a matching hat for the child; and Snuggler is a set of pajamas for the buddy, and a blanket for the child.

Wee Baby Stella African American

By The Manhattan Toy Company www.manhattantoy.com, $20, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Vampirina Scare

B&B Playset by Just Play

www.JustPlayProducts.com, $59.99, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Magnetic Game

Box ABC Expedition

By HABA 

www.habausa.com,

$19.99, 4 and up

Magnetic Game

Box 1, 2 Numbers

& You by HABA www.habausa.com,

$19.99, 4 and up

ShaBoom! By The Haywire Group www.haywiregroup.com, $19.99, Ages 8 and up

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SHABOOM!
Retail Price $19.99
Ages 8 and up
Bring the whole family together for fun and laughter with SHABOOM! Face off against your opponents in a series of challenges that are sure to test your speed and agility. Actions that anyone can do - it all comes down to who can do it first. With each player's game tray stock full of game pieces and 100 event cards to complete, the challenge is to find it fast and do it first in this In-Your-Face race! Stack it, roll it, spell it, SHABOOM!

Nada by Blue Orange Games

www.blueorangegames.com, $14.99, Ages 7 and up

Escape Room The Game Upgrade

By Spin Master Ltd.

www.spinmaster.com, $39.99, Tweens 'n' Teens and up

Janod Acrobat Skill Game By ALEX Brands www.alexbrands.com, $17.99, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Phone Phever by WV Games

www.phonephever.com, $29.99, Ages Tweens 'n' Teens and up

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NADA! by Blue Orange Games
Retail Price $14.99
Ages 7+
There is always a match until…Nada! Scoop up the dice and let ‘em roll. Quick—scan the array for matching symbols between the orange and white dice. The first to call a match collects all the dice showing that symbol. No matches? No problem! It’s another chance to win. Shout “Nada!” to snatch up all the dice. But speak too soon and you’ll pay the price. This dice game has 3 play variations. Think sharp and act fast to match, snatch, and win!
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Escape Room The Game Upgrade By Spin Master
Retail Price $39.99
Tweens 'n' Teens and up
Bring the thrill and excitement of an Escape Room experience to the living room with Escape Room The Game! Work together to solve puzzles and find hidden clues in a race against the clock – there is only 60 minutes to win (or lose) together. Includes four challenging on-hour experiences: Prison Break, Virus, Nuclear Countdown and Temple of the Aztec. Grab an expansion back for more thrilling adventures!

Word Rush Upgrade By Tactic Games, Inc. 

www.tactic.net, $19.99, Tweens 'n' Teens and up

Q's Race to the Top By EQtainment

www.EQtainment.com, $24.99, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Twangled By MindWare

www.MindWare.com, $24.95, Elementary and up

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Word Rush By Tactic Games, Inc.
Retail Price $19.99
Tweens 'n' Teens and up
Word Rush is the new game of quick thinking words and categories. The categories and the starting letters for answers change in every round, so a renewed excitement continues on every turn. To play Word Rush, flip over a new category card and begin. Each player or team takes a turn to come up with a word that fits the category and starts with one of the letters visible on the board. Players have a limited time to come up with a word. When they do, then the next player does the same and turns the timer again. Use a lot of time or a little because the next player will have a little time or a lot. If you can't come up with a word you lose the round, and three lost rounds cost you the game. Coming up with words while the sand timer flows makes the game a thrilling race of wits Word Rush has an ever-changing game board, consisting of the letter cards, and changing time limits imposed by the sand timer.

Atom Teether Toy

By The Manhattan Toy Company

www.manhattantoy.com, $9

GoBib

By MAD Product Innovations

www.bazzlebaby.com, $7

Janod Baby Forest Train

By ALEX Brands

www.alexbrands.com, $19.99

Janod Tactile Puzzle My First Animals 

By ALEX Brands

www.alexbrands.com, $11.99

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Janod Baby Forest Train By ALEX Brands
Retail Price $19.99
Recommended for children 1 year of age and older.
Janod Baby Forest Train keeps a preschooler busy and active for hours! When assembled, and connected the all wooden mini choo-choo measures 10.5 (26cm.) long and approx. 3.5in. (9cm.) tall with fully stacked blocks. Each car is about 4in. long by 1in. tall and has 4 wheels, and the lead car has a 19in. (48cm.) rope. Colorful blocks feature pieces to build a locomotive, cargo and 3 baby animals who can ride from room to room with your little engineer. Includes 3 cars and 14 blocks.

Flappy the Elephant By Gund

www.gund.com, $40, Ages birth and up

Personalized Music Albums for Children in both digital only and physical CD formats

By SongsWithMyName

www.SongsWithMyName.com
$14.95 to $19.95
Ages birth to 6 years

 

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Boppy® Newborn Lounger 

www.boppy.com, $30, For babies up to 16 pounds

Marcus & Marcus Organic Rattles 

www.marcus-marcus.myshopify.com, $13.99, Ages birth and up

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Personalized Music Albums for Children
SKU by SongsWithMyName
Retail Price $14.95 to $19.95
Ages 0 to 6 years
We are proud to have been chosen as the only company offering fully-licensed PERSONALIZED MUSIC ALBUMS featuring the ACTUAL CHARACTERS from Disney, Sesame Street and VeggieTales. All our compilations are available DIGITAL ONLY or as PHYSICAL CDs with digital versions. Everything is fully customized right down to including the child’s name in the songs and interactive stories, even on the CD face itself, if CD product is chosen! The best thing is the seamless integration of the child's name. The characters sing & speak to with children…making these products the perfect gift item … mementos to be treasured for years to come! Save 20% online with code NICE17 Expires 12/20/2017 Or call 1-888-676-0182 to order by phone.

Kaloo Perle Kaloodoo Rabbit and Blanket in Cream

By ALEX Brands

www.alexbrands.com, $24.99

NogginSeek Peek & Seek Cognitive Rattle 

By SmartNoggin Toys

www.SmartNogginToys.com, $16.99

NogginStik Light-up Developmental Rattle 

By SmartNoggin Toys

www.SmartNogginToys.com, $22.99

Playful Pony

By The Manhattan Toy Company 

www.manhattantoy.com, $70, 12 months and up

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Playful Pony By The Manhattan Toy Company
Retail Price $70
12 months and up
This Norse horse is packed with multiple play surfaces, bead runs, peg mazes and more. Toddlers and up will love this fun-filled activity center that doubles as beautiful room décor. This wood activity toy teaches cause and effect learning while fostering fine motor skill development and hand-eye coordination.

LeapFrog Epic™ Academy Edition

www.leapfrog.com$119.99

Preschool/Kindergarten and up

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LeapFrog Epic™ Academy Edition
Retail Price $119.99
Preschool/Kindergarten and up
Explore, play, imagine and create with the LeapFrog Epic Academy Edition. The tablet is packed with kid-appropriate on-board learning content including 20 learning games that explore a range of subjects and skills and a free trial of LeapFrog Academy™. Play anywhere with LeapFrog Academy, an interactive learning program for 3-6 year olds that guides them on a variety of fun Learning Adventures. Through a well-rounded curriculum, they’ll explore a blend of traditional school subjects with creativity, problem solving and social-emotional skills. You'll also have access to the LeapFrog® Learning Library that includes hundreds of games, apps, videos and music. Plus, our exclusive Just for Me™ learning technology personalizes select games so children can learn at the right level. Kid-safe right out of the box, the LeapSearch™ web browser lets kids safely surf the Internet and parental controls allow Mom and Dad to set time limits, manage apps and services, and add features such as Android apps as each child is ready. Uniquely designed to grow with children, this tablet offers endless learning and creative play.

Circuit Scribe Maker Kit

www.circuitscribe.com, $79.99, Elementary and up

Circuit Scribe Mini Kit 

www.circuitscribe.com, $9.99, Elementary and up

 

Conduct Dough Lights

By MindWare www.mindware.orientaltrading.com

$34.95, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Dig It Up! Discovery Kit By MindWare 

www.MindWare.com, $34.95, Elementary and up

Just Add Glue By Griddly Games, Inc. www.griddlygames.com, $24.95, Elementary and up

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Conduct Dough Lights By MindWare
Retail Price $34.95
Preschool/Kindergarten and up
Electricity is what makes our lights, phones, computers and other devices work. In order for electricity to power these devices, it needs a path to flow through, called a circuit. Conduct Dough Lights, a safe and non-toxic activity, includes a battery-powered design station, 8 two-sided pattern cards, ready-to-use conductive dough and non-conductive clay, dough cutter and 8 custom engineered LEDs for Preschoolers to learn about circuitry through different activities including how to create a simple circuit, a short circuit, a series circuit, a parallel circuit and more!

Link4fun Animals Book Set By Stages Learning Materials www.stageslearning.com, $74.99

3 and up

Playtime Pad 7" Tablet

By PBS KIDS 

www.pbskids.org, $79.99, Birth to Toddlers

Q Wunder App By EQtainment

www.Qwunder.com, Free to download- Premium content: $7.99/month or $64.99/year, Preschool/Kindergarten

Kidizoom® Smartwatch DX2

By VTech

www.vtechkids.com, $59.95, ages 4 to 12

People Blocks Zoo Animals 17 pc Set
By People Toy Company
 
www.PeopleToy.Co, $34.99, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

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Link4fun Animals Book Set By Stages Learning Materials
Retail Price $74.99
Ages 3 and up
Link4fun has created a brand new interactive children's book experience that feels nothing short of magic! All you do is lay your iPad next to the book... no wires, bluetooth, wifi, or any other physical or technical connection required. Turn the pages of the book and the app comes to life! Research shows that when more sensory activities are involved, lessons are better absorbed and more neural pathways are formed. Combine these 3 beautiful photo books with research-based, digital learning activities. Children can dive deep, learning animal habitat, diet, physical attributes, fun facts and new vocabulary.

Lux 166 Piece Set By

www.luxblox.com, $44.99, Ages 6-116

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Lux 166 Piece Set
Retail Price $44.99
For ages 6 to 116
166 Lux™ pieces in black, neon orange, teal blue and white. Accessories included. Instructions/idea book inside. The 166 Piece Set has instructions to build some terrific models including a life-sized sword, a Bug Buggy (vehicle with insect legs!), a Formula One style race car, a dragon, and many amazing moving creations.

222 pc. Silicone Briks & Straps 

www.strictlybriks.com, $19.99,

Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Brik Tower 10" in green/gray/blue 

www.strictlybriks.com, $29.99, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

K'NEX THRILL RIDES:

Web Weaver Roller Coaster Building Set

www.knex.com, $69.99, Tweens 'n' Teens and up

KID K’NEX Budding Builders

www.knex.com $39.99 Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Lux Blox 66 Piece Set

www.luxblox.com, $19.99, Elementary and up

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Lux Blox 66 Piece Set
Retail Price $19.99
Elementary and up
Lux™ 66 Piece Set. Four Colors. 6” x 6” x 6” box. 66 Lux™ pieces in black, neon orange, teal blue, and white. Accessories included. Instructions/idea book inside. The Lux™ 66 piece set offers a great introduction to the amazing world of Lux™. Inside are instructions to build a number of models including a World War II style airplane, a motorcycle, a Martian lander, and other fun moving creations. What makes it Hot Diggity Great: Innovative building blocks that snap easily together. Great for builders of all abilities -- those who want to follow step-by-step instructions, and those who want to free form build. Made of quality materials and thoughtfully designed.
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K'NEX THRILL RIDES: Web Weaver Roller Coaster Building Set
Retail Price $69.99
Tweens 'n' Teens and up
What a wicked web you’ll weave when you set out to build this awesome coaster that goes from horizontal to vertical in an instant! The K’NEX Thrill Rides Web Weaver Roller Coaster Building Set includes 399 K’NEX parts and pieces, including glow-in-the dark track and an air propelled spider-themed coaster car! Full-color, easy-to-follow building instructions are also included, plus download building instructions for a second coaster on knex.com!

MiO Playing Eating Sleeping Working + 2 People

By The Manhattan Toy Company

www.manhattantoy.com, $104,

Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Brixo Creator Kit

www.brixotoys.com, $59, 6 and up

Unique Shapes Towers

By Strictly Briks 

www.strictlybriks.com, $39.99, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Mayka Toy Block Tape By ZURU

www.ZURU.com, $6.99 (Small), $9.99 (Medium), $14.99 (Large), Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Maze-O Starter Set

www.maze-o.com, $29.99,

Ages Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Q-BA-MAZE 2.0: Extreme Rails

By MindWare 

www.mindware.orientaltrading.com,

$99.95, Elementary and up

TINKERTOY Deluxe Wooden Building Set By K'NEX

www.knex.com, $49.99,

Elementary and up

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Unique Shapes Towers By Strictly Briks
Retail Price $39.99
Preschool/Kindergarten and up
Stackable Baseplates let your imagination run wild! Take creative building to the next level! These unique shaped stackable baseplates make building vertically quick and easy. Build something that stands out from all the rest with our baseplates in various shapes. You can stack ‘em up or use them as the base for endless creations. Patent Pending.

Rock Pet - Owl by ALEX Brands

www.alexbrands.com, $13, Elementary and up

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Rock Pet - Owl by ALEX Brands
Retail Price $13
Elementary and up
Adorable owl shaped stone to make your own. Paint him to make it one-of-a-kind. A wise companion for your bookshelf or backyard. Includes a rock sculpture, 6 weatherproof paints and paintbrush.

digiloom by WowWee 

www.wowwee.com, $39.99, Elementary and up

Glitzy Locks by ALEX Brands

www.alexbrands.com, $16, Elementary and up

Paint & Wear Enamel Pins

By ALEX Brands 

www.alexbrands.com, $16.50, Elementary and up

Princess Cakes Deluxe Baking Set

By Real Cooking Kids www.realcookingkids.com, $29.99, Elementary and up

Shrinky Dinks Mini Racers

By ALEX Brands

www.alexbrands.com, $12,

Tweens 'n' Teens and up

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digiloom by WowWee
Retail Price $39.99
Elementary and up
Have fun weaving bracelets, headbands, bookmarks and more with this unique app-controlled interactive loom! Design your own fun patterns and statements, or choose from a variety of pre-made designs in the Digiloom App. Next, weave your designs into reality with the help of Digiloom™ - it’s so fast and easy!

COOP Scatter Dodgeball

www.coop-sports.com, $19.99, Elementary and up

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COOP Scatter Dodgeball
Retail Price $19.99
Elementary and up
Looking for a new twist on the classic game of dodgeball? Gather up two to six players and hand out two wristbands of the same color. Players circle-up while one player rolls the dice ball. The player wearing the colored wrist bands that match the color on the dice ball -- as it comes to rest -- is the thrower for that turn. As the other players scatter, the thrower attempts to hit them with the dodgeball. Players that get hit must surrender a wrist band to the thrower. If the targeted player catches the ball, the thrower must surrender a wristband. The first person to get all the wristbands wins the game! Scatter Dodgeball encompasses this mission perfectly by getting youngsters moving, smiling and most important, just being a kid!

Y Glider XL Deluxe

By Yvolution www.yvolution.com, $89.99, Ages Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Lumi-Niter ®

By Xtraordin Air Toys

www.FliteByNite.com, $17.99, Elementary and up

PaddleZlam By COOP Sports

www.coop-sports.com, $39.99,

Elementary and up

Disc Jock-e By Tucker Toys

www.tuckertoys.com, $24.99, Elementary and up

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Disc Jock-e By Tucker Toys
Retail Price $24.99
Elementary and up
Your next game of catch never sounded so good. The Disc Jock-e makes it possible to wirelessly add your favorite music to a simple game of catch at the beach, a picnic or even in the backyard. The toy syncs, by Bluetooth technology, with playlists from phones, tablets and computers to create a fun atmosphere for play. Long range connectivity = 100+ meter range. When the water-resistant throwing disc is not being used for outdoor play, the colorful spinning toy could also double as a wireless indoor-outdoor speaker.

Unusual Animals A-Z By The Rhythm Child Network 

www.rhythmchild.net, $15.95,

Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Books

Dinosaurs Living In My Hair 2

By Rosevallee Creations www.rosevalleecreations.com, $17.99, Elementary and up

If My Dog Could Talk Personalized Book for Dogs

By I SEE ME! 

www.iseeme.com, $29.99, All ages

Planners4Kids Planner 

www.planners4kids.com, $25,

Elementary and up

Scribfolio® 

www.scribfolio.com, $13.99 Preschool/Kindergarten and up

Special Offer!

Save 20% online with code NICE17
Expires 12/20/2017
Or call 1-888-676-0182 to order by phone.

Music

Lullaby Girl

by Lisa Loeb
www.lisaloeb.com
$12.99 CD, $8.99 download

Ages birth and up

Personalized Music Albums for Children in both digital only and physical CD formats

By SongsWithMyName

www.SongsWithMyName.com
$14.95 to $19.95
Ages birth to 6 years

Rock-n-Roll Yearbook by The Bazillions
www.thebazillions.com
$9.99

Preschool and up

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Personalized Music Albums for Children
SKU by SongsWithMyName
Retail Price $14.95 to $19.95
Ages 0 to 6 years
We are proud to have been chosen as the only company offering fully-licensed PERSONALIZED MUSIC ALBUMS featuring the ACTUAL CHARACTERS from Disney, Sesame Street and VeggieTales. All our compilations are available DIGITAL ONLY or as PHYSICAL CDs with digital versions. Everything is fully customized right down to including the child’s name in the songs and interactive stories, even on the CD face itself, if CD product is chosen! The best thing is the seamless integration of the child's name. The characters sing & speak to with children…making these products the perfect gift item … mementos to be treasured for years to come! Save 20% online with code NICE17 Expires 12/20/2017 Or call 1-888-676-0182 to order by phone.

You've Got Me By Sara Lovell

www.saralovell.com, $15,

Birth to Toddlers

Life on a Trampoline by Randy & Dave 

www.songwizard.com$14.98, Toddlers and up

Songs from the Monkey House

By Jack Forman Music/Amazon Music 

www.jackformanmusic.com, $12.99 CD, $8.99 download, Elementary and up

Life Circles By Carrie Attune Music 

www.carrieattune.com, $14.98

Elementary and up

Backyards & Home Fronts By Steve Pullara Cool Beans Music, LLC 

www.coolbeansmusic.com, $9.99, Preschool/Kindergarten and up

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Life on a Trampoline by Randy & Dave
Retail Price $14.98
Ages: Toddlers and up
What do you get when two hit songwriters collide? A stampede of clever, cheeky songs that are laugh-out-loud funny. Randy and Dave are back and flying high with their second release, chock full of excellent music and lyrical wit. Each song contains many layers and listeners uncover something new every time they play the CD. Randy is a little bit country and Dave is a little bit rock 'n roll and together they have created a style and sound all their own. You have to hear it to believe it.

Hot Pursuit by SmartyKat 

www.amazon.com, $16.99

Bone Appetit 26 lb. Pet Food Bin

By Advantus Corp.

www.pawprintsproducts.com, $29.99

Carlos the Bulldog 26 lb. Pet Food Bin By Advantus Corp.

www.pawprintsproducts.com, $29.99

EClickit Terrain Car Safety Harness

By Sleepypod

www.sleepypod.com, $89.99-$99.99

Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed

By Sleepypod

www.sleepypod.com, $189.99

The Dapper Dog Box Monthly Subscription Theme Box www.thedapperdogbox.com,

from $29.99/month

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Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed By Sleepypod
Retail Price $189.99
Stress-free travel: Happy pet travelers make it easy for pet owners to spend quality time with their pets. A familiar space helps to make travel less stressful. The multifunctional Sleepypod transitions from a pet bed to a carrier and even a crash-tested car seat. This transformative carrier helps to alleviate stress when traveling to the vet, kennel, and other unfamiliar destinations because a pet is always traveling in the comfort of its everyday pet bed. Rest assured when using the car seat function because the Sleepypod mobile pet bed with PPRS Handilock received a 5 out of a possible 5 star safety rating from the Center for Pet Safety. Ultra Plush bedding can be removed for machine washing. An optional Warmer Kit helps keep pets warmer in cooler climates and even soothes older pets in need of a little TLC. Optional Air Mesh bedding helps to keep a pet cooler in warmer climates.

Le Bol by Loving Pets www.lovingpetproducts.com,

$9.59 to $13.96

Bentley Training Bag by A Pet with Paws 

www.apetwithpaws.com, $49.99

Water Bottle and Bowl by Messy Mutts

www.messymutts.ca, $19.99

High Tech Pet Fully Automatic Power Pet Door

High Tech Pet Products, Inc., www.hitecpet.com, $299.99-799.99

Pack Leashes

www.packleashes.com, 4' leash: $32.99, 7' leash: $41.99, 10' leash: $48.99

Hypo-Allergenic Shampoo - USDA Certified Organic

By Pura Naturals Pet

www.puranaturalspet.com$15.99

HandsOn Gloves

By HandsOn Equine, LLC

www.handsongloves.com, $24.99

Pura Wipes By Pura Naturals Pet

www.puranaturalspet.com, $19.99

PetSafe® Smart Feed Automatic Pet Feeder for iPhone and Android www.petsafe.net, $189.95

Wee Kitty Clumping Corn Litter By Rufus & Coco

www.weekittylitter.com, $8.99

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Hypo-Allergenic Shampoo - USDA Certified Organic By Pura Naturals Pet
Retail Price $15.99
This dog shampoo is certified to USDA Organic standards and is perfectly formulated for sensitive skin. Using only the best ingredients the Earth has to offer, there are no preservatives, chemicals or artificial anything. This shampoo is extremely effective at cleaning your dog’s coat yet gentle enough for everyday use. The natural ingredients were hand selected and painstakingly reviewed to ensure that the safest and most hypoallergenic options were chosen to go into this bottle. The Organic Oats found in this puppy shampoo provide a natural and deep cleansing while the Organic Aloe and Chamomile sooth, revitalize and nourish your pet’s skin. This unscented formula makes this dog shampoo the ideal solution for pets with ultra-sensitive skin. The Organic Certification process lets you know that the USDA has maintained clear oversight of the production of this shampoo through inspections and testing. It guarantees the integrity of the product from farm to store. This pet shampoo has met incredibly high standards in ingredients and manufacturing making it the safest option for you and your dog.