Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Best Schwinn Bikes Gift Guide Holiday 2019: Gift a Family Tradition

Give a Family Tradition this Holiday

Give the ultimate gift of childhood this holiday season to your little one;  the gift of a bicycle. Getting a new bike on Christmas morning was every kid’s dream come true. What better brand to invoke that childhood spirit than Schwinn? My first bike was a peach banana seat dream of a bike, and it wasn’t new, either. Schwinn bikes are built to last, so my first bike was my sister’s first bike. My oldest sister has a pink Schwinn banana seat bike, so I switched out the bikes to my daily activities. However, the peach banana seat was my ride of choice! 

Today Schwinn still makes heirloom quality of bicycles where siblings can pass down the memories and parents can enjoy the value. With the reinventing of some of their most coveted designs, gifting a Schwinn this holiday season is a no brainer as it will invoke a wistful longing to memories past. Biking may even spark a pastime that the whole family can enjoy together. I went on so many adventures with my Schwinn bike, and to think it’s still being enjoyed more than 20 years later by another family! I've got to dig up my photos because I am getting all nostalgic writing this post. 

After I graduated from my banana seat, I got a Schwinn Sidewinder one birthday from my Godparents - what an amazing bike, that was, too. It ended up getting washed away down a river. That's another story, though. 

Riding a bicycle will open up your kiddo's world to play! Bike riding supports the imagination, gives a sense of independence, promotes pride of ownership, and gets them moving! You don't see any apps or wires connected to a Schwinn!

Do you have any fond memories biking by yourself or with friends?

As for Schwinn, I cannot think of another company to get your kiddo started on their adventures in bike riding. Gifting a bicycle is like giving the gift of tradition. To begin, make sure you check out Schwinn's guide to bike sizes. Even though your kiddo may fit the age requirement, they still may be a bit too tall or even too short!

Guide to the Perfect Ride!

Schwinn Koen Bicycle is the perfect starter bike to transition kids from training wheels to two wheels with ease. With sporty BMX style and the SmartStart design, this lighter frame bike is built to grow and also built for a child’s proportions. Kids can comfortably hold the handlebars, and adjust the seat without tools when needed. A handy seat handle makes carrying the bike or hanging for storage at home really convenient. Safety features like a fully covered chain guard, transitional front and rear brakes, and a limited lifetime warranty are all key features of this bike, plus the awesome nameplate a la BMX styling.  Available in three distinct colors of black, blue, and red and all colors come with training wheels except the 20” bike.  Depending on the size of bike you need, the prices range from $117.99 to $169.99 on Amazon in various sizes 12”, 14”, 16”, 18” and 20”. Get kids started riding as early as two years to 12 years old. 

Schwinn Elm Bicycle gives beautiful styling with full-on safety features to put parents at ease as their kiddo takes their first set of wheels out for a spin. Built with a child in mind this beauty of a bike has Schwinn’s prized SmartStart design that fits kid-specific proportions for easier pedaling and handling. The Schwinn Elm is a great starter bike for kids beginning the independence from training wheels to a two-wheeled bike and will give the confidence kids need to embark on such a milestone. Available in three vibrant colors and a handy basket, the Schwinn Elm gives a vintage feel along with lots of individual style. Schwinn, Amazon Prices vary size and comes in three colors: pink, purple, and teal. Ages two to 12 years Sizes: 12”, 14”, 16”, 18” & 20”  MSRP: $129/ $117.99, $129.99, $145.99, $157.99, $169.99 

Schwinn Sting Ray Bicycle will always be a classic; it's nothing short of iconic. Bringing modern mechanics to vintage styling, adults will get a kick out of their kids coasting the streets in this bad boy. With iconic high handlebars, rear coaster brakes that stop on a dime, you can’t deny that this classic style still leaves an impression under today’s standards. Simple in design, it packs a big punch with its iconic banana seat, two distinct color choices of electric blue and red (you gotta go for the cherry red!), and with the higher ape style handlebars, it will give kids more control over the bike’s handling. This is definitely one to consider when nostalgia is involved as this is one cherry of a bike! Limited lifetime warranty is included ensuring optimum customer satisfaction and support. Schwinn, Amazon $349.99 Ages 7-17 years

Schwinn Fair Lady Bicycle brings back all of the feels. With this beauty of a bicycle in a beautiful purple and even a shade of pink, this classic beauty gives class and style to any old bike ride. A fashionable and decorative banana seat gives a note of nostalgia and will pull at the heartstrings of passersby. The single-speed drive train makes it easy for kids to learn to ride, and the high ape handlebars allow for more control. Nothing beats the coaster pedal brake, which I think is a better way and safer way to stop. The classic steel frame and chromed out fenders pays homage to the original Fair Lady. Schwinn, Amazon $349.99 Ages 7-17 years

Schwinn Balance Bicycle will get little ones as early as 18 months to get the feel of a bike without actually pedaling. Toddlers can learn to push the bicycle with their feet to balance the bike. The Schwinn Balance Bike will promote independence on future bigger kid bikes as toddlers as young as 18 months will build their confidence on this pedal-less wonder. Kids will learn to ride, jump and coast on their bikes with no assistance from their parents or the use of pedals thus allowing for a more confident bike rider who may only need the use of training wheels for a short time. Schwinn, Amazon MSRP: $84.99 Available now
on in pink, blue, green, and red. 

Some kids aren't keen on learning to ride a bicycle, especially toddlers and preschoolers. Pair the gift of a bicycle with a book and some encouraging words. 

Pair the Perfect Accessories for Added Safety and Style

Schwinn Thrasher bike helmet. Add the perfect youth helmet to keep your kiddo safe and looking sharp at the same time. This helmet is lightweight and comes in a variety of funky colors. Recommended for kiddos ages eight to 14 years old. Schwinn, Amazon $15 - $25

Schwinn Toddler Helmet is a functional and stylish helmet to protect your kiddo’s head. With fun designs and pretty colors, your child will love to wear it and show of their unique style. Schwinn, Amazon  $16.43 to $19.99 Ages 3+ 

Schwinn Little Kids Bike Helmet with 3D Characters features a variety of characters like a bear or fireman’s helmet to add that sense of pretend play and imagination to your kiddo’s bike riding experience! Schwinn, Amazon $9.99 to $24.99 

Schwinn Light Set allows for a flash of style, add some light to your bike. I think they would look awesome on the Schwinn Stingray or Schwinn Fair Lady. Schwinn, Amazon $14.96  

The Schwinn Bottle and Cage set are essentials for riding. Staying hydrated is important. I recommend this for teens who will venture out further than younger kids. Schwinn, Amazon $8.04

Ring-a-ding-ding with this cute bell! Give a little bit of a thrill to your kiddo’s biking experience with an attachable bell. Perfect fit for any bike, a bell just adds a little oomph that you didn’t know you needed. Schwinn, Amazon $8.75 

 Always keep your bike safely locked up. It doesn't matter where you live as bikes are the easiest to steal! This is the best bike lock as we use it to store. Living in NY doesn't always allow for owning a garage, so we depend on public storage spaces, and for 10 years this bike lock has been dependable! It's also really easy to use. It's really affordable, too. Schwinn/Pacific Cycle, Amazon $9.99 

Now that you found the perfect bike for your kiddo, don’t forget to wrap it! Use a festive bike gift bag (unassembled or assembled). You can also assemble it for Santa and have it ready for gifting with a big red bow, unwrapped and ready to ride! 

I would love to know which bike you chose, let me know in the comments below.

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Best Books Sets and Books for Kids Holiday 2019 - Books, Book Gift Sets, and more!

Give the gift of books that take children on adventures. Kids today can't sit still, so gifting children a book that are interactive will help broaden their imaginations! By doing this, you are supporting the desire to want to read more. This holiday break, take your kiddo to the library, too, to further that thrill to feed the mind.

From beautifully designed personalized books to adorable gift sets with sleepy monsters - there are plenty of great books and gifts out there to encourage children to take a seat and get lost in a book.

If you're looking for more gift ideas, please check out the rest of my Rule the Holiday Gift Guide for 2019, and more ideas are at my Holiday Gift Shop storefront on Amazon!

Blippi Books - Beloved YouTube Star, Blippi, has a collection of books that are educational and fun! Reminiscent of his widely popular YouTube shows, Blippi takes kids on educational adventures, and the same will be the same through the pages of his new books. Published by Studio Fun International, there are two books for kids to explore. Children can learn about the world of transportation in Blippi: Things that Go. Kids can also follow Blippi along with learning about animals in Blippi: Let’s See Animals. Each book also comes with stickers to decorate each page or even themselves like my kids do! Blippi speaks to children on their level without overly infantilizing them, which I think is why kids really enjoy Blippi. Add these the book gift lust this holiday season. Studio Fun International, Amazon $4.99 each Ages 3-5 years, 24 pages each

More books by Wonderbly

Where Are You...? makes an ordinary story become extraordinary! This holiday season takes your little bookworm on a journey to find him or herself in this fun and colorful book where readers explore six alternate universes to find six different variations of themselves. This book is not just a beautiful gift, but it also sparks a powerful message - that kids can be anything, and Wonderbly’s Where Are You…? book conveys this message in a fun and unique way. Don’t forget to check out other personalized adventures by Wonderbly with holiday themes and perfect for year-round gifts. Wonderbly, Where Are You...? $29.99 (two sizes to choose from) Ages 5+ 

Elf Pets: An Arctic Fox Tradition is a beautifully designed gift set that includes the Elf on the Shelf’s pet, the Arctic Fox who spreads the magic of Christmas from her snow globe collar. Included in this set is a beautiful storytelling the tale of the other Elf pets. Watch your Arctic Fox’s snow globe illuminate with the glow in the dark snow, which adds some more magic and whimsy to this cute set. Kohl’s $24.95  | Bed Bath and Beyond $24.95

Pick up the Elf Pets A Reindeer Tradition, too, at Target for another added addition of this now-classic tradition! Target $21.95 

Toothless Monster is for kiddos who are on the journey of losing their teeth. This is the perfect gift for kids who asks questions like, "Where do all of the teeth go?" That's exactly what the author's daughter asked her dad., which sparked this amazing idea to create the Toothless Monster. There are two monsters to choose from Meli (purple) or Monte (blue), and both each come with a sincerely beautiful storybook with a fun story and gorgeous artwork. The gift set includes the plush monster and the book along with 16 teeth. As your child loses teeth, the toothless monster will gain.  Keep in mind, this does not replace the tooth fairy, it actually enhances her story and continues to keep the magic alive. Three Little Hens, Amazon $39.99 | Glow in the Dark Teeth: Amazon $5.95

Reindeer in Here is the start of a new Christmas tradition! Your little ones will love this cuddly friend that works directly with Santa Claus who reports back to Santa each night all of the wonderful adventures he was on with the kids! The gift set comes with a cuddly Reindeer in Here plush, and a beautifully written storybook. Winner of 12 major awards, Reindeer in Here is a favorite amongst parenting magazines and advice sites, parents love Reindeer in Here, too. Reindeer in Here also shares a special message that "different is normal." Even the little Reindeer in Here is different, and we didn't even notice! Reindeer in HereAmazon $24.95 

Ordinary People Change the World is a collection of books about famous people who carved out a special place in history, written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos, this series was created to inspire and to ignite an inner desire to be more than meets the eye. These beautifully written stories will encourage kids to harness the power to succeed and the potential to become the greatest version of themselves. Books like I am Walt Disney, I am Jackie Robinson, and even I am Amelia Earhart will give a glimpse into the person’s life - hardships, struggles, and even successes. Pair this beautiful book series with the new show on PBS Kids, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, and watch as a group of friends with time-traveling abilities that solve mysteries using clues from famous historical figures and historical time periods. The show has some empowering tidbits in there to encourage kids that the world is theirs for the taking. The kids in the show also illustrate that these historical figures were once kids, too! Penguin Random House New York, Amazon $9.29

The snuggle is truly real with these adorable Snuggle Monsters collection. Some children really do fear the dark and truly believe that there are monsters out there in dreamland, but would if you introduced these so called monsters into your kiddo's bedtime routine? With the Snuggle Monster Hide & Seek Bedtime set you get your own monster to snuggle and a wonderful storybook that talks about how even little monsters have fears, but they fear the light! Your kiddo and their new monster friend can work together to balance out bedtime. Before bed, parents can hide the little Snuggle Monster some where in their child's bedroom, then read the story, then children can quietly find their monster, and bring their monster to go to sleep. With three monsters to choose from - blue, pink, or purple - kids will enjoy snuggling up with their own monster to chase away the nighttime scaries. My kids may get a bit riled up with this monster, but that's only because they love monsters! Continuum Games, Amazon $29.95

Toy story augmented reality Bring your favorite Toy Story 4 characters to life with this amazing book, Woody’s Augmented Reality Adventure! With the help of the free AR, you can “play” with Woody, Buzz, Bo, the Aliens, Hamm, and even Duke Caboom from your smart device. I am completely blown away by this app, and the high quality of the book itself. Kids and even older Toy Story fans will enjoy this book as the AR is high quality, and each character provides a little bit of magic with each page. Throughout the book, collect pieces to build your own Forky. Carlton Kids, Amazon $13.98

Toy story my busy books My Busy Books are great books to get in general as they include a way to build a story. Included is a sheet of four panels that each have a scene from TS4. You can fold up this giant sheet when playtime is over and place it back inside the book. Also included are characters to recreate your favorite scenes from the movie or even television show. The Toy Story 4 set is special as it comes with Combat Carl! Phidal Publishing Inc, Amazon $10.98

Watch this space for more trending gifts that are tiny in size, but big on fun! Did you click through and buy through my links? Thank you so much! You RULE the holiday for sure! 

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Gift Guide: Best Doll, Babies, Interactive Doll Gift Ideas for Holidays

I love dolls! I was born to collect dolls, and the past couple of years dolls are have had a real reawakening. With the love of surprises and unboxing, toy companies really brought dolls to the forefront. These are my top picks for dolls, baby dolls, and loads of accessories, too (playsets, dollhouses, and baby doll accessories). Doll play is great for imaginative play. Not only does it improve social skills, but your little one can "live" out everyday scenarios through the creation of play scenes. Just have listen when your little one is playing -- they may bring up experiences from school, conversations they have had with you, or conversations you have had on the phone with a friend! 

If you're looking for more gift ideas, please check out the rest of my Rule the Holiday Gift Guide, and more ideas are at my Holiday Gift Shop storefront on Amazon!

Meet Blume, the new and innovative way to watch your toys grow. Each flower pot contains a magical fairy with the ability to change her hairstyle with other fairies from the Blume collection. Use the Blume flower pot as a Blume Room where you can There is very little waste from this surprise toy as you will need the flower pot for the Blume character to live in! Included is one Blume character, a flower pot, accessory, and stickers to decorate your home. For just $9.99, you get a beautiful doll that will be treasured forever! Skyrocket, Amazon $9.88 Walmart $9.88 Target $9.88

Blume Secret Surprise Garden Playset adds more magic to this wonderful line. Now you can bloom your Blume doll again and again with this adorable tulip-shaped Blume Secret Surprise Garden. Filled with over 30 hidden surprises, unlock a world of fantasy and whimsy with this fun and wonderous set! Skyrocket, Amazon $26.99 Walmart $26.99 

Hairdudeables BFF 2-pack- Dude! The Dude-meister! Dude-a-riffic! HairDUDEable! What? That’s right! New BFF packs featuring one Exclusive Hairdorables doll and one mystery Hairdudeables boy doll. There are 13 surprises inside and accessories inside each gift set style box. Just Play, Amazon $20.80 Walmart $20.80 Target in-stores

Disney Minnie Mouse poseable doll collection at select Walmart stores and at Walmart.com are available now! These beautiful dolls are perfect to display and even for play as they are fully poseable and come with fun accessories. The Exclusive Glamour Gala Minnie Mouse features a beautiful blue ball gown and silver heels. Movie Night is a set featuring a Nerdy Mickey Mouse and dressed to impress Minnie Mouse ready to watch a flick together. Three other Minnie Mouse dolls include Sweet Latte, Floral Festival, and Oh So Chic Minnie Mouse dolls all with different accessories to complete her many looks. Minnie Mouse is seriously a fashion icon from her stylish flare dress to rocking her dots and daisy hats -- from head to toe  Minnie Mouse has always been fashion-forward. Jakks Pacific, Walmart $12.88 

Barbie Surprise Career Dolls are really just the coolest Barbie dolls ever. Barbie is the epitome of a hardworking woman, and now be totally surprised with her career. Imagine the careers and accessories that will be inside each box?! The possibilities are seriously endless because Barbie has had over 100 careers in her 60 years. With three different dolls to choose from each career is a surprise and hidden inside four compartments for a rewarding unboxing experience. Mattel, Amazon $19.48 Walmart $19.88 Target  $17.99

Move over Hairdorables, little sisters are in town. The Shortcuts are packaged in mini shampoo bottles, and their overall design is just adorable. The package itself is layers of surprises to finally reveal the doll itself with a cool backdrop and stand.  Each comes with eight surprises that can be mixed and mingled with the other Shortcuts dolls. You can collect 24 different Shortcuts to realize these amazing transformations. Just Play, Amazon $9.99 | Walmart $9.88 | Target $9.89

Hairdorables are so much fun! With 36 dolls across each series to collect, you can get a variety of dolls that promotes fun careers and hobbies. With new theming, pop-up backgrounds, and fun accessories channeling your inner dancing queen, and outdoorsy woods girl types are super easy for the latest series! Just Play, Amazon $9.88  

Hairdorable Pets are a cute collection of pets that match up to Hairdorables pet owners. Included inside each surprise box are eight accessories! Packaged small, no bigger than a box of animal crackers, this would also make a fun stocking stuffer! Just Play, Amazon $7.79

SNAPSTAR are social dolls that love to do what's trendy, fun, and cute! Not only do they have multiple points of articulation, promote self-love and self-worth, and are totally awesome, but they also are totally interactive with their free app! There are also fun playsets that are out including a photo studio to encourage more interactive play. Yulu, Amazon $7.08 | Playset Photo Studio Amazon $24.95 

Hairdooz by Headstart Toys is an adorable line of dolls featuring girls at the salon getting all dolled up. Hairdooz are thoughtfully packaged in shampoo bottles where you are spin and reveal the doll inside. Each doll has its own unique personality and inside you will find a Hairdooz doll, a cape, their stand, their seat, a suction cup, and maybe a pair of glasses if your Hairdooz needs them, plus a full-color collector’s guide! There are two variations for each doll with different, colorful and intricate hairstyles. Plus, they all have a “frooty scent!” Make sure you add this new mystery toy to your Holiday shopping list - perfect for stocking stuffers or as a great collection of gifts. Headstart Toys, Amazon $12.99 

Minidooz Now joining the Hairdooz “croo” are the new Minidooz! Minidooz are mini versions of Hairdooz dolls. They are packaged in neat spinning nail polish bottles. Spin to reveal a mini Hairdooz doll perched on her little chair. Each Minidooz has a fun hairstyle that pertains to her personality, and each one is scented. Their scents are scrumptious! You can decorate your nails (or their little nail polish capsules) with the included stickers. They also include a suction cup to stick them to a window or to a mirror. Plus there is a hole at the bottom of their seat make them fun and fancy pencil toppers! Minidooz is available now in-store at Five Below. They will make the perfect Stocking Stuffer. Minidooz are the smaller versions of Hairdooz and creatively packaged in nail polish bottles. Headstart Toys, Five Below $5 | 3-pack Amazon $24.99 Ages 3+

ZURU Sparkle Girlz provides a world of imaginative play and are big on quality and value. Choose from miniature dolls packaged in neat cones, or full size 11.5" dolls that come with pretty outfits and sparkly toned hairstyles. Corresponding accessories and playsets give playtime lots of oomph without breaking the bank. 

Sparkle Girlz Mini Dolls, ZURU Walmart $1.94 (image shown)

Sparkle Girlz Little Friends Pack, ZURU Walmart $19.99 - it comes with 10 dolls!

Sparkle Girlz Coupes are perfect accessories for the little friends. With adorable designs, these little cars are the perfect size and style to encourage a magical day of play. ZURU, Walmart $4.97 each Ages 3+

Sparkle Girlz Cones are 11.5" dolls that come in a variety of styles. The Fancy Cones are shown to give an idea - notice their shimmery outfits, and fun theming - every doll collector will enjoy these dolls. I just love the overall quality and the excellent price point, which makes it really easy to purchase for a stocking stuffer or as the main gift. ZURU, Walmart $5.44 Ages 3+

Disney Frozen 2 Anna and Elsa Set is a Walmart Exclusive and each says phrases from the new film. Not only do you hear each character speak, but they both sing their songs from the film, which will further give kids the opportunity to pretend play. Both beautifully dressed in their new outfits, each doll features beautiful facial details, kids can retell the story of Frozen 2 as the girls go on yet another coming of age journey.  Jakks Pacific, Walmart $59.99 Ages 3+
Cry Babies consists of a line of dolls and mini-dolls that cry and it's your kiddo's job to stop the tears. The mini babies come in small bottle house playsets and a bunch of fun accessories. You can also get the original Cry Babies baby dolls that cry when their pacifier is not in their mouth, and they come wearing a bunch of fun and cute sleepers like ladybugs, puppies, and dragons. They just came out with Kristal and Pearly, the new Cry Babies Gets Sick and Feels Better dolls, are new interactive babies that promote pretend play. Cry Babies Gets Sick and Feels Better babies won the Made for Mums Toy Awards Gold. 

Cry Babies Surprise Bottle Houses 3-pack - each bottle house includes one mini Cry Babies doll, accessories, and stickers to decorate the inside of the bottle house. Playtime is contained to the bottle house because once playtime is over store everything back inside! Did I mention the wall of surprises inside the bottle house with the chance to get the golden bow or golden pacifier? No batteries required and playtime begins right outside of the box. IMC Toys, Amazon $17.49 Ages 3+

Cry Babies Baby Dolls are full size baby dolls perfect for little kids to start caring modes of play. Playing with babies promotes pretend play, teaches compassion, and will strengthen social skills. These adorable Cry Babies dolls need extra TLC as they are always crying, and the only way to stop them is to give them love and their pacifier. They cry real tears, and are dressed in the sweetest of outfits. IMC Toys, Amazon $14.56 (prices range) Ages 3+

Cry Babies Gets Sick and Feels Better Kristal or Pearl dolls are so much fun! I was seriously taken back to the early days of motherhood. These babies really do cry and need to be taken care of in order to feel better. With a bunch of accessories to get them on the road to recovery kids will enjoy playing hospital and diagnosing their boo-boos. IMC Toys, Amazon $30.75 | Target 

Hatchimals Pixies Hatchimals are still on top with this adorable line of collEGGtible figures, but now with new Hatchimals Pixies, Hatchtopia just got a bit for magical. These poseable figures are truly egg-mazing and include a bunch of accessories and an eggcellent egg room for your Pixies to live in comfortably. Spin Master, Amazon, $9.99 each / $16.99 2-pack Ages 5+

Boxy Girls are a fun collection of dolls that include the ultimate unboxing experience! With each doll, you get little packages to unbox with adorable accessories and clothes inside. 

Boxy Girls Unbox Me set features a mystery doll and mystery surprises. Collect 36 dolls in all!  Target $9.99 

Boxy Girls Studio includes a room that can be connected to other rooms to create the ultimate fashion studio. Also included are furniture perfect for your Boxy Girls! You get a square box bedroom styled and sized for your Boxy Girl, Boxy Girl mini-dolls, and Boxy Pets! You also get four shipping boxes that are filled with a variety of different fun fashion surprises. Target $24.99

Boxy Babies are the newest addition to the Boxy Girls family! Collect these adorable babies and enjoy the same thrilling unboxing experience like their  Walmart $9.99 (Various Styles)

Boxy Babies Triplets are three babies boxed in a special mystery carrier! Inside is everything your kiddo will need to get  Amazon $27.96 

LOL Surprise OMG Doll with various styles to choose from and over 20 surprises inside. The box also acts a closet for all of their fashions and accessories. With multiple varieties to choose from you can get the "big" sisters to the wildly popular LOL Surprise dolls. SWAG is pictured, and she is divalicious! MGA Entertainment, Amazon $26.99 

LOL Surprise Winter Disco Chalet has over 95 surprises inside for the most epic unboxing experience of the year! There are also multiple levels of fun for the LOL Surprise girls. MGA Entertainment, Amazon $216.99 | Walmart $216.99 

Pair the Winter Chalet with some surprise dolls for the ultimate gift. When you group all three variations of the LOL Surprise Glitter Globe dolls, you can create a snowman!

Glitter Globe LOL Surprise Dolls Amazon $8.70 
Glitter Globe LOL Surprise Lils 2-pack Amazon $13.99 Glitter Globe LOL Surprise Pets Amazon $9.99

LOL Surprise Glamper Take the girls on the go with 

LOL Surprise! 2-in-1 Glamper Fashion Camper! The Glamper Fashion Camper has over 55 surprises inside! With over 10+ hangout spots including bunk beds, light up pool and slide, fashion runway, BBQ patio and D.J. Booth, there is always something to do. MGA Entertainment, Amazon $99.00

Frozen 2 Talk and Glow Olaf RC set is perfect Frozen 2 fans! Control Olaf's movements with Queen Elsa's powers. Olaf dances around lights up, and says over 20 sounds and phrases. Give him some room, because he likes to move and dance! Hasbro, Amazon $27.99 | Walmart $31.99 

Spirit Riding Free Playset is a wonderful playset to facilitate open-ended play. It includes one Lucky doll (11.5") and one Spirit horse (14"). You also get a caddy, grooming brush, comb, play bottle, one hair barrette, four hair ties, one bucket, three carrots, one sticker sheet. Lucky is fully poseable so she can take a ride on Spirit. Spirit also has a beautiful soft coat that is soft to the touch, and a beautiful mane that can be combed. Just Play, Amazon $29.99 Ages 3+

Kindi Kids are adorable preschoolers who just started their first day of kindergarten! There are four dolls to choose from and each comes with their own accessories. You can feed them with their yummy treats, and take them on shopping adventures with their cute playsets. Moose Toys, Amazon $18.88 | Walmart $18.88 

Kindi Kids Accessories and Playsets promote pretend play and further enhance the play experience. 

Kindi Kids Kitty Petkin Supermarket Amazon $24.99  
Shopping Cart Amazon $14.84 
Fun Refrigerator Amazon $19.88

Baby Alive Hungry Baby is an adorable new baby that loves to eat! She also loves to poop, so make sure you change her diapers. She comes with her own table to eat, sippy cup, food, and diapers. Amazon $38.82 | Walmart $38.99 | Target $38.99 Ages 3+

Baby Shark Baby Alive is perfect for water play and regular pretend play! Collect the whole family Baby Shark, Mommy Shark, and Daddy Shark! Your little one can remove the tail and shark mask, too. Hasbro, Amazon $24.99 Ages 3+

Bellies Babies are new mischievious babies that are loaded with personality! Their diapers are loaded, too, with a different variation of poops. Locate the style of poop with the Poopypaedia. Don't worry, the poops are just fun stickers that can be changed out. Press their belly buttons to hear fun phrases and even toots! Jay at Play, Amazon $26.36 (Various Styles)

Bellies Emergency Kit includes everything you need for your Bellies baby if he or she gets sick. Those poor Bellies have some strange poops, and this is the best way to get their tummies better. Jay at Play, Amazon $12.99 

Goo Goo Galaxy DIY Slime and Glitter Kit - Goo Goo Galaxy combine everything tweens love - cute aliens, slime making, slime, squishy squeezes, and more slime! Now they can fill their Goo Drop alien up with its own custom slime! Squeeze, squish, and care for your Goo Drop baby. Squeeze their tummy to squeeze out the slime from their mouth. Sound fun, parents? It actually is, and provides important tactile play and fulfills sensory needs. Fill this adorable alien, Bowie, with some glittery space slime and you can squeeze the slime back out! Moose Toys, Amazon $22.99 

Goo Goo Galaxy Aliens You can also collect four more Goo Goo Galaxy friends with pre-filled squishy bellies. Inside each Goo Goo Galaxy alien spacecraft is an adorable Goo Drop alien with loads of personality! Mix up easy to make slime in just 15 minutes for tactile play. Moose Toys, Walmart $12.99

Rainglow Unicorn Vet Moose Toys Rainglow has two functions, happy and sick, and includes a bunch of accessories to get feeling better. By promoting pretend play and building social skills, kids will enjoy taking care of their cuddly unicorn. Rainglow’s expressive face will give kids the impression that she’s really alive.  Walmart $39.97 | Amazon $39.97 Note: Target is selling this toy for $59.99, and the cost savings are not present, so I'm not linking until the price goes down!

Rainbocorns Big Bow Surprise with over 25 surprises, the unboxing experience is totally fulfilling. You get a bunch of adorable and functional accessories, as well as a gigantic plush Rainbocorn, and more fun surprises! ZURU Toys, Amazon $59.99 Ages 3+

Rainbocorns for the second year in a row is a Toy of the Year finalist solidifying it's place on shop shelves and in children's hearts. 
Look for Rainbocorns Series 2, which is now packaged in a beautiful blue egg and filled with 10+ surprises. ZURU Toys, Amazon $19.59 Ages 3+

Little Mermaid Ariel Playdate Princess Ariel wants to be where the people are, and she really will be part of your world as she is 32” tall! From head to toe, she is true to Disney Princess-life with her iconic flowing, red hair, dinglehopper in hands, and sequined mermaid tail, this doll is ready to play! Ariel is fully articulated and for a large doll, she sincerely poses with ease to help recreate key scenes of this wonderful “tail” that celebrates its 30th anniversary this month. Make her a part of your world, and help create the scene for a wonderful play date.  Jakks Pacific, Amazon  $54.99 | Target $54.99 (on sale now, save extra with 5% RedCard savings)

Little Mermaid Lights and Music Vanity by Jakks Pacific is a wonderful toy to help promote pretend play. Pretend to be Under the Sea and keep your precious treasures untold safe in the vanity’s drawer. Dance to Under the Sea with Sebastian as he pops up once the vanity is opened; he’s always watching out for Ariel. Life is the bubbles with the vanity mirror as it is surrounded by light up bubbles. Included in this set are adorable accessories for your kiddo to get dolled up including a play curling iron, dinglehopper brush, clip-on clamshell earrings, hair ties, and more! Jakks Pacific, Target $59.99 

Little Mermaid 4-in-1 Stroller for $59.99 is truly a fun and innovative stroller! My son absolutely loves this stroller and travels around the house with baby Ariel like it’s his baby. Playing pretend with a baby doll (not included) is a wonderful activity to help engage and encourage self-expression, empathy, improves socialization, and more. Plus this stroller is a toy that is four in one as it blows bubbles, has a neat activity tray with Flounder, turns from a stroller to a bouncer, and more! This stroller is the perfect size for toddlers and their older siblings to get in on the fun, too. Jakks Pacific, Amazon $59.99 Ages 3+