In case you don’t know anything about me, I am a bit of a Marvel fan. Avengers: Infinity War is finally in theaters everywhere today, and to go along with its release are a lot of amazing new toys and products! When I say I need and want them all, I truly mean it. I am a huge collector of all things Marvel, so I want toys, I want clothes, I want household items. There are so many products that have hit stores now, but here are the ones that top my list.
One of our favorite things to do as a family is brick building. We love building from kits, but we also love creating whatever our imaginations can think up. My oldest daughter is particularly good at this so when she discovered Strictly Briks new Trap and Gap Baseplates, her mind went wild. She started thinking up all sorts of creations and could not wait to start building! When I handed her the box I felt like I could actually see the wheels turning in her head. Within minutes, she had some pretty amazing structures built.
My daughters are much like their mother in that they love collectibles. While my office is filled with things like Funko Pops representing my favorite movies and TV Shows, their rooms are filled with adorable little stuffed animals, like Whiffer Sniffers! From the moment they discovered these, they wanted to collect them all. Whiffer Sniffers easily clip on to backpacks and have unique (and awesome) smells that last a whole year! As their tag line emphasizes, boys and girls love to collect ‘em, give ‘em and trade ‘em!
My husband and I are both total geeks. We are always purchasing the latest and greatest technologies, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is something that is very important to us. We are constantly trying to find ways to incorporate these things into our young daughters lives. One thing we spend a lot of time doing together as a family is creating things with building blocks. Recently we discovered E-Blox which incorporates building blocks and creating circuits. Our girls have been having a blast coming up with their own 3D circuits and lighting them up.
I have two daughters, ages 5 and 6, so when we choose shows involving superheroes to watch together, those shows usually involve female superheroes. They connect with them better, and honestly, I like them seeing girls be the strong ones for once. Mysticons is one of our favorite shows, which you can watch on Nickelodeon. It has been on for about 6 months and in that time has become a huge hit with us! Even my husband enjoys it!
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One of our favorite things to do as a family around the holidays is open up an advent calendar (or two!) together. Every year, each of my daughters pick one out and then wait, very impatiently, until December 1st. This year, we were sent a couple from Playmobil – and they were jumping for joy! I expected them to fight over the same one, but they each grabbed one and were happy as a couple of clams!
My husband and I totally lucked out and pre-ordered Hatchimals last year as soon as we heard about them. We had a feeling they were going to be one of the hottest toys for Christmas – and we were right! When they arrived at our house, our daughters went crazy. At the time, they were 3 and 5, and had said they found their best friends for life. We had a blast unboxing them and my girls have played with them nearly every day since. So when we heard that Spin Master had something up their sleeve for this holiday season – we just couldn’t wait to hear more.
It is no secret that the Smiths are a family of geeks. We love it all – especially technology. Sphero recently released some new App-enabled Droids and we have been in awe of them! I mean, what Star Wars nerd doesn’t want their own R2-D2, BB-8, or the new BB-9E to follow them around and do their bidding. We were thrilled when Sphero sent us a couple of these to check out – and we can’t stop playing with them!
Even though school just started, the holidays are fast approaching. With so many toys out there, I wanted to give you a heads up on five from Little Tikes that we have – and that my girls love! These are all sure to make great holiday gifts for your little ones. Trust me, it is never too early to start shopping.