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Top 10 Cool Toy Holiday List

By on November 20, 2011

The holiday shopping season will soon be here, and that means it’s time for our annual Top Toy List. In keeping with tradition, this year’s list offers shoppers an eclectic selection of toys and games from award-winning manufacturers chosen for both their educational and play value. These toys and games represent the top picks from Learning Express owners throughout the country and are sure to be in high demand this year.

1 – yBike Pewi

Innovation station! Infants use this colorful and sleek walker to pull themselves up and walk, either pushing or pulling. Older kids can climb aboard the sturdy structure and scoot on the multi-directional rubber wheels. Incredibly fun and great for balance and spatial awareness. Color selection may vary by store.

Ages 9 months+ ($54.99)

2 – Boogie Monster Kit

Tickle monster has a new friend!  Slip into these furry leggings, put on the CD of irresistible dance music, and transform into the Boogie Monster! This interactive kit features a book that tells the story of the Boogie Monster. Introduce the joy of movement to your child.

Ages 3+ ($39.95)

3 – Spot It Game

There is always one, and only one, matching symbol between any two cards in this party game. Spot it and you win! A sharp eye and a little bit of speed is all it takes to become a Spot it! champ. 2 to 8 Players.

Ages 6+ ($12.99)

4  – All Duct Out Kit

It’s indestructible! Children can make dozens of fashion accessories that will stick with them! Tear, stick, and wear belts, headbands, glasses, jewelry, and more. Eight colors of high style duct tape and simple-to-follow templates. Available only at Learning Express!

Ages 7+ ($24.99)

5 – Spaceship Adventure Set

Houston, we have a problem! There’s so much detail in this three-dimensional wooden rocket that kids could explore for light years. Aspiring astronauts navigate through space and through the multiple levels of their spacecraft. Top of craft comes off to serve as landing module. Stands nearly 2.5 feet tall!

Ages 3+ (Regular Price $129.99 Special Price $99.99)

6 – Remote Control Speed Boat Racers

Lagoon launch! Two tiny remote control boats race wildly around the inflatable track, avoiding the island and the volcano. Quick to recharge, and great for tearing around the tub. Hours of racing romps. Requires two 9-volt, and six AAA batteries, not included.

Ages 6+ ($49.99)

7 – Wamazo Boxing Game

Knock out! Kids can keep their friends and family on the ropes with these fabulously fun, enormous inflatable boxing gloves. Two pairs allow children to spar with anyone, any size. An uproarious good time!

Ages 5+ ($24.99)

8 – Angry Bird Plush

Straight from the bestselling cell phone app comes the Angry Birds Plush collection! Whether your child chooses to reenact the Angry Birds game with their plush loot, or simply display and admire their favorite characters, the Angry Birds plush collection is ready for squeezing, hugging, or tossing (gently of course). Colors and styles vary by store.

Ages 4 + ($9.99-$59.99)

9 – Pic N’ Pop

Pedestrian popper! Little ones walk behind this clever roller, then click the handle button to pop balls out of the front chute. Simply roll back over them to pick up. Use indoors or out.

Ages 18 months+ ($29.99)

10 – Spooner Boards

Children can replicate all their favorite board sports in any location and on any surface safely! The Spooner Board is a virtually indestructible balance board that spins, flips, wobbles, and more. Simulate skateboard or surfing tricks, and brush up on snowboarding techniques in the off season. Designed with children and floor safety in mind.

Ages 4+ (24″ Freestyle Spooner Board $39.99 each, 28″ Pro Spooner Board $49.99 each)

Learning Express is the nation’s leading franchisor of educational toy stores with more than 150 locations across the country. Each store is proud to be counted amongst the family of homegrown local businesses in its community. Learning Express storeowners go to work each day to provide their neighbors with a warm, friendly environment in which to shop, meet, and learn. To locate a store near you, visit

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