Do your kids already have cabin fever this winter? Then check out these great toys that will be sure to help keep kids active even during the long winter months. I had a chance to sample most of these toys while I was at the Time to Play Showcase in September. We also learned about the hotlist for top toys. It was tons of fun!
1. Nickelodeon Dance 2
My daughter and I love Just Dance so this game was definitely going to make the list! The dance party’s back and bigger than ever in Nickelodeon Dance 2! Perfect when you can’t get to the gym or when your kiddos have to let some steam loose! Gamers of all ages can dance, sing and workout with twice as many Nickelodeon characters and all new tracks from the network’s hit TV shows including The Fresh Beat Band, Bubble Guppies, Dora the Explorer, and Team Umizoomi. Exciting new game features like “Freeze Dance” and an enhanced “Workout” mode will keep kids on their toes and get their hearts pumping while learning original dance routines developed by an Emmy-recognized® children’s dance choreographer. We had a blast dancing away to our favorite tunes with our fav Nick friends and you will too!
*Platform: Wii, Kinect for Xbox 360 *Rating: E for Everyone *Release Date: November 6, 2012 *Price: $39.99
2. Air Hogs Hover Assault Vehicle
I had a chance to play with this toy at the Time to Play Showcase. Let me tell you, this toy was awesome and is sure to be a hit! In fact, it is sold out almost everywhere so if you see one, grab it! An Air Hogs hover Assault Vehicle aircraft made by Spin Master Toys is sure to keep the young and young-at-heart on their feet and entertained with hours of flying and driving fun. Drive the assault vehicle on the ground, jump hills, or fly over the terrain to shoot 4 yellow missiles at your target. Remote control vehicle can move left, right, forward, or straight up into the air. Loads of fun for that rough and rugged boy in the family!
3. GameDay Scoreboards
This toy is perfect for the basketball player in the family! GameDay Scoreboards is a new toy and the first and only digital basketball pole scoreboards made for kids that love playing a game of basketball in the driveway or at the park! What makes this game even more fun, it is more than just a scoreboard. GameDay has 10 programmed games: 3 basketball games with a game clock-6 minute, 12 minutes & 18 minutes, a free-throw contest for up to four players against a 30 second countdown clock, as well as the classic family games of HORSE & PIG with the letters spelled out. Check out the video below and the GameDay Scoreboard website.