18 Terrific Toys for Grade School Kids

Just like that, your tiny tot isn’t so tiny anymore. And her toys are growing up too! In fact, her holiday wish list has gone from simple Duplos to 1,000-piece LEGO sets, cuddly stuffed animals to augmented reality toys, and plain old racecars to buildable electronic sets. Navigate your big kid’s winter wishes with our slideshow featuring hot toys for school-age kids below.

Dr. Panda Plus: Home Designer

Augment your little designer’s reality with the newly released Dr. Panda Plus: Home Designer kit. It’s everything your Little loves about Dr. Panda’s familiar virtual world, but this time it’s (mostly) real. Playing in one of two modes (Design or Quest) future interior designers use 51 flash cards and 12 dry erase markers to create a home décor look that’s all their own. Then they bring it to life on a smartphone or tablet, using a special (free) app. They can also head out on a quest, in search of cool designs around the house as they match flashcards in the real world to virtual tasks. It strikes the perfect balance for your tech-savvy sidekick this holiday season!

Find it on Amazon, $39.99
Ages: 5-8

Which one will you put on your holiday wish list? Share your pick in a comment.

—Allison Sutcliffe

All prices current at the time of publication.

All images courtesy of featured companies.




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