I received items at the event, however all opinions are a 100% my own. No other compensation was provided,.
Leap Frog LeapPad Ultra makes learning to read fun for your child. As a new homeschooling mom to a Kindergartner that's both learning to read and write, I think this is something that motivates children. The LeapReader takes it to another level, now not only helping your child learn to read but learn to write as well. These days when presented with something new, most kids want to know if it makes noise and asks "what does it do?" well with the Leap Frog products your child will be learning and it will make noise.
Zoomer, the robotic dog is so much fun. He knows 3 languages, and is fully trainable. Don't have a backyard, can't take out a dog on walks, don't worry just get a robotic one. Toys like this amaze me, and help me realize the future is here..and excites me for what kind of toys will be around when our children are older.Holiday Specs, 3D glasses that make simple Christmas lights so much more fun. There's different designs on the glasses, and once you look through them towards the decorative lights you will see that design on every light. They had a tiny tree with lights and I got to test out the snowflakes, it's really a fun item.
Zing Toys line seems to be on my son's wish list.
Thames & Kosmos. I'm looking forward to checking out some science kits for my son and I, for fun and for the science portion of our homeschooling.
Green Toys have always been adored in our home, their items are made entirely out of recycled materials. Always nice subtle colors, and it's simplicity encourages a child's natural creativity and imagination.
TOMY's Battroborg is so much fun! Everyone was battling it out at the event. It's a classic that has been improved and brought back. Think it's sure to be a hit with everyone.
Laser Pegs. Children can build and play as they would with say, Legos but with light. They are compatible with other building toys, unlike many toys out on the market today - these have lights that will stay on for a very long time. Was even told it could double as a great night light for children. These facts alone are my top reasons why I love Laser Pegs. All of the ones I've seen are a 2 in 1, 4 in 1, or even 8 in 1 building sets, so you will get your moneys worth. These make a great gift for children that love to build and create, the added light just adds to the fun and makes Laser Peg creations unique. With the whole Laser Pegs line you'll find the perfect stocking stuffer, if not the perfect present that will be sure to light up your home..or that one table you are working on.
Even though time seems to be flying by me these days, I'm now so much more excited for this holiday season having learned a bit more about what's out there. Now looking forward to shopping for all the children in our family..and maybe for some adults too. There were so many amazing items that I didn't share with you here, so check them all out at The Toy Insider. Check back for more in depth reviews this season! Huge thanks to the hard working women behind the #HotToys13 event, make sure to follow them on twitter.