Infants and toddlers (0-2 years): These toys will encourage your little one to experiment with colors, textures, sounds and shapes.
Play All Day Elmo
Elmo offers more than 150 different responses when you tickle his belly, hold his hand, give him a kiss or clap his hands together.
Tomy Toddler Toys Jumbo Jamboree
This little rolling elephant can play up to five instruments like a saxophone, jingle bells, a drum, a harmonica and a xylophone.
Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway
This new toy from Smart Wheels includes 4.5 feet of interchangeable track with ramps, elevators, gears and a remote control.
Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space
As your baby grows up, so should their toy. It responds to your baby’s touch with lights and music and features age-appropriate games about colors, numbers and the alphabet.
Preschool (3-5 years): Preschoolers have graduated from Elmo and Smart Wheels and are now ready to take on toys that encourage creativity and exercise.
This updated three-story dollhouse has a total of seven rooms, an elevator, a garage and a pool.
Disney Frozen Sing-a-Long Elsa
Anything Frozen has been popular amongst youngsters this year, so make sure you grab this Elsa doll before she disappears. Includes a microphone so your preschooler and pass it back and forth between Elsa to sing “Let it Go” together.
Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center
Kids can slip in x-rays, use a scale to weigh animals and give them a bath based off the popular Disney Junior show.
Minions Interactive Action Figures
These three characters speak phrases from the popular Minions movie when they interact with their different accessories. Each minion sold separately.
Imaginext Ultra T-Rex
This dinosaur walks and roars. When pushed, his eyes light up and his mouth opens with chomping sound effects.
Grade School (6-8 years): Grade schoolers are ready for toys that explore their passions like music, art or science. They’re also interacting more with other grade schoolers and their community.
Disney Descendants Signature Outfit Doll Assortment
These teenage heroes and villains are shown wearing their signature looks from the Descendants movie.
Candy Craft Chocolate Pen
You can write, mold and craft in chocolate with this pen. The chocolate can harden at room temperature or in the fridge.
Use darts to blast this hover drone out of the air.
Little Live Pets Clever Keet
This little bird can remember phrases and even form new sentences. Includes a mirror, a cart and a perch.
Tweens (10-12 years): Tweens are more comfortable with technology than ever before, whether it be for socializing online or in person. Parents can be a little less involved for this age group, so these toys will allow your middle schooler to be independent.
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition
Expect to see a lot of Star Wars-themed toys this holiday season, like this one. You can play as Star Wars characters with light sabers and vehicles.
Girl Scouts Cookie Oven
The oven comes with everything you need to make a perfect Girl Scout cookie, like mixing tools, frostings and coatings.
LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack
Build LEGO brick buildings and play with all your favorite characters like Batman and Gandalf.
Glitek S Glide
This hoverboard can reach up to 12 mph with LED lights and Bluetooth speakers. Pretty soon they’ll be ready for a real car!
Leah Sheltry, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
Senior Leah Sheltry is the Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the 2015-2016 Colonel. She is the secretary of Youth United for Global Action and Awareness (YUGA) Club and is on the swim team.