I am now starting to shop for the holidays. It is so hard to believe how time flies. I enjoy finding my kids the best toys or games around.
I teamed up with BRIO, Ravensburger and Wonder Forge to give you a list of the best games and toys this year.
The Buggaloop Game
Look out! There’s a HEXBUG in the yard and it’s coming after you! Players take turns rolling the die and moving their bugs peacefully across the yard, until the HEXBUG emerges from the tunnel and tries to bump them off. Stay standing and continue down your path – get bumped and you’ll have to start from the beginning again! The first player to transport all of their bugs to safety wins this surprising buggy scramble!
The Buggaloop Game is such an exciting game! The bug is fascinating. It is high energy because you try to beat the bug before it comes up. Once the bug comes up you have to sit and watch it. We sat with anticipation that it would not knock our bugs off the path.
With Mother out of the house for the day, The Cat in the Hat has brought Thing One and Thing Two to play! Oh, but these Things run about with bumps, thumps and kicks! Work together to clean up their mess before Mother comes home. It’s cooperative fun for everyone!
If my kids would clean up their room like they did with this game that would be lovely. Dr. Seuss Thing Two and Thing One Whirly Fun Game is a great game to teach the concept of working together. My son really enjoyed that we all won together or lost together. The spinner was a huge hit! We all wanted a turn at pushing the button. We then watched in eagerness of the furniture being knocked over.
The BRIO Family Home, a modular play house. Build it according to suggestions in the included brochure or customize – the modules in plastic and wood offer lots of options.
It comes with interior details and characters, creating a unique social play focus around real life situations for your child to engage in. All wooden parts are made from 100% FSC-certified beech wood from sustainably managed forests and are built to last for generations.
BRIO, a name that my family recognizes in our home. We have the BRIO trains and LOVE them, so I was excited to see if the BRIO Village was the same. And it was! Built like it is made to last. My kids played with the BRIO Village Family Home Playset for hours. When they play with the Village they are using social roleplay and working together, which we try to encourage our children to do daily. It also encourages them to be creative and make-up stories. These easily connect to other BRIO World, so I am excited to start a collection.
The Pride Lands are in danger of flooding and Bunga’s boulder dam could burst at any time! Add “water” balls and build the wall higher and higher but don’t be the player to make it come tumbling down!
The Boulder Burst game is great for working on my son’s fine motor skills, which we are working on handwriting so this is perfect! We laughed every time the blocks would knock over. It is an exciting and quick game.
Join your friends from Disney Frozen in a clever game of hide-and-seek! Players ask questions and use deduction to figure out where Olaf could be. Is he in a room with a tub? Is he in a room with a pillow? Each question gets a hotter or colder answer. When you get the chance to go look, see if you can find Olaf before the time runs out!
My kids love to play hide and seek. They ask me almost every day to play. And of course my daughter LOVES Frozen. The Disney Frozen Where’s Olaf? Hide and Seek game is perfect for them. My daughter was excited about the plush toy. The first hiding spot was her brother’s chair. She thought it was hilarious that he could not find it. It was a great game to teach my kids about directions.
A slew of surprisingly shaped treasures have been hidden inside the soft fabric island. It’s up to you and your monkey mates to use your sense of touch and locate the lost loot. Be quick and collect the most treasures before the volcano ‘erupts’. Features a unique soft cloth island instead as a game board!
Monkey Beach is a great learning tool. My kids have been learning their shapes, textures and sensory perceptions. My son was confident getting the shape out which he always thought he had the correct one. When my son would draw a volcano card, he was anxious to see who would win the game.