STATEN ISLAND (N.Y.) — Fall is here and we are gearing up for the holidays.
You can save money on holiday shopping for your children by making use of all the available toys.
Toy Insider created a guide for purchasing toys for children that will brighten holidays. It takes into account that every child is different and has their own interests and needs. Here are their top picks to be the hottest toys in 2022.
Infants & Toddlers (0-2 yrs).
FISHER-PRICE DJ BOUNCIN’ BEATSThis musical toy features over 75 songs, lights and motorized spring action. It also includes sounds that teach counting and the alphabet. Kids can also record a phrase that DJ Bouncin’ Beats will remix into a song.
Ages: 9 MOS+
LEVEL UP GAMING CHAIRThe gaming station attaches to a child-friendly swivelchair. It also includes pretend headphones, a joystick, and pretend headphones. It also comes with an interactive tablet that allows you to learn numbers, letters, and animals.
Age: 18 MOS+
Preschool (3-4 yrs)
BARBIE’S DREAM HOUSEThe dollhouse is three stories high and features 10 indoor/outdoor living spaces, as well as working lights, sounds, and lights. It comes with 70 accessories, 5 pieces of transforming furniture and 70 additional accessories. The dolls and car are not included.
BLUEY ULTIMATE LUXES & SOUNDS PLAYHOUSE: Bluey’s house has seven rooms, 15 play pieces, and lights and sounds. You can also place members of the Heeler Family on the dance pad to activate the dance mode.
CLEAN SWEEP LEARNING CADEDYThis interactive toy set includes a bucket and make-believe cleaning tools. It also features a soap pump and squirting sound effects. You can also give instructions for your child to play games and dance.
COCOMELON BOOO BOO JJ DOLL: This JJ doll will express where he’s hurt on his head, elbow, knee, or foot, and kids can heal the light-up injured areas with the bandage case. JJ has a lot of fun, giggles, and even plays a clip. “The Boo Boo Song”Also.
DISNEY ENCANTO EZ LINK KARAOKE MACHINE: The microphone can be used to stream songs from any Bluetooth device.
DISNEY JUNIOR ALICE’S WONDERLAND BAKERY ALICE DOLL & MAGICAL OVEN SET: This 10-inch Alice doll comes with a magical oven inspired by Alice’s Wonderland Bakery. Kids can press the Wonder Whirl button to watch the cakes magically spin, hear sound effects and Alice’s phrases, and more.
MONSTER JAM MONSTER JARThis set can hold up to 20 Monster Jam trucks and has five levels. It also contains a Monster Jam monster truck at 1:64 scale.
PLAY-DOH KITCHEN CREAM CREATIONS ULTIMATE ICE CREAM TRACK PLAY-SET: The toy food truck features 27 tools and a soft-serve counter. The Play-Doh sprinkler allows you to personalize your creations. You can ring customers by making music and cash register sounds. The play set comes equipped with 12 cans Play-Doh modeling compounds, which give them all the colors that they need.
Grade School (5-7 Years)
ADDISON RAE — DELUXE MUSIC FASHION DOLLAddison Rae was the inspiration for this doll. She is an actor, singer and dancer. It plays pop music, has glam outfits, and has a sleek hairstyle.
AKEDO TRIPLE TRIKE TAG ARENA: Up to three Akedo warriors can compete in the arena at once. This set includes two exclusive warriors as well as an LCD screen, 40 sound effects and three new triple strike controllers.
L.O.L. SURPRISE! O.M.G. FASHION SHOWThese fashion dolls will make your runway appearances more stylish. Lady Braids has transformable hairstyles. Twist Queen, Lady Braids and Lady Braids include styling tools. Missy Frost and LaRose each offer more than 325 mix and matching looks.
MAGIC MIXIES MAGICAL Crystal BallThis magical crystal ball can be filled with mist by using the light up magic Wand and some magic words. This will reveal an interactive, fortune-telling Magic Mixie. This set includes over 80 lights and sounds.
SQUISHMALLOWS 16 INCH BUDDY SQUADThese plush characters measure 16 inches in length and are extremely soft. Kids can even collect them.
AIRTITANS JURASSIC WORLD MASSIVE ATTACK T. REX R/CThe inflatable measures six feet long and can be fully inflated in 20 seconds. The full-function controls on the 2.4GHz radio allow children to make the dinosaur move or trigger the attack mode. In this mode, the dinosaur stomps, thrashes, and screams.
LEGO SUPERMARIO ADVENTURES w/PEACH STARTER COURSEThis LEGO Super Mario set of 354 pieces includes an interactive LEGO Peach figurine and is compatible with LEGO Super Mario playsets.
Manufacturer: THE LEGO GROUP
NINTENDO SWITCH PORTSYou can play tennis, bowling and volleyball with the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers. The motion controls will help you get the ball rolling.
Age:Rated Everyone 10+
MSRP: $39.99 (digital); $49.99 (physical)
RUKUSFX MOTION-CONTROLLED MUSIC MIXER: This motion-controlled, handheld music mixer allows you to use four simple movements — swipe, twist, flick, and punch — to create and mix DJ-style tracks, and record performances for sharing on social media.
VITAL HEROThis wearable band lets kids train Digital Monsters through active activities such as shadowboxing, squatting, walking, etc. As children move, the Digital Monster will expand. Children can battle them alone or with their friends.
Manufacturer:BANDAI NAMCO TOYS & COLLECTIBLES AMERICA