Holiday Gift Guide: Games, Game Systems, Apps, and RC Toys

Do you ever feel that you are constantly outfoxed, outmatched, outwitted, and outplayed by your kids? The rolling of the eyes. The “Uh, Mom I already knew that.” Or the “everyone has known that for months.” Yep, I’m not exactly cutting edge on Kid, Tween, or Teen goings on…at least not 100% of the time. I have my “things” that I keep track of…school news, friends, and anything to do with their safety, but there are tons of things I am not in the know about. Until last fall…

…when I got a peek at THE top toys for 2012. Oh yes, I did! I was finally in the know about something. And what I happen to “know” about is of GREAT interest to my kids! Score! Win!

Here’s a sneak peek at the Most Wanted List for 2012. Love this list!

Thomas & Friends Preschool Steam & Speed RC Thomas — Recommended for 2 and up, kids can control Thomas with real cool-to-the-touch steam. $35.97 on amazon.

LeapFrog LeapPad 2 Explorer — Fun and educational curriculum. Software is autoleveled so that your child is always challenged. $99 on amazon.

Little Tikes iTikes Canvas — Little Tikes is best known for the Cozy Coupe and toys kitchens, but it now entering the app toy category for the first time. $31.19 on amazon.

Leapster GS Explorer — A major update from the popular Leapster Explorer handheld learning game system. GS stands for gaming system…if you were wondering. $39.99 from amazon.

Furby — Remember these fuzzy guys? Hasbro brought back the “animatronic” friend from the late 90s. From about $50-$80 on amazon.

Appfinity AppDrive — From SpinMaster…this is a steering wheel that holds an iPhone, iPod Touch, or Android phone and becomes a driving game controller. $27.39 from amazon.

Air Hogs RC Heli Replay — An indoor helicopter! For ages 12 and up. $29.99 on amazon.

I was invited to the Time To Play showcase. The views expressed in this post are my own. I follow the tenets of Blog With Integrity.

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