Keeping your little one entertained is no easy feat. But thankfully there are plenty of toys that are not only great for entertainment, but also for their sensory and developmental skills.
Every once in a while we have to pinch ourselves because our jobs are that much fun. A couple of weeks ago we spent time at the 2016 Toy Fair getting our hands on some of the hottest and newest toys to hit the market this year. Check out our favorites for your child!
Melissa & Doug Roll, Wrap & Slice Sushi Counter
If you're like the Big City Moms team and our kids, you love to dine on Sushi every chance you get. You can't get more authentic than this roll-your-own sushi set from Melissa & Doug. You can set up shop right in your home and dream that the realistic looking wood sushi is actually edible. Be careful with the wasabi!
Available July 2016
melissa & Doug Pull-Back Construction Vehicles
The pull-back cause and effect is an amazing teaching tool for little ones. Instead of waiting until a child is older and can grab a hard car, Melissa & Doug introduced this play technique to a soft car suitable for ages nine months+. Containing four vehicles, each one has a different construction theme.
Available June 2016
cloud b Sweet Dreamz On The Go
Babies fall asleep on the go all of the time. Sometimes they are woken up and they are just not ready to be! Soothe them super easy with Cloud b's new on the go soother--with eight soothing sounds and melodies including a Mother's heartbeat and a "shhhh" sound (Dr. Karp would be proud). There is even a built-in soothing sensor for when baby wakes.
Available Spring 2016 for $16.99
boon JELLIES Suction Cup Bath Toys
Jellyfish are super dangerous in the ocean but super cute and fun during playtime, especially during bathtime. These stackable sea creatures will stick to each other as well to the bath. There are nine assorted colors good for infants ages 12+.
Available Now for $15.99
lamaze monkey links
We love toys that are suitable for newborn and up, especially toys with BIG EYES (babies love big eyes). When all of the Monkey Links are connected, the middle monkey makes ratchet sounds while other monkeys make rattle and chime sounds. Lamaze is known for it's textures and cause and effect play patterns--this toy won't disappoint your infant while either attached to a car seat or stroller.
Available Fall 2016 for $19.99
Fisher-Price® Bright Beats™ Learnin’ Lights Dance Mat
We all remember the popularity of Beatbo last year. Now your little ones can play with him on this interactive, soft dance mat. The mat has all-around light effects and music that baby will love to groove to! We love the two modes that lets it grow with your child. Move &Play mode ontroduces familiar tunes to crawling babies and gets them moving and grooving. The Dance & Learn mode has more fun songs that teach letters, numbers, and colors and promote physical development through fun dance moves and games!
Available Fall 2016 for $39.99
Fisher-Price® Wooden Toys Early Bird Barista Set
It's never too early for that cup of joe! The Early role-play café set made with real beech wood includes two coffee cups, milk carton, sugar shaker, and French press with plastic beans. They will have fun enjoying their own cup of coffee with mom and dad every morning!
Available Now for $29.99
Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ Thomas' Sky-High Bridge Jump
Watch the No. 1 blue engine complete his most breathtaking and exciting stunt yet –soaring through the air –on the biggest TrackMaster™ set ever at 3’ tall and over 8’ long! Inspired by the Thomas & Friends™ DVD, The Great Race Thomas’ Sky-High Bridge Jump brings the movie to life with fast-paced, flying thrills!
Available Fall 2016 for $99.99
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice -Batman™ Voice-Changer Helmet
If you have a Batman fan at home, they can turn into him with this voice-changer helmet! It features light up eyes and push button sounds and phrases. Activate the integrated voice changer to make yourself sound like Batman™ from the film!
Available Spring 2016 for $29.99
Torch My Blazin Dragon
A baby dragon with a firey personality. His favorite treat is a marshmallow that he can toast himself. He has a fire breating feature that your kids will love. He has posable arms and when you pet his nose he will react. We love that the smoke comes out of his mouth just as a real dragon would!
Available Fall 2016
Love 2 Learn elmo
We all know that preschoolers love to learn with Elmo and now they can! This Elmo can be personalized and can know your child's name. He will play along with your child when you tickle his belly, squeeze his nose. He also sings to your little one. Through the app, he will teach your child how to use the potty, can play instruments and so much more. And he's super cuddly!
Available Fall 2016