It’s almost Black Friday and we didn’t want you to miss any deals on these Top Toys for 2016! We’ve tested them all, and my sons are officially attached to Snuggles the Dream Puppy. I went to put him in a suitcase to transport him to a TV station for a toy segment, and my son had a conniption, thinking he’d suffocate! Our gift guides are next, but here’s a sneak peek at a few of our top picks for kids this holiday season.

Selfie MicSelfieMic

For the kids who adore – the smartphone karaoke app, this is the next epic step. Combined with the free Starmaker App featuring 1000’s of popular songs, kids can now be real popstars! Words appear on screen and you sing into the microphone with the included earpiece in your ear. You record either videos or audio tracks with your real voice. You’re then able to share them with your friends! (Or new recording agent).Dream Puppy

Dream Puppy

Snuggles the Dream Puppy makes 35 puppy sounds. He breathes, his face moves, and he even kisses you back! He comes with an adoption certificate and unlike a real puppy – there are no messes to clean up! Make sure you have lots of Duracell Coppertop batteries and a screwdriver on hand when the kids unwrap their new best friend. This is one toy they won’t want to turn off!

Snap CircuitsSnap Circuits


This STEM toy (science, technology, engineering, and math) allows kids to create over 100 projects with instructions. Different designs produce sound effects, alarms or lights depending on circuit you build.

Love2Learn ElmoLove 2 Learn Elmo

Program your child’s name with a connected smartphone app! Elmo congratulates them on brushing their teeth, addressing them by name. He counts, reviews letters, numbers, shapes and animals – you can even specify your child’s favourites on the app!


We love Fat Brain Toys for their innovative learning solutions for kids (and Mom and Dad too…). With Reptangles you can make polyhedra shapes using 24 turtles. These colourful blocks make snapping sounds when joined together. There are directions for 80+ builds with instructions, or you can use your imagination!

VEX Robotic ArmHexbug Vex Robotic Arm

This cool toy may be a bit advanced for some, but wow does it help with the engineering skills! Hexbug has a full line of toys that satisfy little (and big) builders.

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