Santa and parents can all rest easy because the hottest toy trends for 2016 include something for everyone.
“Imagination inspires the top toys for this season,” says Maria Garofalo, Walmart’s chief toy officer. “There are toys for every age group that encourage exploration and creative play well after the decorations are put away.”
It’s also easier than ever to purchase a gift for everyone on your nice list, as Walmart offers both traditional in-store shopping and online ordering. at Walmart.ca/toys as well as an app that notifies you if gifts on your list go on Rollback.
From infants to two-year-olds, fun and education go hand-in-hand with Hasbro Love2Learn Elmo and Fisher-Price Bright Beats Learnin’ Dance Mat.
Feeding the imaginations of kids aged three to five years is the Shopkins’ Happy Places Home, Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage Playset, and Paw Patrol figures and vehicles.
Between six and eight years of age, kids start to form real friendships. The Lego Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster and the exclusive, My Life As 18” Dolls are perfect for this age group because they promote shared play.
Kids seven and up will be creating original adventures with their favourite comic, movie, or TV character with Lego Spiderman: Doc Ock’s Tentacle Trap and LegoMarvel Super Hero Airport Battle or Mega Bloks Kubros buildable pop culture figures.
Those nine and over will enjoy the more intricate Lego Star Wars: Assault on Hoth and Classic TV Series Batcave building sets.
Finally, feeding the need for adventure, are the Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyperfire Dart Blaster and the remote-controlled fun of the Tyco Terra Climber radio control vehicle and Air Hogs Razor Racer Helicopter.