Being able to preview and play with the best toys for kids was put on hold for three years. Fortunately, Sweet Suite, the ultimate toy event of the summer returned in person. This event gives a first-hand look into the latest and greatest toys, games, and activities for children and their families.
Big Reveals During the Ultimate Night of Play
The ultimate night of play is used for big reveals. These reveals usually end up being some of the best toys for kids, and hot items for holiday gifting. These are the toy reveals that I am most excited about, so be sure to take note and shop early to avoid them being sold out.
These Black Dolls Help Celebrate Our Kids’ Beauty
Mattel released a toy line based on the awesome Netflix Orginal series created by rapper, actor, and record executive Ludacris. The line includes six different Karma’s World-themed toys for kids ages 3 – 6 years old. The dolls are so cute, and Karma’s World fans will love them.
An Ode to the 80’s Babies
80’s babies like me remember owning a Glo Worm. If you didn’t own one, you knew someone who had. Well, now your kids can know what it feels like to own a Glo Worm thanks to PlayMonster. The new PlaySkool Glo Worm Friends collection is geared toward kids ages 2+ through 6 targeting social-emotional learning (SEL). The Playskool Glo Friends collection includes Glo Friends Story Packs, interactive fidget playsets that can also function as night-lights, and an interactive soft character with four modes of play! This will for sure be one of the best toys for kids this holiday season bringing learning and fun together into one fun toyetic play expression.
MSRP: $12.99 – $39.99 | Age: 2+
Learning Can Be Fun!
Keeping kids engaged when learning can be tough at any age. It’s easier when it’s fun and interactive. These are the best toys for kids to foster learning through play.
Osmo is the leading educational gaming system for interactive learning that fosters social intelligence and creative thinking. Although it’s not really a toy, it made my list of best toys for kids seen at Sweet Suite 2022 because of the variety of games kids from pre-school through age 10+ can play to learn and engage.
The kits have an MSRP of $25 – $99 and can be purchased at Walmart or Amazon.
Pixicade makes STEAM learning fun with Pixicade Pets. It is an app-based game allowing kids to create, design, and play in an interactive universe. This will be available on Amazon in September.
The Best Gifts for Toddlers to Encourage Learning Through Play
CoCoMelon Learning Drum
This is the perfect toy to encourage toddlers to develop core learning skills through play. This colorful, melon-shaped toy drum features a touch-sensitive, interactive surface to teach letters, counting, shapes, and motor skills.
MSRP: $25.99 | Age: 18 months + | Walmart and Amazon
The Best Toys for Kids and Families to Enjoy Fun Outdoors
Schwinn Family Rides
I’ve been wanting to buy bikes for my family for a while now just so we can spend time together being active. So I loved seeing these bikes. There are 12″ Paw-Patrol-themed kids bikes for girls and boys ages 2-4.
For kids aged 7-13 who love adventure and trying the latest bike tricks, they’ll want the 20″ Tornado Krate EVO. The Krate EVO is available in four colors: Sunfire Yellow, Raspberry Pink, Apple Red, and Shadow Black.
NERF Super Soaker Roboblaster by Wowwee
Cool off with the Super Soaker Roboblaster that’s equipped with a powerful water blast, 60-degree rotating head, and an on/off water control valve, this blaster can drench family or friends from 30ft away. The adjustable base with a two-position front leg lets you customize it for any terrain or battle scene.
MSRP: $29.99| Age: 6+ | Amazon
Twister Splash Game
I remember playing Twister as a kid with my sisters and cousins. It was so much fun. Now, kids can enjoy outdoor fun and cool off while playing this classic game. Each spot on the 68 x 52” Splash Mat sprays water, when you cover a colored spot, water shoots out the others!
MSRP: $19.99 | Age: 6+ | Amazon
Hasbro Crocodile Dentist Splash Game
Most children do not enjoy the dentist, but I guarantee that kids ages 4+ and their families will enjoy splish-splashing their way to the Crocodile Dentist! Because a fun way to beat the heat is always welcome. This all-new spin on the classic game of Crocodile Dentist from WowWee will provide families loads of outdoor fun! With 2 modes the crocodile splash fun never ends!
MSRP: $19.99 | Ages: 4+ | Amazon
Cavity Sam Splash Game
Cavity Sam is an all-new game from WowWee to enjoy water play with a twist on the classic game of operation. Players, ages 4+ will have to work quickly to save Cavity Sam by removing his ailments to avoid getting soaked. But if you’re trying to cool off, getting soaked just may not be a bad idea.
MSRP: $19.99 | Ages: 4+ | Amazon