The must-have toys for 2017 include something for every age and stage, and at every budget. Whether you’ve got a builder, adventure-seeker or curious preschooler on your list, there’s a toy for every child.
It’s also easier than ever to shop for toys, with some retail stores offering in-store, online and app options.
“We take the guesswork out of finding the hottest toys at the lowest prices,” said Sarah Dennie, director of customer marketing at Walmart Canada. “Our Toy Academy team listens, analyzes and tracks all the toy data, ratings and reviews online. We use this information to create top toy lists so our customers can easily find the perfect gifts for their kids.”
The best toys guaranteed to put a smile on little faces this year include:
For one- to three-year-olds: The Think & Learn Teach n’ Tag Movi is an adorable mini robot that encourages preschoolers to get moving while simultaneously teaching them to follow directions.
For three- to five-year-olds: Children will serve up creativity and imagination with the Laugh & Learn Servin’ Up Fun Food Truck — its blend of kitchen and vehicle play will keep preschoolers engaged for hours. Inspired by the hit television series, the PJ Masks Deluxe Headquarters playset, another great toy, is a double-sided playset filled with stimulating kid-powered features. Finally, the Paw Patrol My Size Lookout Tower and the Paw Patrol Sea Patroller both offer hours of exciting rescue missions for kids who love the popular television show.
For five- to eight-year-olds: The FurReal Roarin’ Tyler Tiger is an interactive pet that reacts to sound and touch with over 100 responses. And for those who crave action, the Hot Wheels Ballistik Racer is a super-fast remote-control car with endless stunt and trick possibilities.
For eight- to 10-year-olds: The Nerf Modulus Regulator with three firing modes keeps kids’ active while fuelling their desire for adventure.
For kids 12 years old and up: It’s all about crazy cool gadgets, and the Propel Maximum X01 Micro Drone is just that. This drone encourages technical skills for the future while also offering hours of fun. For those who enjoy mind games, Hearing Things gets players to wear speech-cancelling electronic headphones and guess what they think a teammate is saying by reading their lips.
Find the best toys for all budgets at Walmart.ca/ToyAcademy