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Top Toys for Toddlers #HolidayGifts2014

Who else but Mattel knows what kids want to find under the Christmas tree? This year we’ve chosen some adorable toys we are sure your kids will enjoy and we’re sharing them in our Mattel Christmas toys feature. Oh how I wish that these were around when my girls were little!

Mattel really prides themselves on providing high-quality, affordable toys which not only entertain but teach your little ones during play.

Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair



It’s baby’s very own place to sit and discover new things! This “magic” ABC seat knows when baby sits, activating songs and phrases when baby stands. Press the light-up remote or flip book pages to hear numbers, shapes and more. Lift the cushion to reveal more fun surprises.

The chair includes Smart Stages™ technology, an exciting new way to change learning content as baby grows. Every baby develops at their own pace, and Smart Stages™ gives you the ability to select the stage that’s best for your child! There are a variety of developmentally appropriate songs, phrases and sounds within three levels of play – just slide the switch or enter baby’s age for automatic level changes.

Smart Stages™ Technology
Level 1 – Explore – 12M+
First words and sounds spark baby’s curiosity
Level 2 – Encourage – 18M+
Prompt baby though questions and simple directions
Level 3 – Pretend – 24M+
Imaginative fun and early role play

• 50+ sing-along songs, tunes & phrases
• Includes Smart Stages™ technology – learning content changes as baby grows
• Three levels of play offer fresh songs, phrases & sounds for your little one’s age & stage
• Enter baby’s age for automatic Smart Stages™ level changes or manually change levels with the switch
• Seat activates songs & phrases when baby sits & stands
• Busy activities include an illustrated flip-book & light-up remote control with buttons to press
• Lift the seat cushion for fun surprises
• No cords, no plugs, no hassle
• Teaches first words, numbers, shapes, colours and more
• Requires 3 AA batteries – See more at:


Fisher-Price® Little People® City Skyway



Standing over 3 feet tall, this play set ramps up the zipping, zooming racing fun! Your little racer sends a vehicle down the ramp at the top, then waits for the surprise finish as the car comes out at the bottom in one of three spots. Will it speed out one of the two side exits or jump off the middle ramp? It’s different every time! The creative play is revved up even more with a realistic crane, stop sign, gas pump and parking meter. Your little one will enjoy hours of non-stop action!


  • Stands over 3 feet tall (92+ cm)!
  • One point of entry on top with three exits on the bottom, one of which is a jump
  • Flip different switches to make cars change paths—or let it happen automatically and be surprised!
  • The kid-size vehicles fit perfectly in little hands
  • Comes with City Skyway play set, working crane, traffic signal, gas pump, parking meter, gate that opens & closes, and Koby & Tessa cars

Hot Wheels Colour Shifters Plane Fighter Set



An Awesome Favorite Since 1968!
Hot Wheels have been boys’ favorite push around and racing cars for over 45 years. Widely popular with kids and collectors, we continue to celebrate the classics, blaze new trails and ignite innovative trends.

Transform Your Ride Before Your Eyes
Splash or dunk your Color Shifters vehicle in water and watch your ride transform before your eyes! It’s like having two cars in one! Warm or icy water changes your car’s color. Some Color Shifters vehicles and sets also feature multi-color transformation! A wide variety of available decos and shades offer something cool for every car fan. Check out the other exciting, themed, color-change play sets like the Sharkport Showdown, the Swamp Raider and the dunk tank fun of Splash & Dash.

Cool Connections
Boys love being in creative control and constructing their ideal Hot Wheels experience. The Color Shifters play sets are part of the Hot Wheels track system, allowing boys to expand the action and create the course of their dreams with sets that connect easily and keep the fun speeding on and on!

What’s in the Box?
Color Shifters Flame Fighters play set, 1 Color Shifters vehicle

  • Excitement and mayhem meet in this high-thrills play set
  • Release the trapped cars from the burning building
  • Includes cooling and “burning” water dunk tanks
  • Color Shifter scars change color in water
  • Includes one Color Shifters vehicle

If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for more people on your list, make sure to check our the rest of our Holiday Gift Guide features and don’t forget to join us for the #HolidayGifts2014 Twitter Party on December 9th at 9pm EST. RSVP HERE.


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own.

2 comments on “Top Toys for Toddlers #HolidayGifts2014”

  1. Mattel does have some great toys. I really both the Yellow Stages Chair and theFisher-Price® Little People® City Skyway. Both would keep little ones busy,

  2. Thanks for the great suggestions. They would be great choices for our little nephew!

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