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These five toys are perfect for back-to-school season

Back-to-School Toys
Posted at 1:55 PM, Aug 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-23 15:55:04-04

It can't be all work and no play for kids as they go back to class.

Jennifer Lynch, a Toy Trends Specialist with The Toy Association, joined us with five toys perfect for back-to-school season.


4+, $34.99

  • Kids can pretend to head out for a day of learning on the School Bus.
  • The functioning front and rear lights flash as the bus driver approaches the bus stop and extends the stop sign.
  • Once the double doors open, the kids can climb aboard and choose a seat. Easily access the spacious interior, with seating for up to seven figures, thanks to the removable roof.
  • Set includes bus driver, three students, backpacks, lunch bag, pencils, and other accessories.

Little Tikes Learn & Play™ 100 Words Spell & Spin Pencil, MGA Entertainment

3+, $19.99

  • The hands-on and interactive Little Tikes®Learn & Play™ 100 Words Spell & Spin Pencil allows children to turn letters to spell 100 different words.
  • Develop vocabulary skills while searching the easy-to-follow spelling notebook for words to spell.
  • After selecting a word, press the pencil tip to hear the letters, the word pronounced, and a corresponding sound effect.
  • The 100 Words Spell & Spin Pencil is a great way to start girls and boys ages 3+ on an educational, spelling adventure.

LEGO City Smashing Chimpanzee Stunt Loop (60338), LEGO

7+, $69.99

  • This hands-on building set is perfect for inspiring little engineers to use their imaginations with real stunt action – Set the scene for action-packed play with the LEGO® City Smashing Chimpanzee Stunt Loop (60338) playset, including a flywheel-powered stunt bike and 3 minifigures
  • All kids need to build a Smashing Chimpanzee toy stunt course with a loop and ramp, plus a flywheel-powered stunt bike and 3 minifigures
  • Kids push the stunt bike to activate the flywheel, then release it to loop the loop, hit the ramp and clear the mechanical chimpanzee with its fun smash-down function

Glowstick Scooter, MGA Entertainment

3+, $49.99

  • Perfect for engaging those gross motor skills, the Little Tikes® Glowstick Scooter™ offers fun rides for beginners who want to learn how to scoot and enjoy their play time.
  • The 3-wheel scooter features a colorful glowstick column that lights up as kids ride faster and rewards them with a special light show when they reach maximum speed.
  • This 3-wheeled lean-to-turn scooter helps kids develop their motor skills, and the lightweight frame makes it easy to carry and store.
  • It’s built to last for many years, and the adjustable handlebar lets kids keep riding as they continue to grow.

Kinetic Sand Swirl N’ Surprise, Spin Master

3+, $24.99

  • An inspiring creativity toy- For the first time ever, swirl sand to magically create beautiful sand art. Flow, swirl, stack and use the included tools for mesmerizing effects.
  • The most hands-on approach to Kinetic Sand art play, the Swirl N’ Surprise playset includes a total of two pounds of sand in red, purple, green and yellow.

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