Learning Express has its list of the best toys for 2006. To find a store or purchase items, go to learningexpress.com:
||Taggies - Created by
an early childhood educator and mother of three, TAGGIES are based on
the idea that babies and kids love to rub satin edges, clothing labels
and tags. No two tags are alike as each tag has either a different
print or texture. Available in blankets, books, preschool toys and new
for 2006, Plush Ponies – a Learning Express EXCLUSIVE.
||Zoom Around Garage -
This garage will bring a lot of excitement to a child’s car-racing
play. Hear "Zooming" sounds as cars race down track and the air pump
and gas pump also make noises. The elevator lights up when it goes up
and down and the magnetic cars can be used together or separately. From
||Lace EM’ Up Dragon –
A lacing dragon with 12 beads in snappy shapes, colors and patterns.
Oversized beads are easy for little hands to thread. Wooden tip on the
lace makes threading a breeze. Create a dragon from head to tail to
engage the imagination. From 18 Months
||Plasma Car –
Plasma Car is made from state-of-the-art, high-quality ABS plastics,
rugged and durable. Kids will like its looks because it’s sleek and
aerodynamic, just like a racecar. No batteries, no power cells, no
liquid fuel are required. It’s so easy to operate; all it needs is a
driver and a smooth, flat surface. Ages 3+
Tank and Friend – Thomas Wooden Railway brings the beloved stories of
Thomas & Friends to life and will provide children with a rich
world to discover and explore. Ages 3+.
with Papo figures - A 2-mast ship with fabric sails, a stern that
opens, rope ladders, working anchor, 2 removable jail cages and an
on-board prison. Figures sold separately. Ages 3+
Trampoline – A perfect exercise for preschoolers, the Folding
Trampoline will keep kids jumping all year ‘round. Weatherproof mat and
tubular steel frame make it safe and ideal for indoor or outdoor fun.
Legs fold down for easy storage. Ages 3+
Dolls and Dollhouses
||Groovy Girls –
Groovy Girls know that fun & friendship never go out of style. With
lots of new dolls, accessories, pets, gear, furnishings and more,
Groovy Girls should be more popular than ever. This year, Learning
Express is introducing Lexanne – a 2006 Limited Edition exclusive. Clad
in her sparkly satin pink dress, coordinating chic handbag, valor pink
gloves and a dazzling tiara Lexanne is just ....FANTABULOUS! Ages 6+
Dollhouse - The Olivia Dollhouse is perfectly pink and pretty – the
most fabulous place for little girls to play and imagine in. With
three floors finished in a whimsical interior design, young girls will
have just about everything they could wish for in a dollhouse,
including a working elevator with hand crank to travel speedily from
the bottom floor to the top. Includes 18 pieces of wooden furniture
with satin fabric accents including a bedroom suite, kitchen and living
room furniture, bathroom fixtures and patio furniture. Perfect size for
Groovy Girls or Barbie. Ages 3+
Townhouse with Lights - There is lots of room for Calico Critter
families to live and play in this charming town home. The downstairs
has 2 large rooms, with an expandable floor to create even more space.
The upstairs has 2 large rooms. There's even an outside porch on the
second floor. The moveable staircase can be positioned in different
areas of the home, and with the flick of a switch, 2 overhead lights
shine a warm glow into the rooms. This Townhouse opens and closes, for
easy and fun decorating! Ages 3+
– Lego’s Ultimate Collector Edition- Ultimate size! Ultimate detail!
Ultimate power! It's the ultimate Batmobile! With moving engine
turbines and rotating booster flames, this is one vehicle of justice
that no villain can escape! Ages 7+
Drive, Stack, Load & Sort! The RC Forklift is incredibly functional
and life-like. Use it in your Rack’em & Stack’em Warehouse to
stack, load and sort all of your beams, barrels and ROK balls! Your
Warehouse comes with six Pallet Racks and ROK Bins, two Barrel Skids,
eight Barrels, and two Beam Racks -- over 100 pieces! Requires Start
Set and three AA batteries, Ages 6+
Design R/C Hummer H2 Building Set - Based on the popular off-road
car, the Erector Design RC Hummer H2 Building Set comes with over 600
pieces that allow kids to construct 3 exciting vehicles with the
detailed assembly instructions, including the classic Hummer H2. Kids
can use the included tools to build one of these vehicles, and then
send the 6V motor rolling with the hand-held remote with built in tool
handles that allows the model to go forward, backward, right and left.
And since the 6V battery pack can be recharged, there is no end to
where these models will take kids - but, 50' is the remote range! Age
||Hide N Seek
Safari -The classic childhood game of “Hotter, Colder” just got a
high-tech twist! Turn on the Tiger and then hide him somewhere good.
Another player will use the Seeker wand to try to find the tiger.
Lights will flash to show when that player is getting warmer, and the
Seeker will sound when the Tiger is near! The game can be played
indoors or outdoors, and with as many Seekers and animals as you and
your friends might have. One 9V and 2 AA batteries required, and are
included. Ages 7 and Up. Ages 7+
- It's a "chip off the ol Blokus," but with a super-challenging twist!
A new dimension of triangular-created Trigon pieces must be fit, tip to
tip with your own pieces, on the hexagonal game board. Angles jut in
every direction, so new strategies are always evolving. It's the
Bermuda Triangles (486 in all) of strategy games. Think carefully! You
can block-and be blocked-at any moment! Quick to learn, challenging to
master. Includes recessed game board, 88 Trigon pieces in four bright
translucent colors, and guide. For 2-4 players. Ages 5+
Rocking Clown - CooCoo, The Rocking Clown, just loves to juggle. But
his big curved green shoes make him wobble and keep throwing him off
balance. A simple and entertaining game with one basic rule: keeping
COOCOO on his rocking feet. It will depend on each player to pick up
the right ball and place it on that cute, colorful little clown and
after a few seconds of balancing back and forth to see what happens.
Will COOCOO be able to bear that new weight? You'll find out that it's
not as easy as it looks like and breathtaking to the very end. Have fun
whether you play alone or with friends and family any time and anywhere
you can find a flat surface to place COOCOO. Ages 3+
Rover - The Snap Rover is easy to assemble and comes with a colorful
manual. Once completed you will be able to navigate your surroundings
with the easy-to-use Snap Rover remote control. Age 8+
Distance Football - Throw with the pros. Take football to the extreme.
Grab hold of the football's super comfort grip and test your throwing
skills. Advanced electronic register a distance redout upon impact of
the throw. Digital LCD Display. Read-out to 1 yard. Batteries included.
Girls Sleepover Bags - A très chic way to arrive at any sleepover.
These velvet duffels are lined in pink BSG fabric with zippered
closure, complete with BSG medallion zipper pull, is high fashion, even
down to its rhinestone lettering. Ages 8 +
Ballerinas and Fashionistas alike will want to make these ultra cool
leg warmers... we have included the "Leg Warminator Tool" for quick and
easy completion of your first pair of leg warmers. Packaged in a vinyl
knitting tote for easy storage and display on your shelves Ages 8+
Through the miracle of modern technology, today’s parents can teach
their children to take care of a pet before they ever visit the animal
shelter or a breeder. Webkins are interactive pets that children care
for and play with via the Internet.
by parents, Webkins come with an identification code that kids enter
when they accesses the Web site. The child can name the pet, build it a
virtual play yard to frolic in, play games to earn points for food and
will receive a birth certificate in the mail. The website teaches
Science, English and Math, as well as to provide interaction with other
children’s virtual pets.
Webkins come in many different
species including dogs, cats, hippos, cows, pigs, frogs and more. As
each additional pet is brought home, kids can add it to their on-line
profile and can play with all these virtual pets on the site.