The thing we love most about Christmas here at OHbaby! - besides the reason for the season, spending time with friends and family, summer holidays, and the added levels of excitement and happiness! Ok, so besides those favorite things …… we all agree there’s something special about giving the children in our lives, whether it’s a special niece or nephew, a friends child, or our own children, a meaningful gift. Watching them open them up never gets old and always brings back childhood memories of Christmas.
However Christmas shopping can be both a joy and a burden. With the end goal in mind, we get excited at the prospect of finding the perfect gift that will result in eyes lighting up, fist punch in the air followed by the mighty unprompted thank you hug. But then there’s the dreaded shopping frenzy of last minute shopping and indecisiveness that comes with all of the choices on offer.
What we really need is a gift-guide to give us some gift inspiration, and of course the availability to purchase these gifts online. Here’s where the experts step in - Fisher-Price have offered up some awesome new toys this season and we have selected a few that we love and think your little one’s will love too!
For starters there’s the medical kit, talk about an oldie but a goodie, all kids young and old, boy or girl love a good old make believe game of doctors. The little people camper is the perfect gift to enjoy over the NZ summer and the yacht will be a great addition to water play. The beat bowbow ups the summer fun with its cool tunes and smooth moves. And last but not least - the food truck, our favorite new Fisher-Price product, provides hours of imaginative play and learning too.
Check out more about the products below and get all your Christmas shopping wrapped up!
Perfect for kids 3+
With the Fisher-Price® Medical Kit, preschoolers can throw on their white coats and dive right in to role play fun. Mini-MDs can "listen" to their patient's heart with the stethoscope, "check" their temperature with the thermometer , take a peek inside their ears with the otoscope or pump the blood pressure cuff to see the gauge spin! Your little doc will have a ball performing checkups on the whole family…and maybe a few stuffed animals.
Perfect for kids 1+
The Little People® Songs & Sounds Camper is the perfect vehicle for giving your child a taste of the great outdoors!
Features: 40+ sounds, phrases & sing-along songs about camping, 5 ways to activate songs, sounds & phrases – including rolling the camper along. Campfire glows (who’s got the marshmallows?) Everything stores inside for easy clean-up or on-the-go play.
Perfect for kids 6mths+
Getting kids to take a bath is smooth sailing when little cap’ns can steer their own fun adventures with this floating toy boat. Just jump inside the cabin with the Little People® captain figure and grab the blue steering wheel to head for the open seas. Be sure to watch out for the squirting fish or you could get drenched!
Perfect for kids aged 9mths+
Who likes to move? This adorable toy dog does! Get the fun started by pressing the buttons on the paws of BeatBowWow™ to activate fun songs, lights and dance moves. Little ones will love watching his head bob side-to-side, his ears wiggle to the beat and his soft tail light up and wag back & forth. He’s so dog-gone cute, your baby can’t help but dance along, all while introducing baby to colors, and counting!
Baby’s actions make exciting things happen — a great intro to cause & effect! Helps strengthen baby’s gross and fine motor skills. Music, songs, lights & bright colors all help give baby’s senses a boost!
Perfect for kids 18 mths+
Order up! At over 70cms tall, with two full sides of toddler-friendly learning fun, the Laugh & Learn® Servin' Up Fun Food Truck serves up hours of role play and hands-on activities. Its blend of kitchen and vehicle play keeps mini-entrepreneurs busy—greeting customers, working the register, prepping "orders" on the light-up grill, and more. And while they're engaged in all that super fun role play, toddlers are also being introduced to sizing and sequencing, advanced vocabulary, manners, taking turns, and more with lively songs, sounds, tunes and phrases!
Academics: songs and phrases teach toddlers about size and sequencing, counting 1-20, and expanded vocabulary.
Collaboration Skills: This super fun food truck encourages kids to play together and practice taking turns being the chef and customer!
Creativity & Imagination: Children engage in early roleplay as they interact with the grill, sink, food pieces, cash register, and steering wheel.
2 sides of toddler-friendly play!, 20+ removable play pieces, Interactive food prep area, including a sink, light-up grill & service bell, Dashboard packed with hands-on fun, including steering wheel, clicker key & gear shifter