34. Magnaflex – Made from a high-quality, flexible material, with strong magnets inside, these pieces are able to not only stack and “zip” together, but also bend and flex into interesting 2D and 3D creations. The magnetic pieces are brightly colored, and additional b&w pieces can be used as connectors, and add structure and detail. 4+ $34.99
35. MAYKA Toy Block Tape – These are a must if you have a LEGOmaniac on your gift list! Based on the toy construction brick tape that became a viral sensation, Mayka Toy Block Tap transforms nearly any surface into a base for LEGO-type toys. The flexible tape can be cut to any desired size, and has a reusable adhesive backing. Ages 3+, 3 sizes, 2 stud starting at $6.99, 4 stud $14.99.
36. KIBO from KinderLab – With KIBO, children can create, design, decorate and bring their own robot to life – all without requiring ANY screen time. Designed for open-ended play, KIBO engages even the youngest children in active learning, letting kids make almost anything they can think of. Young children creates a sequence of instructions (a program) using the wooden KIBO blocks. They scan the blocks with the KIBO body to tell the robot what to do. They press the button and the robot comes alive! Be on the lookout for my full review in the coming days! Age 4+ Starting at $229.
37. Build-a-Bot – these working robots are available as a Fox, Dino, and Bunny. BIG BONUS their pieces can be mixed and matched to create one-of-a-kind creatures! I’m a huge fan of toys that have inter-changeable parts. The bots have 20+ pieces, and build simply with a click-to-build system. Age 5+ $29.99
38. Clicformers – A new building block with four ways to connect: Click, Stack, Fold, and Hook. Falling into the category of STEM toys, these unique blocks are fantastic for fine motor work, hand-eye coordination, and offer the satisfying “click” during building. Because of the different types of connections, even basic sets allow for more flexibility of design. Age 4+ Starting at $19.99