Winnipeg Mom 2017 Holiday Toy Guide: For the Kids

The holidays really do bring out the kid in all of us. And there is nothing wrong with practical gifts but there is something extra fun about getting the latest and greatest toy that your child is hoping, wishing, and praying the Big Jolly Guy will bring. Many of these items can be bought online, shipped to the store (for FREE in many cases) then picked up in-store, or shipped directly to you too.


Snap Circuits® Jr. Contains over 30 parts. Build over 100 exciting projects.

Snap Circuits® makes learning electronics easy and fun! Just follow the colorful pictures in our manual and build exciting projects such as AM radios; burglar alarms; doorbells and much more! You can even play electronic games with your friends. All parts are mounted on plastic modules and snap together with ease. Enjoy hours of educational fun while learning about electronics. No tools required. Includes Projects 1101 manual. Available at Scholar’s Choice. Member Price $39.99


Make your kids the star of their own show. With personalized giftware you can put their artwork onto a pillowcase they will use every day or turn your favourite summer vacation picture into a puzzle for them. We love London Drugs Photolab and their app which makes it easy to upload from your phone right to their print shops. It’s easy and they have fantastic deals right now for prints and giftware (order early to avoid disappointment) .


STROLLY: Ready, set, grow! Strolly is a new concept designed to evolve with your child’s changing needs. Converting from a baby-safe stroller to a trike with removable steering handle, these vibrant, multistage products are ideal for maximizing versatility and minimizing clutter. Why buy many products, when you can have just one quality ride-on that lasts? for ages 10 months+ (STROLLY COMPACT / CAN $199.99) (STROLLY SPIN / CAN $149.99)

Y-FLYER: Time for liftoff!  Featuring super grip foot plates designed for ultimate comfort and control combined with a unique forward propelling motion, the Y Flyer is the ultimate wheeled toy for the active kid in your life! For ages 7+. (CAN $199.99)

The steel frame and super grip foot plates offer maximum stability and control; making it easier than ever to reach top speed. And when the end of the day comes; the Y Flyer rapidly folds down so you can store it somewhere safe until next time!

  • Super grip foot plates for ultimate comfort and control
  • Unique forward propelling motion

The Flyer is built with a strong steel frame that’s easily fold-able for quick storage and travel. This young, sporty, and fun company provides all-inclusive wheeled goods for extended enjoyment that helps develop motor skills and balance for younger kids and healthy outdoor fun for the older ones.
The latest in ride-on toys and scooters by Yvolution are available at Walmart, Toys “R” Us, and Canadian Tire.



Get the kids sewing and creating their own Project Runway with a battery operated sewing machine. With a safety guard around the needle and simplified settings, this sewing machine is perfect for beginner tailors! The kit includes everything you need to sew like a pro, from measuring your fabric to threading the bobbin. Change between 7 different stitch modes and use the foot pedal to engage, just like a real sewing machine!

Available exclusively at Mastermind Toys for $39.99


Word-A-Melon is the new family-fun word search game grown by BANANAGRAMS! Players take turns rolling the die, flipping the letter chips and creating words with the overturned letters. The unused letters get flipped back over so players must be sure to use their melon to remember where they are! The player with the most chips wins the game!
Ages 6+ 2 to 4 Players
Includes 56 Letter Chips, 1 Die, Game Tray & Instructions


The Melissa & Doug Easel makes any room into an art studio! Our double-sided, adjustable-height, kid-sized art easel includes a dry-erase board, chalkboard, locking paper-roll holder, child-safe paper cutter, four easy-grip clips, and a plastic tray to attach to each side of the Deluxe Standing Easel. Assembly is easy, so there’s little waiting for the next masterpiece! Dimensions: 47″ x 27″ x 26″ Assembled. Ages 3+. Adult assembly required. Available at Chapters Indigo.


Designed in collaboration with a pediatrician, the baby activity center supports a “whole body” approach to play and learning. Easy to assemble, with toys that can be positioned anywhere for baby, it features a 360-degree rotating seat that turns and stretches for bouncing. The unique Discovery Window lets baby see their feet while they play to learn cause and effect. As baby grows, the activity center converts for easy cruising-ultimately becoming a clean, sturdy table for coloring, playing and more. Available at Scholar’s Choice $131.99.

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