Just like that, your tiny tot isn’t so tiny anymore. And her toys are growing up too! In fact, her holiday wish list has gone from simple Duplos to 1,000-piece LEGO sets, cuddly stuffed animals to augmented reality toys, and plain old racecars to buildable electronic sets. Navigate your big kid’s winter wishes with our slideshow featuring hot toys for school-age kids below.

Pixel Kit

Bring your little coder’s creations to life using Kano’s hot new coding kit—Pixel. It’s like Lite-Brite for the next generation, and your code-curious kid will be hooked the minute it comes out of the box—even assembling the light panel is an adventure. By working through coding challenges and moving up through the ranks your novice can become a coding expert, as she experiments with lighting animations, messages and patterns that turn an unassuming light board into a spectacular light show. Add on an extra, like Kano’s new Motion Sensor Kit ($29.99) and you’ve got a gift that grows along with your computer-loving kiddo’s interests and abilities!

Find it on Amazon, $79.99
Ages: 6 & up

Which one will you put on your holiday wish list? Share your pick in a comment.

—Allison Sutcliffe

All prices current at the time of publication.

All images courtesy of featured companies.

 

 

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