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Kids' Hot Holiday Gifts & Apps

Tips From Lifestyle Expert Lynn Becker

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 -- No kidding! The holidays are all about the children. What gifts and apps will they enjoy receiving the most?

Lifestyle expert Lynn Becker has her ideas. "I've done my homework and have come up with the following list of fun items I promise won't disappoint."

  • Mega Bloks Barbie invites girls to build, design and decorate their own Barbie world. The collection includes a Build 'n Style Luxury Mansion with customizable rooms. barbie.megabloks.com
  • "Thomas & Friends Steam Team Station" and "Dora Let's Play Backpack" from Duo Games, combine the iPad with physical toys. They interact with the iPad and free apps, making learning and playing more fun! Amazon.com
  • The GUM Star Wars Lightsaber toothbrush makes a great stocking stuffer. It flashes in 60-second intervals to teach kids to brush longer. And the GUM Crayola Power toothbrush features ultra-soft oscillating bristles that gently massage gums and clean teeth. gumbrand.com
  • "Ice Age: Continental Drift," the hit animated film, is now available on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. In the film, Manny, Diego and Sid embark upon a high-seas adventure using an iceberg as a ship! Amazon.com
  • LeapFrog makes the LeapPad2, the #1 kid's learning tablet, and the LeapsterGS learning game handheld system. Their top apps include: "Solar Taxi," which takes kids on a Solar System adventure; and the "Disney*Pixar Cars 2" Ultra eBook, on which kids can touch words to hear them sounded out. leapfrog.com
  • "Nickelodeon Dance 2" for the Wii and Kinect for Xbox 360, invites kids to dance, sing and workout with 20 of their Nickelodeon friends. They'll move and groove to all new songs, with Dora the Explorer, the Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi. Amazon.com
  • Thermal-Aid's 100% natural therapeutic heating/cooling packs are clinically proven to relieve sore muscles and more. They can be heated in a microwave or chilled in the freezer. Their child-friendly packs are at Costco.com and CVS.com.

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