Learning Express Toys Announces 2013 Top Toys for the Holidays



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November 26, 2013


Learning Express Toys Announces 2013 Top Toys for the Holidays


(Madison, WI) Learning Express Toys, a locally owned and operated toy store in Madison, WI, has released their 2013 Top Holiday Toys, designed to offer shoppers a selection of toys and games from top manufacturers chosen for both their educational and play value.

“Our Top Toys of 2013 represent the best current options available for high-quality toys and games,” says Catherine Tye, owner of Learning Express Toys in Madison.  “All of these toys are designed to give lots of entertainment value to the children on your shopping list,” adds Tye.


The List also features toys that are especially beneficial for children with special needs.  Learning Express has Skill Builders for Children with Special Needs, a resource that offers parents, professionals, friends, and caregivers toy suggestions to help children accomplish their developmental goals. The store worked with several special needs professionals including occupational therapists and a registered play therapist to put forth this initiative.


In addition to offering a holiday gift guide, Learning Express Toys provides complimentary gift wrapping, a gift registry, knowledgeable staff members, and an unique mix of products that cater to both the young and the young at heart all year round.


Learning Express Toys is locally owned and operated in Madison, WI, located off Gammon Road in West Towne Mall next to Sears.  Learning Express is the nation’s largest franchisor of specialty toy stores in the United States with over 140 stores nationwide and new locations opening yearly.

 Top Toys of 2013
The hottest products of 2013 from Learning Express Toys

Mini Ogodisk Set 
The Mini Ogodisk Set creates endless opportunities for active play. Kids will use the mini “hand trampolines” to bounce the included ball up to 150 feet through the air! Includes 2 Ogodisks and 1 Ogosoft ball. Ages 3+. $29.99


Doinkit Darts
The Doinkit Dart set was designed with one thing in mind…to develop the best playing magnetic dart set on the planet. Each Doinkit Dart uses N-35 Neodymium rare earth magnets and space-age Doinkit material that is light, durable and keeps the dart always flying perfectly true! Ages 6+. $29.99


Mini Flyers
These flyers are easy to maneuver and operate with an infrared remote control. They come fully assembled so they’re ready to take flight right away. Requires 4 AA batteries, not included. Includes flyer, remote control, and user manual. Ages 8 + $19.99


Whatever you can imagine you can fashion with Magformers! Squares and triangles are the two basic shapes that allow young builders to make houses, towers, spheres and so much more. Ages 5+. Starting at $24.99


Boogie Board
Ultra sleek, portable, and stylish, the Boogie Board Paperless Tablet uses and LCD screen to replicate (with exact precision), the experience of writing with a pencil. Use the stylus to make your notes, and when you no longer need them, simply press the “erase” button to clear the screen. Includes 8.5-inch Boogie Board, stylus and cleaning cloth. Ages 3+. $29.99


Snap Circuits
Perform hundreds of electronic experiments with Snap Circuits! All of the easy-snap pieces are color-coded and named to represent real electronic parts. Some favorite Snap Circuit experiments include radios, doorbells, flashlights and alarms. The Snap Circuits Light Kit features exciting light-up projects that let kids connect iPods or MP3 players to the board. The Snap Circuits Sound Kit features a variety of sound experiments including a keyboard, voice changer, and more. Ages 8+. Starting at $29.99


Rhinestone Wraps Bracelet Kit – Exclusive to Learning Express Toys!
Rhinestone wrist wear is a cinch to create with the Rhinestone Wrap Bracelets Kit. Kids can make 15 different designer bracelets. Contains button closures, craft glue, rhinestone accents, sparkle thread, self-adhesive rhinestone strips, and faux suede jewelry cord. Ages 6+. $19.99


Plushcraft Ornaments
It’s time to decorate! Use the stylus to punch festive fabric into a holiday-themed ornament. This simple, no-sew craft is sure to become a treasured piece of Holiday décor. Use the fabric loop to easily hang and display. Includes jewels for some extra Holiday sparkle. Ages 6+. $7.99


Spirograph is back and better than ever! A newly designed set functions even better than the original. Spiro-putty holds pieces securely on the drawing surface so kids can create stunning spirals with ease. Ages 7+. Starting at $14.99


Living Sands 
Unleash your children’s creativity with easy-to-mold play sand that holds its form. Mold Living Sands like clay and then feel it run through your fingers. The unique formula is non-toxic, non-staining, antibacterial, and it doesn’t dry out or harden. Ages 3+. Starting at $24.99


Loopdedoo Kit
The Loopdedoo Kit is a unique accessory-making kit that features an easy-to-use spinning tool to transform ordinary embroidery floss into awesome bracelets, necklaces, anklets, zipper pulls, and more. Change the thickness or looping quantity for versatility when creating accessories. Combine the Loopdedoo Loom with Loopdedoo accessory kits to increase the design possibilities. Ages 7+. $34.99


Rainbow Loom Kit 
The Rainbow Loom Bracelet Kit is a unique rubber band bracelet-making kit with an easy-to-use loom. Place rubber bands on the loom in various patterns to create many styles of bracelets. Even make rings and necklaces! Contact your local Learning Express Toys for refills, organizers, charms, and more! Ages 8+.


WordARound Game
Race to unravel the word with WordARound! This fast-paced game challenges players to discover words that are disguised by being written in a circular shape. It’s harder than it sounds! Receive a free mini Holiday WordAround with the purchase of WordAround – only available at Learning Express Toys! Includes 100 WordARound Cards with 300 words. Ages 10+. $12.99


Funtime Tractor
The Funtime Tractor features a farmer and 5 barnyard friends that make realistic noises as you place them into the trailer. A press on the funnel will cause the tractor to move forward while making engine noises. Ages 12 months+. $39.99 Special Price $24.99


Light Up Stocking Stuffers
Turn out the lights and turn up the fun! Decorate your fingers and hands with a variety of trinkets that will light up the night. Ages 6+. Starting at $2.99


Tenzi is the world’s fastest dice game! Pick a color and roll the dice until all ten dice land on the same number. Race to match all of your dice before the next player. Once you’ve mastered the original game, try your hand at exciting Tenzi cards with 77 Ways to Play Tenzi! Ages 4+. $14.99


 Yes, No, Sorry, Maybe Buttons
Always be prepared with the perfect response. Zany Toys Buttons feature multiple ways to say “yes”, “no”, “sorry”, and “maybe.” Quickly respond to any request with the push of a button. Requires 2 AA batteries. Ages 12+ $9.99 each


Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty will hide in the tin, but is sure to stand out in your hands! Putties range from glow-in-the dark and color changing to magnetic putties and varieties that go from transparent to cloudy and back. A perfect stocking stuffer! Ages 3+. Starting at $2.99