Toys to travel with

25 March 2014

Easter holidays are around the corner. If you are fortunate enough to go away during this break, you’ll know that keeping kids occupied in the car takes top priority. In this week’s YOU magazine (27 March) we give you some clever ideas for keeping children of all ages happy during trips. And Checkers has a whole range of toys perfect for use in the car during long trips. Here are our favourites.

Easter holidays are around the corner. If you are fortunate enough to go away during this break, you’ll know that keeping kids occupied in the car takes top priority. In this week’s YOU magazine (27 March) we give you some clever ideas for keeping children of all ages happy during trips. And Checkers has a whole range of toys perfect for use in the car during long trips. Here are our favourites:

Educational laptops

These digital laptops are available in different themes including Hello Kitty, Ben Ten, Avengers, Ninja Turtles and Barbie and include a mouse. Children of 5 years and older can use it to play games and music. R199.99

Fisher Price toy phone

The Fisher Price toy phone is suitable for children between the ages of 12 and 36 months. R99.99

LeapPad2

The LeapPad2 learning table is suitable for children between the ages of 3 and 9 years and has a recharger so you’ll save on batteries. It includes 9 apps, 4GB memory and loads of exciting features in a kid-tough tablet and can take pictures and videos with front-and-back cameras/video recorders. Kids can play, draw and write on the 5" touch screen with the included stylus. Tilt and shake for motion-based play, customize and care for a lovable pet, and create masterpieces in the Art Studio. R1299.99

Leap Frog: My Own Leaptop

This toy is suitable for children of 2 years and older and helps them learn about the alphabet and spell their names. They can learn about letters and animal names, 16 songs and melodies, and send and receive pretend emails.  R299.99

Fisher-Price: Laugh & Learn

This toy helps babies from 6 to 36 months learn through everyday experiences.  It promotes understanding of letters, numbers, colours, shapes and objects and expands vocabulary with words and greetings. It has more than 12 sing-along songs and fun tunes, plus sounds and rewarding phrases.  R299.99

Leap Frog: Chat & Count

The Chat & Count is suitable for children of 18 months and older and has a light-up screen. Kids can count from 1 to 10 with Scout and do more than 25 activities including singing various songs. R149.99

Hasbro: Boggle

Children of 8 years and older can test their word skills against this electronic timer by finding as many words as possible on the grid – the longer the words, the higher the score.  R249.99

Squinkies: Squemory 

Children of 4 years and older will enjoy this memory match game. It includes 4 Squinkies, 20 Squinkies Cards and 24 Bubbles and 2 or 4 players can play at a time. Price is available at your nearest Checkers store.

3D Super Viewer

Children of 3 years and older can view different animations in 3D. R39.99

Monster High: Abbey Bominable

These dolls are extremely popular with kids older than six years. R199.99

Barbie Mariposa

These Barbie dolls are a big hit with girls of 3 years and older. R199.99

New Adventures: Baby Basics – Baby Doll with pacifier

Little girls of 2 years and older will love this doll just as much as she loves her pacifier. Price available at your nearest Checkers store.

Platinum Portable DVD Player

This compact portable DVD player has

  • A swivel screen with 180-degree rotation
  • A 175mm widescreen (16:9) TFT colour display
  • DVD, DVD +-R/RW, CD, CD-R/RW, JPEG, MP3 and Xvid compatibility
  • plays digital audio, video and photo files directly from USB and SC cards and MP3 compatible
  • Anti-skip system
  • Headphone jack for private listening
  • AC 220 – 240V 50Hz 12 W

R599.99

Lexibook Tablet Master

The Lexibook Tablet Master will be in stores soon and has:

  • Internet access in Wi-Fi with Parental Control
  • Gaming platform:  access to thousands of games (25 pre-loaded)
  • Lexibook Market: more than 10 000 aps to download
  • Audio & Video Player
  • Great Interactive Educational Content to discover
  • 1GHz, 7”touch screen with gravity sensor, 800 x 460 pixels resolution, 4 GN – extende3d up to 32 GB via micro SD card (not included)

R799.99

Hasbro: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters

This Bulkhead Autobot is suitable for children of 5 years and older. Different figurines such as Ninja Turtles and Spider-Man are available. R199.99

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