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Great Toys That Keep The Whole Family Happy

Top toy picks from DadDoes 

This month we look at four great products that will keep the whole family happy, from the youngest grandkids right up to the grandparents. Let’s jump into the fun.…


Night lights have come a long way since we were kids. Tranquil Turtle from Cloud B is a cute, glowing turtle night-light that will also cover your grandchild’s room in projected waves while playing ocean sounds or a relaxing melody. It’s like being in a wonderful ocean without getting wet. Tranquil Turtle is the perfect way to have a peaceful night’s sleep at Grammie’s house.

[Tranquil Turtle $54.95. All Ages. Full Review]


The other way to get the kids to sleep well is to keep them busy having fun all day. The Matchbox Big Boots Ambusher is driving-shooting-flinging fun for grandkids of ages 3 and up. The Ambusher Dino Adventure truck is on a mission to catch the T-Rex. Kids will have a blast firing missiles, flinging the Big Boots figures that always land on their feet, and using the giant Dino catching claw on the truck. You can never go wrong when you combine trucks and dinosaurs!

[Matchbox Big Boots Ambusher, $40.99. Ages 3+. Full Review]


For those older grandkids who seem to have a smartphone glued to their hand, you need to up the fun ante and go with the robotic CarBot by Desk Pets. Use your smartphone to drive, race and battle the super-fun little translucent cars. Even without a smartphone, you can put the CarBot in a maze and see it use infrared sensors to detect obstacles and navigate around them with amazing precision.

[CarBot by Desk Pets $29.99. Ages 8+. Full Review]


Finally, a game that everyone from 4 to 104 will love playing: Rollors by Maranda. Combine the best elements of bocce, bowling and horseshoes and you get Rollors. Made of high-quality wood (no batteries required), Rollors is the perfect game to keep in your car trunk and pull out to add instant fun to any family gathering.

[Rollors by Maranda $34.95. Ages 4+. Full Review]


That’s all for now — have fun playing!

Dan Nessel is the Director of Product Reviews at DadDoes.com. Join Dad Does and read real-world, brutally honest product reviews geared toward parents and grandparents.

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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