A couple of weeks ago The Little Style File gang (all 8 of us) headed to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair at Navy Pier. It was right before we launched our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide  (all gifts were already locked and loaded). It was a fun experience to be able to take the kids and let them touch and play with all the toys! You could really a get a true sense of what they LOVED! The first immediate favorite was Pony Royale! You could hear the three little girls "ooh and ahh" when they saw the ponies! As moms we love that Pony Royale has a story, that they each have their own birth stone and that the ponies can be a toy that the girls will play with for years to come!

What little girl wouldn't love a  Pony Dressing Carousel Playset?


The older two TLSF kids had to be dragged away from Speed Stacks! They could of spent all day at that exhibit playing. I loved that it was a game that Mia can play by herself but also educational! It mad Mia and Ellie's Christmas list!

One surprise hit was Playfoam from Educational Insights! We were able to take two sample packs home and it is a big hit! Dylan loves it and mommy does too because it is relatively mess free! I was very skeptical at first but I would be happy to throw out our old play-doh and replace it with playfoam!

A toy that both TLSF housholds already own is the Plasma Car and it was a hit again! The kids loved the Plasmart racetrack! Kids of all ages love the plasma car. We love that it doesn't need batteries and doesn't make noise!

Dylan loved the BBQ Blitz game from Educational Insights! He always wants to help his daddy grill and this game is perfect for him!

Mia is in first grade and loves to play with Bananagrams. I especially like it because it is a fun way to work with her on spelling and putting words together.

All of the kids loved the Paisinpears game. As parents we love finding games that can entertain and bring the entire family together!



If you are looking for more gift giving ideas, check out The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide!


Disclosure: We were invited to a Chicago Blogger breakfast by MJ Tam & Chicagonista and we received a swag bag. We were not paid for this post and all opinions about the toys are honest and our own.