Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht joined Family Circle magazine for another installment of their “25 Days of Toys.” In today’s segment, Laurie talks about the best new toys from kids’ favorite TV shows. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the holidays, check out our complete holiday gift guide.


  • Kids can enter this lovely 22-inch tall, four-story home with seven rooms and be Peppa’s guest in a home filled with adventure and fun.
  • The playset inspired by the Nick Jr. TV show features three figures: Peppa Pig, George Pig, and Zoe Zebra.
  • There are 13 accessories that bring the house to life with lights and charming sounds.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins is learning all about baby care in her role as a chief resident.
  • Preschoolers can nurture and care for their baby dolls right alongside Doc with the All-in-One Nursery.
  • The role-play center is full of exciting doctor features and accessories to explore.
  • Kids can use Doc’s portable electronic patient laptop to make a diagnosis, featuring a light-up screen, sounds, and lullaby music.
  • The light-and-sound stethoscope is perfect for checking baby’s heartbeat.
  • Kids can measure baby’s height and weight on the scale and use the special nursery tools.
  • After the checkup is complete, give the baby patient a bandage from the sticker dispenser.
  • When it’s time for a nap, spin the baby mobile and rock the cradle.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Kmart

About the author

Bill Reese

Bill Reese

Bill Reese is Director of Operations at Adventure Media & Events, where he's worked since 2014. A former editor at Playbill and graduate of SUNY–Purchase, he spends most weekends rooting for the New York Red Bulls pro soccer team and making subway systems out of Brio trains with his little boy Jonah.