12 hot toys under $25 for the holidays
Manufacturer: I Can Do That! Games
Ages: 3 and up
Based on the classic Dr. Seuss character, What's in the Cat's Hat? challenges kids to identify a household object inside the iconic red-and-white-striped hat, using questions and sense of sight, touch and smell.
In addition to providing the potential for a lot of fun, the game promotes problem-solving and comes with cards that tell kids to "feel, smell, touch, etc.," according to the Parents' Choice toy review website. And the fact that you can use any household object to play gives the game a lot more replay value than the average game, says Byrne.
"This is a great item for the preschool group," says Byrne. "It's engaging, and games are good for social play."