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Houston toy store owner shares the BEST toys for keeping kids AND adults active and entertained

HOUSTON – If you’re looking for ways to keep the family occupied that doesn’t involve a screen, keep reading. Toys that help keep kids and adults alike engaged in active fun with lots of movement and a little friendly competition are sure to provide a healthy distraction from technology.

We turned to Shannon Fritz of Learning Express for her expert tips on some of the season’s top toys. In addition to providing tons of fun, these toys also build skills that help children learn while playing. Put down the smartphones, turn off the TV and start playing!

1. Micro Scooters

Shannon Fritz of Learning Express shares her top toys for Spring Break.
Shannon Fritz of Learning Express shares her top toys for Spring Break. (KPRC)

Price: $89.99 - $139.99 | Ages: 2+ | Outdoor

  • Features: These 3-wheeled scooters are the new “it” scooters among celebrities and their kids. They come in two sizes (mini and maxi) and utilize a lean-to-steer design.
  • Skill-Building: motor skills, coordination, balance
  • Click here for more info

2. Inflatable T-Ball

Shannon Fritz of Learning Express shares her top toys for Spring Break.
Shannon Fritz of Learning Express shares her top toys for Spring Break. (KPRC)

Price: $22.99 | Ages: 3+ | Outdoor

  • Features: Supersize playtime with Inflatable T-Ball. This giant 3-piece set is great way to get kids moving while having fun. Easy set up and take down.
  • Skill-Building: motor skills, hand-eye coordination, sportsmanship
  • Click here for more info

3. Spikeball & Spikeball Rookie

Shannon Fritz of Learning Express shares her top toys for Spring Break.
Shannon Fritz of Learning Express shares her top toys for Spring Break. (KPRC)

Price: $59.99 | Ages: 5+ | Indoor/outdoor

  • Features: This active and competitive game was featured on Shark Tank. Think volleyball meets four square. It’s easy to learn and perfect for the beach.
  • Skill-Building: motor skills, hand-eye coordination, sportsmanship
  • Click here for more info

4. Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes

Shannon Fritz of Learning Express shares her top toys for Spring Break.
Shannon Fritz of Learning Express shares her top toys for Spring Break. (KPRC)

Price: $29.99 | Ages: 5+ | Outdoor

  • Features: This toy is a great way to get outside and play. It is 100% kid-powered - no batteries or power source needed. The set includes 3 planes that perform different stunts.
  • Skill-Building: motor skills, physical activity
  • Click here for more info

5. Bounce Battle Game

Shannon Fritz of Learning Express shares her top toys for Spring Break.
Shannon Fritz of Learning Express shares her top toys for Spring Break. (KPRC)

Price: $24.99 | Ages: 9+ | Indoor

  • Features: Fun indoor game for those rainy days that’s easy to learn but hard to master. There are dozens of ways to play for hours of entertainment.
  • Skill-Building: motor skills, hand-eye coordination
  • Click here for more info

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