With summer in full swing, you may be planning a family getaway. Whether you're taking a road trip or flying to your destination, you'll want to take along a few travel toys and games.
To help you select the best toys and products, Stevanne Auerbach (a.k.a. Dr. Toy) recently announced the 2014 best vacation products for kids. According to Auerbach, the best travel products are a balanced selection of innovative toys, books, crafts, games, puzzles and many other products for children of all ages and interests.
When choosing the best toys, Auerbach uses the following criteria: safety, age-appropriateness, design, durability, lasting play value, educational value, creativity and more.
Some of the toys on the list include:
Lil' Speller Phonics Station (VTech), ages 3 to 6 for $24.99
Smartphone Science (SmartLab Toys), ages 8 to 12 for $19.99
Cars in Towns (K's Kids), ages 6 months to 3 for $36.99
Over/Under (Gamewright), ages 10 to 12, for $9.99