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Kidsday: Rating holiday gifts

Winx Club Rock Star Guitar (CDI)

The Winx Club Guitar is a great way to get a kid into music. This guitar is very fun to play with. You press a button and it plays music for you. It will also play drums, bass and keyboard sounds. You can decorate the guitar yourself. You can decorate the strap all on your own. You get a magical membership card. Lastly you get a guitar pick necklace. I liked this toy because it was fun to play with. I liked the music that it plays. If you strum, you will hear the different sounds. It plays something different every time. I think kids would love this toy, and I loved it too.

Ages 3 and older

Rating: 5 of 5

Porsche 911 Carrera (Silverlit)

I tested the Interactive Bluetooth r/c Porsche 911 Carrera. It has working headlights, hazard lights and turn signals. To operate this, you download the free application and play with it with an iPod, iPhone, or iPad. This car looks amazing, and it drives as good as it looks. If you want to know more about this toy, information is included in the pamphlet.

I liked this because I don't have to worry about charging the car. There are two ways to control the car. One is gesture, which is controlled by tilting the device. The other way is by joystick, which is moving up the acceleration stick and side-to-side stick. Sometimes I like to turn off the lights in the room and turn on the headlights on the car and drive in the dark. The headlights can shine enough to fill up a room.

Ages 8 and older

Rating: 5 of 5

-- HARVIN SAMRA, Kidsday Reporter

Cupcake Corner (Diggin / Love My Street)

I played with Love My Street Cupcake Corner Pop Up Playhouse. This is a tent Cupcake Store. It comes with play money, fake doughnuts and a cash register with a coin drawer. When done playing, you can fold and store it all in a small box. It's tall and wide enough to get inside and it has a small window. I liked this toy. It was very light, easy to move around, and stored very easily. Every kid likes to sell. This is a fun and easy way to start selling, for pretend or for real. You learn how to use money, talk to people, and how to sell. You learn when you pretend.

Ages 3 and older

Rating: 5 of 5

-- JULIETTE KURTA, Kidsday Reporter

CLASS OF THE WEEK: AnnMarie Drosman's sixth-grade class, WASHINGTON STREET SCHOOL, Franklin Square


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