Sam's Toy Box: Toys to help kids understand feelings

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Friday, December 17, 2021
Sam's Toy Box: Toys to help kids understand feelings
Friday's edition of Sam's Toy Box highlights toys that help kids get in touch with their feelings.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Friday's edition of Sam's Toy Box highlights toys that help kids get in touch with their feelings.


-Meet the Vibe Girls - Vibrant, Inspiring, Be(YOU)tiful, and Empowering.

-Sharing good vibes all over the world with positivity, kindness, and love.

-Together the Vibe Girls are motivating with good vibes, fashion, and friendships.

-Each Vibe Girl is unique in their very own way.

- Be Kind, Be You, Girl Power is what they do.

- Kids can share, log, and create new vibes with their friends in the Share Good Vibes Diary.

-Each diary comes with 50 positive messaging stickers.

- Every Vibe Girl comes with her own color-changing Vibe Ring to wear and share good vibes with everyone.

-Share Good Vibes with all the Vibe Girls - Mia (Ocean Vibes), Sophia (Happy Vibes), Luna (Art Vibes), Emma (Kindness Vibes), and Jamie (NatureVibes).

- Collect them all!

- Ages: 6+

- MSRP: $14.97

- Available: Walmart


-Hope is a vision we all share and Breyer has partnered with Covenant House, an organization that provides shelter, food, and immediate crisis care for young adults experiencing homelessness.

-A $1 donation is made to Covenant House for each horse purchased.

- Hope is a 1:12-scale collectible, which features the word Hope written in rainbow letters along its side.

- Ages: 4+

-MSRP: $24.99

- Available:, Amazon, Target, Walmart, Specialty Stores


- The Cry Babies Magic Tears Storyland Dress Me Up Series come hidden in their own wardrobe-shaped vessel.

- Kids can open the wardrobe and discover eight surprise accessories, including a magic baby bottle, pacifier, fabric outfit and pair of shoes to match, a mirror, one hanger to hang their clothes, plus a sticker sheet.

-These dolls cry real tears. Kids can feed their doll with the baby bottle and press her belly and watch her cry.

-There are more than 12 to collect.

- Ages: 3+

- MSRP: $9.99

-Available: Walmart, Target, Amazon


- Pawz is a beloved calming companion as his auto-adjusting lights guide kids through deep breathing patterns.

-Watch Pawz and follow the lightened prompts: Inhale when the light gets brighter and exhaling as the light fades.

-This engaging breath activity encourages kids to be fully present and bring awareness to their thoughts and feelings with three different breath patterns: square breath, four-by-four breath, and laddered breath.

-Includes a night-light with color choices of white, green, blue, yellow, and purple with a timer that can be set for five, 15, or 30 minutes.

-Ages: 3+

-MSRP: $19.99

-Available: Available for pre-order on


-Can YOU resist the squish?!

-These adorable little interactive characters come with BIG personalities, and the cutest accessories to match!

-My Squishy Little Dumplings are the perfect pal that fit in the palm of kids' hands.

-Squeeze their cheeks to pop out their unique personalities!

-There are four characters to discover. Each features more than 50 reactions and two mystery accessories.

- Dress them up, tickle them, shake them, and toss them, they light up as kids play and make the cutest sounds!

-Their silicone texture is soft and fun to hold.

- Ages: 4+

- MSRP: $14.99

- Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart

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