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Metro Parent's Holiday 'It' List Gift Guide 2013

S.T.E.M. – science, technology, engineering and math – is the focus of this year's toy selection for kids of all ages. Plus, you'll find holiday 'hot toys,' books, music and more.

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Games

Reboot family night with fresh competition. From preschoolers to party-game addicts tired of cards against humanity, these picks have you covered.

Korner'd

Applauded for its autism-friendliness, this game involves matching colors on tiles to patterns on a board. It's basic yet mind-bending and great for special needs kids. Ages 8+. $19.99.

Schmovie

"The Hilarious Game of Outlandish Films" challenges you to invent funny titles for fake films based on a couple cards and a genre (it's got a fun Facebook following too). Ages 13+. $29.99.

Chain Letters

Barrel of Monkeys gets a spelling-lesson redo. Includes 100 hooks, each with a letter stuck on it, that you link to form words. Ages 8+. $21.99.

Chef Pop De Pop

Billed as a "corny kind of counting game," this tasty matching challenge reinforces math and visual discrimination skills. Ages 6+. $16.99.

Ooga Booga Party Game

Players draw cards with ancient words/wild gestures/cave illustrations that build into wacky chants; repeat from memory without messing up! Ages 7+. 3-6 players. $12.99.

The Magic Path Of Yoga

Get those butts up and try yoga poses, group exercises and pick up some nuggets on nutrition and the environment. First player to reach "OM" wins. Ages 6+. $29.95.

Smart Fellow Pegging Game

HABA's creative game tests tykes' ability to connect wood pegs into shapes shown on cards. This one even got a nod from the National Association for Gifted Children. Ages 3+. $46.

 

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