Today on A BullsEye View, Target Mommy Ambassador, actress and author Soleil Moon Frye dished on her picks for must-have toys of the season in a video and answered questions about the holidays in an interview. Here is an excerpt and a video clip:
What was your favorite toy when you were younger?
SMF: I have the most nostalgic memories about my childhood toys. I loved my pogo stick. I did not leave home without my pogo stick. We would always be jumping off furniture on the set of “Punky” with them. I used to rock it!
How do you think toys have evolved over the years?
SMF: First of all, I don’t know how to get the toys out of their boxes! I’m always thinking, was it this hard when we were kids? We played board games but now there are so many battery-operated games that light up and do all these different things. But I do love that there are still old-school games like Twister, Operation and Chutes and Ladders.
What are you excited about this holiday season?
SMF: I just love being with my family and spending quality time together. Christmas is all about family time. My youngest daughter loves to go to the flower market with me, and my oldest cooks with me. So we cook, we bake and the house smells like love and family – it’s happy chaos.
Do you have tips for traveling with kids during the holidays?
SMF: I always go to Target first and fill up on all sorts of goodies the kids can have fun with. I make packages to keep them busy. I get flavored lip-glosses – my girls love playing dress up – so they can mess around with “makeup” on the plane. I also put in stickers, notebooks and drawing supplies – a whole bunch of little things.
Do you and your family have any special holiday traditions?
SMF: We have an annual Christmas Eve gathering for our family and friends. We sing the “Twelve Nights of Christmas” and everyone has to sing along together – it’s hysterical!
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