From Plush Storytelling Robots to Free-Play Backpacks

By: Laura McQuarrie - Oct 14, 2014
Now that the school year is well underway, many of the top October 2014 toys are putting a push on education at home. On the high-tech spectrum, TROBO is a prime example of an app-connected plush toy that appeals to multiple senses, helping kids (and parents) answer complex questions about physics, technology and engineering. Similarly, Prismland is a line of plush personified geometric shapes that is now crowdfunding to develop apps, games and cartoons to enhance the experience of learning basic shapes.

In the spirit of Halloween, there are also numerous toys popping up to celebrate the season. Some fun examples include zombified versions of characters from the Cornetto Trilogy and LittleBits' build-a-pumpkin kit that teaches kids the basics of lighting up a jack-o'-lantern safely with circuitry.