From Armored Toy Drones to Cartoon Clown Figurines

By: Laura McQuarrie - Sep 25, 2016
While there are plenty of tech-focused toys included in the top September 2016 toy ideas, there are just as many low-tech playthings that put an emphasis on skill-building.

Some of the most high-tech toys for kids include electronic boards from Snap Circuits Jr. that are aimed at teaching kids the fundamentals of building circuits, the interactive Osmo Monster drawing app and the educational and artificially intelligent Woobo plush. On the opposite side of the spectrum are toys like the 'Micro Blaster X-Bow,' which is a small-scale bow and arrow system that launches cotton swabs to hit long-distance targets.

Recently, McDonald's began including a 'Step-It' pedometer smartwatch of its own design in its Happy Meals for kids, signifying a shift it's making to influence kids to make healthier lifestyle choices beyond food.