If you've been following our coverage of Toy Fair 2013, it would be easy to believe that the hottest trends in toys were all about the latest, greatest, and most innovative. While tech played a major role in what we found to be the standout products and launches from the event, many of these were based upon toys and games that date back decades. We even saw new twists on some of our own childhood favorites. Love the idea of sharing a bit of nostalgia with your tot? Check out 11 of the best new takes on old classics in the world of toys.
Get ready to hand your tablets and phones over to your kids — for good! One of the biggest trends we saw at Toy Fair was the integration of iPads and iPhones with tots' favorite toys. From classics like the Nerf basketball hoop and Fisher-Price's Little People Barn to new entries from Barbie and Crayola, everything is getting a tech makeover. Check out our 10 favorite tech toys for kids this year.
Every mom wants the latest and greatest for her new baby, and staying on top of what's worthwhile and what's not can feel like a full-time job. At last week's Toy Fair, we were lucky enough to check out some of the exciting new launches coming to the world of baby gear and toys in 2013. Here, 14 of our favorites to look forward to in the coming year!
Building blocks, dolls, puzzles, oh my! With more than 1,000 exhibitors showing off more than 150,000 products at 111th annual International Toy Fair, it's safe to say there was something for everyone. As we roamed the halls, we were wowed by everything from beautifully made wooden toys to the way technology has been integrated into classic favorites for new patterns of play. If you're following us on Instagram (which you should be; we're lilsugar1), you got a play-by-play as we made our way through the convention, but that was just the beginning. Here's a peek at the toys and playthings that will be hitting store shelves throughout the year, and what your kids will be clamoring for in the coming holiday season!