This Hot Toy Trend Could Make Mom's Life a Whole Lot Easier

Tech updates are all the rage right now, so it's no surprise that some of the hottest new toys on display at the 2014 Toy Fair feature smartphone and tablet capabilities. So instead of grumbling that technology has destroyed playtime, or that kid-friendly gadgets are harmful, let's embrace the new developments that will make everyone's lives so much easier.

Let's face it, we live in a high tech world. These days, most kids can use iPads before they even start school (anyone remember the viral video of a baby trying to use a magazine as a tablet?), so integrating them into playtime seems like a natural next step. And yes, the risks might be real, but under controlled circumstances and in limited doses, tablet usage and smartphone capabilities are beneficial. Plus, they make games so much more fun!

So come on, Mom! Can we get these? Pleeeeeeease! Number four could really save your sanity!

Would you let your kids use any of these new toys?


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Taisie Taisie

The smart globe is actually really cool. I think it would be fun to use it to help teach your children where the different countries are in the world, and to get info on what is going on in those countries, be kind of like geography, current politics, and cultural learning all in one, fun fun!

lulou lulou

No.  Or slideshows.  I hate slidehows.

Mark Cox

lazy parents unite!!! buy toys!!!

Nelli... NellieKane

Babies really should not be using iPads. It affects brain development big time. Studies are out now and APA even agrees...all this technology is so not meant for tiny, developing brains. Go back to the old fashioned way of teaching your children and worry about these gadgets after they have had the chance to develop a little more.

lasombrs lasombrs

I like the fashion show, plane, and globe. The wiki bear is just stupid and lazy

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