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8 hottest smart toys for connected kids christmas 2016

8 hottest “smart” toys for connected kids Christmas 2016

Kids are so tech savvy in this modern world.

Even my 15-month-old gravitates towards iPhones and the Wii versus the toddler toys we have bought for him that lie scattered and alone throughout our home.

Today’s toys offer our children experience in play with a touch of math, reading, science, programming and so much more! 

8 hottest smart toys for connected kids Christmas 2016 gifts


Inspired by The Toy Insider‘s weekend promo on hot toys for this Christmas, I did a little research and narrowed it down to these hot smart toys tech-savvy kids will be oh-so appreciative of this holiday season.


Kurio Watch

The Kurio Watch is a real smartwatch with a high-res touch screen including over 20 games & apps- Alar plus an alarm clock, calendar, contacts, calculator, activity Tracker as well as entertainment features such as music player, camera & video, messaging, and a photo editor.

The Kurio Watch is one of the hottest "smart" toys for connected kids this Christmas 2016


Barbie Hello Dreamhouse

Barbie’s Wi-Fi-enabled Dreamhouse features automatic elevator, electronic staircase that turns into a slide, spinning chandelier and doors that open with a voice command! Use the Hello Dreamhouse app to customize the sounds in each play space — you can even record your own sounds for use in any of 15 locations. Speech recognition to respond to more than 100 commands! Change features within the six rooms, move the elevator and change the stairs into a slide simply by telling the house what to do!

Barbie Hello Dreamhouse is one of the hottest "smart" toys for connected kids this Christmas 2016


MarioKart 8 Carrera RC Nintendo Mario-Copter

Ready to fly, high performing, easily recharged quadrocopter.

Mario-Copter is one of the hottest "smart" toys for connected kids this Christmas 2016


Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-pillar

Kids connect the segments to make Code-A-Pillar go forward, left, right or wherever they choose. Each segment lights up as the action happens! Motorized head segment features lights, sounds and blinking eyes to bring Code-A-Pillar to life! Find! letter identification, categorization, objects and properties.

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-pillar is one of the hottest "smart" toys for connected kids this Christmas 2016


Zoomer Chimp

Using True Balance Technology, Zoomer Chimp moves just like a real Chimp: on all fours, flipping, standing, and rolling all on his own! Train him with one of his 10 easy-to-remember voice commands; tell him to flip, Go Bananas!, and more. Try Chimp Talk, hell repeat what you say in his own Chimpy way! Through Progressive Play, the more you train him, the more responses youll unlock! 

Zoomer Chimp is one of the hottest "smart" toys for connected kids this Christmas 2016



Roominate Cotton Candy Carnival

Use the motors to make a working Ferris wheel that spins, and a carousel that goes round and round! Or, use the motors to design something else! This wired building set inspires open-ended, hands-on play while showing kids that creativity and engineering are fun! Over 200 pieces allow children to build their carnival however they want, then add stickers to make it even more their own!



WowWee Lumi Gaming Drone Toy

Connect Lumi to a smart device for tons of App-Based Gameplay. “Follow-Me” Mode. Lumi follows its pilot’s every move. Where you go, Lumi Goes. EZ Flight Technology allows for instant drone stabilization, and awesome tricks with the simple push of a button. Play fun games, such as “Lumi To The Beat” to unlock new tricks.

WowWee Lumi Gaming Drone Toy is one of the hottest "smart" toys for connected kids this Christmas 2016



The starter kit comes with four games and you can get additional add on games for learning how to code, or exploring. This award-winning hands-on game system, fosters creativity & problem solving skills.

Osmo is one of the hottest "smart" toys for connected kids this Christmas 2016




Your Turn: What gifts are on your list to give to the kiddos this holiday season?


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