By Joanna Batt and Judy Sutton Taylor. Photographs by Nicole Radja.
Published: November 1, 2010
4 techie toys
A souped-up version of the 1980s toy, Alphie the Learning Toy Robot teaches letters, math basics and more. $40, Toys R Us.
The Leapster Explorer Learning Game System offers games, e-books, videos and online play to keep your kid entertained for hours. $70, Best Buy.
Protect your investment in smart phones and MP3 players from hapless little hands with this sturdy, waterproof Eco Extreme All-Terrain Case. $50, gracedigitalaudio.com.
…and beyond your kids’ wildest Toy Story 3 obsession, this Buzz Lightyear Deluxe Action Wing Pack has motorized wings that open and close, motion-activated flying sounds and a whopping 31-inch wingspan. $50, Toys R Us.