Right around this time of year, I notice the toy commercials on TV a bit more and my son does as well. There must be at least a dozen or so items my 5-year-old has asked me to add to his Christmas list already and we haven't even reached the peak of the holiday shopping season.
I do get excited when I discover some great new toys that I think he'd enjoy. Here are a few of the hottest holiday toys of 2016, for kids in various age groups.
Is there anything better than listening to a toddler giggle? This will keep them smiling, for sure.
This activity cube will keep those kiddos busy in any room of the house.
What toddler doesn't love vehicles that light up and make sounds?
These cute little bugs are perfect for crawling toddlers.
Keep those creative kids busy with this fun and colorful scribble pad.
Face it - Shopkins are here to stay and their new Kinstruction Sets are bound to be a hit with young collectors.
This dinosuar is more than just a toy, It will help kids protect their toys and keep their siblings away from their side of the playroom.
Forget imaginary friends. This little guy is the only companion your child will ever need.
Move over Elmo, I predict Pikachu will be the hottest toy this holiday season.
Your child's first smart home is voice activated and of course can be customized through an app.
Get those kiddos coding now! The future enginneers have got to start somewhere!
3D Art is where it's at. Another modern tech skill your kids will be excited to get familiar with.
Emojis are everywhere! And this fun art set will keep those kids busy on the go.
Every girl wanted these Fashion Plates when I was this age. Now you can relive your childhood all over again.
Speaking of reliving your youth, this PacMan Arcade Game is not just for kids!
Minecraft + Drone = best gift ever.
The hot new trend in Escape Room Games is all inside this box.
Nerf Wars will never be the same.
Travel in style with this smart hovertrax model by Razor.
She'll love being able to create her own jewelry!
Which of these do you think the kids in your life will enjoy?