To screen or not to screen? Many parents struggle with this question on a daily basis, so it may come as no surprise that toy designers do, too. The 2016 International Toy Fair featured some clear battles lines drawn between screen-less play and tech-focused toys.
The most interesting innovations, however, are either a blend of physical toys and technology or traditional toys taken in a new direction. Here are some of the coolest offerings that will invite your kid to play on-screen, offscreen, and with new ideas.