Looking to boost the holiday fun? This year, toys gave playtime a much-needed upgrade with new, tech-enhanced features. Whether they’re looking to conjure up a friend hidden inside a magical crystal ball, learn to read, or even draw in 3D, kids will learn how to innovate with these high-tech toys. Check out some of our favorites below!

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About the author

Hannah Sacks

Hannah Sacks

Hannah Sacks is an editorial assistant at The Toy Insider, The Pop Insider, and The Toy Book. Despite being new(ish) to the world of toys, Hannah is slowly learning which toy boxes open which way and is getting really good at guessing how many batteries go in each toy. An avid reader, her first love is late Victorian literature paired with a huge plate of dumplings. When she’s not reading, she loves to attend concerts, cook elaborate dinners, and snuggle up with her two cats, Oscar and Percy.