Smart toys on the market this holiday season
This holiday season the emphasis for children's toys is on anything that fosters critical thinking and problem solving.
Claudia Towles, co-owner of aMuse Toys, said toy companies are reinforcing science, technology, engineering and math in their products.
One of those, the Noggin stick, is one of the hottest toys right now for babies.
"This changes color every time you shake it, it helps with visual tracking. It's educational. Now does the baby know they're being educated? Of course not, but it teaches cause and effect," Towles said.
Other toys include Barbie and Klash, a skill game with magnetic control.