According to Babble, “This year, we looked into toy trends, combed through catalogs, and unscientifically polled the little ones in our own homes to bring you our picks for the season’s hottest toys. Look for singing robots, brain-building games and play sets, and unusual twists on classic characters, as well as plenty of eco-smart picks. And, of course, you can also expect lots of simple, timeless playthings — because let’s face it: lights and sounds aren’t the only options in the toy aisle”