By now your 3 year old knows how to use the tablet better than you, and your tween speaks a language about new technology that you can’t even try to understand. But still it is always a good idea to bring home toys and games to inspire our kids and our family to learn more about technology and science.
One way to introduce them to other ways to use technology, besides playing with the tablet or the console, are toys that were created with the purpose to entertain our kids, yet teach them the principles of mechanics, science and engineering.
These are some of the products that you should consider try this Holiday Season:
This kit comes with more than 30 components to create 101 different electronic projects. The pieces (snap wires, slide switches, an alarm circuit, a music integrated circuit, and a speaker) snap together easily to plastic grid.
These components let the kids create working circuit boards just like the ones found inside electronic devices that are at home (like a radio, TV or computer).
The kit won the The National Parenting Center-Seal of Approval and it is part of the Dr. Toy 100 Best Children’s Products. Recommended for children 8 and older.
Create magic moments at home with this amazing kit that helps anyone make 9 seemingly ‘impossible’ activities.
This toy is a great way to learn about the scientific method and how to propose and refine hypotheses. Recommended for children 6 years of
age and older with adult supervision.
This robot is ‘eco friendly’ due to the use of solar energy and it’s also rechargeable.
There are two levels in building the robot kit and a lot of way to enjoy this product at home with the family.
This is a smartwatch for kids full of games and activities. It was created thinking about kids that love photography and videos.
It also comes with a great amount of memory and educational games that can help our kids with math, reading and also to learn to tell how to tell time, if they still don’t know. Recommended for ages 4 to 9 years.
This is one of the HOT TOYS of the season. You probably heard about it already and it is for those who are ready to enter into the ‘robotic era’.
Meccanoid is a personal robot that is easy to assemble and to play with. The kids can rebuild Meccanoid as a dinosaur or anything else.
The robot talks, walks, moves his head and hands, and has big LED eyes.
LeapFrog is a brand known for their famous kid tablets, that have been awarded for the past years by Parents organizations and the Toy Industry.
Epic Table is the most advanced Android-based tablet, designed to grow with the child.
Comes with apps for music, reading, math and educational play.
Created for those girls who love to build and play, this set has more than 300 colorful pieces to give life to a working Ferris wheel.
The toy introduces the kids to some mechanical engineering concepts and is recommended for little builders 7 and up.