Whether we like it or not, technology is now such a big part of our lives from such an early age. Tech is incorporated into many of today’s must-have toys, and every parent will know the value and the curse of tablets and screen time!
We’re huge advocates of real play here at My Baba but we appreciate that technology has a place in even the littlest of lives and that’s not ever going to change. Embracing technology as a fantastic tool for learning, we’ve pulled together some of the coolest kids technology toys out there. From tablets and cameras to interactive books and robots, there’s so much fun to be had – as part of a balanced lifestyle 🙂
T-Rex Headphones, Little Rockerz
Introducing the latest and by far the coolest set of cans you’ll ever see by Little Rockerz. These super-soft and comfy T-Rex headphones have a built in volume limiter, so music is always under 85 decibels. The 30mm drivers deliver crisp and clear sounds and can be connected to any Bluetooth enabled device. Pretty nifty, huh? There’s also a 20cm coiled cable with buddy jack so children can not only share devices, but have a little room to manoeuvre.
Fire 7 Kids, Amazon
Fire 7 Kids from Amazon is the next generation of Amazon’s affordable tablet designed for kids. The Fire 7 offers a much faster processor, 16GB of storage and 512 GB of expandable storage via a microSD card. It also comes with a carry case and a 2 year ‘no worry’ guarantee
There are thousands of kid-friendly titles on offer. The tablet also comes parental controls so you can be sure your child is accessing appropriate content for their age while spending the correct amount of time using the device.
Leapstart 3D Learning System, Harrods
Tap into fun with Leapfrog’s Leapstart 3D learning system. It’s a perfect tool for preparing children for school by engaging them into fun activities and games.
The 3D-like video animations bring learning to life and help children to better understand the learning concepts. It has 3 learning levels and takes kids from preschool to primary.
Get your little preschoolers up and moving with Think and Lean Teach n Tag Movi.
With 360 degree movement and three different ways to play, Movi teaches preschoolers how to follow directions, develop critical thinking skills while encouraging them to be active.
Movi is suitable from 3+ years.
VTech Kidizoom Smart Watch, Smyths
Not just a watch, this Kiddizoom Smart Watch from VTech lets your child takes photos and videos as well as play games. Its splash-proof design incorporates a motion sensor, pedometer, alarm clock, timer, stopwatch, voice recorder and more. So much technology in one small device.
It comes in blue or pink and is suitable from 4+ years.
Vtech Challenger Laptop, Amazon
The VTech Challenger Laptop is packed with 40 key stage 1 and 2 curriculum based material. The activities include learning English, maths, music and basic French in a fun quiz show styled game-play. It can also be enjoyed in a two-player mode. The laptop comes with a real computer mouse and qwerty keyboard.
It is suitable from 4+ years.
LeapFrog LeapPad, Argos
This durable kids’ tablet is kid-tough and kid-safe right out of the box. It is built with a fast, powerful quad-core processor. It comes pre-loaded with lots of content so they can start learning right away. Content is available to download or purchase as cartridges.
This is suitable from 3-9 years.
VTech KidiZoom Action Cam, Argos
Get some great action shots with the KidiZoom Action Cam from VTech. It comes with a waterproof case for underwater shots and a mount so you can capture some great videos and pictures. It has 128MB internal memory which is expandable with microSD (not included).
Suitable for 3+ years.
VTech Kidizoom Duo, Smyths
Kiddizoom Duo from VTech is a great first camera. Available in blue and pink, with a five megapixel camera to capture quality photos. It comes with a 128MB of internal storage and can also support up to a 32GB Micro SD Card for external memory.
It has two lenses so taking selfies couldn’t be easier. Add fun effects to your images for that finishing touch. If that’s not enough it also comes with a selection of great games to keep kids entertained.
Suitable from 3+ years.
Learning Resources Botley The Coding Robot, John Lewis
Botley is a coding robot from Learning Resources. It comes with a 77 piece activity set to let your child program endless challenges. Botley encourages children to explore problem solving, technology, science, engineering and maths, while having fun. Botley is ready to go right out of the box and with his easy to use programs he will have you child coding in minutes.
Suitable from 5 years.
Sphero Mini Blue, Argos
Sphero is an app-enabled robotic ball. You can drive, play games and learn to code with this tiny toy. Sphero Mini is packed with lots of tiny tech and features a little gyroscope, accelerometer, and LED lights which look great when rolling at its top speed of 1MPH. You can also customise your Sphero with interchangeable shells which are available separately.
It comes with six mini bowling pins and three mini traffic cones.
Suitable for 8+ years.
Nintendo Switch, Game
Nintendo Switch is Nintendo’s second entry in the eighth generation of home video game consoles. This powerful device connects to your TV and can also be used as a handheld device so you can enjoy your favourite games on-the-go. You can slot the tablet into the docking station and watch on the big screen. Play a multiplayer battle with other consoles, go online or go for single player mode. There are also great add ons with Nintendo Labo to make gaming a little more fun.
Suitable from 6+ years.
Wonder Workshop Dash Robot, Amazon
Dash Robot from Wonder Workshop is an explorer who loves to go on adventures. Dash can play music, solve challenges and even follow you around. You can get the free Wonder Workshop app to program Dash to do anything you can imagine! Using sensors, Dash can detect objects in front and behind becoming more capable every time you play.
Suitable from 8+ years
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