All of these tech toys are meant to promote learning and, more specifically, an interest in the STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — according to the companies that manufacture them. Even well-known brands like Lego and Fisher-Price have come up with STEM-inspired electronics for grade-school students. Many of the technology aren’t for tech-savvy adults; they’re for kids also.
Here are some of the coolest kid-friendly technologies:
An adorable new Fisher-Price caterpillar toy aims to teach kids the basics of coding.
The Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar, a toy that teaches kids ages 3 to 8 problem solving and sequencing. By directing the caterpillar to move in a certain pattern, it reinforces skills associated with writing code.
The toy comes with eight segments which feature a unique command icon on its surface. Each command programs the Code-a-Pillar to move in a certain way (forward, left, right, spin, make a noise and so on).
No other product in the world creates a natural pen on paper experience like the Boogie Board eWriters.
Eliminate the need for paper, scratch pads and sticky notes – simply write and erase. The image stays as long as you need it to and can be erased with the touch of a button. Create again and again, without the need to charge or connect.
mBot is an all-in-one solution for kids to enjoy the hands-on experience about programming, electronics, and robotics. Working with mBlock inspired by Scratch 2.0, you can use Bluetooth or 2.4GHz wireless module to connect with mBot (By different version), this easy-to-assemble mBot provides infinite possibilities for your kid to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
Bring the excitement of 3D printing to yourself. With the MOD-t and the New Matter Store, it is easy for you to explore the world of 3D printing with your kids. Use this powerful yet simple learning tool to imagine and create in 3D, engaging your kids with a variety of exciting, out-of-the-box learning experiences.