Toys are above all about fun. They should entertain and engage the kids and serve as an enjoyable pastime that can be enjoyed over and over again. But if learning and skills development comes with that fun, so much the better. And with great tech toys, an increase in STEM related knowledge and skills is built in.
1. Osmo Gaming System for iPad
Osmo is a unique educational gaming accessory that opens up your iPad to the infinite possibilities of physical play. The system offers four games: Osmo Tangram, Osmo Words, Osmo Newton, and Osmo Masterpiece that can be downloaded from the iTune App store for free. Osmo was developed by Tangible Play, a company founded in 2013 by Pramod Sharma and Jérôme Scholler, “two Stanford alumni and ex-Googlers with children”. (Awbie) on an adventure. New Atlas called Coding Awbie “a good way to introduce young children to the concepts of logic and problem solving.
2. Veho Digital Microscope
This handy USB desktop microscope 20x-200x, 1.3 Mega Pixels magnification – has a multitude of home and office uses; science education, laboratory research, computer parts examination, printing inspection, presentation tool, medical analysis, reading aid and collectibles magnification to name a few. Online chat can also be achieved with the microscope’s built-in webcam and record features. With this gadget, you can also take pictures at a resolution of 1600×1200 and record videos at a resolution of 1280×960.
3. Sphero 2.0: The App-Enabled Robotic Ball
4. Cheerson CX-10 (Nano) Quadcopter
Cheerson CX-10 fits in the palm of your hand and offers a straightforward flight experience for new pilots. Best used indoors, the CX-10 comes in several forms, the base model is just a simple drone, there are also versions with certain flight modes and cameras. The truth is we can think of better drones with cameras, we recommend you stick to the basic model, having fun practicing your piloting skills in your living room. It’s frequency is 2.4G. Gyro: 6 axis. Material: ABS Size: 40 x 40 x 22mm Flight time: about 5-8 minutes Charging time: 30 minutes Control distance: about 20-50M Battery for quadcopter: 3.7V 100mah Remote Control Battery : 2 x AAA battery(not included).
5. S3 Cleverkeet Bird
Clever keet is the smartest bird who has ever flown into the little live pet shop Your new clever feathered friend is an interactive, singing and talking bird Give him a name and he will talk and play in all kinds of ways Pet and chat with him He responds to your voice and loves to learn new words Play your favorite music and dance with him There is so much for your clever keet to do on his playground Take him for a walk on his perch or watch him ride on his cart He really is just like a real bird only smarter Clever keet comes in a choice of colors. With the Cleverkeet you will also get a playpen; a food and water perch; a handheld perch, even a little cart for the critter to ride around in.