Welcome to the world of tech toys, where technology and toys meet to create fun, creative, and advanced play.

Kids can have the best of both worlds with all of these incredibly advanced, yet simple toys. For example, the Vtech Write and Learn Creative Center gives kids a way to learn their ABC’s on a convenient kid sized lap desk. Or they can enjoy the Floating Globe that makes learning geography a bit mystical.

 

Tech toys are the perfect way to introduce new technological and real-world concepts to kids. Here are some of our favorites for this year...

 

Technology is fun. And we all know how much kids LOVE it. Not only do these tech toys keep kids busy, they also double as a learning opportunity.

Since technology is advancing at a rapid pace, these toys put kids in an incredible position where they can play, learn, and explore.

Let’s take advantage of our kiddos’ fascination with all things tech, and sneak a little learning in there, too.

 

Tech Toys your Kids Will Love:

Tabletop Robot — Build a walking robot crab that changes direction when it hits an obstacle.

Crayola Color Alive Easy Animation Studio — Create your very own animations with this studio. It comes with everything you need to make simple stop animation and it’s compatible with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

Tiggly Shapes — You can teach kids shapes with these iPad toys that interact with an app. What a great tech toy combo, and the toys won’t scratch your iPad screen.

Tech 4 Kids Fright Factory Creature Creator — Make 3D creatures that come to life.

VTech Write and Learn Creative Center — Help kids learn their letters with this magnetic writing board that displays letters of the alphabet. What a great way to learn the ABC’s.

 Tech 4 Kids Fright Factory Creature Creator Toy Crayola Color Alive Easy Animation Studio 4M Table Top Robot Tiggly Shapes VTech Write and Learn Creative Center

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Tech 4 Kids 3D Creation Maker — Kids can create any 3D object in just minutes with this creation maker. Pick up the 3D Creation Activity Building Kit for even more creation possibilities.

Floating Globe with LED Lights — Technically, this isn’t a toy, but it was just too cool to pass up. This globe floats in midair!

Design Your Own Virtual Reality Viewer Kit — Bring virtual reality to the table with this DIY kit.

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure — I love these smart cars. You can use them with any Go! Go! Smart Wheels set and they know exactly where they are. This set comes with a train.

Hello Barbie Doll — It is a girl’s dream come true. A Barbie doll that talks and responds to you thanks to wi-fi technology.

 

 Hello Barbie Doll Tech 4 Kids 3D Creation Maker Floating Globe with LED Lights Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure Design Your Own Virtual Reality Viewer

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VTech Kidizoom Spin and Smile Camera — Love for photography can start very early. Especially with this kid friendly camera that has a swivel lens, flash, and 4x zoom. Then there is this VTech Kidizoom Action Cam for kids who are always on the go.

VTech Smart Watch — Not only can you play games with this watch, but you can also take pictures and videos.

AirJamz — Use this app tech toy to play drums, guitar, lasers and even SFX. Works with iOS and Android.

SkyRover Voice Command Drone — All you need is your voice to control this drone. Wow!

 VTech Kidizoom Spin and Smile Camera VTech Kidizoom Action Cam VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX AirJamz App-Enabled Bluetooth Electric Air Guitar Music Toy SkyRover Voice Command Drone

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Space Hawk Starter Set — Bring this spaceship to life through a smartphone. With the Treasure of Shadows expansion pack, the Space Hawk crew can save the galaxy from destruction.

Crayola Digital Light Designer — Digital drawings come to life when they light up on a 3D surface.

Hot Wheels A.I. Intelligent Race System Starter Kit — These smart cars know how to stay on track.

Lionel Mega Tracks – Corkscrew Chaos Red Engine — With TwisTrac technology you can build a race track that goes up a wall! Use a smartphone as the remote control.

 Hot Wheels A.I. Intelligent Race System Ravensburger Space Hawk Starter Set Ravensburger Treasure of Shadows Space Hawk Expansion Set Crayola Digital Light Designer Corkscrew Chaos Red Engine

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3Doodler Create 3D Pen — Take drawing up a notch by creating drawings that jump off the page with this tech toy.

Osmo Genius Kit — This kit comes with 5 different games including; numbers, tangram, words, Newton, and masterpiece.

Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid — BB-8 can recognize, listen, and respond to your voice!

WowWee CHiP Interactive Robot Pet Dog — Train this smart dog to play fetch. When he is ready to be recharged, Chip makes his way back to his bed where he charges back up.

Meccanoid XL 2.0 — Build your very own 4 foot tall robot! Yes, you read that right… 4 feet. He comes programming abilities too.

 3Doodler Create 3D Pen With 50 Plastic Strands Osmo Genius Kit Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid WowWee CHiP Robot Toy Dog Meccanoid XL 2.0

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Technology isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The world we live in requires us to have a current knowledge on how technology interacts in our daily lives. Tech toys are the perfect way to introduce new concepts to kids.

What tech toys caught your eye? Did I miss any of your favorites? Share your best suggestions in the comments.

 

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Colleen Kessler

Colleen is an explorer, tinkerer, educator, writer, creator, and a passionate advocate for the needs of gifted and twice-exceptional children. She has a B.S. in elementary education, a M.Ed. in gifted studies, is a sought-after national speaker and educational consultant, and is the founder of the popular blog and podcast Raising Lifelong Learners, as well as Raising Poppies, a community of support for parents of gifted children. She lives in northeast Ohio with her four bright and quirky kiddos, patient husband, and ever-changing collection of small reptiles, mammals, and insects.