Summer is winding down, and the school year is fast approaching. If you’re a parent, it’s time to pick up supplies for your children so they can succeed this semester. Your list will probably include traditional items like notebooks and pens—but you may also want to invest in tech toys that contain educational games for your kids.
By disguising lessons about everything from reading and math to engineering and exercise, these toys add value (and fun) to every child’s schooling. If you’re on the lookout for the top educational games and tech toys for your kids, but don’t have time to shop for them in stores, here are a few great options to get you started:
Your child should learn about computers and tablets early in life. That way, they’ll be equipped with the skills they need as they advance in school. But the Internet can often be a scary place for children—and that’s where a kid-friendly tablet comes into play.
The Dragon Touch 7″ Android Kids Tablet allows you to choose what educational games and videos your kids can see. It comes protected with Zoodles, which will block anything on the web that isn’t for children. Additionally, this tech toy is enclosed in a case of soft, high-quality silicone that’s environmentally friendly and extremely durable. Your children can use the tablet over and over, and it won’t fray or fail them.
Educational Gaming Systems
Unfortunately, many video games can cause your children to be sedentary and distracted from their schoolwork. However, the LeapFrog LeapTV Educational Active Video Game System is different. This tech toy, which is intended for children ages three to eight, comes with a motion-sensing camera and wrist strap.
Your kids may not be getting enough gym time at school, so this device will help them exercise at home while playing games like LeapFrog Dance Party and LeapFrog Sports. There are more than 100 educational games sold separately that will teach your kids reading, science, problem solving, and math—while at the same time getting them moving.
Kits to Foster Curiosity, Engineering Skills
Is your son or daughter interested in engineering and learning how to build electronics? Then give them the chance to try out the Soldering Light Chaser Robot Kit. This robot tech toy, named Mr. Neon, comes with all the tools your kids need to put him together.
All you and your child have to do to cooperatively assemble Mr. Neon is follow the instructions and embrace the science. Once built, he will follow light around. The stronger the light is, the faster he moves toward it. The kit also comes with stickers so you can “play” with Mr. Neon’s emotions.
Easy-to-Operate Aerial Drones
Encourage outdoor play with the Quad with Headless Mode drone by CIS. Your children will both have fun and hone their hand-eye coordination while piloting this drone all around the neighborhood. It does flips in every direction, giving your kids the ability to fly anywhere with ease. It’s great if you want to introduce your child to popular tech toys—and get them out into some fresh air without sacrificing learning opportunities.