What are "Smart Gifts"?
Today's technology allows children to grow and develop in more creative and innovative ways. This holiday season is the perfect time to introduce your children to "Smart Gifts", toys that incorporate the newest technology to help children learn and develop as well as become more creative. From robots, to smart watches, to board games that teach your kids how to manage money and finances, the 21 Smart gifts for kids features the most innovative tools to help your kids have fun while learning.
MiP Robot (White)
This makes a great gift for both kids and adults! This robot is very entertaining. It can move and sense objects around him. It can also carry things.
WowWee RoboMe Robot Kit
The RoboMe robot uses an iPhone to talk and perform commands. It uses an infrared light to sense the objects around him. It comes with a remote that has different modes. This is a highly interactive robot that will be fun to play with for kids and adults!
WowWee Robotics Roboquad
This robot reminds me of Wall-E character. It's programmable and can answer questions. Not to mention it is SUPER adorable!!
WowWee Mini Femisapien Humanoid Robot - 8002
This is a great gift for older kids. The robot can be programmed to move in different ways. It's a great idea for kids who love space exploration!
USB Digital Microscope for Windows/Mac, 20x-200x Magnification, Measurement, Photo and Video Capture
Great for kids who LOVE science! This microscope allows you to zoom into anything and view the results on a computer. A great way to explore the world for kids and adults!
Wonder Workshop Dash Robot
Learning to program with robots is the new trend in the toys industry, no doubt. This little robot was especially made for kids to learn how to make real action using computer commands on the phone and tablet. This will undoubtedly encourage kids to learn engineering in a smart and fun way!
Osmo Gaming System for iPad, Standard Packaging, Genius Kit
This iPad enabled game takes the traditional shape building game and transforms it into an interactive play which shows you when you are not putting the shape together correctly and when you are. It has a camera that can trace movements and give real time interactive feedback as kids are playing. This game encourages learning in a very fun way!
Lego Mindstorms EV3
The Mindstorm lego games are interactive, meaning that the legos come to life with moving parts that are controlled with smart devices like phones and tablets. This gift would be great for kids and adults alike. It is somewhat advanced but lego enthusiasts will find it absolutely amazing as a gift, guaranteed!
Ozobot Bit 2.0
A toy that will teach kids how to program. Using a computer, you can program the little robot to glow a different color, move in different directions, and much more. If you want to encourage kids to learn how to become future engineers, this is a great investment!
LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra/Ultra XDI Kids' Learning Tablet
he tablet is one of kids' favorites. It features lots of educational games, camera to take photos, microphone to record a song or the kid's voice. This is truly a great investment for any parent to keep kids playing games that will teach them new skills.
Moff Band - Wearable Smart Toy
The Moff band snaps on your wrist and makes virtual sounds of playing the drums or tennis. This smart toy can make any game more interactive and real
Barbie Fashion Design Maker Doll
Girls who love putting together fashion outfits for dolls will enjoy this toy because they can design and print their own styles to dress up the barbie. This toy should inspire creativity and provide a great time for playing.
Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit
Older kids who love racing games are sure to love this toy!!! You can control the cars with your phone or tablet and increase difficulty levels as well as build different tracks.
VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch
This watch has a built-in camera and video recorder as well as educational fun games. I think that any kid would love a watch that does more than tell time and this watch is a great option.
Nerf Combat Creatures TerraDrone
Innovative toy from Nerf Combat for older kids who love combat games.
HEXBUG Tony Hawk Circuit Boards Skatepark
A perfect gift for any kid who LOVES skateboarding. This toy utilizes a remote to move the skateboard up and down the track.
Modular Robotics MOSS Zombonitron 1600 Kit
Great for older kids who love to play legos and robots. The possibilities of play using this system is literally infinite. Each piece of this robot toy moves using a connected device such as your phone. Kids can assemble the pieces in any way they like. This toy definitely inspires creativity and boosts engineering skills.
This is a smart plush toy which uses your iPhone or Android phone to speak, sing songs, tell jokes, and overall entertain and teach kids. I personally love the idea of this toy because I think kids will find it to be lot of fun to interact with this character.
Sphero 2.0: The App-Enabled Robotic Ball
Sphere is a mini robot toy that can move on its own with the help of a phone app. It's very durable and your kids will have a lot of fun playing with this mini robot ball. It can even swim in water. Sphere features lots of interactive games such as taking a photo with a cartoon character by holding sphero in the photo.
Lost My Name - Custom Name Children's Book
I have personally given this customized book as a gift. I really loved that idea and the stories that were told to help find the full name of a child. The illustrations are really well-done and the characters are very different and unique. You can make a book for a boy or a girl. This will teach any kid how to spell their name in a very fun and creative way.
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Lisa Chin developed this game to teach her own kids about money and how to manage finances. This game is amazing because it teaches kids about money and how to handle finances in a fun way. With KidCash, kids can earn real rewards from parents and learn about saving and earning in a fun and creative way.
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