Children are a blessing, there’s no doubt of that. However, sometimes you need to distract them and keep them entertained for a bit to burn a few minutes off the clock.
Clever counting games and rhymes will only work for so long before they start to get bored. Then it’s back to square one for you and the family.
Lucky for you, there are cool gadgets and awesome tech toys for your kids to enjoy and keep them entertained for hours.
Here are the top tech toys and kits for entertaining kids while you try to get some work done in the other room!
Wonder Workshop Dash Robots
Trying to get your kid into technology as much as you are? Get them involved in it early on in life with these awesome tiny robots from Wonder Workshop.
These incredible dash robots give kids a rover-style camera robot to play with. It hooks up to an Android or iOS device and allows the kid full control from the tablet/phone.
The tantalizing color and sleek model gives off a friendly and unintimidating vibe to your kids. A perfect way to introduce them to robotics with this cute little friend by their side.
It also lights up in its eyes and makes cool sounds for your kids to enjoy playing within any room in the house. Its small stature means it won’t take up a lot of space and will have plenty of room to roam.
Also, the robot’s system has a few coding capabilities through Wonder Workshop’s Blockly coding app. The layout is pretty simple to use (thanks to a drag and drop platform) for you and your kids to play around with.
Osmo Genius Kit
Looking for something a little more educational for your little one? If you have an iPad, you should give the Osmo Genius Kit a glance.
This software is… well, genius. It challenges kids to use the resourcefulness to make shapes, draw pictures and other games that use their ever-growing brains.
Kids love a creative outlet to express their learning skills while getting to play in a game-style format, the Genius kit gives them access to do just that. Now, when you can’t hear your kids running around, it’s because they’re sitting nicely and learning.
Don’t worry about them burning through all of the questions too fast either. There are additional packages that you can purchase to keep them honest.
Don’t have an iPad? No problem! You can essentially get the same software (with a few minor tweaks) for $25 through the Osmo iPhone Base pack.
KD Aura Drone with Glove Controller
For many kids growing up, they think it would be awesome to be able to control things with their minds and move them with a simple swat of the hand.
Now, it’s possible to control a drone with a glove that allows you full control of the direction it goes. While this one may be a bit advanced for the young ones, kids ages 8 or older should have a blast with it.
This drone is household-friendly thanks to it’s small and lightweight frame, height and distance limits, and automated landing.
Kids simply slip on the control glove and activate the drone. From there, they can guide it all over the house and take on “private missions” for hours while you try to get ahead on some work or start cooking dinner.
This drone is so fun to play with, you may find yourself wanting to take it for a spin or two… especially with the flips that it can do!
Kano Computer Package
Can you already tell that your child is gifted with an advanced brain and resourcefulness? Is he or she lightyears ahead and constantly striving to learn more?
If so, this computer kit will allow them to start getting into the schematics of building their own (simplified) computer. The pack comes with easy instructions for them to follow while still challenging them to connect and think on their feed.
Once they build the computer, the fun’s just starting!
The software allows them to make and participate in music and games and gives them just enough customizable features to keep them interested in making it do different things.
Your child may be on their way to contributing to a web design agency in the future, and this would be the start of a beautiful career!
Anyone who has children of their own knows exactly how curious kids can be.
Because of that, they’re constantly asking questions and looking for definitive answers. If you didn’t have to spend all that time answering their questions, you’d have enough time to build a rocketship.
Enter the Dino, who is always ready to answer your child’s questions, sing-along, tell funny jokes, and other things associated with being a knowledgeable friend for your kid.
Dino is hooked up to the internet and uses that as his source for answering your kid’s questions and finding funny jokes to tell.
Don’t worry, Dino has a filter feature to make sure and answer only the appropriate questions that your kid asks such as math questions or what a simple word means.
That means that you’re still on the hook for those inquisitive questions such as “where do babies come from?“.
Entertaining Kids Has Never Been More Fun
Who said that you as the adult couldn’t have fun while entertaining kids with technology?
Find cool tech gadgets and gizmos that you and your kids can bond over and play with together!
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Best of luck with your search! Remember to find tech toys that match your kid’s personality and interests.