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Interactive tech toys to enjoy with the kids


If you’ve got a child with a love of technology and all things crafty, there are tons of toys on the market that can help them to develop their skills by combining learning with fun.

We’ve rounded up some of the best products available, which we’re sure that you and the kids will love.


Makeblock mBot Robot Kit

This kit is produced by Makeblock, a leading global brand in STEM education solutions.

Though he may be small, the mBot has many modes to play with, such as obstacle avoidance and line-follow. The robot kit is easy to build within 15 minutes and can be controlled by remote control or even your smartphone through the official Makeblock app.

It's up to you to decide whether you want to follow the guide or work entirely from your own imagination and make your mBot completely unique.

Find the mBot Robot Kit on Amazon for £87.99.


Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach 'n Tag Movi

This fun little robot is ready to get kids moving and learning along with him. With 360 degrees of mobility, Think & Learn Teach 'n Tag Movi encourages preschoolers to get their minds and bodies moving, while teaching them how to follow directions and think about the world around them.

With three exciting game modes and six different games to choose from, Teach 'n Tag Movi keeps kids both physically and mentally active, whether he's asking them questions to engage their critical thinking skills or getting funky on the dance floor.

Purchase the Think & Learn Teach n’ Tag Movi from Smyths Toys for £39.99.


3Doodler Start Essentials

This award-winning product allows kids to bring all of their ideas to life!

The 3D printing pen and its creations are not hot to the touch and use low-heat, BPA-free and non-toxic plastic, making it completely safe for kids to use. As a tactile learning toy, the 3Doodler helps to inspire creativity, design, planning, building and spatial understanding in children, making it perfect for STEM learning.

The 3Doodler is available on Amazon for £49.99.


Lego Women of NASA

Explore the professions of some of the most pioneering women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with this exciting Lego set.

Featuring minifigures of four incredible women of NASA (astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman, computer scientist and entrepreneur Margaret Hamilton, astronaut, physicist and entrepreneur Sally Ride, and astronaut, physician and engineer Mae Jemison) and three builds illustrating their areas of expertise, kids can role-play space exploration from initial planning to moon landing.

You can buy Women of NASA from the Lego Shop for £19.99.


Droid Inventor Kit

One for little Star Wars fans, this kit allows kids (or nostalgic parents) to create their own droid and bring it to life using littleBits electronic blocks. With the additional Droid Inventor app, they can take control of their creation, give it new abilities with easy block-based coding, and take it on more than 20 missions.

It’s great for helping kids to level up their inventor skills, allowing them to reconfigure parts to design any droid they can dream up! Each droid can also make 20 sounds straight from the Star Wars films, making it a must-have for all young Jedis.

Find the Droid Inventor Kit on Very for £99.99.

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