We live in a technology driven world. With technology guiding our lives nearly at every step, it only makes sense to introduce the same to our kids. And what better way than to add some tech games or toys to their playpen!
Here at Kidpillar, we strongly believe in the power of screen-free games and outdoor learning activities for children more than gadgets and iPads. But I also believe that smartphones won’t make our kids dumb.
This is the age of information, and there are umpteen videos, podcasts, and games that give children valuable scientific knowledge while also improving their spatial skills and fine motor skills.
That said, choosing a tech toy that really is beneficial and contributes constructively to your child’s development ain’t an easy task.
Endless options coupled with clever marketing has made choosing technology games for kids trickier than ever! Unless you have done your research, you are likely to buy a toy that lands atop your child’s toy-fill.
Here are our picks of the best tech toys, which are educational, entertaining and most importantly will have your children coming back to them again and again. Have a look!
Best Tech Games for Kids
1. 3Doodler Start
One of the most loved technology toys for toddlers, this one lets your little artist bring her ideas to life in 3D.
The set comes with kid safe doodle pen, non-toxic plastics and creative templates to get your child started. It is a great way to improve spatial reasoning, engineering and analytical skills. Suitable for ages 8 and above.
2. TOMLOV LCD Digital Microscope
This easy to operate and assemble, digital microscope will set your kids on the road to discovery. Perfect for exploring plant structures to repairing printed circuit boards, this is the perfect STEM toy for kids.
3. R.E.V Battle Pack
Take car racing to the next level with this amazing tech game for kids. It enables your kids to control the car through an app…and is more like actually driving a toy car.
Now how cool is that! Suitable for ages 8 and above.
Related: Check out Best Toys for Kids for Every Age to explore toys from wide range of genres!
4. Squishy Circuits
A great way to start with insulators, conductors and the basics of electric circuits is through clay enabled squishy circuits.
Squishy circuits certainly makes for one of the best gifts for kids interested in tech. Kids will simply love moulding the almost-magical-clay and transforming it into electric circuits.
5. Cubelets Robot Blocks
Searching for technology toys for preschoolers that is nifty at teaching coding basics? Look no further! Cubelets lets your kids make their own robots using its handy blocks.
Packed with a camera, sensors and bluetooth, this indeed is a smart tech toy for kids.
Recommended for ages 4 and above.
For more coding toys (and everything else related to coding) check out our Guide to Coding for Kids.
6. Hot Wheels id Smart Track
Just imagine gamifying hot wheels and what you get is this smart, addictive race game!
Loaded with features and missions, this technology game for students is great for a tech camp for kids and far from just a kiddie play.
It is suitable for ages 8 and above.
7. Pictionary Air
Reinvent the classic game of Pictionary with Pictionary Air. This game challenges you to draw in air using augmented reality!
It is the tech game for family game nights and a sure shot boredom buster for kids.
8. ThinkFun Circuit Maze
Learn all about circuits and how to make them with this challenge based game. With 60 challenges, it aces your child from beginner to an expert.
This cool tech toy for kids is perfect for your budding engineer.
Recommended for ages 8 and above.
9. PAI TECHNOLOGY BOTZEES Coding Robots for Kids
This is an educational toy for kids who love robots and are keen on building activities. It is a hands-on way to introduce toddlers and preschoolers to coding and augmented reality.
With more than 30 puzzles, it is sure to keep your child busy making robots and even trying their very own designs.
Recommended for ages 4 and above, it unquestionably tops the list of neat technology toys for preschoolers.
Quick Tip: Got a kid who loves to code? Check out these Paid & Free Coding Websites for Kids that gamify coding.
10. Marbotic Smart Numbers and Letters
Another toddler toy featuring in the list of technology toys for toddlers, Marbotic Smart Numbers & Letters makes learning math, reading and writing fun and engaging.
Ages 3 and above.
11. Think & Learn Rocktopus
Rocktopus promises to add technology activities for preschoolers to your kid’s learning routine.
This technology toy for toddlers blends in music with learning through a range of preschool activities, making learning enjoyable and exciting.
It comes with 15 musical instruments, helping your child create music with just a press of a button.
Ages 3 and above.
Have a little music lover? Explore Musical Activities for Kids that will make learning fun!
12. Avengers Hero Inventor Kit
This super-hero inspired tech toy is certainly one of our favourites. Your kids get to build their very own interactive gauntlet while exploring tech, coding and engineering.
With more than 18 in-app activities, Avengers Hero Inventor Kit makes for one of the best gifts for kids.
Recommended for 8 year old (and above).
13. VTech Write & Learn Creative Centre
This tech toy is just the tool you need for your hesitant preschooler who hates writing. With its animated demonstrations, it makes learning and writing fun and is far cry from boring pattern writing.
Perfect for ages 3 and above, this fun toy assures a tonne of technology activities for preschoolers.
14. Flycatcher smART Pixelator
This is a great enhancement over the previous pixel toys. With technology coming to aid, it lets your child create any scene by uploading an image in its app.
Ages 7 and above.
This is an exciting tech enabled version of the classic cube that teaches kids how to solve the cube. Tt remembers the moves you made and guides you to solution with its LEDs and sound and can be used without any additional screen or computer connected.
What’s more, once your kids are confident enough they can turn off the hints. Recommended for ages 8 and above.
16. LeapFrog On the Go Story Pal
This is an awesome on the go story (and song) player for your child. A perfect travel companion for long journeys, it comes with pre-loaded 37 stories, 25 songs and poems, 10 lullabies!
What’s even better, you can record your own story as well and create a playlist of your child’s favourite stories and songs!
Perfect gift for ages 3 and above, this is one of the cutest technology toys for toddlers that you cannot (and should not) miss!
17. KidiZoom Creator Cam
A perfect gift for little creators, this one is sure to get your kids excited. It allows kids to shoot videos, edit them and take pictures with HD video camera and a built-in microphone.
A great toy for young kids who love film making. Ages 5 and above.
18. Smarty JoJo
This is a smart educational toy for preschoolers that does a wonderful job of teaching them shapes, directions and colors.
It’s SMART tech helps it identify colours (yes! We kid you not) and its cool motion sensors encourage physical play making it one of the most intelligent technology toys for preschoolers.
Ages 3 and above.
19. Spin Master Wizarding World Harry Potter, Enchanting Hedwig Interactive Owl
All Harry Potters will be thrilled with this interactive Hedwig toy that can respond to their touch, move like a real owl and even deliver Hogwart’s mail!
It certainly outsmarts other interactive toys in its category and is cute enough to charm every kid. And for those kids who are looking for real magical stuff, try Harry Potter Science Activities at Home.
Ages 5 and above.
Related: Also check out Harry Potter Would You Rather Questions for Kids to get your Pottehead thinking!
20. littleBits Space Rover Inventor Kit
This is a great gift for all wannabe future astronauts and kids embarking on space exploration. Clean instructions along with plenty of plenty of activity ideas are ideal to keep budding aerospace engineers busy for hours.
Recommended for ages 8 and above.
21. AILA Sit & Play Plus Preschool Learning and Reading System
If you are looking for a wholesome technology toy for preschoolers, AILA is definitely for you. Highly engaging, this educational toy packs in a punch. From letters, numbers to vocabulary and stories, ALIA has everything a preschooler would need.
AILA keeps track of the curriculum milestones and delivers the right content at the right time. It even comes with a read-aloud story book to engage in when screen time is over.
22. LeapFrog Rockit Twist
This is a wonderful crossover between video games and educational gaming. It keeps children intrigues and entertained, providing them the gaming experience while secretly working on their problem solving skills besides math and literacy.
It comes with 12 per-loaded games with varying levels of difficulty. What we really love is that it does not require an active Wi-Fi, making it an excellent travel game for kids.
Recommended ages 4 to 8 years.
23. WEDRAW Learning Educational Robot
WEDRAW Learning Robot is one of best technology toys for preschoolers that integrates learning with arts. It comes with 56 leaning courses for kids ranging from numbers, letters, sight words and basic math operations.
The robot uses drawing, storytelling to teach kids making learning screen free and hands-on. Highly engaging and entertaining, this is highly recommended for ages 3 to 5 years.
Did we miss any awesome toys? Do let me know in the comments!