Kids don’t play with toys like we did. These days, ‘smart’ toys and gadgets are taking over the job of entertaining and educating the tots. In some ways, our jobs as parents have never been easier, but trying to please the little sprogs with the right gadgets can still be super tricky.
Here are some of the greatest gadgets for kids on the market, today.
The Smart Bot is suitable for ages 5 and up and is charged by USB connection. Reasonably priced at £29.99, the Smart Bot has it all and promises to keep your kids entertained for hours. It can perform up to 50 different actions, including walking, gliding and dancing - cool, right? Kids are able to control the Smart Bot with hand movements; it can even speak to them and show facial expressions.
iTECHOR High Rotation Magnetic Suspension Globe
This magnetic globe would make a brilliant and original stocking filler for your child, this Christmas. It is so easy to set up that the little ones can manage it themselves and work steadily for a full year; electromagnetic levitation technology means the globe floats electronically, controlled by a magnetic system. This swish gadget comes equipped with multicolour LED lights, which look awesome when illuminated in the dark.
Educate and entertain your younger ones this Christmas with this innovative globe - go on, gift them something a bit different.
Make your own clock
For ages 6 and over and no batteries required, kids can engage their brains and keep their hands busy with this Make Your Own Clock kit. With 31 plastic pieces, it’s easy to put together and comes equipped with all the kit they need to create a quirky timepiece for their bedroom. With bright colours and a retro feel, this little gadget is perfect for a child’s bedroom and gives the kids a chance to show off something they’ve made to their pals.
Frisbee has never been better; now your child can play frisbee while blasting out their favourite tunes. Thanks to an inbuilt Bluetooth speaker, this durable frisbee means you can play your favourite songs while you throw it. Even better, It can stream tracks from your phone, laptop or tablet.
It might be a bit too cold to be playing frisbee right now, but roll on summer and this baby will pay for itself, considering how much fun your kids will have with it. Plus, it’ll get them out of the house.
Fed up of your kids moaning you’re hogging the TV? Buy them a smartphone projector - you won’t regret it. This incredibly cheap but effective gadget means your children can project whatever programme they want to watch, on any wall in the house. The ability to watch movies on your smartphone is a personal experience, but now your kids can have movie nights streamed straight from their smartphone.
This cardboard projector means films can be streamed from your children’s bedrooms, and projected onto the walls - showing a film streamed directly from their phone. There’s even space to plug in speakers for the authentic cinema experience, which is great for when their mates drop by for a movie night.
With these and so many other cool kits to choose from, make sure you get your sprogs something fun and techy on their birthday or the next big holiday.