The fabulous Toy Insider Mom and Woman’s Day‘s Taryn Mohrman showed off the hottest STEM and tech toys in the latest Fun with Kids video. These educational toys bring what kids learn in their core curriculums to playtime, and even the little ones can get in on the tech items that their parents may have.
This educational active video gaming system gets minds and bodies up and active.
There are three ways to play – motion, pointer, and classic controller.
Contains a library of more than 100 games (by year end)
Available at Amazon, Target, and Toys “R” Us
With more than 190 pieces, GoldieBlox and the Builder’s survival kit offers of fun and endless possibilities.
Goldie’s Field Notes (included in the Builder’s Survival Kit), offers kids a wide-eyed perspective of Goldie’s world, her friends and family, and all of her secret inventions.
GoldieBlox and the Builder’s Survival Kit gives inventors the freedom to chose their own difficulty level.
Kids develop spatial skills through basic engineering principles and building their reading skills and confidence.
Kids will learn about the physical science principles that keep the robot balanced, making it appear to defy gravity.
By constructing seven different models with the motorized gyroscope unit, young engineers can experiment with and learn about the science of gyroscopic devices and the indispensable role they play in our lives.
The models include the gyroscopic robot, a balancing personal vehicle, a gyro horizon (or artificial horizon), a gyrocompass, a balancing game, a tightrope walker, and a flight simulator. At the core of these models is a unique motor-driven gyroscope.
A full-color, 24-page, illustrated experiment manual provides step-by-step assembly instructions and scientific explanations.
Kids can design and build their own jumbo-sized robot as they learn about motors, sensors, gears, and how they all function.
Robots snap together using intuitive tool-less components.
Fosters creative STEM learning through hands-on play.
64 different programing variations.
Learn about the robot’s brain, the centralized computer that powers the robot, and how the creature is brought to life.
Available September 2014
Other models include: VEX Robotics Ant, Scarab, and Spider.
MiP (short for Mobile Inverted Pendulum) is the latest innovation by WowWee in association with the UCSD (University of California at San Diego) Coordinated Robots Lab.
With its unique dual wheel balancing, MIP is a fully interactive robot able to navigate its surroundings while controlled by hand movements using GestureSense™ technology, or through a Bluetooth link to any smart device using the free app.
Play games, make MiP dance to any song in your iTunes library, and more!
MiP has an inquisitive and responsive personality that is communicated through motion, sound, and its LED “eyes”. Along with a tray accessory that can be attached, MiP can balance multiple objects while moving or standing still, including another MiP!
Maddie Michalik is the senior editor at the Toy Insider, where she reports on news, trends, and writes weekly product reviews. She travels to TV stations throughout the U.S. and Canada to show off her favorite products on TV! Maddie is also the editor-in-chief of leading trade magazine The Toy Book and weekly e-newsletter Toy Report, keeping the toy industry up to date with the latest happenings.
Her love for consuming media is surpassed only by her love creating it, and she truly believes that the world would be a better place if everyone just played with a toy for 15 minutes a day. You can often find her rereading the Harry Potter series with a cup of coffee in her hand and patiently waiting for a The Lego Movie threequel to come out. For more of her antics, follow Maddie on Twitter and Instagram @MaddieMichalik.
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