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.

Little Scholar (School Zone)

  • SchoolZone.LittleScholarThis kids’ tablet it preloaded with over 200 educational apps, videos, songs, and e-books so there’s no need to buy additional apps.
  • Little Scholar provides users with lessons based on the “standard curriculum” subjects for preschoolers, kindergartners, and first graders in math, reading, spelling, logic, geography, science, and creativity.
  • App Management Tool available for parents to tailor the content to fit learning needs of their children.
  • Features and 8-inch screen and rune a Google Android 4.2.2 operating system.
  • Ages: 3-7
  • $149.99-$199.99
  • Available this fall at Toys “R” Us

LeapTV (LeapFrog)

  • LeapTVThis 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)
  • Ages: 3-9
  • MSRP: $149.99
  • Available at Amazon, Target, and Toys “R” Us
Kidizoom Smartwatch (VTech)

  • Kidizoom Smart WatchIt’s amazing what this watch can do!
  • The innovative, multi-function VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch is packed with robust features such as a camera, video recorder, fun photo effects and built-in games, in a wearable, kid-friendly, take-anywhere gadget.
  • It features a large, easy-to-use color touch screen, as well as more than 50 digital and analog clock displays, making it perfect for kids learning to tell time.
  • Other features include a rechargeable battery, alarm clock, timer, stopwatch, voice recorder and parental game controls, and it’s available in four vibrant colors.
  • Parents can access the Learning Lodge app store to download even more games and watch displays.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $59.9
  • Retailers: Target, Walmart, Toys“R”Us (also on

GoldieBlox and the Builder’s Survival Kit (GoldieBlox)

  • GoldieBloxandtheBuildersSurvivalKitWith 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.
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP: $59.99
Kurio Xtreme, the Ultimate Android Tablet™ Built for Kids (Techno Source)

  • Kurio Xtreme with BumperKurio Xtreme is a 7” Wi-Fi enabled Android 4.4 (KitKat) kid tablet that delivers ultimate fun with ultimate safety.
  • It includes 10 exclusive Kurio Motion games—the first body motion games on a tablet—that get kids jumping, running and moving as they play sports, racing and learning games.
  • This tablet is fully loaded with more than $300 worth of free content–premium games, e-books, music, apps and more. Thousands of more kid-safe apps can be accessed through the curated Kurio Store, and with this Google Certified tablet parents can choose age appropriate content from the millions of apps available through Google Play.
  • New COPPA-complaint, kid-safe social content includes an e-mail application monitored and filtered by parents, as well as social networking apps.
  • Parent-friendly added features include: 24/7 customer care right from the tablet through the Kurio Support and Kurio SOS apps, including live chat with tech experts and remote support; a Common Sense Media app and guide to help parents pick the right content for children; and more customizable app management, time control and advertisement control features.
  • Plus, everything parents expect and trust from Kurio: a robust Kurio Genius Internet filtering system covering 500+ million websites in 170 languages to block inappropriate content; a password protected Parent Area; and the ability to create up to eight individual user profiles.
  • Features an Intel Atom processor, Bluetooth technology and 16 GB of internal memory (expandable to 40GB with Micro SD Card).
  • Includes a blue protective bumper and Kurio Motion stand.  Additional accessories sold separately.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $129.99
  • Available October 2014

Gyrobot: The Science of Gyroscopes (Thames and Kosmos)

  • GyrobotKids 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.
  • 102 pieces.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $49.95
The Original Super Spirograph (Kahootz Toys)

  • TheOriginalSuperSpirographThe original Spirograph is back and better than ever!
  • The classic interchangeable Spiro-Tracks let kids create their own unique pattern shapes, taking your designs to a whole new and SUPER level.
  • This jumbo 75+ piece set comes in a durable storage case with a work surface and features a real metal die-cast #50 Spirograph wheel to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the introduction of the original Spirograph.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Product Features: 19 Spirograph Precision Wheels, 2 Spirograph Precision Rings, 2 Spirograph Precision Racks, 34 Spiro-Tracks, .31oz (9g) of Reusable Spiro-Putty, 3 Fine Line Design Pens, 24 Page Guide Book, 12 Sheets of Jumbo Design Paper, 2 – 25-Page Drawing Pads, a Real die-cast metal 50th Anniversary Commemorative Wheel, and 1 Carry-Along Storage Case with built in work desk.

HEXBUG VEX Robotics Strandbeast (Hexbug)

  • Hexbug Vex Robotics StrandbeastKids 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.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $89.99
  • Available September 2014
  • Other models include: VEX Robotics Ant, Scarab, and Spider.

MiP (WowWee)

  • MiPMiP (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!
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available now