Even though we often advocate for a low-tech lifestyle around here at Troomi, that doesn’t mean we think technology is an inherently bad thing. In fact, we believe quite the opposite! We know technology has value; without it, we’d be missing out on a lot of the luxuries—both time-saving and life-saving—we enjoy today.
The trick to using technology is allowing it to be the tool it is without succumbing to the trap it can be. We want children to develop a healthy relationship with technology, finding the balance between online engagement and real-life interaction along the way. Our goal is to empower children to learn, do and become anything by minimizing their exposure to danger and maximizing their access to education, creativity and fun!
An essential part of that empowerment comes through play. Playtime is a fundamental piece in a child’s development, offering a little bit of everything from the building of social skills to the reduction of stress. Tracking down the toys that’ll help most effectively can be tough, but we’ve made the load a little lighter with this list of top tech toys for kids!
These tech toys are the perfect intersection of technology and play. With Christmas right around the corner, you’ll want to keep them in mind when coming up with Christmas gift ideas for the kids in your crew!
Best Tech Toys for Toddlers
Kidz Delight Smooth Touch Tablet
This toddler-proof tablet features six fun games your little one will love! Teach your toddler about the alphabet and prepare them for preschool with phonics. As an added bonus, this tech toy is bilingual (English and Spanish)! Click here to check it out.
LeapFrog Scout’s Learning Lights Remote
Regain control of your TV remote by slipping this one into your toddler’s tiny hands instead. With this colorful controller, your little one will learn numbers, shapes and more with lights, music and games! Click here to see more of Scout, LeapFrog’s cute and cuddly sidekick.
FLUESTON LCD Writing Tablet
Fuel your toddler’s inner artist with this playful doodle pad! Encourage them to unleash their creativity and let their imagination run wild. Endless, mess-free fun awaits with 12 months of battery life and the capability to sustain 100,000 drawings. Click here to check it out!
LeapFrog Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket
Your toddler can pack a picnic for two with this sunny basket of snacks! They’ll love learning the names of shapes, colors, and of course, food through music, the picnic basket’s polite requests and pretend play. Click here to see more of this sweet set!
Best Tech Toys for Kids
Obuby Walkie Talkies
Encourage your children to explore! These colorful walkie talkies support two-way communication up to three miles away from each other. What kid wouldn’t love keeping in touch with friends and family with a walkie talkie? Click here to pick your pack!
TEMI Remote Control Dinosaur
Let your dinosaur-lovin’ little one roar with this remote-controlled dinosaur! It moves forward, backward, rotates all around, flashes vivid lights and makes roaring sounds. The dinosaur’s rechargeable battery offers fifteen minutes of non-stop operation! Click here to check it out.
littleBits Hall of Fame Night Light Starter Kit
With this Night Light Starter Kit, kids can create a night light of their own! Your innovative little learner will love using technology to create a custom light that’ll scare the monsters back into their closet. Click here to learn more about this light!
Vtech KidiZoom PrintCam Digital Camera and Printer
Did someone say, “selfie?” Smile for an instant photo and touch it up with filters, stickers, borders and more! This kid-friendly camera is perfect for any photo or video shoot. (And, just like a Troomi phone, it features parental controls for safe and secure fun.) Click here to start snapping!
Best Tech Toys for Tweens
This futuristic, fast-paced pong game is fun with friends, family and alone! Since the set is ball-free, it can be played indoors, outdoors and everywhere else. Click here to start bouncing beams of light!
Force1 UFO 4000 Mini Drone
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a drone! Encourage your child to reach for the stars with this remote-controlled drone featuring flashing lights, custom controls and lots of flyin’ fun. Designed for kids, this drone is durable and safe for your risk-taking tween! Click here to take flight.
Flashing Cube Electronic Memory & Brain Game
It’s like a Rubik’s Cube but better! Test your tween with speed and memory games using lights, sounds and patterns. Who knew improving your mental speed and hand-eye coordination could be so much fun? Click here to check out this cube.
Hasbro Bop It!
The classic game you probably played in your youth is back—with a twist! This fast-paced electronic game is fun with friends or while flyin’ solo. Your tech-lovin’ tween will be hooked on this handheld game for hours! Click here to see how it’s changed.
And that’s a wrap on the best tech gifts this Christmas! We’re wishing you the best of luck on your holiday shopping this year. (Don’t forget to consider adding a Troomi phone to your child’s Christmas list, too!)