Gift Guide 2018: Fun & Learning
Snap Circuits BRIC: Structures
Wire up your brick builds with lights, sounds, moving parts, and 3D circuits to create almost anything and make it go. Teaches electricity, engineering, circuitry, and more. $45, age 8 and up.
K’NEX Thrill Rides: Bionic Blast Roller Coaster Building Set
Build a roller coaster from more than 800 parts, including Rods and Connectors, roller coaster track, coaster car, and chain lift, then activate the K’NEX Ride It! app to ride this coaster in the virtual world. $100, age 9 and up.
Kids First Coding & Robotics
Sammy, an adorable peanut butter and jelly sandwich-shaped robot, teaches coding principles and skills without a tablet, smartphone, or computer, using physical code cards. $130, age 4 and up.
Avengers Hero Inventor Kit
Kids become their own superheroes by building and customizing their high-tech hero gear and unique identity. Comes with a companion app that walks users through the steps of creating circuits. $150, age 8 and up.
LeapStart 3D Learning System
Special 3D video animations blend with learning activities to help kids build math, reading, problem-solving skills, and more. The LeapStart library of more than 25 books (each sold separately) covers a variety of preschool through first-grade subjects. $50, ages 2 to 7.
Limited Edition Cozmo
Meet Cozmo, a real-life robot with a one-of-a-kind personality that evolves the more you hang out. New for 2018, check out Cozmo in his Limited Edition Interstellar Blue finish. $180, age 8 and up.
Really RAD Robots MiBro
Take control of this robo buddy through his Really Rad Remote and play, prank, spy, and command. Plays music, dances, and lights up. Kids can speak through him or put him in stealth mode to be an undercover agent. $40, age 5 and up.
Crayola Color Chemistry Lab Set
Equipped with STEAM-infused, playful experiments exploring color, this kit includes instructions for 50 colorful science activities. Comes with enough Crayola supplies to do 16 experiments right out of the box. $25, age 7 and up.
My First Learning Tablet by LeapFrog
Tap, swipe, and experience a learning light show with this kid-tough toddler tablet. Introduces letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and more. Icons on the bottom of the tablet include phone, clock, camera, and music player for role-play excitement. $18, age 1 and up.
This handheld smart device and multimedia player does it all: sends texts, voice messages, photos, and drawings. It includes more than 40 learning games and apps. $80-$100, ages 4 to 9.
PJ Masks Super Catboy Learning Watch by VTech
Put on the watch and save the day while playing four exciting games that explore shapes and early math skills. Includes nine different PJ Masks clock faces, an alarm clock with three alarm tones, timer, stopwatch, and cuckoo clock. $15, ages 3 to 6.
Itty Bitty Buggy
This fun, versatile, Lego-compatible STEM education toy allows kids to build and program five different vehicles: buggy, sloth, ladybug, dodo bird, and alien. $60, age 8 and up.
Ooze Labs Chemistry Station
See how much fun chemistry can be as you do slimy, fizzy, colorful, and bubbly experiments with non-hazardous chemicals. $40, age 6 and up.