Kids interact with technology every day whether it be in the classroom or at home. However, this constant contact does not necessarily mean they are knowledgeable about tech or have a passion for it.
Tech kits are a great way to get your kids interested in technology in a way that is as fun as educational. In this article, we will highlight some of the best tech gifts for your kids that are engaging, thought-provoking, and easy to use!
STEM Sports All-Star Kits
The STEM Sports® All-Star Kit delivers turnkey STEM lessons to your doorstep every month. Each delivery includes a different science, technology, engineering, or math lesson taught through sports.
Using sport as a facilitator of each lesson allows for kids to interact with the curriculum and learn using real-world experiences and examples. This real-world connection makes it easier for kids to conceptualize the STEM concept they are learning and see why it is important. This increases kids’ comprehension and retention – leading to improvements in the classroom and on tests.
Fitbit Ace 3 Activity Tracker for Kids
The Fitbit Ace 3 Activity Tracker is a smartwatch created with kids in mind. This easy-to-use smartwatch will allow kids to have an introduction to technology that they can wear every day. The Fitbit allows kids to track their activity throughout the day. This promotes activity and movement and is a great introduction to science concepts such as caloric burn during sports activities.
Smartwatches are a functional tech gift for kids tha opens up their minds to a variety of other STEM concepts.
Pixicade allows kids to exercise their imagination and turn it into something they can interact with. Kids start by creating a drawing and then they get to interact with their artwork. This is the perfect tech gift for kids of all ages. The Pixicade includes a variety of different games that allow kids to engage with something that is in their skill level.
Osmo is an education brand that uses technology to engage students in learning. They have a variety of different offerings to get your kids excited about learning through a hands-on experience. The Genius Starter Kit is a turnkey kit that includes everything kids need to engage in five STEM/STEAM activities.
Each of the Osmo products allows your kid to engage in STEM learning while starting to see the capabilities of technology. These are a great way to get your kid excited about technology, opening up the door for them to continue learning about tech in the future.
Artie 3000 is a coding robot that introduces kids to coding in an innovative way. Using drag and drop command blocks, kids become coders as they continue to build Artie’s capabilities.
The Artie 3000 is a rewarding way for kids to begin learning code. With each new thing they learn, they are able to see the tangible benefits of what they are learning. This is great for younger kids or older kids who are interested in beginning coding or have an interest in robot technology.
Code-a-Pillar Twist allows kids as young as preschool to engage with technology and begin to learn the fundamentals of code. With over 1,000 different code combinations, kids make the Code-A-Pillar move in different directions and patterns around the room.
Introducing kids to technology and coding at a young age creates a familiarity that will allow them to succeed throughout their education and future career. This base understanding gives them the confidence they need to continue asking questions and exploring possibilities in STEM.
BOTZEES AR Coding Robot
BOTZEES AR Coding Robot exposes kids to technology and engineering, while allowing them to express their creativity. Kids build their own robots using building blocks and then get to work with code to bring their robots to life.
This is the perfect tech gift for kids who are interested in multiple areas of STEM or kids who aren’t sure what they are interested in yet! This product has a wide range of capabilities certain to peak kids’ interest.
Syma 4 Channel 2.4GHz RC Explorers Drone
Fire HD 10 Kids Tablet
The Fire HD 10 Kids Tablet has thousands of games across a variety of different educational areas. Kids love video games and this tablet is a great way to use kids’ natural interests to introduce them to STEM. This tablet promotes disguised learning, where they aren’t even aware they are learning!
PlayShifu Plugo Count
The PlayShifu Plugo Count uses technology to teach kids math. This smart system allows kids to engage with math depending on their current skillset and grade level. This makes a great gift for the kid who is passionate about math or the kid who struggles and needs more practice. With five different math games and over 250 levels, there are endless ways for kids to engage and learn.
Intelino Train Set
The Intelino J-1 Smart Train Starter Set is a screen-free way for kids to engage with technology. This hands-on experience introduces kids to code, engineering, and the engineering design process (EDP). This tech toy allows kids to troubleshoot and improve their problem-solving skills throughout the learning process.
Other STEM Sports Ideas to Consider
STEM Sports® offers curricula that facilitate STEM education through sport. Each lesson uses hands-on active learning methods to get kids engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math.
In STEM Soccer, kids learn about calorie burn and heart rate. Using a heart rate monitor, kids get to see and experience what they are learning through soccer. Throughout the lesson, kids create and interpret line graphs by using calculated and collected data. They then explain the relationship between the metabolic equivalent of task (MET) and time variables by using key vocabulary like increasing, steep, slope, and decreasing.
STEM Sports® believes in using technology to facilitate and enhance learning. However, a key goal of our company is to get kids active during each of our hands-on learning activities. Each of our curricular units includes technology learning that allows kids to further develop an interest and love for the subject. To learn more about what STEM Sports® has to offer, click here.