Bleep Bloop. These Are the Best Robot Toys for Kids.
Soon, the robots will rule us all. We may as well try to make friends.
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The robots are coming. In fact, they are living among us now, learning from us, studying our every move. Was that just the wind, or did you hear something say “bleep bloop” behind you even while you’re reading this? The good news is that, for the time being, they still answer to us, and in fact, a lot of them are helping kids to learn, play, code, draw, and interact creatively with the world around them. If your kid loves any of those things, but especially if your kid loves robots, these are some of the best robot toys that kids will cherish.
4M Tin Can Robot
Who knew you could have this much fun with a repurposed soda can? An automaton with an important message, the 4M Tin Can Robot teaches the value of recycling and fosters creativity at the same time.
Positive review: “Of course, my creative son says, "Mom, it's not CUTE. It's awesome." – M. Heiss
4M Doodling Robot
Adjust the height and angle of its arms and help this art robot create doodles worthy of Da Vinci.
Positive review: “The interesting thing for me was watching my son build this toy, then play with it, then take it apart to reconfigure it and get new design patterns. ... He really likes this -- he calls it his "Artbot" and he is making custom stationery/art for the brothers in colors of their choosing.” – M. Heiss
Educational Insights Artie 3000 The Coding Robot
The perfect STEAM art-bot for kids who like to code as much as they love to make art. Whatever you code for Artie 3000, he’ll draw. It’s a beautiful, collaborative process.
Positive review: “This thing is so cool!! I think my nephews are going to have a lot of fun with this robot. I love that it combines art with code to use both the left side (problem solving and math) and right side (art and design) of their brains!” – Jason
Pre-Bot Robot Figurine
The perfect introductory robotic pal, Pre-Bot sports chonky adjustable arms and legs, eye-catching vibrant colors, and a cheerful disposition. Kid-powered, with an eco-friendly wooden construction, there’s no need for batteries, because this little bot runs on big imaginations.
Fisher-Price 4-In-1 Learning Bot
Future robotics engineers can learn ABCs and 123s with this engaging, interactive companion! Learning Bot combines elements of baby-toy classics like bright, multi-colored popping balls, and silly, spinning eyes, into a robotic friend that teaches through music, sounds, phrases, and activities. Sections can be explored individually, or baby can build them up into one big buddy, with content you can change around and swap out to fit their learning needs.
Learning Resources Botley The Coding Robot
Designed for screen-free, coding fun for kids as young as 5, the hardest thing about learning to code with Botley is deciding what you want to do next. Code your buddy to become a train and other vehicles, play games with interactive sounds, and never find yourself in the dark with Botley's automatic lights-up-when-it's-dark smart sensor. Easy to understand commands, lights, games, and the capacity for up to 150 coding sequences, all wrapped up in a blue box with a big personality – it’s little wonder Botley 2.0 won 2019’s Innovative Toy of the Year award!
Leading your own robot army is a lot easier than you think. Simply use the marker to draw out a path; the bot’s optical sensor then detects and navigates the path. Set up a maze and lead your bots through, or get creative with obstacles, and trail patterns. These smart little bots will follow wherever you lay down the line.
Areaware Cubebot Medium Multi
Durable elastic-band and hardwood construction holds a variety of blocky poses, Cubebot runs solely on fidget-power. Kids and adults will appreciate the smooth texture, and soft “clunk” while exploring different shapes, and color patterns. It’s a bot without a box, because when you’re done playing for the day, it literally folds up into one!
Jupiter Creations RoboDragon RC
What could possibly be better than a robot? A robot dragon, of course! Be the RoboDragon Master with an RC set with simple forwards/backwards motion controls. Includes metallic insect disks for your robotic reptile to catch with its magnetic tongue. When it’s feeding time, lay out your targets, aim, press the button to catch those tasty bugs.
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