From Expressive Coding Toys to Empathy-Building Sets

By: Mishal Omar - Dec 24, 2016
There are countless options for educational toy gifts that parents can give to their children if they would like them to learn important skills while they play.

The 'Little Robot Friends' toys were designed to introduce programming skills to children. The toy comes with instructions that allow children to program it using C/C++, to perform various functions like beeping or blinking. By teaching children how to code early on, they can have a head start when it comes to building this valuable skill.

'The Empathy Toy' is a children's game that focuses on understanding rather than competition. Players of the game are to remain blindfolded throughout and work to learn how to trust and listen to one another. This game could be particularly useful for parents who are trying to teach their children how to create positive, reciprocal relationships that are based on respect and understanding.