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17 Early Exposure Tech Toys

From Robotic Baby Plush Toys to Child-Safe 3D Printer Pens

— July 12, 2017 — Eco
These early exposure tech toys offer great ways to introduce the complex thinking processes necessary for learning coding and STEM programs later in life.

For the most part, toy makers are approaching early exposure tech toys in one of two ways -- either by deconstructing thought patterns and developing a way to translate those to children, or by taking technology already available and putting a child-centric spin on it (think of the gesture-controlled Minion toy).

Whether it is early exposure to coding through the 'Let's Go Code! Activity Set,' or playful riffs on tech culture with the magnetic pixel-themed construction set, many parents have a desire for early technological integration into their children's lives. Alternatively, others would prefer to keep screens at bay during their child's early years. This is why many of these toys find other ways to ingrain the same thought patterns. For these toys, it is more about developing meaningful thought patterns than spending time online. Being able to learn transferable skills like solving complex problems and developing creative modes of thinking are seen as more important when it comes to these particular toy concepts.
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Inspiring Electricity Toys
Inspiring Electricity Toys
QMod Energy Challenges Children to Learn Hands-On Science
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Interactive Bear Toys
Interactive Bear Toys
Roby d'Bear is a Robot That Blurs the Lines Between Tech and Reality
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Animated Illustration Books
Animated Illustration Books
'Clown Thrown Away' is Based on Sir Quentin Blake's Illustrative Story
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Amateur Animation Toys
Amateur Animation Toys
The Stickbot Zanimation Studio Includes a Green Screen for Movie-Making
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Interactive Egg Toys
Interactive Egg Toys
Hatchimals Colleggtibles Have Color-Changing Shells That Reveal Surprises
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Child-Safe 3D Printer Pens
Child-Safe 3D Printer Pens
The 'AOD Mini Zebra' 3D Printing Pens Teach Kids About the Technology
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Gesture-Controlled Cartoon Toys
Gesture-Controlled Cartoon Toys
Wow! Stuff's RC Minions are Powered by Heliball Flight Technology
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Robotic Baby Plush Toys
Robotic Baby Plush Toys
The GUND Flappy the Elephant Stuffed Toy Plays Peek-a-Boo with Infants
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Conversational Study Robots
Conversational Study Robots
The 'WOOGIE' Learning Assistant Keeps Kids Engaged While They Study
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Video Game AR Toys
Video Game AR Toys
The 'SwapBots' Digital Toys Exist in Real Life and in the Digital World
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Realistic Driving Performance Toys
Realistic Driving Performance Toys
The Enduro Toy Cars are Interactive and Eco-Friendly
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Animated Lamp Engineering Kits
Animated Lamp Engineering Kits
The Jubilite Lets Kids Explore Their Creative Sides
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Pixel-Themed Magnetic Toys
Pixel-Themed Magnetic Toys
This Children's Construction Set Offers Endless Building Opportunities
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STEM Playground Toys
STEM Playground Toys
Learning Resources' Building Playset Focuses on Engineering and Design
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Expressive Toy Wearables
Expressive Toy Wearables
Hasbro's Hanazuki Toy Range Helps to Connect Kids with Their Emotions
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Educational VR Map Toys
Educational VR Map Toys
The 'WorldMapPortal' Mixed Reality Map Makes Use of VR Viewers
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No-Tech Coding Toys
No-Tech Coding Toys
The 'Let's Go Code! Activity Set' for Kids Teaches Programming Without Tech
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