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55 Kids' Gaming Innovations

From Immersive Disney Toys to Interactive Gaming Sneakers

— September 1, 2015 — Life-Stages
The landscape of kids gaming is changing and changing fast, with new technologies -- such as the Internet of Things, Bluetooth and WiFi -- being embraced to make gaming more interactive, more accessible, more fun and in many cases even more beneficial for children.

Games were once thought of as representing nothing but fun, entertainment and distraction for children. Now however, there's a lot more awareness about the benefits of gaming as an educational endeavor and one that can even have health benefits. From toothbrushes that make brushing your teeth fun to gaming setups that encourage children with cystic fibrosis to perform their breathing exercises, there are numerous ways in which gamification is being applied to kids' well-being.

As far as the education angle is concerned, kids gaming is becoming increasingly DIY and there are lots of opportunities for kids to use tablet technology to even design and craft their own games.

In sum, the world of kids gaming is evolving rapidly, and it has never been a better time to be a kid!
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
54
Educational Storytelling Apps
Educational Storytelling Apps
'ABCine' Lets Kids Learn Their ABC's Through Interactive Stories
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53
Diabetic Simulation Games
Diabetic Simulation Games
Coco's Cove is a Health Game About Having Type 2 Diabetes
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52
Immersive Disney Toys
Immersive Disney Toys
The 'Playmation' Line Combines Wearable Devices with Connected Technology
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51
Tablet Game Builders
Tablet Game Builders
Bloxels' Digital Board Game Lets Kids Create Their Own Challenges
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50
Immersive Multi-Screen Games
Immersive Multi-Screen Games
This Multi-Screen Game Will Transform Early Education
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49
Multilingual Youth Games
Multilingual Youth Games
Monki Home Teaches Language for Kids with Familiar Scenarios
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48
Disney Trivia Apps
Disney Trivia Apps
The Pictopia App Spans Decades of the International Company's Magic
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47
Sci-Fi Battlement Games
Sci-Fi Battlement Games
XCOM: the Board Game is Played Alongside an App
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46
African Safari Mobile Games
African Safari Mobile Games
Kate and Harry in Africa Lets Kids Explore An African Safari
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45
Feminine Remote-Control Cars
Feminine Remote-Control Cars
Just Girls Creates a Battery-Powered Camero for the Fairer Gender
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44
Music-Making Kids Apps
Music-Making Kids Apps
Loopimal Creates Charming Dancing Animals to Original Beats
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43
Gratis Gaming Apps
Gratis Gaming Apps
Gamee is a Platform for Free Games That Rejects In-App Purchases
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42
Group Coloring Games
Group Coloring Games
Chroma Cubes Challenges You to Be Quick & Creative
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41
Educational Candy ATMs
Educational Candy ATMs
The Sberbank Candy ATM Entertains Children While Parents Bank
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40
DIY Interactive Gaming Apps
DIY Interactive Gaming Apps
Make it Kids Lets Children Create Their Own Imaginative Activities
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39
Musical Motion Video Games
Musical Motion Video Games
'Disney Fantasia Music Evolved' Spans Genres and Eras
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38
Educational Gaming Toothbrushes
Educational Gaming Toothbrushes
Grush is a Smart Cleaner that Teaches Children How to Brush Teeth
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37
Interactive Activity Chronographs
Interactive Activity Chronographs
A Smartwatch for Kids Turns Sports and Physical Play into a Game
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36
Therapeutic 3D Games
Therapeutic 3D Games
Ubisoft's Dig Rush is Capable of Treating Lazy Eye
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35
Nerdy Toy Subscription Boxes
Nerdy Toy Subscription Boxes
The Nerd Block Jr. Boys' Box Contains Various Action Figures and Toys
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34
Augmented Gaming Storybooks
Augmented Gaming Storybooks
The Playstation 3 Wonderbook Uses AR to Bring Stories to Life
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33
Educational Animation Apps
Educational Animation Apps
The 'Shapekit' App Helps Kids Learn by Creating Their Own Cartoons
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32
Sci-Fi Coding Games
Sci-Fi Coding Games
BBC's Doctor and the Dalek Has Doctor Who Teach Kids to Code
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31
Electric Coaching Toothbrushes
Electric Coaching Toothbrushes
The Sonicare Kids Toothbrush Teaches Children How to Properly Brush
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30
Playful Kids' Computers
Playful Kids' Computers
The Leaptop has Educational Basics Integrated for Interactive Learning
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29
Pop Culture Video Games
Pop Culture Video Games
'Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes' Makes a Great Gift for the Holidays
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28
Board Game-Extending Apps
Board Game-Extending Apps
MONOPOLY zAPPed Introduces Mini Games to Enhance the Playing Experience
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27
Poetry-Exploring Video Games
Poetry-Exploring Video Games
This Educational Video Game Teaches Players About the Romantic Poets
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26
Taco-Inspired Card Games
Taco-Inspired Card Games
'Taco Takeover' is a Fun-Filled Competitive Taco Making Game
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25
Kinetic Spelling Games
Kinetic Spelling Games
Spelling Stomp Has Kids Step on an Interactive Mat to Learn Words
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24
Science-Based Educational Apps
Science-Based Educational Apps
Kiko Labs's Brain Training Games are Developed for Children
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23
App-Integrated Board Games
App-Integrated Board Games
Cheatwell's App-Player Board Game is Enhanced with Mobile Devices
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22
Augmented Fantasy Games
Augmented Fantasy Games
Kazooloo Blends a Traditional Fantasy Game with Elements of Digital Play
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21
Rentable Hamster Ball Games
Rentable Hamster Ball Games
The Criss Cross Collision Course Game Promises Laughs and Splashes
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20
Actor-Dedicated Puzzle Books
Actor-Dedicated Puzzle Books
Snake Eyes: A Nicolas Cage Activity Book Provides Fun for All Ages
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19
Kiddie Voyager Kits
Kiddie Voyager Kits
A Little Passports Subscription Takes Kids on a New Adventure Each Month
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18
Eco Awareness Games
Eco Awareness Games
Koda Quest's Eco Game Blends Real Challenges with Caring for a Virtual Pet
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17
Interactive Gaming Sneakers
Interactive Gaming Sneakers
The Skechers Damager for Boys Includes Built-In Entertainment
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16
Cystic Fibrosis Breathing Games
Cystic Fibrosis Breathing Games
The Jordi-Stick Gamifies a Nebulizer Breathing Device for Kids
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15
Potion-Brewing Board Games
Potion-Brewing Board Games
The Alchemists Game Requires Players to Invent Magic Potions
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14
Interactive Game Projectors
Interactive Game Projectors
The Lumo Interactive Projector Turns Kids' Rooms Into Playgrounds
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13
Active Gaming Wristbands
Active Gaming Wristbands
The PowaBand Encourages Kids to Earn Points from Real-Life Exercise
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12
Smart Friendship Bracelets
Smart Friendship Bracelets
Minecraft Inspired the Programmable Jewelbots for Tween Girls
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11
Playground-Connecting Fitness Systems
Playground-Connecting Fitness Systems
The HYBRIDPLAY Fitness Gaming Device Makes Kids More Active
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10
Internet-Connected Dolls
Internet-Connected Dolls
My Friend Cayla is a Toy That Has Smart Conversations with Kids
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9
Educational Hacker Tookits
Educational Hacker Tookits
Piper Teaches Kids Hardware Development Using Video Game Minecraft
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8
Free-Play Backpacks
Free-Play Backpacks
The Play Pack by Meg Czaja Encourages Unstructured Creativity and Imagination
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7
Rapid-Fire Toy Guns
Rapid-Fire Toy Guns
The 'Rival' NERF Guns Shoot Foam Balls at 70 MPH
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6
Energy-Conscious Toys
Energy-Conscious Toys
Eco Monsters Encourage Resourceful and Sustainable Behavior in Children
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5
Educational Robot Toys
Educational Robot Toys
Codie Takes a Simple Gaming Approach to Teaching Coding to Children
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4
Playful Programming Games
Playful Programming Games
Code Kingdom Teaches Coding for Children Through Play
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3
Creative Cooking Games
Creative Cooking Games
This Food Game Teaches Kids How to Prep Real World Meals
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2
Child Coding Playsets
Child Coding Playsets
Cubetto Introduces Programming Basics to Kids with a Robot
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1
Educational Board Games
Educational Board Games
The Hubo Cubo Offers Learning Opportunities in a Sustainable Package
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