The world is full of exciting things for our children to explore. Nowadays, technology is everywhere, and it’s made its way into our children’s toys to give them some of the most exciting and mesmerizing playtime experiences yet.
Our children are growing up in a time where technology is so important, and it’s a great idea to introduce them to it early on so they can learn to interact with it, preparing them for the future.
Some of the Best Cool Gadgets & Gizmos for Your Children
There is a ton of cool gadgets out there specially designed with your children in mind. So the question remains, which one do you pick? To help you narrow down your search, here are some of the most entertaining gadgets available.
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1. Infinity Cube Fidget Toy
Throughout this year, you may have heard of fidget spinners, the small device that you hold between your fingers that has taken the world by storm. But have you heard of a fidget cube?
This awesome cube is loved by my children because it’s so interactive. The cube itself is made from eight, very durable ABS plastic blocks that can be manipulated in any way that you can imagine. Stretch it out into a long rectangle, keep it in a cube, flatten it out, it’s completely up to your children.
So, if you’ve got a rather restless child who likes to fiddle and fidget, why not give them an interactive cube such as this that can tend to their fidgeting needs while improving their hand-eye coordination.
This cube is specially designed for your children, using small yet safe pieces with curved edges and unlimited possibilities to play!
What’s Great About It: This is great for children who are finding it hard to stay away from screens and smartphones. Computers are able to give children maximum amounts of entertainment that toys can hardly compete with. However, with the fidget spinner, it’s been proven to occupy their minds in a beneficial and developmental way.
2. Magnetic Levitation Floating World Map
This is by far my favorite gadget that my children have, and it’s truly captivating. That’s because it looks great and functions amazingly.
Once set up, simply pop the globe into the ‘C’ shaped holder and it will magically float in place. Feel free to spin it around and have a proper look at it while it’s floating.
The holder must be turned on for it to work and therefore must be plugged into a power socket. There’s also an awesome LED light built-in the holder, giving the globe a beautiful glow when it’s night time.
This is a great and interesting way to teach your children all about the Earth, and it helps to teach them where all the countries are. It will also look great in your house.
What’s Great About It: What I love most about this magnetic globe is the fact that your children are bound to ask how it’s floating. This is a great opportunity to teach your children about the Earth and how magnets work, perfect for teaching them a bit about science.
3. KOBRA LED Color-Changing Light Bulbs
This isn’t so much a gadget that your children can play with, but more something that they can play with and adore in the long-term. These awesome color-changing bulbs are ideal for boys and girls, and can be used in their bedroom, playroom or any room in the house.
These standard-fixture lightbulbs come with four unique colors as well as 12 different shade settings to play with, helping you and your children create any kind of atmosphere in your house that you can think of.
If your children are playing snow games wearing their snow boots, turn it to blue. Playing in the desert, turn it to orange. The possibilities are endless.
All the colors can be changed using the incredibly easy-to-use remote control that comes with the bulbs, and each button is color-coordinated, so you know exactly which color the light is going to be.
What’s Great About It: Easily the best bit about these bulbs is just how hassle-free they are. The universal socket is in place so you can use them in any kind of light fixture, and thanks to the way they are designed, they will actually reduce your electricity bill in the long-term.
Why is Technology Important for Our Children?
This is a question I hear quite a lot – should I allow my child around this much technology? Some parents are happy to let their children interact with it; others are quite the opposite. What it the right way to go about getting a good balance?
Introducing your children to technology is a great and positive thing. After all, they are going to grow up with it for the rest of their lives, so they need to know how to use it eventually.
But, as most parents are concerned about the interactions with technology, you will need to monitor how much time your children spend on mainstream devices, such as smartphones and computers.
There are some benefits to getting cool gadgets such as these, though. Firstly, and most obviously, there’s no screen to get drawn into. This means your children will have to use their brains when interacting with the toy.
This will help to develop your child’s creative thinking abilities, a hugely beneficial trait for later in life.
Secondly, these devices are designed to house elements of science and technology. This helps your child to grasp a firmer sense of technology, how it works and how it can be applied to real-life situations.
Finally, there’s the confidence factor. Exploring new technologies, such as the gadgets above, and being able to explore and understand them is hugely rewarding for a child, and to see the smile spread across their face as they have learned something new is a truly wonderful feeling.
Always remember that children’s brains are like sponges when it comes to information, so by giving the information they crave, you can be sure that your children will have a happy, healthy childhood.
There are so many cool gadgets in the world that it could take a lifetime to explore them all. The most important thing to remember is to nurture your child’s curiosity in a safe and educational way to help them discover the beautiful world around them.