Kid Gadgets

News, reviews and articles about kid gadgets, toys and accessories.

Blue Orange Games Loopy Looper marble spinner fidget toy review

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REVIEW – Fidget spinners and similar toys refuse to go away and I’m happy about that because they are fun! The Blue Orange Games Loopy Looper is a marble spinning toy that can keep your kids (and you) occupied for hours as you learn to spin and do tricks with them. Let’s take them for …

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imagiLabs imagiCharm review – A programmable charm for kids

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REVIEW –  Computer programming is often hard for young students to appreciate with abstract assignments. It is also historically less compelling for girls because of stereotypes and influence from peers. The imagiLabs imagiCharm is a fashion accessory that makes Python programming tangible and sharable.  I have one to review. Read on to see what I think! …

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Planet Buddies Kids Headphones review

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REVIEW – In these days of Covid-19 with many kids teleschooling, good headphones for the kids are a tool to maintain the sanity of parents. However, not all headphones are created equal, and my kids are very quick to be critical about things like comfort and looks. Enter the Planet Buddies Kids Headphones!! What is …

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Build a better pillow fort with magnets!

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CROWDFUNDING NEWS – The ultimate pillow fort.  I’ve built it, and I’m sure you have too.  They are an essential part of childhood.  Now, with the power of marketing and a few magnets, a new Kickstarter campaign is trying to improve on the creative experience that was a part of all of our childhoods — …

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Zing Go Go Bird review – R/C meets drone

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REVIEW – My kids are very fascinated with robots and scooters and planes, etc. They both have a couple of small dromes, but they are still getting used to flying them. They also love kites and just about anything colorful that flies. Let’s see if they like this flying Zing Go-Go Bird. What is it? …

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Child struggling with pencil grip or handwriting? Try a wishbone

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ARTICLE – When my son was in kindergarten and first grade, he struggled mightily with pencil grip. The spongy nubs his school district provided to help with this problem just never seemed to do the trick for him. After consulting with his teachers and doing my own research, we ordered wishbone-shaped writing utensils that forced …

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Yoto Player review – A bedtime story gadget for your kids

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REVIEW – For the past couple of years, I have been reading bedtime stories to my kids as often as I can. However, my schedule and workload make the custom inconsistent. I hate to hear my kids begging for a story and having to tell them that I need a raincheck. Enter the Yoto Player. …

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Give kids a jump start on coding skills with the iRobot Root

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NEWS – Getting kids into creative pursuits is always a good thing.  If your kids have any interest in learning to code, iRobot has a new product, Root, to get them into coding, starting at age four or five. Root offers three programming modes: Level 1: Graphical Coding. Graphical blocks teach essential logic skills of …

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Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register review

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REVIW – Like most young children, my kids love to play and really enjoy real life pretend fun. They usually pretend to cook and to make various dishes that my wife and I have to pretend to eat. When I got the opportunity to test and review the Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash …

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