Friday, 2 December 2016


Computer images are made up of many, many, many tiny points of colour, known as pixels. Pixels can render as squares, dots or lines, but pixels on computer screens are usually square. Nowadays, you hardly notice the pixels in images with such high resolutions.

It's lots of fun making art using pixels. Many products like Bloxels, Simbrix and Minecraft allow you to design in pixels / blocks. We like producing art work with pixels at Tech Age Kids because it feels techie and requires lots of creative and logical thinking skills!

Inspired by computer pixels and we've tried out some arty ways to make pixel art as a screen-less activity.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Every year I like to create a new advent calendar. As, I've been working on the Pixel Art Advent Calendar for our readers, I used inspiration from pixels to make this year's advent calendar for my family.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016


Are you looking for a gift to encourage a girl to develop her interest in technology and her STEM skills? We've got some great ideas. Of course you can choose any educational tech toy or gadget for a girl. The problem isn't really that girls need different products, just that so many of the products in this space seem to be designed and marketed specifically for boys!

We'd rather look at the topic based on interests. We've picked out some fab gift ideas that will appeal to girls and lots of boys too. Note that some girls will prefer toys that are marketed to boys or are neutral in their design. We've included products that will appeal to a variety of ages from preschoolers through to teenagers.

We should also say that these aren't just fantastic products 'for girls', they're fantastic products full stop. You'll find lots of them on our age and interest based lists. You might notice that quite a few of them have been designed by women. Interesting.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016


We've put together a list of tech gifts for families. These are gifts that a family can buy for themselves or that friends and relations can buy as gift for a whole family to share. Christmas is a time when families often choose to upgrade their tech. Grandparents and other relations may choose to buy a gift that a whole family can enjoy rather than smaller items for each person.

Our suggestions have a tech (STEM) spin and we've covered a variety of price ranges and encourage families to spend quality time together.

Monday, 28 November 2016


Black Friday is gone, but there are still opportunities to bag a bargain - It's Cyber Monday! Many retailers have exclusive deals just for this day. We're also posting lightning deals on Twitter - #UKdeals (from Amazon UK) | #USdeals (from Amazon USA)
This year we're looking out for as many deals in kid Tech and STEM toys, games and kits.


For Amazon Lightning deals follow us on Twitter - #UKdeals (from Amazon UK) | #USdeals (from Amazon USA)

For product specific deals from a range of different retailers bookmark our Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals pages - UK Deals | USA Deals

Thursday, 24 November 2016


It's that time of year - It's Black Friday! We've seen many retailers have deals on all week, so don't wait until tomorrow before you start looking.

This year we're looking out for as many deals in kid Tech and STEM toys, games and kits.


For Amazon Lightning deals follow us on Twitter - #UKdeals (from Amazon UK) | #USdeals (from Amazon USA)

For product specific deals from a range of different retailers bookmark our Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals pages - UK Deals | USA Deals


The Code & Go Robot Mouse activity set is an all inclusive kit for primary aged kids (ages 5 - 9) to learn basic coding concepts and develop logical thinking skills.

We've got some old-style BeeBots at home, and this Robot Mouse, known as Colby, is a great upgrade with a few extra features which we'll write about in this review. I'll draw a few comparisons with BeeBot as many schools already have them and may want to consider an upgrade!

Disclaimer: Learning Resources sent us a Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set to review. This is not a sponsored post and our views are always our own.