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Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends assemble. We create gift lists to help you make good choices for kids technology which helps them develop the right skills for the future. We research the best in Coding Toys and Games, Making / Craft Tools and Kits, STEM/STEAM related gifts, Programmable Robots, Electronics Kits and Gadgets for Tech Age Kids and Teens.

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Get crafty with technology. Here we'll post all our ideas and projects using technology to get creative and making with kids. You'll find anything from making a lemon battery to a glow-in-the-dark Minecraft sword. Our projects are tried and tested on our own kids or at events we run, so we are sure you can have a go at home with your kids. Some of our projects use specific tech gadgets which we provide links for you to purchase.

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We think it's really important for kids to get hands-on with electronics and learn how to make circuits and write code to control hardware. Younger kids can start with conductive playdough. For kids who like to combine craft and tech, littleBits are fab. And we love SAM Labs wireless electronics components for making it easy for kids to make Internet of Things inventions. Lots of electronics kits for kids have support for the Arduino microprocessor environment. The DuinoKit Jr is one of our favourites. Arduino is a fab skill for older kids and teens to develop.

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We love robots at Tech Age Kids, especially programmable ones. We've got lots of them and write reviews and projects that use them. Our programmable robots for kids buying guide is a good place to start if you're not sure what's available. Roby the mBot Meccano robot dog is one of our popular projects and has been with us to lots of events. Our Ozobot LEGO trailer is fab for kids who love LEGO and robots.

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We're advocates of the creative use of technology, but this needs to be balanced with developing physical skills such as papercraft, woodwork, clay modelling, technical drawing and soldering. If children don't develop these skills as they grow up then physical making projects can become frustrating rather than fun. The Maker Community uses the term 'making' as a broad term to include all sorts of artisan skills or craft activities. Being able to make things can lead to life-long hobbies or even careers. It's a great feeling to be able to take a project from an idea in your head to a real object that does something. We're particularly interested to explore products that combine maker skills with tech skills such as electronics but others focus purely on the physical making skills that are still important to modern making.

Ancient Egypt for Kids - Top Online Resources

In this article I'll share our favorite electronic resources about ancient Egypt for kids. My son and several of his friends are obsessed with ancient Egypt and I'm always on the look out for fun online websites, games, activities, apps and eBooks that they will enjoy.

I'll be running a series of these eResources for kids posts where I round up our favorites on a particular theme. It can take a lot of time to find the good stuff and when your child is fascinated by a subject you want to quickly get ideas to keep them interested.

Ancient Egypt has been a popular topic in our house for a long time so I've got a great collection of favorites.

I'll include websites that are accessible from a PC, apps for tablets, videos to watch and eBooks too.

  1. Rocket Robinson and the Pharoah's Fortune Web Comic. This is a child-friendly online graphic novel that is available free to read online. It's an adventure story featuring a 12 year old boy in 1933 and is steeped in ancient Egyptian myths and artefacts. 
  2. This video is a sample of the content available in the TropicMind virtual world which has some good educational material and free and subscription areas.

    The video is full of the gory details that kids love about embalming and the Egyptian afterlife stories.
  3. Hieroglyphic Cartouche Generator. There are lots of hieroglyphics generators that will take a name and generate hieroglyphs. This one has nice graphics and puts the characters inside a cartouche.
  4. Death in Sakkara: An Egyptian Adventure a browser-based point and click adventure. The comic style graphics and a scary plot work well.
  5. History Dudes Ancient Egyptians (fun facts with colorful illustrations) and Curse of the Crocodile God (kids graphic novel) are available to read free online at time of writing (sign up required). 
  6. Pyramid Building Challenge - In this educational game, you get to build a pyramid. There's lots of information to read, nice graphics and decisions to make. Make the right choices and you'll build a good pyramid quickly.
  7. Tomb of the Unknown Mummy - A hidden object game where you must use your torch to find clues to the identity of the tomb's owner. 
  8. Britannica Kids: Ancient Egypt App -  I have this app on my iPhone and it's been very useful for keeping the kids occupied in the car. It's nicely done but not outstanding. But I'm struggling to find good apps.
  9. LEGO Pharoah's Quest Mini Site - This LEGO theme is sadly discontinued, but for now the website is still live and has a fun platform game and web comics (if you can solve the hieroglyphic code) and a comic maker.
  10. Playmobil Egypt Mini Site - This site has some excellent historical information about Egypt that will interest kids with a follow-up interactive quiz and The Nile Game is an online version of the Senet board game with throwing sticks and canopic jar pieces where you play against a mummy.
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