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Here's where you'll find all the latest news about technology for children. We love to follow cool new inventions on Kickstarter and we hunt out all the latest announcements about tech toys and gadgets for the coming Christmas holidays. You'll also get our take on children's technology stories in the media.

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Our kids technology product reviews are intended to help you work out whether a toy, gadget or kit is a good fit for your child or family. There's lots of cool stuff available, but is it the right choice for the child or teenager that you are buying for? We'll help you make the right choices and get the best value for money.

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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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STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. In recent years there is an increased focus in these areas of study. We like to include Art and Design too, so we often talk about STEAM (A stands for Art). At Tech Age Kids we believe Coding is a new literacy and children need to understand how technology works, practice making skills and grow in their curiosity to make a better future for us all.

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Coding is increasingly being recognised as an important skill for children to learn. Some will learn to code at school or at a coding club, but it's brilliant if they get support at home too.

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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.

Tech Age Stocking Fillers for Tweens and Teens


It looks like we are set for the most tech-inspired Holiday season yet. However many of the robots, gadgets and gizmos can be very expensive.

We've searched around the web, to find geeky tech age stocking fillers for your tween or teen that won't break the bank.

Whether your tween or teen loves music, is a Lego fan, enjoys making with electronics, add the wow factor to their Christmas Stocking this year.

  1. Case for Alexa Echo Dot


  2. You can get a variety of different cases for the Echo Dot. Something to personalise or match the decor in their bedroom for their own Echo Dot could make a great stocking filler idea. Make sure you get the case for your edition of dot. This case is for the 2nd generation Echo dot.


  • Lego Tape

    Flexible Lego Tape with reuseable silicone backing tape is a great why to add LEGO decorations to every day objects. The tape will make a fun gift for a teen that loved playing LEGO as a child, and would appreciate adding LEGO to their life again in a fun and quirky way. How about making your own LEGO smartphone case or adding LEGO decorations to a gaming computer?



  • In-ear Headphones

    In my experience, teens go through a lot of headphones. A teen that loves listening to music, would appreciate a fresh pair of in-ear headphones in their Christmas stocking. The Xiaomi in-ear headphones look smart and come from a reputable company making a range of good quality tech products.



  • Cable Clips

    Help teens keep their tech cable tidy in their rooms with these cable ties. This pack contains 6 clips with self-adhesive backing, making it really easy to use. It's really useful to keep your desk tidy and make space.



  • USB Charging Hub

    We actually use this charging hub in our family charging station. It's works well and nice a slim and can charge 6 gadgets at a time. Teens may like to have one in their rooms to charge phones, gadgets and toys like drones and robot kits.



  • USB Powerbank

    Anker make mini Power Bank perfect for topping up a phone or another gadget's power when out and about. this particular power bank is super small and can fit in your pocket. When fully charged, it can provide a full charge for two smartphones. If you don't want your teen to say "my phone ran out of battery", this is a great gift choice!



  • Fix Anything with Sugru

    Sugru is like playdough that can glue everything (well nearly everything) together. The mouldable glue comes in a variety of colours. There's also a family-safe version for younger members of the family. Sugru is great for adding extra strength to cables and fixing game controllers.



  • Basic micro:bit kit

    A cheap electronic device, like the micro:bit or Raspberry Pi Zero is a great option for a teen stocking. If you're teen is a beginner to the micro:bit, you could also check out our new book 'micro:bit in Wonderland' to help them learning coding and making skills with the mini computer.



  • Conductive Ink Pen/Paint

    Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint is just like any other water-based paint, except that it conducts electricity! This means that you can paint wires or sensors directly onto almost any material around you, including paper, wood, plastic and glass. A perfect gift for a tween or teen interested in exploring with circuits and design.



  • Screwdriver

    Give teens the tools to fix their own tech. Or get them to take apart old tech to see how it works and explore the electronics. Having the right tools can make the job easier and enjoyable. I know, my teen would love a kit like this in his stocking.



  • Braided Tangle Free USB cable

    Tangle free, braided and extra long micro USB cables can be very useful for coding and electronics projects, as well as charging gadgets, or testing robotics that still need to be attached to the computer for power.




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