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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.

Star Wars Tech and Science for Kids


Need some ideas getting Star Wars fans engaged in some real-world tech and science? Star Wars is a brilliant theme for engaging girls and boys in STEM subjects. It's packed with cool tech and droids that interact with humans.

We're posting this on May the 4th (be with you ...) but these ideas are fun all year round.

Code.org Star Wars

Let's start with some Star Wars themed coding for kids. Code.org are doing a fantastic job of making coding really accessible to children. They've got some brilliant brand tie-ins including Star Wars - Building a Galaxy with Code.

Kids get to program Star Wars characters including BB-8 to solve puzzles. It's very guided so kids can be independent. There's a blocks-based version for age 6+ and a JavaScript version for age 10+.


Uncle Milton Star Wars Science Kits


Uncle Milton have a range of science-themed kits for kids to build. This multi-color lightsaber room light comes as a kit for kids to assemble and learn some electronics basics.

The lightsaber has a remote control, a choice of 9 colours and of course sound effects. The finished lightsaber can be wall-mounted to act as a room light so you actually end up with something useful (rather than more stuff to store away somewhere!)


Star Wars Maths Workbooks


Do you know a Star Wars fan who either loves maths or needs a bit of extra encouragement?

The Star Wars Workbook series offer maths worksheets for young kids to work through with Star Wars characters featuring throughout.

The series gets excellent reviews. Having a Sith Lord teach kids place value is sure to keep their attention.


Revell Build and Play Millenium Falcon




Future engineers will enjoy assembling this Episode 7 Millenium Falcon. The kid comes is parts that kids need to snap together.

The kit even comes with electronics to add to the model. The finished model has light and sound features and can be played with.

This model is for kids aged for 6 up but Revell also make other Star Wars themed models for a range of ages. 

Sphero BB-8


You knew this would be on the list, right? Sphero's awesome BB-8 droid is packed with cool tech, and it's still being updated, there's the recent Watch with Me feature for The Force Awakens and the upcoming gesture wristband.

But our favourite feature is that you can actually program BB-8 with Sphero's SPRK app. This means that kids can learn to code using BB-8. That's pretty neat!




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