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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.

Fix your Tech with Sugru's New Rebel Tech Kit


Sugru is like playdough that can glue everything (well nearly everything) together. The mouldable glue comes in a variety of colours, in 8 packs or 3 packs. They have a number of kits, which make great gifts. The new Tech Rebel Kit from Sugru is a perfect little stocking filler or office party gift. Everyone has something they need to fix. And the booklet with ideas included is well worth a read (it's so funny). Sugru is available from the Sugru Store.


Disclaimer: Sugru sent us the Rebel Tech Kit to try out at home. As always our opinions are our own.

What's in the Box?


The Rebel Tech Kit, comes in a descent size box and inside you'll get an Ideas Booklet, a tin, 4 sachets of Sugru (white, silvery grey, black and white) and a remover pic. Well done Sugru, finally a product that provides a tin for storage. The tin is really cute and perfectly houses your left over Sugru, which needs to live in the fridge or freezer to last longer.

We love the packaging and think it will make a perfect gift for a teen, student or any adult. The Tech Rebel Kit will retail at £10 and will be available from the 5th of October.

Fix Anything


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I have to admit, I seldom get any reaction out of my teen, but when I showed him the Sugru Rebel Tech Kit, he thought it was brilliant. He particularly loved the ideas to accessorise your gaming control and fixing his cables with the Sugru to make them last longer.

Sugru is really fun to use, but it is not a toy. Sugru is not yet suitable for kids, but we're hoping they will make something for kids soon!

It's pretty cool stuff, it's mouldable, waterproof, heat resistant, cold resistant, flexible, grippy, strong and durable. If you have anything that's broken, before you throw it away and add to our huge environmental problem, consider fixing it with Sugru. Learn more about Sugru.



Store it in the Fridge

Top tip to keep your Sugru in top condition and make is last even longer - store it in the fridge. Using the handy tin, that came with the Rebel Tech Kit, the Sugru lives in our fridge waiting for another thing to fix!

Our Makes


Sugru doesn't just have to be for fixing stuff. You can also make stuff. I've been wanting to make some costumes for our little Ozobots for a while. So here you have it, our new Sugru costumes for our tiny robot friends.


We used the silicon cover that comes with Ozobot, and added some bling with Sugru


 We used a black suction cup and added a googly eye with some Sugru to make our Alien Ozobot.
We covered Ozobot in some cling film and designed a punk headset using Sugru.

Punk Bot with Sugru


Once the Sugru has cured, the punk headset makes a black Ozobot look like a punk. Now that we've made this, we got lots of ideas to make more costumes for Ozobot. Check back again soon for updates or sign up to our mailing list, so you never miss a post.





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