From the loveable Lego-man since last generation – to Robotic Toys in the current! Robotic toys integrate STEM and coding skills, also making learning fun!
AI toys (toys with artificial intelligence) are able to understand and respond to humans and environment. Mostly in the form of robotics, these are even programmed to express emotions and movement, mimicking human reactions and behavior.
More than just for recreational and entertainment purposes, robotic toys are helping children learn STEM skills in a fun way while assembling and operating them. Such skills include robotics, coding skills, hands-on creativity, problem-solving, communication, teamwork, and boosting creative imagination.
Advanced 'social robotics' is being developed to support and strengthen social and emotional skills of children and even special-needs groups (such as children with Autism Spectrum conditions). Some robotic toys are designed to help children learn about positive social behaviors towards parents, friends, and other children - taking the role of longer-term teachers, baby-sitters, and friends.
Some of the most popular toy robotics include - Think Gizmos RoboShooter Remote Control Robot, LEGO Creator Robo Explorer 31062 Robot Toy, SmartGurlz Coding Robot for Girls, ZOOB BuilderZ ZOOB Bot, and Fisher-Price Code 'n Learn Kinderbot.