For parents or teachers, it is essential that they continuously nurture their children’s intellectual capacity by enhancing basic skills such as problem solving, creativity and imagination. Kids electronic kits are now so advanced and intuitive, and provide many intellect-building lessons and challenges. These kits are very affordable and come in many forms, which make finding a kit suitable for a child’s personality and preferences a very easy task. Check out the list below of the top 7 electronic kits for kids available today.
For kids who show an interest for science, the LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 is one of the best electronic building kits for kids around. It is a kit that combines Lego bricks and real-world projects with easy to use software that can be integrated with mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. What makes this kit truly excellent is kids learn how to build, program, and modify their own projects from scratch, helping to enhance their imagination and creativity.
Makey Makey is a kids invention kit that will enhance your child’s imagination and turn any ordinary object into a functional keypad. Through a laptop or tablet, children can connect the kits various control plugs into an object like a banana or a loaf of bread and create music, games or whatever they imagine. There is a great community of Makey Makey users and they provide many lesson plans for teachers and guides for kids to follow.
One of the coolest kits is the littleBits Electronics Base Kit. The kit comes with various buttons, wires, and controls that allow children to create fun things like a paper shark that actually moves or a paper ball that moves complete with sounds and interchanging lights. LittleBits is a well designed educational tech toy for kids that will keep them entertained project after project.
The Kano Computer Kit teaches kids how to make a computer with a wireless keyboard, a wifi dongle, a speaker, Raspberry Pi 3, memory and cables. Soon to be launched is a forthcoming Kano Screen Kit, where kids can learn how to make a computer screen themselves.
The hugely popular Arduino Starter Kit – K000007 has up to 15 different projects for your child to complete. The kit comes with an instruction manual, various motors, sensors and LED lights. With these parts you can make projects such as musical instruments, digital hourglasses or a touchy feel lamp.
When it comes to unique invention kits for kids, the Piper Computer Kit is one that stands out among the rest because this kit gives your child a true computer building experience. It has its very own set of blueprints as well as a multitude of computer parts such as a screen, wires, speakers so kids can build their first computer.
The Snap Circuits SC-300 Electronics Discovery Kit allows kids to build up to 300 projects. The kit comes with 60 parts that are snapped together to create each project. The projects include: automatic street lamps, AM radio, radio announcer and water alarm to name a few. Its a great electronic kid for younger kids as it’s very visual and easy to use.
Samantha Kotey is the editor for AvatarGeneration and has a background in educational technology and virtual worlds. A mom of two, she is passionate about all things related to toys and technology.