These tech toys and gear are so cool, you’ll want to grab them from your child.
GARMIN VIVOFIT JR 2 ACTIVITY TRACKERS
Encourage your child to get up and about with these fun activity trackers, which come with Disney, Star Wars and Marvel-themed bands. You can monitor her steps taken via a parent-controlled mobile app and set reminders to do daily chores, which show up as icons on the device. $149 each, from retailers including www.tangs.com.sg and www.courts.com.sg
Find out more www.garmin.com.sg/minisite/vivo
MARBOTIC SMART KIT
Wooden puzzles go high-tech with this smart kit. Place the numbers and letters over your mobile app – it magically recognises and reads them aloud.
The games, which have various difﬁculty levels, are a fun way to practise addition and subtraction, as well as vocabulary. $99, from www.elonthree.com
Find out more www.marbotic.fr/smart-kit
PARKER: YOUR AUGMENTED REALITY BEAR BY SEEDLING
If your child aspires to be doctor, she will be fascinated with this sophisticated toy. Place your iPad over Parker the Bear to examine its body and see its beating heart. The set comes with a set of wooden medical toys, including a stethoscope and thermometer. The latter doubles as a touchscreen stylus. $89, from www.apple.com/sg
Find out more www.tinyurl.com/ParkerBear
OSMO PIZZA CO + TANGRAM KIT
No playmate? No worries. Your child can pretend to run her own pizza restaurant and interact with the animal characters from the mobile app, which also teaches her how to handle money. Place your tablet over the Osmo stand. This bundle set comes with wooden tangram puzzle pieces, as well. $139, from www.elonthree.com
Find out more .com/en/pizza-co/
SPHERO STAR WARS APP-ENABLED DROIDS
Your kid can control them with a smart device or set them to patrol freely. These are as close as you can get to the real thing from the Star Wars movies – even in behaviour and sounds. Choose from BB9-E, R2-D2 or BB-8. $209 each, from www.lazada.sg/sphero and www.toysrus.com.sg
Find out more www.sphero.com/starwars
WONDER WORKSHOP DASH ROBOT
This smart toy greets its owner when she’s back from school, detects sounds and avoids obstacles. The possibilities are up to your child’s imagination. Pair the robot to the apps, which offer more than 600 built-in tutorials, challenges and projects. She’ll learn how to code, and even write her own programme when she is more conﬁdent. $259, from www.apple.com/sg
Find out more www.makewonder.com/dash
FINGERLINGS INTERACTIVE BABY MONKEY
This cutie reacts to sound, motion and touch, thanks to in-built sensors. It blinks its eyes and makes over 40 sounds – including burping and farting. $29.99, from www.toysrus.com.sg
Find out more www.ﬁngerlingscom.
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