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Playing with electronic toys doesn’t have to be a passive activity. In fact, robots, electric instruments and remote-controlled toys often promote interactive learning. They may even strengthen creativity and problem-solving skills, especially if you play with your child. In this roundup of 15 electronic toys for kids—including the season’s hottest games, action figures and activities—you’ll find hand-picked items that are high quality, affordable and fun. Just be sure to stock up on batteries!

Blue Really Rad Robots YakBot in a green box answers questions and records voices.

For the STEM and robotics fan

Really Rad Robots YakBot

9 Reviews

Suitable for ages 4 and up

Get ready! This chatty robot can answer questions and record voices—then warp them with four cool effects. Your little one will be delighted by the ingenious pranks they’ll be able to pull around the house.

Learning Resources Botley 2.0 the Coding Robot Activity Set that includes a small robot, remote and additional blue-and-orange parts.

For the STEM and robotics fan

Learning Resources Botley 2.0 the Coding Robot Activity Set

10 Reviews

Suitable for ages 5 and up

This award-winning robot helps kids learn to code without screens. Young coders can use the 77-piece coding set to create sequences up to 150 steps to make Botley move, flash his lights and even transform into a train or police car. Next up: Taking over the world!

For the STEM and robotics fan

Snap Circuits Snaptricity Electronics Exploration Kit

15 Reviews

Suitable for ages 8 and up

They’ll learn how electricity and magnetism work and be able to set up their own circuits with over 75 projects in this super fun STEM kit.

For the mini musician

Vtech Rock & Bop Music Player

5 Reviews

Suitable for ages 1 to 5

Kids can rock out while they learn with this cool musical gadget, which comes with 10 games that introduce letters, numbers, animals, instruments, time and more. Shopping for a young child? You might also like these 50 gifts for babies and toddlers.

For the mini musician

Kidzlane Jumbo 6-Foot Musical Keyboard Playmat for Kids

1 Review

Suitable for ages 3 and up

With six feet of touch-sensitive keys and a selection of eight different instrumental sounds to choose from, kids can stretch their musical tastes—and their bodies—while they play.

Lime green toy electric guitar for kids.

For the mini musician

4-String Practice Electric Guitar

0 Reviews

Suitable for ages 3 and up

Until they’re ready for the real thing, kids can practice their hand-eye coordination and work on motor control with this toy guitar. It makes fun sounds and has flashing lights for full-on rock concert vibes. Little dudes aged two to 14 will also love our 60 cool gift ideas for boys.

LeapFrog 100 Animals Book Bilingual Edition electronic book with elephant on the cover.

For the animal lover

LeapFrog 100 Animals Book Bilingual Edition

172 Reviews

Suitable for ages 18 months and up

The touch-sensitive pages in this interactive book allow little ones to explore 100 different animals, from sloths to squirrels, and hear their names in both English and French.

For the animal lover

Pets Alive My Magical Unicorn

16 Reviews

Suitable for ages 3 and up

If your little one loves unicorns (and yes, we know they all do!), they’ll be smitten with this cute toy. It features 20 different interactions (including blowing kisses), plus it plays music and sound effects. Its horn lights up, too.

For the animal lover

furReal Mama Josie the Kangaroo

122 Reviews

Suitable for ages 4 and up

This furry mama can dance, hop, make feeding sounds and give loving kisses to her baby ‘roos—and your little one. Big bonus: Kids get to unbox all three of Mama Josie’s babies for a joey gender reveal!

Frozen II Elsa figurine riding a Nokk horse figure.

For the movie geek

Disney’s Frozen 2 Elsa and Swim-and-Walk Nokk

40 Reviews

Suitable for ages 3 and up

If Frozen fever hasn’t started to thaw at your house yet, your kids will enjoy some action-packed play with Elsa and the mythical water spirit, Nokk. Elsa can ride on the Nokk’s back while its battery-powered legs walk and or swim in the bathtub. Just make sure the battery door is fully attached before submerging Nokk in water.

For the movie geek

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Porg Electronic Plush

7 Reviews

Suitable for ages 5 and up

Porgs, known for roosting in the cliffs of Luke Skywalker’s secluded island, make cuddly, entertaining friends. This adorable creature waves, flap its arms, moves around and makes porg sound effects, like tweeting and chirping.

For the movie geek

Metals Fast & Furious 1970 Dodge Charger Radio Control Vehicle

13 Reviews

Suitable for ages 9 and up

If they’re ready to drive like Dom, this remote-controlled car will spark quite the joy ride. Need even more options? We’ve selected our 50 favourite toys.

For the budding artist

VTech Kidizoom Twist Camera

11 Reviews

Suitable for ages 3 to 8

If your little one is always borrowing your phone to snap pictures, they’ll love having their very own digital camera. This kid-friendly version comes with built-in games, animated photo effects and even a selfie mode.

Vtech Digiart plastic art easel in blue, green and orange.

For the budding artist

Vtech Digiart Creative Easel

76 Reviews

Suitable for ages 3 to 12

Your artsy little one will be able to sketch their ideas on this easel that transforms from light-up dry-erase board to chalkboard to drawing table. It can help your child learn to draw over 150 letters, numbers, shapes and objects by following the lights using the magic pen. Plus, it plays music.

For the budding artist

Crayola Sprinkle Art Shaker

0 Reviews

Suitable for ages 5 and up

Kids can create their own line art and cover it with sprinkles—without any mess leftover. After they add the included glue, they can place their art inside the shaker with their selected sprinkles and watch their cool designs take shape.

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