Dad

Latest

LeapFrog LeapStart preview: Embracing tech and phyiscal books for kids

LeapFrog LeapStart preview: Embracing tech and phyiscal books for kids

By

Anyone who has kids and owns a tablet will understand how alluring a touchscreen device is for little'uns, even as young as four. However, while many adults might be streamlining their lives to be more digital, there's still an element of magic in a normal,... >>

Osmo Coding: Educational iPad game now helps kids learn programming

Osmo Coding: Educational iPad game now helps kids learn programming

By

Osmo is an iPad system that aids education for children aged five to 12 through fun, intuitive game packs. It uses a base in which you stand your iPad and a camera attachment to scan objects placed on a table in front. They then work in combination... >>

Now TV Kids Pass coming to give children their shows in the one place

Now TV Kids Pass coming to give children their shows in the one place

By

Now TV will soon add an all-new subscription offering and it's just for children. From 21 June, you will be able to pay £2.99 a month for a Now TV Kids Pass. It will give access to six live TV channels and all the box sets and catch up content to view... >>

Anki Overdrive v1.3 update makes it better for families, here's why

Anki Overdrive v1.3 update makes it better for families, here's why

By

Anki Overdrive launched last year and freed slot car racing from its slots. At the same time it turned simple racing into augmented video game battles. Its premise is simple, connect the flexible track to make a circuit and the robot cars will automatically... >>

Don't just watch BBC's Robot Wars, fight your own Hexbug Battlebots at home

Don't just watch BBC's Robot Wars, fight your own Hexbug Battlebots at home

By

Robot Wars is no longer confined the the sentimental memories of parents. A new generation of British youngsters will be able to enjoy enjoy the carnage of metal, flywheels and pistons doing battle in a relaunched BBC 2 Robot Wars series coming later... >>

Mattel ThingMaker preview: 3D printing for the Minecraft generation

Mattel ThingMaker preview: 3D printing for the Minecraft generation

By

The barrier to new technology for children is rarely that they don’t understand it. More often it’s that they don’t know how to access it, or that creation tools aren’t visible to them. Minecraft is successful not only because its technology enables... >>

Everybody needs to get behind Lego Monument Valley right now

Everybody needs to get behind Lego Monument Valley right now

By

We've often been fond of proposed Lego sets that appear on Lego Ideas, but one of the latest has particularly piqued our interest. Lego Ideas (formerly Cuusoo) is an online place where budding builders put forward their potential toy sets and hope to... >>

VTech to buy LeapFrog and create massive kids’ gadgets firm

VTech to buy LeapFrog and create massive kids’ gadgets firm

By

When we visited this year's Toy Fair in January there was a notable absentee: LeapFrog. The company specialises in gadgets for younger kids and has always been a must-see for us each year, with its cunning devices that ape adult equivalents. Now we know... >>

These are the Lego sets you'll want in 2016: Nexo Knights, Angry Birds and more

These are the Lego sets you'll want in 2016: Nexo Knights, Angry Birds and more

By

Each year Lego unveils its new sets that combine top name franchises and in-house brands. For families though, there’s a tension between block building creativity and the product becoming a way to get children into other franchises. At this year’s... >>

Wow, you can get a drone that can film in HD above and under water for just £50

Wow, you can get a drone that can film in HD above and under water for just £50

By

Flying Gadgets, the toy company that introduced the X-Voice voice-controlled drone last year, is bringing another unique quadcopter to the UK later this year, the X-Water. It can fly both above and below water, while filming 720p video. What's more, it... >>