my kids on the goThe reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. As the new school year kicks off, we as parents are tasked with getting our kids back into the habits of learning and studying. That can be a monumental task depending on how much you allow the kids to slack off during the summer. That’s what summer is for though. Today there are all kinds of different and interesting ways to get you kids back into school time habits. One of the many ways to do this with interactive tech products that make learning fun for your kids. Best Buy is leading the way in getting the latest and greatest tech learning toys out there for the next generation of great thinkers. Here are few of my favorites.Dash Screen

Make Learning Fun With Technology

  1. Codeapillar: This little beauty by Fischer Price encourages and nurtures critical thinking and problem solving in young children. By pulling apart and rearranging the segments of this caterpillar they can program a new path for it to follow every time. Where can you send the Codeapillar?
  2. Osmo: How many of you have little ones that basically have their own iPad and know how to operate as well if not better that the adults? Osmo turns what is already a powerful piece of tech into an exciting hands on learning tool with a variety of interactive learning experiences.
  3. Vex:  The Vex Robotics Arm is a sweet little introduction into robotics. This build it yourself robotic arm comes with multiple configurations and encourages problem solving in a fun creative format.
  4. Dash: My personal favorite is Dash from Wonder WorkShop. Your own personal little robot. Dash comes charged and ready to get down to business right out of the box. With available apps and attachments for dress up, music and play the only limits on Dash will be your child’s imagination.

Let me tell you a little bit about Dash. Dash is a real robot. No fooling here folks. Dash will respond to voice commands and is even able able to navigate around objects in your home. Using apps like Wonder and Blockly you can create new behaviors and and actions for Dash.  My favorite thing to do is attach my phone and video my kids chasing the pets. Robotics has never been so easy. No schooling required.

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When it comes to making sure that you keep your child engaged in their learning. Best Buy is the epicenter of wonderful educational and inspiring technology geared towards educating our children. Check them out online  or visit your local Best Buy for more information.

How do you keep your kids engaged in their learning and retention?