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STEM toys to get your junior scientist excited for Christmas!

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It’s almost that time for High Tech Toys week here at Daily Planet. To get you as hyped as we are, we thought we’d round up some of your favourite STEM toys that are sure to make Christmas morning a blast for both kids and adults alike.

STEMosaur!


This cute little green dino can do more than just rawr. From putting him together to telling him jokes you child is learning the basics of coding and engineering in a fun way. And for around $139 dollars US he’s not going to break the bank either.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/stemosaur-1-smart-toy-for-kids-robot#/ 


Lego Boost: Creative Tool box ​ 
    

If you’re already a fan of the Lego brand, this will turn you into a mega fan… The kit includes more than 800 Lego blocks so you can build your own little robot friend. Also included is a move hub and colour and distance sensors so your robo can follow you around without bumping into things. And by connecting it to a tablet your child can use the free app to build basic codes for their new friend to follow.

https://shop.lego.com/en-CA/BOOST-Creative-Toolbox-17101

Hasbro FurReal Proto Max


Ever wanted a puppy that you could teach tricks? One that would follow you around, never age and allow you to avoid all the not so fun stuff?  Hasbro has come out with a new toy in their FurReal set called Proto Max. With more than 400 sounds, 100 eye movements, 360 degree motion and many lights children can use simple coding skills to customize this pup to have a personality that matches their own.

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=133159546
 
Ozobot Bit 2.0 interactive robot set


Ozobot is made for children. These tiny bots can detect colour and read signs and lines that you program into them by drawing on nearly anything from plain paper to your tablet. This gives your child the opportunity to create their own games but if they aren’t quite ready for that yet there are plenty of free games and mazes to download which can help teach them the basics first.

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=133159546

Cozmo by Anki


Cozmo was designed to act and feel like an animated character and this took a lot of work. This robot holds more than 300 parts, an AI system, facial recognition fit in the palm of your hand! So if you fell in love with Wall-e you will certainly fall in love with Cozmo.
 
https://www.anki.com/en-ca/company/where-to-buy

Tune in for Daily Planet’s High Tech Toys week starting Monday Dec. 4th at 7ET/PT through Friday Dec. 8th! Don’t miss all the high tech fun!