10 Best Interactive Toys Reviewed

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  July 22, 2021

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Always something to do for the holidays or rainy day?

Play Choice now has the ultimate activity book collection, with over 60 pages of fun coloring pages and educational puzzles.

When you shop around for toys, you will definitely be overwhelmed by the number of options out there on the market.

In this article, we are going to look at some of the best interactive kids toys available on the market.

Best Interactive Toys
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Best interactive toys with app: Osmo Genius KitBest Educational Toys with App- Osmo Genius Kit
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Best Interactive AR Toys: Shifu OrbootBest-AR-toys-with-app-Shifu-Orboot
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Best Interactive Science Kit: 4M Weather Station Kit4M Weather Station Kit
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Best Interactive Toys for Outdoors: VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2Vtech Kidizoom DX2 review
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Best Interactive Robot: Wonder Workshop DashWonder Workshop Dash robot for children
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Best interactive game: 4M Kidzlabs Spy Science Secret MessagesBest Interactive Game: 4M Kidzlabs Spy Science Secret Messages
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Best Tech Interactive Toys: Tech Will Save Us Gamer KitBest Tech Interactive Toys: Tech Will Save Us Gamer Kit
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Best Interactive Glasses: Hasbro Simon Optix gameBest Interactive Glasses: Hasbro Simon Optix Game
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Best Creative Interactive Toys: Klutz Lego Make your own movieBest Creative Interactive Toys: Klutz Lego Make Your Own Movie
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Best cheap interactive animal: Zoomer Hungry BunnyBest Cheap Interactive Animal: Zoomer Hungry Bunny
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Best Interactive Toys Reviewed

Best Interactive Toys With App: Osmo Genius Kit

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OSMO has emerged as one of the foremost toy manufacturers in the recent past and is known to produce some of the most interactive toys.

What will my child learn?
The OSMO Genius Kit can be divided into 3 parts; Math, Words and Tangram. Using your iPad, it not only teaches your child about these topics, but also interacts with them.

Do I need accessories?
You do need a Base to use it. The app comes with the kit for free. It has won several awards, including Time Magzine's Best Invention Award.

Most important points:
Compatible with iOS and Fire
Very interactive
Award-winning toys

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Best Interactive AR Toys: Shifu Orboot

Best AR Toys With App: Shifu Orboot

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Why do I want this?
Think of the globe our father and grandfather had, and how proud we were of tracing a location using latitude and longitude. But today's generation is much further than that.

How will it help?
Until you manage to bring technology to learning, it will be difficult to capture their imagination. This augmented reality world just does that. It brings the world to life and teaches about it in a really fun way.

Most important points:
Compatible with Android and iOS
10-inch globe
Augmented Reality Toys

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Read also: this is the best toy using apps

Best Interactive Science Kit: 4M Weather Station Kit

4M Weather Station Kit

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Why?
There are many toys that become unusable after a few uses, which is not great value for money.

This weather set will remain in use

full as long as the natural phenomenon remains the same, and the time frame for that is an eternity.

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What can I do with it?
With this kit you can measure rainfall, check wind direction, monitor temperature and do many more things. You can make this weather station with a recycled soda bottle, which is also good for the environment.

Most important points:
To learn by practise
Will be useful for months
Recycle a soda bottle

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Best Outdoor Interactive Toys: VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2

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Why would a child need this?
This is a SmartWatch which every child should have as it is packed with different features, from dual camera to motion sensor, it has it all.

Characteristics?

In addition to taking photos and recording videos, the dual camera is also used for augmented reality gaming.

It has about 55 analog and digital faces that help your child to learn to read time and impress his/her friends as well.

Most important points:
Packed with features
Available in 2 colors
55 different faces

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Best Interactive Robot: Wonder Workshop Dash

Wonder Workshop Dash robot for children

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Who is Dash?
Dash is an interactive robot that can brighten up even the bleakest day for your child. It is packed with features for a fun experience.

Is it educational?
Dash comes with an app that can be used to program it. Your child will learn the basic logic behind programming as you play with it.

Other possibilities?
You can race it, set up an obstacle course for it and do all kinds of fun activities. It has a younger sibling named 'Dot' who can also be a great companion. Dash and Dot are both truly interactive toys for both children and adults.

Most important points:
Great pet toys
Can be programmed
Has a brother or sister

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Best Interactive Game: 4M Kidzlabs Spy Science Secret Messages

Best Interactive Game: 4M Kidzlabs Spy Science Secret Messages

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Why should I bother?
Every person, be it a child or an adult, had at some point in his/her life the desire to become a spy and fight bad people.

This kit will help your child fulfill that desire. It will teach your kid some basics of espionage such as writing morse code, using the cypher wheel, etc.

What do I get?
Inside the box you will find Super Spy Journal, X-ray Secret Notes, White Invisible Message Writer Pen, Black Message Developer, Secret Code Library, Morse Code Shutter Torch, Cypher Wheel and Super Spy ID Card.

Most important points:
Kids love spy toys
Including experiments
20 page spy journal

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Best Tech Interactive Toys: Tech Will Save Us Gamer Kit

Best Tech Interactive Toys: Tech Will Save Us Gamer Kit

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Is it for everyone?
If you are planning to buy a video game for your kit, you can buy this game building kit instead.

What does this package do?
With this kit your child can build his own game. This is a great way to learn the basics of game products and eventually he/she will have a fully functional game.

Is there one coming coding look at?
Aside from the electronic part, your child will also be introduced to the encryption behind it.

Key point:
Learn more about electronics
Learn Basic Coding
Make your own game

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Best Interactive Glasses: Hasbro Simon Optix Game

Best Interactive Glasses: Hasbro Simon Optix Game

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What?
Simon Memory game with light and buttons was featured earlier in this blog. You can consider this with the technologically updated version of the same game.

How to play it?
Playing with this is simple, but not easy. The headset will show you a light pattern and you have to play it.

How hard is it?
The game starts with a very low difficulty. And as the game progresses, so does the difficulty.

Most important points:
Improve memory
Looks futuristic
Difficulty increases

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Best Creative Interactive Toys: Klutz Lego Make Your Own Movie

Best Creative Interactive Toys: Klutz Lego Make Your Own Movie

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Why a movie set?
I believe that filmmaking is the pinnacle of different kinds of art, from painting to music to acting and writing. Hence, making a film opens up different dimensions to a child.

This movie making kit allows your child to create beautiful movies in the comfort of your home.

What do you have?
You get a set, characters, props and everything you need to make a movie. All you have to do is download the app on your phone.

Most important points:
Make unlimited movies
The app allows you to edit
Props are provided

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Best Cheap Interactive Animal: Zoomer Hungry Bunny

Best Cheap Interactive Animal: Zoomer Hungry Bunny

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Is it good?
Zoomer is known to make some of the best consumer robots around the world. So you can expect some quality here too.

Can you handle it?
This is a fairly simple robot, which has several touch sensors and can do various tricks to keep your child entertained.

For who is it?
If you think your child is still not responsible enough to care for a real pet, then you should agree. It comes with a comb that you can use to comb the hair.

Most important points:
Awesome pet robot
Packed with sensors
Two designs available

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Conclusion

This was the best interactive children's toy available on the market. Share it with your friends and family if you found it helpful.

Always something to do for the holidays or rainy day?

Play Choice now has the ultimate activity book collection, with over 60 pages of fun coloring pages and educational puzzles.

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Speelkeuze.nl is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child, he came into contact with everything around games when his mother started the Tin Soldier in Ede. Since 2016, he and his team have been creating helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.