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Interactive Toys: What Is It And Why Is It So Good?

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Do YOU ​​ever get frustrated when someone doesn't respond to you? A bit of a one-sided relationship, huh? This may also be the case with children and their toys, but interactive toys break through this wall.

Interactive toys respond to your child's movements or sounds. It is therefore not so much the toy itself, but the interaction between the child with the toy that makes it fun. Think of push buttons, levers or moving parts, but also voice-controlled technology that makes interaction possible.

In this article I will tell you everything about what interactive toys are, what you should pay attention to when purchasing them and why they are so good for your child's development.

What is interactive toys

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What is Interactive Toys?

The ultimate toy for kids

Interactive toys are the ultimate toy for kids. It is a toy that lights up, makes sound and moves. Kids love it because it's fun, educational and modern.

Light and sound

Interactive toys often contain light and sound. Most children love this and can spend hours with it. The lights flash in all colors and the noise the toys make is popular with the children, but often less so with the parents.


The advantage of interactive toys is also that they are often educational. Children can learn colors, numbers and shapes through play. There are interactive puzzles, toy smartphones, toy laptops and much more.

For all ages

Interactive toys are suitable for children of all ages. Think of a talking bear that introduces itself and talks to your child, or a toy smartphone that calls all friends. There are also interactive toys for the bath, such as talking bath ducks.

How do you choose interactive toys that really make your kids happy?

As a parent you have probably experienced it: you come home and your child immediately starts begging to go to the toy store. Because everyone already has one (enter a name here) and without that thing they can't go to school tomorrow.

The toy industry is like the fashion industry, trends come and go. But if you're smart, you can choose toys that really make your kids happy. Here are some tips to help you choose interactive toys that really make your kids happy:

Note the age

Interactive toys come in different age categories. For the little ones, the toys are often simpler, with lights and sounds to stimulate their senses. For older children there are more functions and options, with which they learn geometry, math, language, the weather or coding, for example.

Choose toys that are educational

Interactive toys are usually educational. Even an interactive hug can be educational, which, for example, invites role play. Or, for example, it teaches your child to take care of a 'pet'.

In addition, there are many interactive toys that stimulate other skills, such as language development or creative skills, such as photography or film making.

Pay attention to safety and durability

It is of course important that the toys are safe. Therefore choose brands that are known for their safe and sustainable toys.


Interactive toys are a great way for children to learn and explore through play.

And now you also know how to choose the right toy. Look especially at the quality and educational features. So you can be sure that your child will be enchanted every day.

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child he came into contact with everything related to games when his mother started the Tinnen Soldaat in Ede. Now he and his team create helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.