We love when playtime is also learning time! This year, there are so many great, tech-forward toys that come with educational benefits. From sets that combine creativity with coding to interactive toys that teach learning fundamentals, these toys tap into the best aspects of technology to create a fun play experience! See our favorites below. For more toys we love, check out our full Holiday Gift Guide

OSMO MATH WIZARD AND THE AMAZING AIRSHIPS AND OSMO MATH WIZARD AND THE ENCHANTED WORLD GAMES

With these games (sold separately), kids must solve problems using various math skills and the included materials. Osmo base and tablet device not included. OSMO With these games (sold separately), kids must solve problems using various math skills and the included materials. Osmo base and tablet device not included. OSMO

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  • MSRP:
  • $59
  • Age:
  • 6+

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KIDIZOOM PRINTCAM

Click and print instantly with this kid-friendly camera. Flip up the lens to take selfies, preview images on the 2.4-inch color screen, browse more than 110 templates, and more. Includes parent controls for safe photo fun. Click and print instantly with this kid-friendly camera. Flip up the lens to take selfies, preview images on the…

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  • MSRP:
  • $74.99; $93.99 CAD
  • Age:
  • 4+

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LEAPLAND ADVENTURES

This plug-and-play learning video game includes an HDMI game stick, a USB power cable, and a wireless controller. Kids can run and jump through progressive, replayable levels to learn while having fun. No downloads or internet connection are required. This plug-and-play learning video game includes an HDMI game stick, a USB power cable, and a…

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  • MSRP:
  • $34.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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ABCMOUSE ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

Designed by education experts, this online learning platform features more than 11,000 learning activities in literacy, math, science, social studies, art, music, and more. Available on computers, tablets, and smartphones. Designed by education experts, this online learning platform features more than 11,000 learning activities in literacy, math, science, social studies, art, music, and more. Available…

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  • MSRP:
  • $59.95
  • Age:
  • 2+

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CHARACTER TONIES

These new character tonies are compatible with the Toniebox (sold separately). When kids attach a character figure to the screen-free audio player, it will activate a digital listening experience that plays them stories, songs, and more. Choose from Disney Lullabies, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Arthur, and Blue's Clues & You.

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  • MSRP:
  • $14.99 each
  • Age:
  • 3+

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3DOODLER START+ ESSENTIALS PEN SET

This easy-to-use 3D printing pen gives kids a unique, hands-on way to make art, design objects, and build things. The pen extrudes a special eco-plastic that quickly hardens and is completely safe to the touch. This easy-to-use 3D printing pen gives kids a unique, hands-on way to make art, design objects, and build things. The…

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  • MSRP:
  • $49.99
  • Age:
  • 6+

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PIXICADE

Kids can draw a game on any white surface, take a picture with their device on the Pixicade app, then play their unique game on-screen. Kids can also share their creations and play other kids' games in the arcade. Kids can draw a game on any white surface, take a picture with their device on…

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  • MSRP:
  • $19.99
  • Age:
  • 6+

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PLUGO FARM

Kids build and manage their dream farms digitally, while using real figures to compete in more than 500 on-screen challenges. Kids will practice problem-solving skills as they care for animals, grow produce, and help customers. Kids build and manage their dream farms digitally, while using real figures to compete in more than 500 on-screen challenges.…

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  • MSRP:
  • $59.99
  • Age:
  • 4+

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ARTIE MAX

Kids can have an immersive STEM experience as they create a variety of designs by plugging in code for Artie Max to draw with three colored pens. It features secure, private WiFi; a light-up mouth; LED eyes; emotive sounds; and edge detection. Kids can have an immersive STEM experience as they create a variety of…

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  • MSRP:
  • $109.99
  • Age:
  • 8+

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CODING CRITTERS MAGICODERS

Kids can learn STEM skills through 100% screen-free storybook coding adventures with these interactive pets. Each playset includes a magic wand programmer and spellbook that kids can use to make the pets dance, light up, and move. Kids can learn STEM skills through 100% screen-free storybook coding adventures with these interactive pets. Each playset includes…

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  • MSRP:
  • $49.99
  • Age:
  • 4+

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GAME BUILDER GARAGE

Learn the basics of video game design and visual programming in this game that offers step-by-step lessons to help kids create and share their own video games. Compatible with the Nintendo Switch family of systems. Learn the basics of video game design and visual programming in this game that offers step-by-step lessons to help kids…

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  • MSRP:
  • $29.99
  • Age:
  • 8+

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TOUCH & LEARN NATURE ABC BOARD

This toy tablet features a touch-sensitive wooden board with an animated, light-up, LED screen. Kids can learn letters and numbers by playing nine interactive activities. This toy is made from 100% FSC-Certified wood and 90% reclaimed plastic. This toy tablet features a touch-sensitive wooden board with an animated, light-up, LED screen. Kids can learn letters…

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  • MSRP:
  • $24.99
  • Age:
  • 18 MOS+

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FISHER-PRICE 4-IN-1 ULTIMATE LEARNING BOT

Babies can explore four individual bots — with features including spinning eyes and popping balls — or combine them into one larger interactive bot. The bot features music, lights, and Smart Stages learning technology. Babies can explore four individual bots — with features including spinning eyes and popping balls — or combine them into one…

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  • MSRP:
  • $49.99
  • Age:
  • 6 MOS+

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CRAYOLA LIGHT UP ACTIVITY BOARD

This easy-to-use activity board is a light-up toy designed to help kids work on shape recognition, color mixing, problem solving, and improved dexterity. Kids can learn by making pictures with the included markers and shape clings. This easy-to-use activity board is a light-up toy designed to help kids work on shape recognition, color mixing, problem…

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  • MSRP:
  • $24.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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LITTLE TIKES TOBI 2 ROBOT SMARTWATCH

This kid-safe smartwatch features two built-in cameras, games, LED lights, a pedometer, more than 50 watch faces, and more. Parental controls can limit screen time and wireless connectivity. Available in red, purple, or black. This kid-safe smartwatch features two built-in cameras, games, LED lights, a pedometer, more than 50 watch faces, and more. Parental controls…

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  • MSRP:
  • $67.99
  • Age:
  • 6+

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SMART SKETCHER 2.0

Flycatcher Toys expands on the smART sketcher projector with improved hardware, new content, more durable content cartridges, a sturdier base, and built-in cartridge storage. Kids can use the free smART sketcher 2.0 app to take a photo, project it on paper, and sketch it. Flycatcher Toys expands on the smART sketcher projector with improved hardware,…

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  • MSRP:
  • $59.99
  • Age:
  • 5+

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COLOR FUSION NAIL POLISH MAKER

Create custom nail polish colors with this set, which includes materials for up to 120 manicures. Kids can use the included color guide or a free companion app to learn which colors to mix to make their desired shade. Create custom nail polish colors with this set, which includes materials for up to 120 manicures.…

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  • MSRP:
  • $39.99
  • Age:
  • 8+

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SNAP CIRCUITS CODE JOURNEY

Kids can learn the basics of coding by building a Snap Rover that they can control with the Snap Circuits App. Code Journey teaches the basics of graphical coding and Blockly coding for more advanced users. Kids can learn the basics of coding by building a Snap Rover that they can control with the Snap…

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  • MSRP:
  • $119.99
  • Age:
  • 8+

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About the author

Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley is a senior editor at The Pop Insider, The Toy Insider, and The Toy Book. She covers all things toys and fandom, and has appeared on Cheddar and a variety of regional news networks to talk about the latest trends in both. She is a movie score enthusiast, mediocre knitter, proud Syracuse alumna, and Marvel lover. You can usually find her at the movies or hanging out at home with her super-pup, Parker.

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