Adults aren’t the only ones who love getting new tech – kids do too! 6-year-olds are probably already asking to use your phone more than you do yourself. Fun electronic toys are perfect for acclimating your boy to a different style of play while beginning to reinforce new ideas like screen-time limits and active play. It’s a fun time in your boy’s life and they are sure to love every toy on this list.
Each of the options on our list is perfect for 6-year-old boys who love technology! Since monitoring screen time is important for any parent in this day and age, not every toy is digital and likely to suck your kid into a time black hole for hours. In fact, lots of our electric toys are designed to get them active! Check them out below:
With walkie-talkies, the world was mine to conquer when I was six. Heading out with friends and a few of these bad boys was sure to end with a good time! the Selieve Walkie Talkies are a great pickup for active families (or one active boy). This pack comes with two walkie-talkies and boasts some awesome features. These ones come with a 3km (2 miles) range, 22 different channels, and signal locking functions to make sure your kid doesn’t end up talking to a random person. Active families can take these on trips for a fun way to keep in contact at the zoo or waterpark.
Robots are SO cool for little boys. They are the perfect mix of science and technology; all built for one purpose – playing! The MiBRO robot is an easy decision for any parents wanting to get their kid one of the coolest robots around. The MiBRO is controlled with a wireless remote, allowing you to drive him around the house and do tasks. You can talk through MiBRO and have him tell jokes through certain commands. He can “spy” on friends and family and features over 50 different functions and effects. With his portable table, you can carry drinks and toys around for imaginative fun!
Every kid wants to look cool wearing all the latest tech gear. We all know that a 6-year-old isn’t ready for a smartwatch, but the VTech KidiZoom is the perfect middle option! It’s a smartwatch, but it’s designed for kids. Since it’s made for extra wear and tear, it’s crafted with rubber bumpers and a durable band. Ti comes pre-loaded with lots of fun apps for kids to play on, including a camera, video, and replay apps so they can start to capture fun elements of their life and look back on them! Besides the basics, it has games, watch faces, and parental protection included in the software.
Amazon got into the world of tablets for kids early. They know what they are doing when it comes to tech for young kids! The Fire 7 Tablets is an established piece of tech that is sure to provide hours of fun and education. This tablet has a 7-inch screen where you can watch videos, play games, and learn with ease. It comes covered in a durable blue bumper that keeps the device from being shattered on day one. What makes this deal great is Amazon will replace the tablet if it gets broken! It has access to the internet and tons of apps, while also supporting tight parental controls if desired.
The Osmo – Pizza Co. game is a great addition to any home that already has a tablet in it. Pizza Co. is a learning game that pairs with an app on the tablet (iPad or Fire) and allows the kids to play games that encourage their thinking and creativity. Part of what makes it so cool is that it is a physical game that pairs to the tables, giving the kids something physical to hold and manipulate instead of just tapping on a screen. The game is designed to help with math and works in real-time as you move things around on the board!
Getting your kid into the world of science and engineering can REALLY give them a leg up as they move into school. Knowing how things work before they ever take classes is a boost to their confidence and a way to encourage them in their passions. The Elenco Snap Circuits work with your kid’s natural curiosity and encourages fun and interactive play. With this kit, your “aspiring engineer” can assemble over 100 different circuit boards, all resulting in a different outcome! The kit comes with 30 electronic parts and is a great way to get young ones excited about science.
Learning an instrument as a kid is a guaranteed way to help brain development and inspire creativity in different ways than they are used to. With the PAXCESS Drum kit, your boy can have fun playing beats and learning the basics of music! This drum kit comes with seven different pads and has complete customization. It’s a MIDI kit, meaning it can interface with computers, tablets, and phones, allowing your kid to use the kit to make beats and record them for his own unique creations. The drums can be rolled up for easy storage or transportation, as well.
Have an aspiring singer on your hands? Is bath and shower time just an opportunity to flex their budding vocal skills? Karaoke might be a great hobby for them to learn! This Karaoke machine is perfect for kids and has lots of cool features for them to spend messing around with. This model features a top-loaded CD player, Bluetooth connection, and USB players, allowing for music from almost any source. It can also interface with a USB drive, allowing you to record any “stellar” performances that can be used for blackmail in a few years. It is full of fun LEDs, creating a fun environment as they sing, especially in a dark room.
While this may appear like a Rubik’s Cube, it’s far from it. This toy is a computerized flashing cube that has the capabilities of a dozen toys! It has four different games built-in, all revolving around selecting the correct lights in certain orders. It is a great way to encourage brain development, critical thinking, and fine motor skills. It needs 3 AAA batteries and is good to go for home play or travel. From chasing the light around the cube to memorizing certain orders of lights like “Simon Says”, this cube is a good way to keep any kid occupied for hours at a time.
Basketball is one of the only sports that you can play alone or with people and still have a ton of fun. With the TREYWELL basketball hoop, your 6-year-old can practice his 3-point-game for as long as he wants! This hoop comes with three balls (kids always lose them somehow) that have a soft-touch coating so they are easy for little hands to grab. It also comes with an electronic scoreboard so they can keep score against themselves for time, or when they want to play against their friends! This version hangs on doors or walls and is a good addition to bedrooms.
Having a pet isn’t always feasible for families – why not try a robot on for size? The Ruko is a smart robot that any kid would have so much fun playing with. The Ruko is fully programmable and is controlled with a wireless remote, voice control, or an app you can download on any phone. Using the app, you can program Ruko to perform certain actions or respond to certain commands with specific motions and movements. This is essentially a fully customizable robot that can be played with for hours at a time, all the while inspiring creativity and teaching kids about programming.
Do we have to say much about this product? the new Apple iPad Air is a tablet from the best tablet brand around. This is the 4th generation model and measures 10.9 inches diagonally on the screen. It has 64 GB of internal storage and is a sleek Sky Blue color. While this isn’t really a toy, it’s what kids dream of. From playing games, doing schoolwork, and watching movies and shows, there isn’t much you can’t do with an iPad. This color and model are great for kids who don’t need the beefiest machine out there but need to have something they won’t have to replace in a year.
Some kids grow out of their love for dinosaurs; some don’t ( I am firmly in the “never grew out” camp). If your kid loves playing with dinosaurs but you need something a bit more interactive than a plastic figurine, the TEMI dino might be for you. This remote-controlled dinosaur is a quality toy that moves, sounds, and walks like a real dino. Modeled after a t-rex, the fierce-looking face is sure to inspire fear in little sisters around the world (at least that’s what brothers think will happen). Using the remote, they can walk the dino around, flashing and roaring, for up to 15 minutes non-stop. The batteries are rechargeable and made to last!
The second smartwatch on our list, this option is more personable than the rest! Named “Tobi”, this smartwatch from Little Tikes features a talking friend inside the watch. When Tobi wakes up, he even moves his little arms and legs as he says hello. The watch has over 50 faces you can use, as well as a library of apps that let your kid take pictures and videos, dance, sing, play, and more. It’s packed with fun games and apps, many of them encouraging your kid to interact with the world around them. You can “edit” pictures and videos by adding digital stickers and saving them to the onboard memory, too!
It’s truly crazy how fast kids pick up on things that took us years to learn. Working phones and computers, for example, seem to come naturally to kids who weren’t even around when they were invented! In the same way, kids are picking up photography like never before. If your kid enjoys “techy” hobbies or simply wants to record their awesome adventures, pick up the PROGRACE kids camera! It’s essentially a GoPro designed for kids who want to mess around and learn some photo skills. It can shoot in 1080p (HD) and is waterproof, shock-resistant, and even has its own 1.77 inch LCD screen!
Playing make-believe is something that never really leaves us (looking at you, Instagram giveaways). As kids, anything around the house can result in some of the best adventures the world has ever seen. With a toy sword and a group of friends, the world is on its way to being conquered (at least until it’s dinner time). The Power Rangers sword is a good option for kids who want a sword to accompany them on their adventures AND who love the Power Rangers. This toy lights up, makes certain noises depending on how you move, and fits with other Power Rangers toys!
Arcade-style basketball games seem to attract kids and adults alike. No matter the age, boys can’t help but try their skills at beating the reigning high-score that seems to be glaring at them in bright red LEDs. The Pop-A-Shot arcade game is an incredible toy that you can put in any playroom (or man cave) that will almost guarantee use. You can set it to multiple heights, have it tally the score, compete against friends in speed rounds, and set high scores for people to try and beat! This is truly an arcade experience that you can have at home for years to come.