The Best Kids Toys and Electronic Gadgets in Singapore to Buy in 2022
With every passing year, we see a range of new toys and electronic gadgets for kids that up the ante on all things interactive and educational.
Filled with learning opportunities, skill-building and versatile play experiences, these new-age toys offer experiences that both parents and their children will enjoy!
Today, we’ve put together a list of the best tech toys and kids gadgets in Singapore, that will help your children in a myriad of ways. From building confidence, discovering science and technology and honing chess skills to promoting a love for reading and instilling logical thinking, these are the best kids’ gadgets to buy!
Curiosity Shop - Science Centre Singapore
We love our visits to the Science Centre Singapore! A family outing that is as fun as it is engaging, a trip here also includes one-of-a-kind shopping for children.
That’s right, the Curiosity Shop is Science Centre Singapore’s only souvenir shop, brimming with science toys and gadgets for children. They will love discovering and learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through the collection of fun, quirky and educational kits.
Need inspiration? Take a look at the Construction Clock, a brightly coloured clock that can be assembled in just 10 minutes. It’s never too early to teach your children how to tell time. With this clock, they also get hands-on experience working with gears and cogs and it adds a pop of colour to their room!
Budding scientists will also enjoy the Microscope! Satisfy your child's curiosity and let them have a closer look at minute specimens of insects, plants, fabric and more. How about making ferromagnetic fluid instead? Observe magnetic fields and enjoy magnet-play with the Ferromagnetic Fluid Kit.
There’s even an all-encompassing VR Science Kit that keeps your child busy while learning and experimenting through the basic concepts of science.
Want to guess our favourite? Bring the fun of a laser tag arena at the comfort of your home with Laser X Revolution! Each set comes with two laser blasters and chest receivers, perfect for your next parent-child bonding activity.
That’s not all. Curiosity Shop at Science Centre Singapore carries a wide variety of toys, kids gadgets and science kits that encourage thinking, problem-solving and offer a world of IQ and EQ enhancing opportunities. We’ll see you there!
Science Centre Singapore. 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081. Phone: (+65) 6425 2500
myFirst Fone R1s
All the perks of a phone, minus the risk and distraction! Designed for young children, the new myFirst Fone R1s features 4G LTE connectivity for chats, video, voice calls with only a safe set of approved peers and parents.
Founded in 2017 by G-Jay Yong, myFirst is a Singapore-based tech brand committed to building a tech ecosystem for young children. myFirst believes in providing a safe and supportive tech ecosystem to help parents understand their children better through the use of data, without taking away the fun from playtime!
This means you can track and chat with your child while they are on the move but also instil healthy habits through the all-new health features that monitor heart rate, steps and fitness goals.
It’s also incredibly easy to use! The R1s is paired with the myFirstFone App on the parent’s phone, allowing you to authorize and limit the people that can converse with your
children, while also giving real-time updates on the child’s whereabouts via an improved GPS tracking system.
You can also designate a safety zone Geo-Fencing Area Alert, as well as a one-touch SOS button for kids to alert their parents in the case of emergencies.
Does your child love music? The R1s features a built-in MP3 player and 8GB storage – and is capable of storing over 1,500 of your child’s favourite songs and audiobooks.
A vibrant display on this smart watchphone allows children to pick between attractive animated wallpapers or photos taken from the 2MP camera on the R1s.
Keep ‘Class-mode’ on and your child won’t be distracted during school hours through the working week. You can even set reminder messages by adding a voice message!
Most of all this kids gadget keeps little ones connected to parents without having to worry about the risks that come with a phone.
Want more? The R1s is now offering 6 Months FREE Subscription with no contract (Powered by PCCW Global). Cancel at any time!
Square Off Chess Pro at TOYTAG
Want a kids gadget that will take their love for chess, several notches higher? Say hello to the world’s first-ever rollable e-chessboard available at our favourite toy store in Singapore - TOYTAG. The Square Off Pro is a smart chessboard that is not only AI-enabled and globally connected but is also completely rollable making it your perfect portable board game.
The novel chessboard comes with interactive embedded lights to further enhance your experience while playing the game. And you can play just about anyone, anywhere in the world!
With one-tap smartphone connectivity, the board allows you to enjoy a game or few with your friends and relatives across the globe. Alternatively, just play against its built-in difficulty levels of the adaptive AI.
With a bunch of immersive app features integrated seamlessly on the board, Pro has made the world of chess exceedingly exciting and thrilling. So play, learn and enjoy the game on this tournament sized board that is ideal for even chess students and professionals.
As always, there’s a range of top educational toys and games at TOYTAG. This leading online and retail toy store in Singapore sells fun and interactive, intelligent toys and kids' gadgets that everyone in the family will enjoy. From stimulating educational kits, tactical board games or innovative toys like the Square Off Chess Pro, you will never want to stop playing!
myFirst Headphones BC Wireless Lite
Have you heard of bone conduction headphones? Bone conduction technology allows music to be transmitted via the cheekbones, so your kids can listen to their tunes while remaining alert on whatever’s happening around them!
Unlike traditional headphones, BC Wireless Lite transmits sound via the cheekbones and connects to devices via Bluetooth. With no more screaming over ear-laden headphones, this technology leaves the ears open to any surrounding sounds and is set to an appropriate volume, ensuring safe levels of listening for your child.
Comfortable to wear, the soft rubber contact points on myFirst Headphones BC Wireless Lite don’t bother kids, even when used during long periods such as flights or car rides!
A wireless and USBType-C (or USB-C) connection makes it easy to charge allowing you to move around for longer periods of time. Pair with your favourite kids gadget or the myFirst R1s watch to get access to a large volume of music and audiobooks - all while listening to them safely and in a comfortable manner. A built-in microphone gives it versatility for online classes, and being waterproof helps with longevity!
Casio KL-BT1 Label Printer
How about cultivating a love for organisation in your child? The Casio KL-BT1 Label Printer is all things fun and creative! Label anything effortlessly on your mobile and see what this pint-sized home label printer can do.
Whether it’s labelling books, toy storage, favour bags or art supplies, this easy to use label printer takes all the headache out of organising. What’s more, the smartphone app is a breeze to manoeuvre - even little hands can manage easily!
Work with words, phrases or emojis or choose from Casio’s templates and press print for your own set of personalised labels.
Budding chef on your hand? You can even choose font sizes, frames and print width to design your own custom home bakery label.
The range of printing labels allows you to choose different coloured backgrounds in different sizes, including a slick transparent option. You can also label clothing with iron-on tape options (tapes to be bought separately).
We also love the compact structure of this kids’ gadget, which makes it super easy to store. And if you need help with organising your kitchen pantry, there’s no better way to use your child’s newfound labelling prowess!
Tinkermind 3D Pen, a Kids Gadget That Fuels Creativity
A kids gadget that involves tones of creativity - we’re sure your children will love Tinkermind’s 3D Pen! The 3D Tinkerpen is the perfect tool to learn 3D printing in a fun and accessible manner and allows children(and adults!) to make their own masterpieces, multi-dimension objects and more! A 3D pen typically uses heated plastic that flows through the pen's nozzle. Imagine it like a flow of material and you construct exactly what you want. Use it to create raised graphics, or draw mid-air 3D structures and shape as you go along.
You can also trace figures from already printed pictures and give them new dimensions and zeal of life! Take boring wooden figurines and add colour and depth to them with the 3D pen or even make your own coasters, toys and personalised gifts for your loved ones.
A gift of creativity that keeps on giving, this is a kids gadget that everyone in the family will enjoy!
The love of reading meets technology with Baba baa. The brand makes Immersive children's books with exciting visuals and catchy sing-along tunes around vocabulary, numbers, and cultural lessons. The Rasa Sayang Sing-and-Record Fun Book by Baba baa is a great addition to your child’s growing collection of books. It not only encourages an early love for reading and singing but does so in the most captivating manner possible!
A kids gadget that introduces them to traditions? Watch as your child’s eyes light up to the sound of traditional Nusantara folk songs and help them record their own sing-along version. The Rasa Sayang Sing-and-Record Fun Book includes a ‘play’ mode for pre-recorded songs, a ‘record’ mode for interactive play and a 'playback' mode to play your recording.
You’ll find that the collection of songs include all-time favourite folk songs - Rasa Sayang, Chan Mali Chan, Burung Kakak Tua, Anak Itik Tok Wi, Bengawan Solo, Lenggang Kangkung and Gelang Sipaku Gelang. The late Singapore MM Lee Kwan Yew has in his memoirs described the song Burung Kakak Tua as a lilting song and famously known to be singing the song in his bath when he was invited by Tunku Abdul Rahman to stay at his official residence in KL.
You as parents will love how interactive features this educational gadget for kids truly is! Illustrated by an award-winning Indonesia illustrator, watch every character come to life, and give way to a perfect moment of family bonding.
Want to buy an English series instead? Get the English Rhymes & Lullabies, a book designed for all kids, of all ages. Press the buttons on the sound panel of this book to hear twelve all-time-favourite nursery rhyme songs and lullabies. Each of the richly illustrated scenes shows a different cultural setting that will fascinate children from all walks of life.
Every song also comes with a question. Does the rain have a smell? What's the biggest fish in the ocean? Read or listen to these captivating answers and expand your knowledge together with this fab kids gadget!
Miko 3, The Kids Gadget and Toy They'll Want!
After a kids gadget or an educational, electronic toy that engages, educates and entertains your children? Miko 3 makes learning fun and easy with a super-powered brain and supportive personality. Boasting a wide range of academic opportunities and an integrated learning platform it even allows for live classes from educators around the world.
Designed with a more expansive touchscreen, you can consider Miko 3 to be a “healthier” alternative to playing on a phone or tablet. You can even use it for video chats with your kids!
Multiple languages and a wide range of academic topics and access to coding lessons allow children to write their own programs and control the Miko 3. It’s fairly child-resistant too! A shell of ABS Polymer makes Miko tough and impact-resistant. A toy that’s built to last - what’s not to love!
Sphero Specdrums, A Kids Gadget For Budding Musicians
Make your child’s world more musical with a portable music kids gadget - Specdrums! These app-connected rings allow you to tap a colour and hear a sound. This means, you can tap on clothes, drawings, or the included playing pad to create and mix sounds, beats and loops all day long. Launch a themed sound pack in the Specdrums MIX app to DJ anywhere, anytime, or tap the rings to hear words, numbers, and sound effects.
You can also connect Specdrums to any other music software that accepts Bluetooth MIDI, such as GarageBand and Ableton Live.
It’s relatively easy for beginners to explore but open-ended enough for advanced musicians to get creative and have fun! A perfect solution to expensive and physical, large instruments Specdrums allow you all the flexibility, without the hassle.
Wordsmith and marketer by day, Natasha is your go-to girl on all things beauty, travel and family. This mommy to two loves her cheese, a fab read and crooning to Ping Fong (don't we all?). Natasha also heads Communications at Expatgiving and helps volunteers find their dream non-profit role! Reach her at email or via her Instagram @sonattymama
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