When you put technology into children’s hands that’s interactive and engaging, they learn more. Here are some outrageously beneficial technologies that could make a difference in your kids developing skills that make them smarter in life.

Virtual Reality on Sony PlayStation VR

The power of virtual reality is paying off for learning. The new Sony PlayStation VR already has over 150 amazing games that take you from the flat world of tv to a deeply immersive virtual reality experience. The Apollo 11 experience on PSVR let’s kids feel what its like to be an astronaut taking kids on a mission into space. Another PSVR app Philharmonia Orchestra take you from passive spectator into the orchestra to get an up close sensation of instruments. Sony Playstation VR is a virtual reality system that connects to a PlayStation 4. PlayStation VR now bundled with PlayStation Camera for $399.

Meccano-Erector M.A.X. Robotic Interactive Toy with A.I.

Remember one of the very first classic interactive toys called an “Erector Set”? It’s now about the coolest robotic interactive toy with artificial intelligence. M.A.X. is funny and smart. It opens a child’s mind to engineering, building and critical thinking. Combines AI with customizable programming. Once you achieve the M.A.X. build, he’ll stand 12 inches tall. Meccano M.A.X. Robotic Interactive Toy with A.I. $149.99

SmartGurlz Dolls

SmartGurlz is a line of self-balancing action dolls that encourage young women to become tomorrow’s programmers. Girls ages 6 and up will learn to see science, technology, engineering and math in a whole new and engaging light. SmartGurlz dolls $88.99

Kano Computer Kit teaches coding

It’s the complete laptop anyone can build. Garnering rave reviews, Kano merges the screen kit with the best of the original Kano computer kit that let’s you make a computer and learn to code. It includes a battery, is portable and operates like a regular machine enabling the use of apps including UYouTube, WhatsApp. Great at home or on the go. Kano Computer Kit $149.95

CROWDFUNDED STEMOSAUR TOY

The crowdfunded tech toy STEMosaur from CogniToys shows kids S.T.E.M. skills and engages children through games, stories, jokes, songs and AI powered dialogue. STEMosaur Coming out in late 2017.