Tech Your Life: Tech for kids

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Fisher-Price Think & Learn CodeAPillar
$50 Available in June

Fisher-Price is one of the most iconic toy companies in the U.S. but that's not stopping them from looking for new ways to build toys with tech.  The CodeAPillar uses caterpillar segments to help teach kids the basics of sequencing a program.  Kids can place segments together and the caterpillar will then use those segments to perform a task.  Kids have no idea they're learning and parents are helping them learning the basics of programming!
Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 6.03.49 AMCognitoys Intelligent Dinosaur
$120 Available this summer

If your kids are like mine, they love asking Siri or Google Now questions!  Cognitoys is out with a wi-fi dinosaur that is basically like Siri for kids.  The information is nearly endless since the dino uses the IBM Watson service to retrieve information.  The company says the data is screened to keep it kid-friendly.  The dino doesn't have a name because they want kids to name it.  It'll remember your favorite color, favorite foods, etc for a personalized experience for your kids.

Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 6.03.34 AMWowWee CHiP Smart Dog
$200 Available holiday 2016

You may remember the robot dinosaur from WowWee, now they're back with the smartest robot dog you have ever seen.  CHiP uses a combination of technologies to interact and play with kids.  In the box you'll get a robotic ball and smartwatch.  The child wears the watch so CHiP can follow them around the house and get excited when they arrive home.  The ball can be used to play fetch, CHiP will even bring it back.

Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 6.02.31 AM4Moms Self-Installing Car seat
$500 Available this summer

Improperly installed car seats is a huge problem.  4moms wants to help solve it.  Their new self-install car seat takes the guess work out of installing your child's car seat.  You place the base in the car and connect the latches, that's it.  It double-checks to make sure the latches are connected, tightens the straps and levels out the base.  It even does a safety check every time you place a car seat into the base.  If something is wrong the base will beep and mom will get a notification on her smartphone.

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