Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Acquaintance of the child with the outside world is not only the stories of parents and cognitive walks, activities. Toys are an essential part of the daily activities of any toddler, so manufacturers endow robots and dolls with learning functions through direct interaction with the owner. The experts bring to your attention a rating of the best interactive toys for children of all ages.
- Rating of the best interactive toys
- Best Interactive Toys – Pets
- Charlie Puppy Furreal Friends
- Furby Furby Connect Ice
- Robot Puppy Spin Master Zoomer Marshall
- Best interactive toys – robots
- LEGO Mindstorms EV3
- Sphero Star Wars BB-8
- Fisher-Price BiBo Training Robot
- Best Interactive Doll
- Zapf Creation Baby Anabelle 43 cm 794-821
- The best interactive educational toys for the little ones
- Fisher-Price CJV61
- Tiny Love Fred 'Catch Me'
- Alilo Smart Bunny R1
Rating of the best interactive toys
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Best Interactive Toys – Pets||1||Charlie Puppy Furreal Friends||RUB 4,239|
|2||Furby Furby Connect Ice||RUB 4,099|
|3||Robot Puppy Spin Master Zoomer Marshall||RUB 8,240|
|Best interactive toys – robots||1||LEGO Mindstorms EV3||RUB 9,900|
|2||Sphero Star Wars BB-8||RUB 8 091|
|3||Fisher-Price BiBo Training Robot||RUB 5,268|
|Best Interactive Doll||1||Zapf Creation Baby Anabelle 43 cm 794-821||RUB 4,840|
|The best interactive educational toys for the little ones||1||Fisher-Price CJV61||2 399 RUB|
|2||Tiny Love Fred 'Catch Me'||RUB 1,930|
|3||Alilo Smart Bunny R1||RUB 2,199|
Best Interactive Toys – Pets
Not every parent dares to have a real cat or dog, although children overwhelmingly dream of a pet. Toy models are an excellent alternative to living four-legged ones: they do not require care, but they are able to move, play and react to the owner, communicate with him. Toy pets can also be a great trainer before a real animal comes into the house.
Charlie Puppy Furreal Friends
In the first place of our rating is the toy dog of the beagle breed FURREAL FRIENDS CHARLIE PUPPY from the world famous Hasbro brand. He will become a real friend for children over 4 years old: the dog barks, recognizes the owner's voice and is even able to respond to one of 80 phrases recorded in the speaker in Russian in response to familiar words. The dog plays like a real animal, if you pull it by the paws, it will lie down. Charlie's puppy loves to be scratched behind his ear, he will wag his tail with pleasure. The toy will teach the child how to properly handle and interact with the pet, this can be part of the preparation for the appearance of a real dog in the house.
The toy is made of soft brown, white and black textiles, the fur is smooth and pleasant to touch, most toys have green eyes and a bright collar that glows when the owner's voice is recognized. The device is powered by three AA batteries.
The cost of a puppy Charlie FURREAL FRIENDS – from 3637 rubles.
- The toy moves and plays like a live puppy;
- 80 phrases in Russian;
- Soft sound of barking and dialogues;
- Voice recognition.
- Cannot be washed;
- High price.
Furby Furby Connect Ice
Furby is a fabulous character-toy, similar in appearance to its predecessors in the series, however, representatives of Furby Connect Ice have colored big eyes that change color in 150 versions, an elongated ear shape and a small antenna on the head – it lights up instantly when in a mobile application Furby Connect World app turns on any connection (music, video, commands).
Furby Furby Connect Ice is an interactive toy: you can stroke and shake your pet as you like, small children will love the ability to move the antenna – the toy responds to any action in different ways: it makes sounds or talks. A new function of the model is the ability to turn off through the application, but it happens realistically – Furby gradually falls asleep, not just turns off instantly, this effect is especially important for the child's perception of a pet as a real animal. Another way to 'put Furby to bed' is to cover his eyes with a complete bandage at any time, even during the game, the toy will sleep soundly until the bandage is removed.
Together with Furby Connect Ice, the child will be able to watch a movie using the application, play, and feed the pet through the same program, which opens up ample opportunities for an interesting pastime.
A significant drawback of the toy, which adults will financially notice, is the need to change 4 AA batteries every day, or to use expensive or rechargeable batteries that are rechargeable from the mains.
The cost of the Furby Furby Connect Ice toy is from 4 660 rubles.
- A bright toy with an interesting design;
- Reaction and response to any action;
- Resistance of the structure to any movement and manipulation;
- Pairing with the Furby Connect World app;
- The ability to care like a pet.
- The high price of the original toy;
- Power consumption, frequent battery replacement.
Robot Puppy Spin Master Zoomer Marshall
In the third place in the rating is the hero of the paw patrol Marshall, embodied in a toy from the Spin Master brand Zoomer (Canada). It is made of plastic, completely repeats the complete set of a cartoon prototype: a backpack with guns for extinguishing fires, a suspension on a collar for communication, wheels on legs for movement – the toy is fully interactive, all parts can be touched, in each case a certain response occurs. The puppy knows how to bark, knows phrases in Russian and even songs, and the voice is recognizable – the same actress, whose voice Marshall speaks in the cartoon, took part in the dubbing.
The SPIN MASTER puppy has two game modes: the usual 'Puppy' and 'Missions and tricks'. In the first case, the toy becomes an analogue of an ordinary pet – it rolls on the floor, talks when pressed on its head, it can scratch its tummy, sing and communicate. Pressing the backpack activates the cannon, which also has a button to launch a water rocket.
In stunt mode, the puppy performs algorithms of actions based on the plots of cartoons: a total of 24 missions ('Find Cipoletta', 'Fire in Mr. Porter's Cafe' and the like '), in which you can play with the puppy and take an active part in actions. Marshall plays over 120 sounds, commands and phrases, songs, scores.
The MARSHALL robot puppy is powered by 4 AA AA batteries, it is packed in a box with detailed and understandable instructions. The cost of the toy is from 8 240 rubles.
- Knows many phrases, songs, counting rhymes – more than 120 texts in total;
- 24 missions as themes for outdoor games;
- Build quality and soft sound
- 2 game modes in calm and game algorithms;
- You can roll, push, chat.
- Very high price.
Best interactive toys – robots
Robots are a large group of toys, including assembled models and one-piece devices, including remote control ones. They contribute to the development of spatial thinking, and equipped with an intellectual unit, they will talk with the child and teach them how to perform various tasks.
LEGO Mindstorms EV3
The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 set is suitable for children from 10 years of age to play robotics. This is a set of classic 'bricks' and program control: the assembled hero 'will come to life', he will be able to move, focusing on obstacles, lighting, rotate or balance on an uneven surface. Intelligent tracking is possible thanks to a special program for a tablet, smartphone or PC, which communicates with the Mindstorms EV3 microcomputer.
The LEGO programmable set does not limit the freedom of creativity: it contributes to the intellectual development of children, helps in mastering general education subjects, it is interesting to carry out experiments on the study of physics phenomena with models. True, it will not be easy for a child to figure out the basics of programming on their own, and interaction with teachers or parents will be necessary, despite the presence of training lessons and the proposed algorithms in the program.
The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 set includes 541 parts in a convenient box, if necessary, you can purchase thematic part packs, sensors and other additional components to expand activities and possibilities.
The basic set costs about 30,000 rubles.
- Free software;
- Unified LEGO parts, the set can be expanded;
- Possibility of visual demonstration of natural phenomena;
- Programming by various parameters;
- Connection Bluetooth, Wi-Fi;
- Mastering the basics of programming and creative thinking.
- High price;
- The participation of adults in mastering the constructor and programming is necessary.
Sphero Star Wars BB-8
The toy from the SPHERO series is a small copy of the spherical droid BB-8, which can be seen in the seventh episode of the legendary Star Wars. The device is able to do everything that its prototype: it has the same principles of control, movement, it looks very much like its older 'brother'.
The spherical toy of the BB-8 version, unlike the previous Sphero toy robots, is equipped with an improved polycarbonate body with a head held on it by means of a magnet. The droid is able to move around the apartment in two modes: independent exploration of the area with fixation in the microcomputer of the location of objects according to the principle of a gyroscope, or patrolling along the route laid by the user. It is noteworthy: the robot can be 'sent' into the wall, but with a strong impact, the head on the magnet may fall off, although the model was originally designed for significant loads and use in different conditions, including high humidity.
SPHERO STAR WARS BB-8 is controlled by voice or through a special application on a smartphone or tablet iOS, Android using the Bluetooth Smart protocol at a distance of up to 30 meters. An interesting function is the transmission of voice messages: through the program, the robot will remember the message and send it to the subscriber to his mobile application, this is a kind of sound chat. The droid is powered by a battery, the capacity of which is enough for an hour of activity, after which it is recharged in the base using a wireless induction method.
Another interesting feature of the BB-8 is the augmented reality projection of video on flat surfaces.
The cost of the SPHERO STAR WARS BB-8 robot is approximately 10,000 rubles.
- Ample opportunities: moving across the floor, sending messages, projecting video;
- Free mobile application for management;
- An analogue of a character from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens';
- Reinforced body, protected from water and shock;
- Wireless induction charging.
- Small battery capacity, enough for an hour.
Fisher-Price BiBo Training Robot
Fisher-Price's BiBo interactive robot designed for children aged 9 months and older took third place in the ranking. The toy combines the functions of an assistant for the active development of the child's mental and physical activity: the robot knows more than 40 songs and poems, and also knows how to dance incendiaryly, performing simple movements, while the control panel on the robot's tummy is highlighted in different colors. The BiBo is also set in motion by buttons on the fingers – they are colored, attract the attention of the child, and therefore are easy to operate.
The robot can work in three modes: Dance & Move (dances and movements) with funny music; Learning & Games (learning and games) for mastering counting, letters, colors, solving problems, mastering cause-effect relationships and logic; Record & Remix for recording your own voice, song and playing it as a remix. Note: the sound volume can be adjusted, the music sounds soft and pleasant, does not hurt the ear.
Fisher-Price Robot The BiBo training robot is sold relatively inexpensively – from 3 600 rubles.
- Developing mental and physical activity for the smallest;
- Bright colors of the case and buttons;
- 3 operating modes;
- Optimal price.
- The volume is not enough for some users.
Best Interactive Doll
Favorite toys for girls can now talk and move. Dolls are similar to robots, they will help their mistresses to spend time with interest and benefit.
Zapf Creation Baby Anabelle 43 cm 794-821
The Baby Anabelle doll from Zapf Creation surprises with its realism: it has believable facial expressions, high-quality sound is difficult to distinguish from a real crying baby, when you touch the cheek, the doll will yawn and close its eyes, and when feeding from a bottle, you will hear a peculiar breathing, smacking. By the way, after drinking Baby Anabelle, you may cry.
The creators of the interactive doll have programmed the toy for all the manipulations that can be performed with a small child: feeding, changing the diaper after filling it, playing with rattles, singing to him, putting him to bed – the doll will react to every action. Clothes – pink jumpsuit and hat are easy to remove and can be washed. The bobblehead is an excellent simulator for babies, in whose family a replenishment is expected.
Buy Zapf Creation Baby Anabelle 43 cm 794-821 cheaper than 9,500 rubles is unlikely to work.
- Full dubbing of the behavior of a small child;
- Powered by 4 AA batteries, which lasts for a long time;
- Pacifier, bottle, bib included;
- Realistic performance of the doll itself and sound quality;
- Interactive integrated control.
- Expensive toy.
The best interactive educational toys for the little ones
In the category of toys for the little ones, there are devices that will be interesting to deal with for babies from 6 months.
The CJV61 soft puppy from Fisher-Price (USA) is a universal toy for children from 6 months old. Smart Stages technology allows you to choose the required level of communication, based on the age of the baby: from six months the dog will teach the owner words, tell him where his paws and ears are, and sing songs to him; from one year old, an interactive toy will teach a kid to think logically, asking simple questions and giving hints, pushing to count, self-recognition of colors, body parts; from one and a half years (18 months), the child will plunge into the world of role-playing games and conscious actions. All words, songs and sentences are in Russian, as are the inscriptions on the dog's body.
The Fisher-Price CJV61 doggie knows more than 50 funny phrases and songs that will reward the kid for his efforts and encourage movement. The toy is made of soft material, therefore it needs careful care – it will not work to wash it in a typewriter.
Price – from 3,000 rubles.
- Switching modes according to age and level of development;
- Fully Russified toy;
- Soft-touch material;
- Mastering counting, colors, body parts;
- Convenient control by pressing a button on the tummy and body parts (6 points in total).
- Impossibility of washing;
- Not all correct translation of words and phrases from the original English into Russian.
Tiny Love Fred 'Catch Me'
On the second line of the rating is the toy for active activity Tiny Love Fred 'catch me up'. It is a small dog with a plastic body, soft head and tail, and rustling ears. Inside the hind legs there are transparent plastic inserts with a mirrored back wall and rattle-dots, which are interesting to watch when Tiny Love rides (all 4 legs have wheels). The accordion body allows you to roll your pet not only in a straight line, but also in a circle.
There are buttons on the front legs, pressing which the baby will hear funny melodies that encourage dancing and movement.
Tiny Love Fred 'catch me' does not speak, but teaches the child to move, wins towards crawling and walking, promotes the development of motor skills, tactile sensations and coordination, and also improves color perception. You can buy a toy from 2,000 rubles.
- Variety of tactile sensations;
- Arranged rattle;
- Soft sounding of melodies;
- Really interested in kids;
- Reliable design, it is difficult to break something;
- Optimal price.
- Not defined.
Alilo Smart Bunny R1
The rating closes with the smart bunny R1 from Alilo, which will appeal to young children: its plastic case has clear buttons that open each time a new fairy tale or song (there are 16 in total), one of 66 melodies. It is worth shaking the toy – the music will also play. The shape of the toy is adapted for small hands and resembles a rattle, the ears act as a teether. With the Alilo bunny, the baby trains motor skills, it is suitable as the first rattle for the development of the grasping reflex.
The set includes cards with 9 basic colors, the names of which the bunny will sound in Russian and English. The toy can also enter with a night light – the ears glow, shimmering with seven LED colors.
The R1 runs on battery power for 4 hours, after which it needs to be recharged with a USB cable. The speaker volume is adjustable.
The price of Alilo Smart Bunny R1 starts at 2,000 rubles.
- Replaces the rattle with melodies with a soft sound;
- Capacious battery;
- Convenient body shape and buttons for small pens;
- The ears glow, they can be chewed like a teether;
- Teaches flowers in Russian and English with cards included.
- High price for a similar musical toy;
- Can switch from song to color without a special command.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.