[vc_row row_type=”3″ blox_image=”12431″ align_center=”aligncenter” page_title=”page-title-x” blox_padding_top=”50″ blox_padding_bottom=”50″ row_pattern=”max-pat”][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/12″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”11/12″][vc_empty_space height=”120px”][vc_custom_heading text=”All I want for Xmas…” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”part 2: tech gifts” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”11/12″][vc_separator color=”white”][vc_column_text]We love a bit of technology over at Lifehacksforkids towers so, we have put together some choices for tech lovers that will also help kids develop life skills as well skills that will help kids to be economically relevant in our tech driven future.

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Raspberry Pi 3
[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]Nope, not a cake making set, but a superb little affordable mini computer instead!

It will help your child to develop programming skills as well as their logical thinking capacity.

Their only limit is their own imagination and curiosity and there’s a great website and community to learn from as well.

It will almost certainly develop their resilience too, as they overcome the learning challenges involved.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/12″][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_btn title=”Click to buy the Raspberry Pi on Amazon” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#ce879f” outline_custom_hover_background=”#58646d” outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” shape=”square” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Famzn.to%2F2A49Bgy||target:%20_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”11/12″]

Lego Mindstorm
[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]Lego Mindstorm is a fantastic tech toy, in fact, one of our twins is a big fan! They go to Lego Mindstorm workshops where they learn to build, code and play with like-minded pals.

We love it because it combines creativity and imagination with logic and programming skills and if you go to a local class, there’s opportunity for team-building and collaborative skill development too.

It’s a great way to future-proof your child whilst they learn valuable life skills and have great fun along the way![/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/12″][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_btn title=”Click to buy Lego Mindstorm on Amazon” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#ce879f” outline_custom_hover_background=”#58646d” outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” shape=”square” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Famzn.to%2F2znoHAB||target:%20_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”11/12″]

A drone
[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]Not necessarily an obvious choice for a toy that teaches life skills, but hear us out.

Drones with a camera could be used by a budding story teller/ film-maker to create something wonderfully imaginative and creative– skills our kids will definitely need to stand out.

Drones are here to stay and how we will use them in the future, who knows? People are starting businesses or using drones to enhance their current business (e.g. checking pipelines, surveying, selling houses). Playing around with a drone might just inspire your child to come up with a crazy idea that is the next ‘big thing’.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/12″][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_btn title=”Click to buy Drones on Amazon” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#ce879f” outline_custom_hover_background=”#58646d” outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” shape=”square” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Famzn.to%2F2iQSydC||target:%20_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”11/12″]

makey makey
[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]A cool invention kit that will allow your child to turn everyday objects (even bananas) into something that a computer can interact with.

It sounds pretty bonkers, but we like it because it helps kids to think about and interact with technology in a fun and creative way– vital skills if they want to thrive in a tech driven world!

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mover kit
[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]This looks great… it’s a wearable STEM toy that get kids moving, whilst teaching them coding, problem solving and creative thinking skills.

Kids can gamify everyday tasks and we like it because it’s a great combination of learn whilst doing, experimenting and having fun![/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/12″][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_btn title=”Click to buy Mover Kit on Amazon” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#ce879f” outline_custom_hover_background=”#58646d” outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” shape=”square” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Famzn.to%2F2z8X0Zw||target:%20_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”2″ blox_image=”8281″][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”11/12″][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][vc_btn title=”next up… click to see our favourite presents that promote EQ” style=”custom” custom_background=”#ce879f” custom_text=”#ffffff” i_align=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-arrow-circle-right” add_icon=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Flifehacksforkids.co.uk%2Fi-want-xmas-3%2F||”][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]