Best Robotic Kits for Kids 2021

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Are you or your child looking to get a few more robots in your life? While there are plenty of great household robots to replace some of your chores, these robots are all about having fun and learning something new at the same time. These fit in a wholly different category from the best coding robots for kids, though, so most of these robots don't require a phone or tablet — so your kids can have fun without cutting into their daily limit of screen time! The following list of best robotics kits for kids is organized loosely by recommended age.

Whether you're just looking for the best robot toys to get your kids, or trying to expand their learning horizons with an expandable coding robot, this list should have everything you need to get started. Great kits like the Tinker Labs Electric Motors Catalyst will get your kids thinking in new ways, inventing machines that do all sorts of things with just a few easy-to-assemble parts. Older kids can jump in with one of UBTECH's great robots, like the UBTECH JIMU Robot Astrobot, which can be used on its own or in conjunction with the app that teaches your child how to program more advanced behavior. Either way, it's a win-win for both play and learning!

Nicholas Sutrich
Senior Content Producer — Smartphones & VR
Nick started with DOS and NES and uses those fond memories of floppy disks and cartridges to fuel his opinions on modern tech. Whether it's VR, smart home gadgets, or something else that beeps and boops, he's been writing about it since 2011. Reach him on Twitter or Instagram @Gwanatu