Tech Toys for Kids to Learn With: WowWee Botsquad
Shopping for kids is a lot easier now than it was back when I was a child, it’s expanded beyond just circling in a toy catalog. You have the chance to see video reviews or someone playing with a toy to know if it’s the right one for your child, and technology is rapidly improving in the toys for kids.
Take the WowWee Botsquad and WowWee Minion MiP toys for example. Korey had the chance to test out WowWee Botsquad recently and we had some interesting views on the toys.
GRiP and Joe Plow are hard-working members of the BotSquad who take on big jobs with a can-do attitude.
Meet Joe Plow, a member of the Botsquad who likes to give you a push to get things done. Your child can use the tow that attaches to give one of their toys a lift if needed as well. The controller is friendly enough for children with motor skills that need improvement with 4 directional buttons and one button that allows him to talk.
Both bots come with a remote control and bricks they can move around. They are also Lego compatible. The plow is detachable so he can have arms to carry some of the blocks that can snap onto him. The only RC robotic construction toy for juniors with real pulling and plowing action – not kid powered!
This toy does check all the boxes for a child like Korey, ADHD and highly motivated by toys that they can control. He quickly made friends with him, talking to him and enjoy the conversation back with him. I loved that it didn’t challenge his ability to make him use complex fine motor skills.
As a parent, I’m happy that it doesn’t take that many batteries in my opinion either and that it’s fairly quick to play with it right out the box. He’s already easily adapted it to play along with his toys but still enjoys the bricks that come with it so everything is actually being used. Comparable features to competing products but at a more value price point.
It’s time for GRiP
GRiP is a jack-of-all-trades who loves to grab stuff and haul it around for you. His remote control has a 360-degree directional analog stick and two buttons, one to open his arms and one to close to grip.
The fun thing about the directional stick is that it goes by your pressure and adjusts the speed, that gives children a little challenge to help with fine motor skills. Korey will be focusing a lot on learning how to get the speed right and that will be giving his thumb some much-needed strength work and showing him the cause and effect of it.
GRiP is no joke either, he could be a great block building partner or help your child get rid of some bricks easily with his arms. The grip is not too tight on any toys either so nothing can get damaged.
Full of personality, GRiP and Joe have different personalities, have fun on their own but work together to get the job done. Both of these toys together really make an amazing team and I couldn’t imagine purchasing one without the other. They’re unlike any construction or truck toy you’ve ever seen of their kind!
The WowWee Botsquad can be purchased from Amazon and you can get 20% off using code 20BOTSQUAD at the checkout!
I highly recommend these toys to children that need help with fine motor skills or nonverbal children that enjoy playing with toys. It can help give them a sense of friendship which I think is very important for our children to learn to be comfortable with others. The fact that they also work alongside Legos is a great sell point for any child!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.