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2019 Tech Gift Guide for Kids

Posted by Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child on Nov 25, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Another memo to Santa was left on the Helpdesk printer this year. It seems Toy Town Industries is vying for Santa's business ahead of Black Friday again. We don't know why Santa's memos keep getting redirected to Oak Knoll, but we would be remiss if we did not share the scoop on this year's hottest educational toys as our very own 2019 Tech Gift Guide for Kids in time for Black Friday! 

2019 Tech Gift Guide for Kids

To: Bernard, CEO (Chief Elf Officer)

North Pole Labs

I trust you received our company’s recent press release regarding our increased emphasis on producing toys that are both educational and fun. I know Santa has many options for toy developers this time of year, but I encourage you to consider the mission of Toy Town Industries (and our long-standing relationship) before you solidify your purchase schedule this season. Parents want to know that the toys their children receive from the North Pole have an educational component and our new initiative and educational line answer that need.

We have guaranteed express delivery to your Workshop in time for Christmas Eve and pride ourselves on hitting deadlines. Please see the following highlighted recommendations from our educational department to make ordering quicker (I mean, to help you choose the right toys for children ahead of this year’s Black Friday deals):

Lenovo Chromebook/Tablet

Sleek, stylish, and secure, this 360⁰ convertible laptop is less than 1-inch thin and about the weight of a hardback book, with an 11-inch touchscreen display that's perfect for day-to-day computing and multimedia, on or offline

Sphero Bolt

With a striking LED matrix and advanced sensors, the Sphero BOLT app-enabled robot provides endless opportunities to be creative and have fun while learning.


littleBits Kits - Avengers Hero

Code your gauntlet to unleash 10 authentic Avengers sound effects or record your own hero battlecry. Includes everything kids need to build and customize an interactive electronic Super hero gauntlet: electronic building blocks, LED Matrix, authentic Marvel sound effects bit, plastic pieces, stickers and battery.

littleBits - Code Kits

Engage children in computational thinking by teaching them to code their own games and physical inventions in Google Blockly with a Javascript text view! This kit includes 100+ Activities and 10 Lessons via littleBits Classroom & the Code Kit App.

Parrot Mambo FPV - Complete Starter Pack for Drone Racing

A complete starter pack for drone racing. Parrot Mambo is easy and safe to pilot. Battery lasting up to 10 minutes. Includes Parrot Cockpit glasses (FPV goggles) for an immersive flight experience. Includes Parrot Fly pad for ultra-precise piloting. Play with your friends to turn the sky into a racing track. The Free Flight Mini app expands your options for playing and experiences.


Makey Makey

An invention kit for everyone. Turn everyday objects like bananas into touchpads! Connect the world around you to your computer! Setup takes just seconds. Just plug, clip, and play! No programing knowledge needed.

Harry Potter Wand

Build a wand. Learn to code. Make magic. Build a Wand that responds to your movements. Comes with wand parts, PCB with Codeable LED, button, batteries, step-by-step book, stickers, poster, and free Kano app. Learn to code with 70+ step-by-step creative challenges. Make feathers fly, goblets multiply, fire flow, pumpkins grow, and more.

Google AIY Voice Kit

Google AIY Projects brings do-it-yourself artificial intelligence to your maker projects. With this AIY Voice Kit from Google, you can build a standalone voice recognition system using the Google Assistant or add voice recognition and natural language processing to your Raspberry Pi-based projects.


Osmo Genius

Fun-filled & award winning learning games that interact with actual hand held pieces & an iPad, bringing a child's game pieces & actions to life.

Osmo Little Genius

Hands-On Learning Games - Preschool Ages - Problem Solving & Creativity

Squishy Circuits

Squishy Circuits uses conductive and insulating play dough to teach the basics of electrical circuits in a fun, hands-on way. Let your creations come to life as you light them up with LEDs and make noises with buzzers

It is my hope that Santa finds these recommendations helpful and that we will receive an order from the North Pole shortly. We consider our relationship with North Pole Labs to be mutually beneficial and trust you see the positive brand affiliation between the North Pole and our educational toy division.

Mr. A. D. Vertising

President, Toy Town Industries

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