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2021 Tech Gift Guide for Kids

Posted by Laura Perillo on Nov 23, 2021 7:44:21 PM

Attention, attention! In the middle of a bustling morning sorting through the news of the day in Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child's Marketing and Communications Office, a top-secret letter (with teeny-tiny handwriting!) magically appeared on our printer! It looks as though once again our office has intercepted a message from Bernard, the Chief Technology Elf at the North Pole, which was intended for Santa Claus! 

2021 Tech Gift Guide for Kids

We are so excited to share what the elf factory has brewing up at the North Pole right now – The best technology gifts of 2021. Gear up for Black Friday shopping!

Dear Santa Claus, 

2021 – Students at Oak Knoll School returned to campus this fall
With a gleam in their eyes, a skip in their steps and ready to have a ball!

Although there were still masks, distancing and special precautions to follow there, no task for kids at Oak Knoll School – big or small – was too tough to bear.

Words such as resilience, courage and kindness across campus were often heard and these kids did their best to stay the course with learning, giving back to people in need all while heeding God’s word.

Campus was bustling this year from the warm days of fall to the approaching winter months of cool air, on many campuses across the world this year, I’ve found this to be very rare.

Once again it’s time for us in the North Pole to get a jump on making these kids the very BEST toys! In the year 2021, among Apple Watches, iPhones and X-Boxes, we’ve found that tech-savvy gifts are the most popular among the girls and boys.

So, dear Santa Claus, please see my suggested list of the very best tech gadgets to gift to the students at OKS. They continue to be, year after year – while ever-so humble –the very best of the best!

From, your most loyal, trusted tech guru,

Bernard, Chief Technology Elf,

The North Pole

Santa Claus - Please find my recommendations below for the hottest technology items for the students at Oak Knoll after conferring with the school's tech experts. I recommend that we speed up our efforts to make enough for kids world-wide, not just at Oak Knoll School!


Oculus Quest 2: Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset

Oculus quest 2 is our most advanced all-in-one VR system yet. Every detail has been engineered to make virtual worlds adapt to your movements, letting you explore awe-inspiring games and experiences with unparalleled freedom. No PC or Console required.

Botzees AR Coding Robot for Kids

Botzees robots offer many modes of play: to move, drum, dance, make sounds, and light up using the companion app. 30 interactive Augmented Reality puzzles teach even more coding concepts with visual cues.The STEM coding robot toy is a wonderful Christmas gift for kids. It greatly develops kids’ creativity, patience, concentration and logical thinking ability.

Playshift Plugo Count

PLUGO COUNT is an AR-powered STEM gaming kit. It turns your device into a hands-on learning system and takes your kids through a series of story-based challenges that need to be solved with a combination of numbers and arithmetic operators (math manipulatives). Watch the video to catch it in action!

Leyaoyao LCD Writing Tablet

This is the product to help children show their inspiration. Kids drawing and writing. Kids will play with the product. Most children enjoy in writing and drawing, even if they are scribbling. No paper waste, and you don't need worry about them.


Redbox Tecach Tech Mech-5 Programmable Mechanical Robot

The mechanical coding wheel is the heart of the Mech-5 Mechanical coding robot. Coding is executed effortlessly by snapping the coding buttons onto the coding wheel directing your robot to perform its basic functions - move forward, backward, right or left, spin or pause.

Educational Insights Artie 3000 the Coding Robot


I’m Owleez, the interactive baby owl toy that you can teach to fly, but I need your help! Can you teach me? The more we practice flying together, the better I’ll fly!

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 Starter MAX Kit 

Realize your ideal computer with this Raspberry Pi 4 Starter MAX kit. The 1.5GHz processor and 4GB RAM allow for rapid multitasking, while three heat sinks and a fan keep the unit running at optimal conditions. This Raspberry Pi 4 Starter MAX kit features a high-gloss case and includes two micro HDMI-to-HDMI cables for easy setup.

JBL Flip 5 Portable Speaker

Take your tunes on the go with the powerful JBL FLIP 5. The FLIP 5 lightweight Bluetooth speaker goes anywhere. Bad weather? Not to worry. With its waterproof design, you can rock out to JBL signature sound rain or shine.


Echo Dot for Kids

Meet Echo Dot Kids - Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa, made for kids (not a toy). The super-fun design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound. Help kids learn and grow - Kids can ask Alexa questions, set alarms, and get help with their homework.

Go Cube

SMART & CONNECTED - LEARN how to solve the iconic puzzle Cube - FINALLY EVERYONE CAN DO IT!! IMPROVE your game, PLAY & BATTLE online with other cubers from all over the world. The GoCube is the perfect STEM toy, it is educational and fun, and adds tons of value to screen time! It fits all ages and capabilities and is the perfect gift.



Sphero Specdrums

TAP COLORS, MAKE MUSIC: Discover music creation without spending money on expensive, singular instruments with Sphero Specdrums. Tap any surface, or the included play pad, to create sounds, loops, and beats. This app-enabled music toy is scalable for all skills levels, from curious-minded kids to seasoned musicians.

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child's Tech Gift Guide for Kids started in 2016 and is published annually. It was the brainchild of then-OKS Chief Technology Officer Alex Podchaski who wanted to give families an idea of the age-appropriate hottest educational tech toys available for the year ahead of Black Friday.

Topics: technology, christmas, students, parenting

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