Clever Gadgets For Young Kids
Technology and sustainability influence children’s toys and household items to turn life more smoothly and enjoyable for parents and kids.
Having children can be one of the greatest joys in life. Especially when children are in their early ages, their curiosity knows no boundaries and they spread laughter and love like wildfire – that’s something adults can probably more often take a leaf out of their book. However, having kids also presents a wide range of challenges to parents’ everyday stress level. Having a few things you can rely on in your day-to-day routine can simplify a lot of that and helps you being more relaxed and happy – emotional states which then also have a positive effect on the relationship with your child.
iF AWARD-WINNING DESIGNS 2021
Balancing the needs of young children against those of yours can be daunting. From learning new things to navigating the world, young children are constantly on the move and parents have to be after them, even more when one lacks childcare support. Add to that the usual household chores and life at home doesn’t get any easier. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Among this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD winners are many products designed with the understanding that the first few years of a new life can be especially exhausting. Designers have come up with clever ideas to invent new gadgets for the littlest of little ones.
The keywords here are once again: technology and sustainability. These two areas also influence modern children’s toys and household items to create gadgets that are as forward-looking as possible – practical everyday products paired with a playful approach. Take the , for example. An ingenious way to give your baby something to drink without spilling, thanks to a never-before-seen cup design. Or the , which uses new technology to dry a baby's skin and hair even when he or she is sleeping, as it is very quiet. Or what about the tedious brushing of teeth? is the playful answer to a tiresome task thanks to its cartoonish design featuring a game box as a container.
There is also a range of products specializing on the parents’ needs – solutions like the multi-functional furniture , the breathable baby carrier and the travel mirror with dimmable LED lights , to name just a few.
The overarching theme of these iF award-winning designs is the ability to not only help parents, but to get children to explore the world around them with all their senses. Since playful learning has proven to be successful in areas such as foreign language courses and primary education, it’s not surprising that designers translate the concept of learning through play into many of their products. is a smart reading pen that recognizes the words on a page and reads them aloud to support independent learning. The is an equally groundbreaking device that allows children to listen to music or audiobooks without the need for headphones, which is healthier for the youngest. And if you want to boost your child’s cognitive ability, try out , a modular educational toy with a basic math algorithm.