Kickstarter Pick of the Week: CogniToys

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Technology has come a long way over the past 20 years, and when it comes to learning toys, the days of the Speak and Spell are long gone. That doesn’t mean there aren’t new tech toys on the horizon for today’s tots, and an exciting new one has just arrived on Kickstarter. CogniToys may be the next hot tech toy, and it’s our choice for the Kickstarter Pick of the Week.

The CogniToy looks like a cute dinosaur, but it a whole lot more than that. It’s built to help your child learn, and unlike similar toys, it can actually grow with your child. It won’t physically grow, but it will expand its knowledge through content updates and the use of a Parents Panel. The latter is a nice feature to have on hand as it also allows you to limit your child’s playtime with CogniToys.

Simplicity is the key as they say, and that’s the case with CogniToys. To interact with the Dino, your child simply needs to press the button on its belly. The toy will interact with your child through conversation, Q&A, and storytelling. The CogniToys can even handle knock knock jokes and its personality will adapt over time based on your child’s interaction. Needless to say, it’s not the kind of toy you’re going to have to run out and replace after a year.


The age range on the CogniToy is 4-7 years, but there’s going to be some wiggle room with that depending on your child’s capabilities. There is no wiggle room with the timeline though, as CogniToys is currently wrapping up its successful Kickstarter campaign and there are only 4 days left on the clock at the time of this writing.

The Early Bird tiers for a single CogniToys are full, but you’ll be able to pick up a dino for $99 or a two-pack for $198. The first dino’s are set to roll out in November barring any setbacks, so you “should” be able to get your CogniToys under the tree in time for Christmas.


Adam is a tech aficionado and Android enthusiast. When he's not checking out new tech, you can find him playing poker or binge-watching shows on Netflix.