Pet robots for kids, what a great idea! No mess, no hassle, no feeding or cleaning required and an easy pet for parents to have.
For kids, pet robots are fun too because they give your child a pet buddy to look after and depending on which make and model of pet robot you buy, these clever toys often perform tricks, make appropriate animal noises and move too.
Some of the very clever ones can be programmed to obey on command.
When deciding what type of pet robot to buy for your child, you first need to determine the age recommendations for each toy and see if the toy is appropriate for your child.
Browsing through the selection of kids pet robots at Amazon.com, we came up with the following shortlist of the most popular items:
Popular Robots Toys for Children
The Weazel Ball Weasel Kids Toy Chasing Rolling Playtoy is highly popular and has a rating of 3.5 out of 5 on Amazon.com. This Weazel ball rolls all over the floor and chases and jumps with his bright colored ball that also rolls all over the place.
It is more of a gag gift, meaning that it is intended as being a jokey and fun toy rather than being an interactive toy that will aid the development of your children.
The Cruncher Prehistoric Pets Interactive Dinosaur has gained a 5 out of 5 star rating and is touted as being “the craziest, hungriest, fastest interactive pet ever created”!
The appeal of Cruncher, the pet robot is that he can be trained to recall as many as thirty different sounds and actions. Not only that but he comes with over 200 sounds and animations and 8 different ways to play.
Your kids will have many hours of fun interacting with this dinosaur pet that also comes when called, can play catch and can also dance! Talk about being multi-talented!
Mattel also have D-Rex Interactive Dinosaur and this has a 4.5 star rating out of 5 on Amazon.com
D-Rex has an almost lifelike appearance especially with his reptilian skin and behaves much like a dinosaur too!
Responding to human voice and touch, this dinosaur can attach and obey on command. Although when just taken out of the box, this looks like a mean little toy, D Rex will steal your heart and both parents and children will love to watch him interacting with his environment.
If you want something a bit more cuddly and cute than having a pet dinosaur, the WowWee Alive White Tiger Cub is a plush robotic toy that is adorably sweet and lovable too.
The WowWee Alive White Tiger Cub Robotic Toy has remarkably realistic looking fur and acts just like a real tiger cub; pick him up by the scruff of his neck and you will find that his legs go limp, just as they would in real life.
WowWee tiger can also open and close his mouth and eyes and makes realistic sounding baby noises. He snores in his sleep too! Much safer looking after this cute little tiger cub than having a real one of your own for sure.
If you are looking for something that is a little more complex and challenging for children, the Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 might be just the robot for you.