TIME for Kids has picked the top inventions of the year. Some will help us work and learn. Others are just for fun. Read about the best inventions of 2021. Which do you like best?
Keeping Kids Calm
This fuzzy toy is called Purrble. It has a heartbeat. Pet the toy. Its heartbeat slows down. Purrble feels calm. That calms you down too.
Read to Me
Some people have trouble seeing or reading. The OrCam Read can help. Aim it at a book or page. Press a button. It will read out loud.
Coding Without a Computer
The Sphero Indi is a robotic car. It teaches you coding. Pick a tile. It tells the car what to do. Green tiles make it go fast. Pink tiles tell it to turn left.
The Mega Cyborg Hand is a robotic hand. You build it from a kit. Its fingers move with yours. It does not use electricity. It uses plastic tubes filled with water.
A Hospital Bot
Robin the Robot was created to help sick kids. It can talk and play games with them. This can make kids feel more comfortable.
A New Noodle
Dan Pashman wanted the perfect pasta. So he invented Cascatelli. The shape catches sauce. The size is perfect for a fork. The ruffles are fun to chew.
A Chair for Traveling
The Revolve Air is a wheelchair. Its wheels fold up. This makes it smaller. A smaller wheelchair is better for traveling. It can fit more easily on an airplane.