Time to Get Kids Hacking: Our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Check out our slideshow of 10 fun games and toys that teach programming principles, electronics, and engineering concepts to get kids ready to hack the planet.

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Whether cybersecurity professionals, software developers, hardware tinkerers, or all of the above, hacker parents are some of the best "recruiters" for the future of tomorrow's cyber workforce. If you're one such pro seeking out a gift that's not just fun but also gets your kid thinking like a hacker, we've got the gift guide for you.

The following slideshow offers a guide to toys, games, and gadgets that give kids from preschool on up the opportunity to learn how to think creatively, solve problems, and get prepared for building, breaking, and coding systems. And for those concerned about the screen time issue, many of these are completely off screen to help expand minds without making them nearsighted zombies.

About the Author(s)

Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.

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