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Combining classic building blocks with cutting-edge digital tech, these educational toys encourage kids to hone their logic skills in a fun, interactive way. Smart-Box’s white and pastel orange blocks — printed with simple numerals and math operations, respectively — might not look all that different from traditional kindergarten fare.

But the set’s futuristic dark orange modules come fully equipped with a digital display, speaker and near-field communication sensor, enabling them to announce the solution to math equations arranged with any preceding blocks. In other words, one plus one equals 21st-century playtime.

AZ Awards 2021 Finalist: Smart-Box

Combining classic building blocks with cutting-edge digital tech, these educational toys encourage kids to hone their logic skills in a fun, interactive way.

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