Millions of children across the nation will be running down the stairs on Christmas morning and bursting into the living room to see what Santa has brought. The digital revolution has made a huge impression on children in recent years, and as a consequence parents must stay on top of the latest gadgetry and technology available for Christmas. This guide will explore the best childrens gadgets or technology set to be big hits among children this year, giving you a head start on some great ideas for gifts.
Best Childrens Gadgets for Christmas
Many parents agree that children should be introduced to technology at as early a stage as possible, but are uneasy about letting them loose on a costly iPad or tablet computer. LeadFrog have come up with an innovative solution to this problem. Their first edition of the children’s tablet LeapPad made a big splash last year, selling out in the run up to Christmas. The LeapPad 2 is out this year, and boasting major advancements on the first edition, such as a faster processor, double the memory, and a front camera for even more interactive fun, this versatile tablet is on track to sell out again. The LeapPad is available at all major retailers, and online, for anywhere between £68.00 and £69.99, so it is advisable to shop around for the best deal. Parents love the LeapPad due to the staggering variety of cartridges and downloadable apps available to provide education as well as entertainment, while children love the LeapPad because it’s fun, and keeps them interested. The questions and exercises get harder as each child’s skills develop, making sure they don’t get bored of the LeapPad any time soon.
Target Practice Alarm
If you have a difficult time getting your children out of bed in the morning, try out the Target Practice Alarm to have them up bright and early in no time. This innovative alarm clock comprises a target which springs into action when it’s time to wake up, and a toy gun to ‘shoot’ the target and turn off the alarm. With a range of two metres, this clock is a great addition to any child’s bedroom, and the built in game mode will keep them playing for hours. The clock also allows your child to record their own 5 second personal alarm to help them get up, and makes realistic gun sounds when the gun is fired at the target. The Target Practice Alarm is available from many online retailers, such as Paramount Zone and Amazon, for anywhere between £15 and £20.
Fold Up Piano
The Oregon Scientific Meep Fold Up Piano is a fantastically designed fold up piano for children who are constantly on the go. Great tactile feedback from this device is one of the stand out features of the silicon pad, and the ultra portable fold up design makes this gift a must have for any child who wants to take their music on the go. Not only will the Meep Piano encourage your child to practice playing more often, the freedom to bring their music to a friend or relative will no doubt boost their confidence and ability in no time. This toy is available from Oregon Scientific, or from other retailers such as Amazon, and is currently priced at around £35.
With this guide in hand you should now be in the best position to make a decision on which popular gadgetry to give to your children this Christmas. These gifts are sure to keep them entertained over the holidays, and to keep them learning for quite some time.
- LeapPad – PC Advisor, Amazon
- Target Practice Alarm – paramountzone
- Oregon Scientific Meep Fold Up Piano – Amazon, Amazon
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