Most people use electronics every day, but the world is changing and younger generations are adopting new technology earlier and earlier. These days, the average 12-year-old can use a computer or ipod just as well (and in some cases, better) than his or her parents. So technology companies are creating more and more electronic items especially for younger children.
So what is a good gift for a youngster who loves tech toys? Before you go to the store, ask your child what the coolest new ‘toy’ is these days. He’ll probably mention something he’s seen his friends playing with. Make sure that it’s age-appropriate and that it’s long-lasting, and of course not too expensive. Youngsters are notoriously hard on electronics!.
If you’re looking at video game electronics, make sure the device is something that will work with his hands. If the controller is too big, he won’t be able to play with it. If you’re shopping for a smaller child, avoid anything he can fit in his mouth or that he can break easily. Even for a bigger kid, you want to purchase electronics that won’t break if accidentally dropped. Durability matters regardless of age.
Think about the volume of the device too. These electronics are going to go everywhere with your kid, from the living room to the car. You don’t want something that is so loud you can’t stand for him to play with it. You don’t want tears if you decide you have to take it away or get rid of it altogether.
Lastly, research online and find out what children’s electronics are making waves this year. Check out ratings and reviews, and of course, recalls. Look for retailers who have good deals or great coupons. Take those advertisements with you to the store because most retailers will lower their prices based on how much another store is charging.