If you have a tech savvy toddler at home who is laying claim on your iPad, camera, laptop or even the TV remote control, you will definitely want to check out this list of child friendly gadgets. They are sure to be a hit; and will keep your expensive gadgets in one piece!
Does your toddler like to steal your remote control and flip through the channels on your TV? Sony has created an innovative universal TV remote control designed especially for little ones. This remote has hidden buttons for easy parental programming, works with most TV and cable boxes, is splash resistant and best of all, can be programmed with up to 7 kid-friendly channels. Your toddler will feel like she is in control of the TV, and you can rest assured that she will only be able to view the channels you deem appropriate. This is a must have for any tech savvy toddler!
Digital cameras are a common accessory for most parents these days. You don’t want to miss capturing a single precious moment of your child’s life. But as your baby gets older, you might find him mimicking you more and more, and growing an interest in the buttons of your expensive digital camera. Instead of telling him he can’t touch it, get him one of his own that he can play with and learn from! Vtech makes a great starter camera for children 3 and older, with 4X digital zoom, 2.0 megapixels and 256 MB of internal memory with an SD card slot if extra storage space is needed. This camera is durable, has a self-timer, a rotating lens, a video and sound recording option, fun editing effects and 5 games. You can hook your child’s camera up to your computer or TV and let them view their photo and video masterpieces.
Does your toddler love music? Does he start dancing every time he hears a song on your Itunes? If so, the SweatPea3 2GB MP3 player for kids is the perfect gadget to add to his entertainment collection! It’s lead free, rubber encasing is specifically designed for little hands and rough play. It comes with pre-downloaded songs and stories and is compatible with MACs and PCs with up to 32 hours of download storage space. It has 3 easily recognizable buttons that make it simple for your toddler to navigate through their playlist and pick their favorite song or story to listen to. With up to 50 hours of battery life, it’s perfect for road trips or rainy afternoons at home. Your child will love feeling in control of their very own MP3 player!
If you’re looking for a stylish and durable set of headphones for your little one for long car rides, quiet time activities or school use, the Califone kids stereo and PC headphones are the perfect find. Califone kids headphones come in fun animal designs, and are the perfect size to fit snuggly and comfortably on little ears. They feature volume control, an adjustable headband, noise reducing earcups, a strain resistant 6 foot cord and a one-year warranty for school use. Your little one will love having their very own headphones for computer time or games! (Always supervise young children around cords and wires.)
Is it a constant struggle to keep your toddler away from your laptop? Leapfrog has created the perfect solution: My Own Leaptop. Designed to look and function like a real laptop at a child’s level, My Own Leaptop is the perfect introduction to your toddler learning his way around a laptop. Your child can use the functioning attached mouse to click on the activity features on the screen. There are email, music playlist and blog icons and games that act as an introduction to animals, music and the alphabet. Your child can interact with one of the two Leapfrog puppy hosts (Scout or Violet), and respond to personal emails that you can set up for him to receive. You can personalize your child’s Leaptop online and download songs and activities.