Mama definitely has a love-hate relationship when it comes to technology and amazon kindle comparison gadgets. While Mama loves her tech toys…it’s quite different when it comes to the kids having electronics. On one hand, they’re a fantastic distraction and a great learning tool and then…they’re an annoying distraction when you’re trying to get their attention or get them outside to play. If you actually have some pieces of tech that you want to get rid of, then consider contacting e waste recycling services to dispose of them properly through electronics recycling.
This year Mama is trying to plan ahead because of Baby #3’s arrival close to the holidays and so Mama decided to ask Lily-girl what she wanted for Christmas this year…and it went like this…
“So, what do you think Lily-girl…a new bike for Christmas with no training wheels?!’
“No, I have something else in mind.”
“What would that be?”
“An iPad 2!”
“Really?! Well, I think Santa might be fresh out of those…!”
Now back to the drawing board on looking for holiday gifts…but Mama has found a few electronic toys that just might….might make her excited — even if it’s not an iPad 2. I got some great ideas from my kid need’s that picks. But on a side note, Mama wouldn’t complain if there was one under tree with Mama’s name on it!
Little girls everywhere will be oohing and aahing over the Barbie Fashion Tablet Learner, $49.99, at toysrus.com, this holiday season. Equipped with a touch screen and a stylus pen, the tablet has over 30 learning games that include writing, music, vocabulary, matching and more.
Both LeapFrog and Vtech have come out with their versions of the kid-friendly iPad that come pre-loaded with apps and are touch screen operated. The LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Tablet, $99, at amazon.com, is compatible with the LeapFrog Explorer game cartridges and also has a built-in camera and video recorder. Mama played around with it at the conference a couple of weeks ago and it’s just as cool in person as it looks online!
The Vtech InnoTab Interactive Learning Tablet, $80, at amazon.com, is also operated by touch screen and has a built-in tilt sensor for game playing, if you want something much faster to open up games so it is easier for your children to play online games, then consider using a Game Launcher. Apps are available for download via the Vtech Web site and has an MP3player for listening to music, an e-reader and also a photo and video viewer.
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