If you have kids, you’ll be familiar with the continual moan that they’re bored. They’ve finished their game. They’ve finished their book. They’ve tired of the Lego bricks and there are only so many ways they can style their doll’s hair before taking a plunge and cutting it all off. So how can you keep them entertained and busy? Electronics are a good place to start. Every kid loves a good piece of tech or fun gadget. So which devices and products would we recommend for your little ones? Read on to learn more about some of our favorites.
Kids love video games, regardless of the device. There are so many to choose from nowadays. So where to start? Chances are that they’ll be more clued up than you, so ask them for some suggestions. Then do your research and ensure that the devices and games they’re interested in are age appropriate with suitable content. But you don’t want to park your little ones in front of games for every waking hour. You want them to be productive. To learn. This is where educational gaming comes in. There are plenty of games out there that engage your child, stimulating their mind and creativity and teach them at the same time. Check out brands like Vtech who specialise in educational toys. It’s a win-win situation. Your kid has fun and expands their knowledge all at once.
Kids love music, so keep them dancing by installing a good quality sound system in your home. Stimulate their interest in the area, allowing them to pick out CDs and develop their own personal taste. Who knows? They might hear something they like and become inspired to pick up an instrument themselves. Studies show that children who practice an instrument have greater overall intelligence, as the parts of the brain required to play become stimulated. A sound system can be found in an electronics store. Don’t just pick up the first one you see. Browse different options and see what’s available to you. Different systems will have different qualities. If volume is priority, there will be something to suit. Want multiroom listening so you can check out what they’re listening to? There are apt systems for that too!
Kids love documenting what they do. They want to take pictures, film each other messing about and have records of fun days out with friends. But you don’t necessarily want to hand them your expensive cell phone or DSLR camera. The answer for this problem? GoPro. GoPro is a small, portable camera that can withstand drops, falls and the elements. Your kids will be able to practice their filming and photography skills without breaking it in a matter of minutes. There are all sorts of accessories out there once your little one’s skills develop and once they become more invested in their new gadget. Try out harnesses, tripods and waterproof coverings. These make great gifts for birthdays and other special occasions.