Kids’ gadgets

As cellphones become more prevalent and ingrained into our daily lives, many parents find themselves wondering, "At what age do I let my child get a phone?" For those parents who aren't ready to let their children have the full cellphone experience, but still want to be able to contact them when away, a solution [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News, Watches and Clocks

Like most parents, my wife and I prefer to have our kids playing as opposed to zoning out in front of the TV. We do our best to try to incorporate learning into playtime, but it's not always easy. Fortunately, educational toy makers like Wonder Workshop do their best to make playtime fun and educational. [...]

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Posted in: iOS, Kid Gadgets, Reviews

CTA Digital has Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants inflatable cars designed for children.  (Although it's for kids, it's sturdy enough to support up to 230 pounds.)  The iPad fits into a cradle in the steering wheel, so your child can enjoy hours of pretend racing while playing iPad motion-controlled apps and games.   The car [...]

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Posted in: iOS, Kid Gadgets, News

Not so long ago, any time a child had with a screened device was seen as frivolous playtime.  That's not true now, because kids spend more time reading and doing school work with tablets and computers than parents would have thought possible just a few years ago.  In my household, most of our books were [...]

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Posted in: eBook Readers, Kid Gadgets, News

The Gadgeteer has featured a lot of articles about water bottles to keep adults and kids hydrated, and stainless bottles seem to be favored by many because they don't leak harmful chemicals like some plastic bottles can.  But what about infants?  Baby bottles are usually plastic these days.  What do those bottles add to the [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ozobot. All opinions are 100% mine. As a parent, you quickly realize your child can learn important lessons and skills through playing.  Toys don't have to look like homework to help you learn.  They can even take the shape of cute little color-reading robots, [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News

Don't want to get a dog, cat, or gerbil for your kids? How about a fascinating different kind of "pet" - one that glows in the dark? Dino Pet is simply a container of photosynthetic bioluminescing dinoflagellates. These dinoflagellates are single celled algae that produce their own food via photosynthesis just like plants and will [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News, Pet Gadgets

This isn't some tablet-like toy that will disappoint your kids.  The Fire HD Kids Edition tablet is the latest-generation Fire HD tablet, wrapped in a kid-proof case.  Amazon is so sure of the protective abilities of this case that they'll replace the tablet for free if the kid manages to break it.  The Fire HD [...]

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Posted in: Android, Kid Gadgets, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. Years ago when my nephew was a toddler, Teddy Ruxpin was the ultimate in animated toys.  Old Teddy groaned and ground his way through a few eye movements as his lower jaw moved a bit while a cassette played.  There was no interaction with Teddy; [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News

The Kidizoom is a kid-durable smartwatch that has been designed to withstand drops and bumps as well as being splash proof and sweat proof. It is powered by a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 2 weeks. In addition to normal watch functions (alarm, timer and stopwatch), the Kidizoom also features 50+ clock displays, a 1.4 inch [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News, Watches and Clocks

With these educational sets, your child can go on a virtual trip with Sam and Sofia as they explore the USA or the world.  Each month, she'll receive a package with a letter from Sam and Sofia, maps, stickers, souvenirs, activities, and access to online activities.  The World Edition includes a suitcase and a passport [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News

There are a lot of fitness trackers on the market to encourage adults to work on their fitness, but there hasn't been such a product for children before now.  LeapFrog's new LeapBand is a fitness tracker for children ages 4-7 that encourages active play and healthy habits with a customizable pet pal.  Audio instructions help non-readers follow [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Kid Gadgets, News

It's too late to use these to ring in the New Year, but the Fourth of July will be here before you know it.  If you live somewhere fireworks are illegal, or if you just prefer not using them, you could use the LED Fireworks Grand Finale to have a safe light show.  These indoor [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News

My daughter always wanted a digital camera, but they were always too expensive to just hand over to a young child - and still are.  Of course, there were toy cameras, but they weren't enough for the older child who wanted to actually have a picture to keep - and they were expensive, too.  Now [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Kid Gadgets, News

When you have a child, you know how important it is to read to her.  Reading time fosters a love of reading and encourages his imagination, and the time together is important for maintaining a close bond with the child.  Sometimes you just can't be there for story time - you're at work or away [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News