Top gadgets for kids

Long-gone are the days when the nearest to technology children got was using a calculator – now many are as addicted to gadgets as their parents.

From tablet computers to smartphones, games consoles to portable DVD players, the wish-list for technologically savvy kids can seem never-ending. Here, we take a look at some of the best gadgets designed for children, and how much they are likely to set you back.

Remember to check out our shopping channel to find the top deals – you may be able to find some items at a significant reduction….

Tablet computers

The LeapFrog LeapPad is a learning tablet for children aged between four and nine years old. It has a built in camera, as well as a library of more than a 100 games and activities. It also comes with 4 Apps included: Pet Pad, Story Studio, Art Studio and one app of your choice. You will need an internet connection to download these.

The usual cost of the LeapPad is £79.99, but according to the MoneySupermarket shopping channel, you can pick one up for just £61.94 through Amazon.

Alternatively, the Vtech InnoTab Kids tablet is due to be released shortly, and with its 5in colour touchscreen, built-in MP3 player and ‘child-friendly applications’ it is bound to prove a popular choice.

According to Selfridges, the InnoTab is likely to be the top-selling children’s toy this Christmas, so you may want to order yours now. The InnoTab, which features a 5” LCD touch screen and g-sensor for game-playing, combines educational games, creative activities and e-books, enabling children to develop core skills in reading, spelling, maths, logic and creativity, so at least you can seek solace in the fact they are learning something as they use it. Parents can download additional games and learning apps from their computer.

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