Both play and real laptops for Kids can be a great way to keep your kids occupied and educated while you work on your own lap top. Whether it’s a fake one they can pretend on, or a real one to fulfill your child or teenager’s scholastic needs.
Luckily there are a bunch of kid lap tops available with games that are actually great lessons incognito. They are so great, I remember I even had one when I was a kid that I loved, and it kept me busy for hours. I have nostalgia just thinking about it. Took that thing anywhere and everywhere, and when I turned it on, any adult around was able to have a few moments of peace.
My toddler is just getting into the Thomas & Friends Laptop, and even though at two-years-old he can’t quite understand it, it still sucks him in with the buttons and mouse and keeps him busy for a surprising stretch of time. He also has a Diego lap top, and a Leap Frog lap top with a mouse that has a chord on it, making it even more realistic to him.
Even my baby girl is drawn to it and will crawl across the room just to get her hands on it. I just keep moving it around different areas of the perimeter of the rug to keep her occupied. And now that she can sit up and stand up, I will put the lap top on the couch and let her reach up to grasp it. Actually as we speak, I had one sitting on top of the toy chest, and she just stood up and reached for it. That one is the Vtech learning lap top. As you can see my kids love them so much, we have tons of them. We also have a Diego one.
Right now since it’s the slow time of retail, it’s a great time to get some on sale. Toys R Us and Babys R Us have tons available: My First Bilangual Learning Laptop, Barbie’s B-Smart Laptop, VTech’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Super Why! Touch and Learn Super Duper Computer, Transformers Growing Smart Lap Top, and VTech’s Baby’s Pink Lap Top. All of these range from only $19.99 to$39.99 depending on where you buy them. But this is definitely one toy that will be worth splurging for because it truly does educate your child and good for you, keeps them busy, too.
So if you’re a relative or a mom who’s thinking that the baby or toddler they need to buy for already has everything, a laptop for kids or for babies could be a very good use of your money. Especially if it’s a lap top that features their favorite cartoon character. I am on the hunt for a Caillou or Blue’s Clue laptop for kids, so if you come across one, just jot me a line on here!
Now, if you’re looking for an actual lap top to buy for your child or teenager, then I wouldn’t spend more than $400 on one, but buy them an actual lap top and not a net book. That’s because your son or daughter is probably into downloading music and transferring it onto a CD, which a net book does not have a CD/DVD drive. Also they would need the CD/DVD drive for a long car ride or airplane ride to watch a movie, so that you can maintain both their sanity and yours. The only thing that they might run into memory-wise, is teenagers love to take their digital pics everywhere they go, and may slow up their computer with tons of picture files, but it would still take a ridiculous amount of pictures for them to get to that point with even the cheapest computer. And that’s where the CD drive comes in handy as well – they can burn their photo drives onto a CD. Other than that, they’re probably writing papers that are no longer than 10 pages long, and those do not take up much memory. PowerPoints take up a bit more memory, but they probably aren’t doing more than five a year, which can usually be deleted when they are done with them, unless they’re sensational. Toshiba and Asus have pretty reliable inexpensive models.