Kids love electronic toys and so do many adults. I went in search of the top electronic toys for kids this year to help you with your gift shopping. I also tried to find items that fit into different age groups because let’s face it the toys need to be age appropriate to make a child happy. When it comes to the toys for the smallest children what makes them fall into the electronic field is that they are run on batteries. Well, actually that is the case with many of the toys that are considered electronic no matter the age. Suffice it to say the toy is going to do something because of the small amount of electrical impulse supplied by the battery or by a cord that plugs into an outlet. So, let’s have some fun looking at options for the toys of an electronic nature for kids!
The LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table is a great option for kids from 6 months old to 3 years old! There are over 15 different activities for baby or toddler to learn and have fun with. They will enjoy over 40 songs or melodies while also learning to tap things, roll things, spin things and slide things. They are also introduced to numbers and shapes in both English and Spanish.
- The Table comes preloaded with forty songs and melodies.
- It includes fifteen activities. Babies will be able to learn the Alphabet, Colors, Numbers, Nursery Rhymes, Shapes, develop their Motor Skills, and lots more!
- It features two languages – English and Spanish.
- The Learn and Groove Table comes with detachable legs. It can be placed flat on the ground, without the legs, for kids who are too young to stand.
Overall, the LeapFrog Learn and Groove Musical Table offers good value for money, and is a complete interactive Toy for the Babies. Gift it to your child this Christmas and help her/him develop crucial skills.
The number one learning tablet for little kids! LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Recommended for ages 3 years to 9 years this electronic toy is great for creating a fun environment for a child to learn from. There is a front and back camera for them to take pictures with and it comes with 5 apps with the option to download more.
Let’s take a look at the major features of the LeapPad Explorer:
- Five Inch Color Touch Screen.
- Two Gigs Built in Memory.
- Two MP Built in Camera and Camcorder.
- More than one hundred Cartridge based Games, Apps, eBooks, Videos, and Flash Cards. The Cartridges have to be purchased separately.
- Art, Animation, Photo, and Story Studios.
- The subjects include – Maths, Science, Languages, Geography, Music, Art, Culture, and Health.
You will need 4 AA batteries to operate and there is also an option for a charger pack that is sold separately.
- Fun for kids aged 2 through 6
The manufacturer says 4-9, but a smart techsavvy 2 year old will love it too
- Contains a free art program
Seriously: drawing without messing up the table?
- Camera, video recorder and mike included
This is a very basic camera, but it will do the job. And yes, your kids can record their own stuff on this thing!
- Kids can read e-books, play learning games, enhance art and animation skills, listen to and play music, learn writing, watch videos, and do flash cards on this thing.
If you do buy the videos and ebooks, this is an educational device that will help your child learn to read and get knowledge of the world.
A camera for the kids to use instead of your expensive family one is an idea for an electronic toy for kids. There are two really good options. The Vtech – Kidizoom Spin & Smile Digital Camera is the top selling model for kids. This is a real 2.0 megapixel camera so the kids can be proud of the photos they take. It also swivels so that they can take pictures of themselves if they want. It has a 4X zoom feature and they can take videos with sound. As an added bonus they can also play 5 games that are loaded into the camera. Recommended for ages 3 years to 15 years old.
Another option for a kid’s camera is the popular Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera. Built specifically with the reality of kids playing rough with their toys. This little camera is really kid friendly when it comes to operating it. It comes in blue or pink and has built in storage to hold around 2000 images. It offers 4X zoom and will correct low light situations that kids will not take into account when they snap a photo. Recommended for ages 3 to 7 years old.
I love this for kids 3 years to 6 years old! The Fisher-Price Fun-2-Learn Smart Fit Park encourages children to get up and move in a fun way. It easily sets up to your TV and allows kids to hop, skip, jump and run on the pad. It also teaches letter identification, counting, basic math skills, shapes, spelling and so much more in a fun and interactive way. There are even some activities that are timed challenges for kids to play and learn from.
There are several options but the LEGO Walkie Talkies are one of the top selling and top rated ones on the market. They are easy for kids to use with one push for talking. They work up to 1 mile away and they are cute! Kids can control the volume and there is only one channel so kids will not accidentally move to a different channel. Recommended for kids from 7 to 15 years old. I can think of some adults who would have fun with these, too!
How about a remote control toy? The Kid Galaxy Morphibians Gator Radio Control Vehicle is a really fun option! These remote control toys come in a variety of different animals to choose from and not just the gator. They will work on pavement, dirt, sand and water for all kinds of fun! The manufacturer recommends this as a fun toy for kids from 5 years old to 12 years old. Two AAA batteries are required to operate.
Another option in remote control vehicles is the Maisto R/C Rock Crawler. They also come in different styles, too. Recommended for 8 to 15 year olds this toy has some real action to it. Front and rear suspension makes for some fun playing time. The transmitter is a tri-channel. It requires 3 AA batteries for the vehicle and a 9 volt battery for the controller.
Chances are you grew up with Pac Man games or your older kids did. Our favorite chomper is back! The Retro Arcade Pac Man TV Game can be fun for the entire family to play. Just plug it in and start to play from your television. There are 4 games included. That controller is so retro and fun! You do not need a special console or any software to play, either. Children from 4 years and up can play this game.
Electronic dolls and personalities
Dolls have traditionally been playtime friends of Girls. However, with the advances in the fields of Robotics and Electronics – we have a new breed of Interactive talking, singing, and dancing Dolls, which are liked by Boys as well.
Elmo is a big favorite of kids. This Sesame Street character is now available in the form of a Musical Plush Doll. I am sure young kids will love to Jam along with Let’s Rock Elmo during Christmas 2011 and beyond.
Recommended for Kids Over Eighteen Months
Mickey’s Newest Avatar looks Hip with Clothing and Accessories of a true Rock Star. This Singing and Dancing Mickey is a sure delight for the young ones. He plays Classic Rock tunes and has plenty of Dance Moves up his sleeves too!
Recommended For ~ Kids Between the Age of Two and Six Years
Ella from Frozen sings her song! She also has 15 phrases from the movie at her fingertips – or yours: with one touch of her necklace. The necklace lights up when she raises her arms.
Elsa is about 13 inches tall and Olaf 5 1/2 inches. She sings and talks in Spanish or English – and can switch languages at the touch of a button.
For girls from 3 to 6.