If you can’t beat digital distractions, make dealing with your little one’s tech obsession a little more educational with these tech toys guaranteed to teach and entertain. Keep your little ones occupied with our picks.
eReader – Kobo Mini
Great for little hands, the Kobo Mini is small enough to fit in your pocket and is the world’s smallest full-featured eReader. Designed for reading on the go, the Mini is conveniently Wi-Fi capable and can hold up to 1,000 eBooks with 2GB of built-in memory. The no-glare natural E Ink touchscreen is easy on young eyes. The Kobo library includes hundreds of children’s books including read along picture books featuring their favourite Disney characters, middle-grade chapter books with illustrations and the latest pre-teen and teen reads.
This full-featured tablet hosts the latest Android 4.0 tablet technology and is geared toward families with both kid- and adult-friendly user modes. The Kurio is packed with preloaded kids content and ships with full versions of the most popular apps (Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja and Cut the Rope to name a few) and has access to a number of eBooks. Parents can switch to the Parental Area where they can watch videos and browse the web.
Are you away from the little one you love? Bridge the distance between you both and be there at story time with recordable storybooks. Their favourite books and characters will come to life time and time again as your recording can allow you to read together.
The LeapFrog brand has become synonymous with the concept of making reading fun for kidlets aged zero to nine.
The TAG Reading System and TAG Junior encourage kids to read by teaching them that every letter has a sound and that those sounds together make words, giving kids the confidence to learn at their own pace. $89.99 for a reading bundle.
The Explorer looks and feels so much like a handheld gaming device kids won’t realize that they’re learning as they play!
All LeapFrog products are available at leapfrog.com.