Finding Christmas gifts for children is always a difficult thing to do. Having a child who us very tech savvy complicates the gifting process even more. Here are some ideas that will make your next years' Christmas shopping for your tech savvy child a little easier.
1) Lego Mindstorms NXT: This is an intelligent robotic toy that has a 32-bit microprocessor. This robotic toy can easily be programmed and made into several different toys. This toy is a bit pricey, bit if you can afford it, it will give your child endless hours of enjoyment. This kit is designed for children ages 10 and up.
2) Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100: This kit is a perfect tool for a child's first exposure to the world of electronics. Its 30 snap together parts can build more than 100 projects. You can build basic electronic circuits such as a doorbell, alarm, and even make a few electronic games. This kit is very affordable and will also provide hours of enjoyment for your child. There is an entire series of of Snap Circuits. This is a good kit to start on. With its few parts it is easy to use and understand.
It is designed for children 8 and up.
3) Leap Pad: The leap pad combines technology with LeapFrog's educational content to make learning fun. The leapfrog has made a game out of teaching the basics of math, phonics, spelling, etc for a long time. The LeapPad can be personalized for any child. It was designed for children ages 4-9.
4) Hexbug Nano Elevation 3D Habitat: This 52-piece set will allow your child's imagination to run wild. Build ramps, spirals, and working doors for your bugs to navigate. Watch your rare, mutated nano bugs navigate anything that you make for them. This product is recommended for children ages 5 and up.
5) Perplexus Rookie: This is a 3D maze game where you take a steel ball down a series of tracks in a sphere. Meanwhile you are sharpening the hand-eye coordination of any child (or adult for that matter). Your child will sit there with the Perplexus Rookie in hand for hours as he or she attempts to figure out how to negotiate all of the tracks.
This toy is recommended for children ages 4 and up.
6) Kinectimals, Now With Bears: Solve a new mystery on an undiscovered island with cuddly bear cubs. This game is the continuation of the popular game series Kinectimals. The difference is that now there are bear cubs in addition to the feline cubs.
This video game is rated E for everybody and is made for the X Box 360 Kinect.
7) Qwirkle: This is a game that can be played with two to four players. This is a real thinking game. It is played by creating rows and columns of matching colors and shapes. It requires your child to think as well as strategize!
This game is recommended for children and adults ages 6 and up.
8) Capsela Construction Kits: Is your child a natural engineer. Natural engineers are always busy taking things apart and getting into dad's tools. If this describes your child, have I got the gift for you! It is the Capsela Construction Kit. This kit has gears, a battery powered motor, see-through interlocking parts, remote control cars and much more. It also offers many expansion kits. The expansion kits will ensure that your child will not become bored with this gift after a couple of hours.
It is never easy to purchase the right gift for a child. When your child is tech savvy, it makes it a bit more difficult. I have given you a few ideas in this article to make your Christmas shopping a bit less difficult. Be a hit and put some time into your child's Christmas present this year.