Kids love to copy the grown-ups. It’s always nice that they have their own version of the latest gadget that mum or dad has. If you are looking for a laptop for kids you have so much choice. A kids laptop can be anything from a baby’s toy to an educational computer to a real, fully functional laptop. The best laptop for kids will be one that suits their age and skill level.
Young children love learning new things. Out of the many interactive toys for babies and young children out there, computer based toys appear to be increasingly popular. As technology develops so do the toys we give our children. Up until a certain age children are only able to do certain things but a computer can be a good learning tool even at 3 or 4 years old. For this age group they are available from around $20 upwards and have some great features like bright colours, fun sounds and many different ways of learning. A laptop for a toddler will help develop their coordination and skills using colours, shapes, grammar and maths. At the same time they get to copy mum and dad with their gadgets.
For a bit more money there are educational laptops that suit older kids between 5 and 8 years old. They look like real laptops but they have built in software and games that provide the fun learning experience. As everything is built-in there is no risk of a child straying into places they don’t need to be, for example using the internet and clicking on adult themed websites. These laptops mimic a number of real laptop functions and simulate many of the things they can do. They can often be kept up to date by downloading new things to them so they stay current and users don’t get bored. Popular styles are often the favourite themes for that age – Barbie, Spider-man, Shrek, Star Wars. A couple of useful features are parental controls that can be set up as well as fully customizable desktops.
For as much as you want to spend you can look at real laptop for kids over 12 years old. It may be you want to get them a standard laptop or notebook but there are also smaller versions available that suit smaller hands and fingers. With smaller screens and keyboards they are easier for a child to operate and carry around with them. The benefits of a proper laptop is that is does the same as mum and dad’s. It will be similar to what they may use at school as it will have a working operating system, such as Windows. Kids will be able to do their homework on their own laptop without hogging their parents’. There are so many security features within Windows and other third party software that you will not need to be too concerned about what they are getting up to.
With ever changing technology parents have to try and keep up. Whatever age your child may be there is there is a laptop to suit. For the younger ones there are toy laptops that provide bright colours and sounds to stimulate their early learning. As they grow they may prefer something that emulates a real laptop in a way that they can continue to develop but copy their parents. Older kids and pre-teen kids will no doubt benefit from a proper laptop if your budget allows.