Shopping Picks in Electronic Toys
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How fast can your granny go? Find out with this remote-controlled Granny Racer game, which comes with a ready-to-assemble 10-piece racetrack (complete with crossover), 2 grannies in wheelchairs (we're not sure which one is Grandma Edna and which one is Grandma Betty), and 2 individual speed controllers. The game may not be politically correct, but it certainly gives new meaning to the phrase "action figure."
The Toy Industry Association's annual Toy of the Year awards were announced this weekend. The world's first internet-updatable globe, the Oregon Scientific SmartGlobe, won the Educational Toy of the Year award. The globe comes with 36 activities and quiz games about countries, capitals, major cities, populations, languages, history, current events, and more, and you can download free customized content for different age groups (5-8, 9-14, or 15+). Yes, the globe works with headphones. See... more
Replace your kid's GameBoy with the V.Smile Pocket, a portable video game system that uses popular characters (Care Bears, Scooby Doo, Spider-Man) to teach language, math, and science skills. Designed for kids ages 5-8, the V.Smile Pocket combines fun and learning so well that it's won awards from iParenting, the National Parenting Center, PC Magazine, and many other groups. The game system works by itself on 4 AA batteries and can connect to most... more
New from LeapFrog: The LeapFrong Fridge Magnetic DJ, an educational "radio" for kids ages 12 months and up. The Magnetic DJ uses music, repetition, and an LED light show to teach kids numbers 1 - 20, uppercase letters, days of the week, and other pre-reading skills. With 13 songs and 3 "stations," kids can sing and dance to the music, learning in spite of themselves. The animated lights visually reinforce the lessons. More... more
Your child may be the next Ansel Adams or Annie Leibovitz, but you're not gonna give her a digital SLR to find out. Enter the Disney Pix, a child-friendly low-resolution camera that costs just $20. There's no flash - and nothing flashy - about it, but it holds up to 24 images, which you can download to a computer and play with, thanks to the included photo editing software. See also: Fisher Price's
If your child's school doesn't have much of a music program (and private piano lessons are not financially feasible), Fisher Price has a good solution: The I Can Play Piano system. (We like to think of it as the "I Can Start a Ska Band" system.) Designed for kids ages 4-8, I Can Play Piano makes learning the basics as fun as playing video games, with easy-to-follow graphics and a unique musical color-coding system.... more
The award-winning SmartGlobe will teach your kids a lot more than basic world geography. This interactive "toy" provides 30 different educational activities and multi-player games that teach country capitals, flags, currencies, and national anthems. Once you've mastered those topics, you can download additional content from the Internet. And with lessons geared for 3 age groups (5-8, 9-14, and 15+), everyone in your family can become a knowledgabe globetrotter. More globes.
Help your child learn - and keep him from pounding on your brand-new Macbook - with the Fisher-Price Fun 2 Learn Laptop. Designed for kids ages 3-7, the Laughtop makes learning letters, phonics, and mouse skills fun. Kids can check e-mail, hear music and sounds, enjoy exciting animation on the light-up screen, and discover fun surprises. The Laughtop runs on 3 AA batteries, so you can take it with you anywhere. More fun... more
The widely-hyped next generation of LEGOs is almost here. The LEGO Mindstorms NXT robot kit comes with everything you need to build a robot out of LEGOs, and then control it from your cell phone. The NXT Intelligent Brick (aka the robot's brain) has Bluetooth, a 32-bit microprocessor, and state-of-the-art ultrasonic, sound, light, and touch sensors, so, unlike your kids, your robot will see, hear, feel, and obey your every command. More robot... more
Develop your baby's motor skills and future musical genius with the Leapstages learning piano, a "classical" piano designed for kids ages 6 months and up. There are 3 learning screens so you can choose the level that matches your baby's abilities and interests, progressing from simple sounds and light-up keys to animal names and sing-along and count-along songs. More LeapFrog learning toys.
Relive 1990s pro football and hockey action with this 2-player set from EA Sports. Just plug it right into the TV (no game console required) and enjoy Madden '95 and NHL '95 on the Sega Genesis-like controller. Choose from 59 teams and play entire seasons as you head for the Super Bowl or Stanley Cup. It runs on AA batteries and costs just $29.99. More plug and play video games.
Last weekend the prestigious Toy of the Year awards were announced. LeapFrog's FLY pentop computer won Toy of the Year, Educational Toy of the Year, and Most Innovative Toy of the Year. Designed for kids ages 9-14, this computerized pen is loaded with 17 games that teach vocabulary, math, logic, geography, and more. More award winners, including UglyDolls!
Hooked on Sudoku? Play anywhere, anytime, with handheld electronic Sudoku. We've got several different versions to choose from, all of which have multiple difficulty levels and grid formations. One even has over 1,000,000 puzzles on level 9. Who knew numbers could be this fun? More handheld electronic games. Compare prices on Sudoku computer games.
Teach the children well with these fun new Leapster Arcade games. Kids ages 4-7 can gobble up letters with "Letterpillar" or blast off into a glowing galaxy of numbers with "Number Raiders." For kids ages 6-10, "Rocket Math" and "Word Chasers" provide hours of learning and fun. You don't have to buy the Leapster or L-Max machines; these games work on most televisions. More LeapFrog learning toys.
From the guy behind the Furby comes the Zizzle iZ, a "musical toy for the iPod generation." Designed for both kids and adults, it's both a speaker and a toy. You can plug your digital music player into it and watch its eyes roll around and its nose light up in time with your music. Or you can twist its ears and poke its belly button to hear the iZ make its own music.... more
If we were kids, we would want the new pint-sized VideoNow XP player. It's portable, affordable, and 100% kid friendly. Unlike previous VideoNow players, this one lets kids watch videos and play games. The screen is larger than ever; the player works with the older VideoNow Color discs; and it costs less than $60. It'll be worth every penny on that next family road trip. Choose blue, purple, or silver. More VideoNow products.
Toys R Us predicts that one of the hottest holiday toys this year will be the new LeapFrog FLY Pentop Computer. Designed for kids ages 9-14, this educational toy is a pen with a built-in talking computer. It comes with 17 games that teach vocabulary, math, logic, geography, and life sciences, plus FlyTones, a feature that lets your draw drums and a keyboard with which you can play and record your own music.
You want a piano, but a baby grand's out of the budget, and besides, you wouldn't be able to get one through your front door anyway. This roll up electronic piano is a fun, affordabe alternative. It has 49 soft rubber keys that cover a 4-octave range and are attached to a flexible neoprene pad (the same stuff they use in wetsuits) that rolls into a compact cylinder for convenient portability. Stuff it in... more
This is not just a 13-inch TV. It's a funkadelic, "totally-tight entertainment system." OK, it is just a TV, but it's got a Bratz theme, so it's bound to be a hit with little girls. Other than the cute paint job, the TV has built-in stereo speakers, a 181-channel cable-ready tuner, full-function remote, rear A/V jacks for hooking up a DVD player or stereo, and perhaps most important, built-in V-Chip technology that lets parents... more