Parenting has become more interesting in the 21stCentury. There is a need to keep up with the ever developing technology. From the Smart Phone to the iPad, kids are more exposed to technology now than ever before.
Some children as young as six years old know how to use a smart phone, laptop and an iPad. Not only do these gadgets give your kids a sense of responsibility, they also give the access to the outside world and make them feel happy.
1. Digital Watch
Kids aged 8 and above love to wear watches. Interesting features like GPS or a digital alarm make it harder for the watch to get off their little wrist. A system like GPS will help you to track your child’s movements. An alarm can remind him/her of homework or something important that needs to be done immediately. Kids love being seen wearing a watch by their friends and that makes them happy.
2. Cell Phone
Nowadays by age 9, kids have their own cell phone. Cell phones are more than a way for you to check on your kids or for them to call in case of an emergency. Cell phones give your kids access to the internet, social media and the world of texting. Owning a cell phone gives your kids a sense of responsibility but also being able to easily keep in touch with friends no matter where they are improves their relationships. Since most kids own a cellphone, your kids would feel left out if they did not have one so having one would make them happy.
3. Digital Diary With An Electronic Password
A digital diary with an electronic password encourages your kids to note down their thoughts, imaginations or even current events on a regular basis. This frequent writing can help your kids’ academics improve, especially kids who love to write. Growing up, many children own a diary or journal to write their thoughts. The idea of writing your imaginations and thoughts and keeping them locked away from others will excite your kid.
4. Game Consoles
Kids love game consoles. The new models are fully equipped with more technology like film watching, chatting and surfing the web. Also, these consoles not only involve the kids’ mind, but also sharpen their logic, reasoning abilities and reflexes as well. This makes them more confident in their abilities and makes them feel happy.
Kids are fascinated by the iPad, especially the iPad mini. It is smaller than a laptop and combines music, movies, games, the Internet and even word processing programs to make it a versatile gadget. There are also lots of different applications appealing to kids that you can download to the iPad.
It is a great opportunity for your child to learn responsibility by using these gadgets, but you should be sure to lay out guidelines before handing your kids these high tech toys. With a few boundaries and a little guidance, these gadgets can offer fun for your kids and keep them feeling happy.