Fire HD Kids Edition

Amazon Tablet for Kids

The Fire HD Kids Edition is on the list of top Christmas toys for 2015. The Kids Edition is a standard Kindle Fire HD tablet — at either the 6-inch or 7-inch size — with an abundance of add-on features that are designed for children.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet

Amazon Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet

The Fire HD Kids Edition boasts a quad-core processor for great performance, a vivid HD display, front and rear-facing cameras, and Dolby Digital Audio. Amazon’s kids tablet includes a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited so children get unlimited access to 5,000 books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games at no additional cost.

Create individual profiles for each of your children. Quality parental controls allow you to personalize screen time limits, educational goals, and age-appropriate content.

The kids Fire tablet comes with a kid-proof lightweight durable case to protect against drops and bumps caused by kids at play. The Fire HD Kids Edition tablet comes in black (with blue, green, or pink Kid-Proof Case), 8 GB of storage capacity, and a 6 or 7 inch display.

Amazons Fire children’s tablet is rugged, kid tough and comes with an unprecedented 2-year worry-free guarantee. If your child breaks it, Amazon will replace it for free – no questions asked!

The Fire Kids Edition includes a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited—a hand-curated subscription of over 5,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games. The Kids Edition tablets are available for pre-order now and will ship in October – just in time for Christmas 2015!

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Kurio Xtreme Tablet for Kids

Kurio Xtreme Reviews

The new Kurio Xtreme kids tablet is a 7-inch tablet with a removable rubber bumper, an Intel Atom processor, 16GB of storage plus a MicroSD card slot, and a very heavily customized version of Android 4.4. Kids tablets and tech toys are on the list of top Christmas toys 2014. The Kurio Smartphone for kids will be released around the same time.

Kurio Xtreme Android Tablet with Pink Bumper

Kurio Xtreme Android Tablet with Pink Bumper

The Kurio Xtreme is the first-ever tablet with body-motion games – with more than 10 Kurio Motion apps that help kids get moving as they swim, ski and speed race. With free kid-safe content preloaded, children can play to the extreme! The tablet computer boasts “Kurio Motion” games, which are basically Kinect games designed to get your child moving and comes with blue and pick protective bumpers.

You can set up two kinds of users: adults, who get access to everything on the Android tablet including Google Play, and kids who don’t get to touch the settings. Your child can surf the web safely with the Kurio Genius technology, which includes time controls, app management and allows for up to 8 individual user profiles.

The Kurio Xtreme tablet for kids will be priced at $129 and it will be on the list of hot Christmas toys 2014.

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Nabi Big Tab Kids Tablets

Nabi’s Big Tabs are kid-friendly Android tablets the size of computer monitors. Big Tab, the new Android slates are super-sized: available in either 20-inch or 24-inch models and includes a large collection of child-friendly apps. The large kids tablet devices are meant for activities like learning, watching movies and family gaming.

Nabi Big Tab Android Tablets

Nabi Big Tab Android Tablets

Similar to the giant iPad coming in 2015, the Fuhu 20-inch or 24-inch Big Tab feels like a big touchscreen PC that just happens to be portable. These massive slates are essentially a larger version of the company’s DreamTab series. Big Tab Android tablets for kids weight 13 lbs and are almost one inch thick. The Big Tab has a removable metal frame that doubles as a carrying handle, and folds into various angles for desktop or reclining table-top use. You can connect a keyboard or mouse via USB, or simply touch the screen like any other Android tablet device.

The massive displays make it easier to use Nabi’s multiplayer games (like air hockey and board games) as part of the included Game Room suite. Android-based Blue Morpho user interface features huge icons and the text is easy for children (or seniors) to read. Just like the DreamTabs, the Big Tabs will feature a selection of DreamWorks movies, in addition to titles from Disney, Nickelodeon and others.

Aiming to be one of the top Christmas toys for 2015, Big Tab kids tablets are priced at $449 for the 20-inch model (1600×900 “HD+” display) and $549 for the 24-inch edition (1920 x 1080 Full HD panel).

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Rocking Pad for Kids

Solar Powered Seesaw Tablet

As the popularity of gaming systems rises, so does the need to ensure children are getting exercise and not just inactively playing video games. Fortunately, advances in technology are helping to create innovative ways to combine children’s love of playing video games with the need to stay active. One of the newest inventions combining these is the solar-powered Rocking Pad for kids – a seesaw and kids tablet all in one!

Rocking Pad Seesaw Tablet

Rocking Pad Seesaw Tablet

The Rocking Pad is a creative take on the seesaw that includes built in video games and the ability to link games from your personal digital device. Children playing on the seesaw can select to work together while playing or to compete against each other. Adding a competitive edge to the solar seesaw is a great way to enhance the fun factor, thus increasing the potential time spent getting physical exercise outside. In such a tech savvy world it can be quite difficult to keep kids active, but children will want to spend as much time as possible exercising with the Rocking Pad. This may top the list of top Christmas toys for 2014!

Designed for outdoor use, the virtual reality Rocking Pad was created to hinder water damage and is a solar-powered device. Based on fitness, the seats easily move around the base to accommodate various games and modes of play. The pivoting base helps keep kids stable while allowing for ample movement during gameplay. Overall this is a great new take on kids tablets designed to encourage children to interact face-to-face with each other.

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Osmo Game System Review

Osmo iPad Game for Kids

Osmo iPad Gaming System

Osmo iPad Gaming System

The top ten toys for Christmas 2014 will include Osmo.

Tangible Play’s Osmo is a unique gaming accessory for the iPad that comes with games that will change the way your child plays. Osmo, is a magical experience that merges the real and virtual worlds to defy the boundaries of play. Now, your child can play on the iPad with real people and real objects while promoting social intelligence and creative thinking.

Osmo uses reflective artificial intelligence, a new technology that bridges the real and digital realms for unlimited possibilities of play. The system comes in two parts; a stand for your iPad and a red lozenge to reflect the camera down towards the table. Then you can play games where the camera recognizes small objects that you put in front of the iPad. A mobile app directs the kids to play collaborative games that make use of both the screen and physical objects.

The device will launch with three games: Tangram, Newton and Words. Tangram is an iPad-enabled version of the Chinese game with the same name, in which players form an object with colorful wooden shapes. Newton combines drawing lines and shapes on paper in front of the iPad to direct falling balls towards a target. Words is a hangman-like puzzle game where players compete against each other to guess a word using letter tiles.

The Osmo game system includes the Osmo kit, words tiles, wooden tangram shapes, and free games are available on the AppStore.

Osmo works with iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPad Mini with Retina Display, and iPad Air, and it’s built for children ages six and up. Osmo is available to pre-order on the Osmo website and is priced at $99.

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iPad Mini 2 Retina for Kids

iPad Mini 2 Retina

iPad Mini 2 Retina for Kids

iPad Mini 2 Retina for Kids

Kids love technology, and there is no better gift for Christmas this year than the gift of tech. If you’re considering the iPad mini 2 Retina this year, you’ve made a great choice. The second generation of this popular gadget is the perfect size for small hands, and can be everything from a gaming device to a portable television.

Key features include access to over 1 million apps, a 5-megapixel camera, and a quality retina screen for reading. With access to the App Store there’s a wealth of child-friendly games, apps (Angry Birds Go) and ebooks to buy and download. More than just a play toy, the iPad Mini 2 Retina is an educational device that grows with your children. Perfect for reading books, studying, and even watching videos, the mini can be tailored for your child’s needs and desires.

The iPad Mini 2 Retina can help your child develop and strengthen cognitive skills, decision-making abilities, and critical thinking skills. With the hundreds-of-thousands of applications available in the iTunes store, no two minis are alike. Whether your child is two or 12, the mini makes the perfect 2014 holiday gift.

Smaller and lighter than the original iPad, the mini is easy for your kids to hold. With a touchscreen interface, your kids navigate apps with their fingertips, helping to improve fine motor skills. With a wide range of accessories available for the second generation iPad mini, your children can deck out their device to suit their individual styles.

Similar to a kids tablet, parents can restrict the Safari web browser from showing adult content and the ability to install apps. Disable access to explicit content if you don’t want your child to listen to music, podcasts or more adult-themed TV shows.

The iPad Mini Retina is a tablet both parents and children can use, though it’s probably better suited to slightly older children. If your kids are begging for tech this year, look no further than the newest version of the iPad Mini 2 Retina. Apple is rumored to release the iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and iPad Pro in October 2014 – just in time for the holidays.

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Back to School Giveaway

Back-to-School Giveaway 2014

Enter to WIN a $50 Amazon Gift Card

The summer isn’t even over yet, but before you know it, kids will be heading back to school! It’s still plenty hot, and your children are probably in their bathing suits by the pool, but it’s time to start thinking about what they need to go back to class.

Back to School Giveaway

Back to School Giveaway

The winner of the back to school giveaway will recieve a $50 gift card from Amazon. (The winner may also receive their prize via Paypal.)

Popular back to school supplies include binders, pencils and kids tablet devices.

Give-a-way rules:

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway. This giveaway ends on August 31th, 2014 at midnight. The winner will be contacted shortly after by email. The winner will be chosen by random.org through Rafflecopter.

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Good luck! The winner will be announced on September 1st, 2014.

This 2014 Back-to-School giveaway is sponsored by me. Click here for giveaway rules.

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LeapPad XDi Ultra

Has it happened to you yet? Maybe your head was turned when your child grabbed the shiny, beeping, curious-looking rectangle on the table. And, splat! You watched in desperation as your treasured iPad pummeled to the floor.

LeapPad Ultra XDi

LeapPad Ultra XDi

Children, like adults, are fascinated by electronics. So instead of letting the little ones play with your expensive, adult-friendly iPad, why not buy your child their own tablet PC! Not only are children’s tablets fun for your kids, but they’re also digital learning tools. Better yet, studies show that interactive games jumpstart personal creativity.

LeapFrog, the leader in children’s electronic “edutainment” products, has developed the LeapPad XDi kids tablet for children between the age of 4 and 9.

The LeapPad Ultra XDi offers a high-resolution screen, 8GB of storage, plus front and rear cameras capable of video recording. It also has an onboard MP3 player that will make use of that extra storage.

Perfectly sized for tiny hands, the 7-inch tablet comes pre-loaded with hundreds of colorful, kid-friendly games and educational videos. A mini, all-in-one media center, the LeapFrog’s XDi tablet also features a microphone, camera and video recorder – hey, when your child gets a hold of the LeapPad Ultra, you may just discover you’re raising the next Steven Spielberg! Also a child’s e-reader, the third generation LeapPad computer pad is a great phonics and reading comprehension tutor.

What appears to be magic to kids, this dynamic digital device responds to touch and movement; the screen adjusts to either landscape or portrait just by turning! Also included is a stylus and handwriting applications so your child can practice the long-lost art of penmanship.

The LeapFrog XDi is available in green or pink and is scheduled to hit retail stores in the summer – August 2014. The newest LeapFrog pad computer is predicted to be among the top Christmas toys for 2014.

The 7-inch LeapPad XDi Ultra is priced at $130, and the smaller 5-inch LeapPad 3 is priced at $100 – perfect to go with the new Leapfrog LeapTV!

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LeapPad 3 Kids Tablet

LeapPad 3 Learning Tablet for Children

LeapFrog has announced a smaller version of its LeapPad Explorer tablet for kids, the LeapPad 3. The newest LeapPad device features some significant upgrades and will retail for about $100. The 2014 LeapPad3 is recommended for children ages 3 to 9, and the device works with LeapFrog’s library of games and apps – including the Frozen app.

LeapPad 3

LeapPad 3

Focusing on early childhood education, the LeapPad 3 kids tablet features a child-safe web browser, wi-fi, a 5-inch touchscreen, and 4GB of internal storage and and access to the LeapFrog Learning Library. The educational tablet includes Wi-Fi connectivity with LeapSearch, LeapPad’s browser. You’ll also find 4 GB of storage and 2.0 MP cameras on the front and back.

The LeapPad 3 and LeapPad XDi Ultra will both be hitting stores in the fall. The LeapPad Ultra XDi is the bigger brother, priced at $130. It has a 7″ display with 8 GB of storage, along with the same cameras on the front and back.

The third generation LeapPad is available in green or pink for $100 – and is predicted to be one of the top Christmas toys for 2014. Watch for the new LeapFrog LeapTV gaming system for kids!

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VTech’s 4th Generation Children’s Learning Tablets

Wi-Fi-enabled kids tablets are the latest tech-toy for children. Educational tablet toys are portable, affordable, and kids love them! With the VTech Innotab tablets for kids, children can access a Kid Safe Web Browser and an exclusive Kid Connect communication application.

VTech's 4th Generation Children's Learning Tablets

VTech’s 4th Generation Children’s Learning Tablets

The InnoTab Max, InnoTab 3 Plus, and the Innotab 3S Plus will hit the market in August 2014.

The InnoTab 3S Plus kids tablet is multi-media slate complete with a 180-degree rotating video camera, MP3 and video player, rechargeable battery, and 18 included apps.

The new 2014 InnoTab slates feature VTech Kid Connect – an exclusive communication app that allows kids to be connected with their parents and friends through both tablet-to-mobile and tablet-to-tablet communication, a rechargeable battery pack with AC adapter and a kid-safe Internet browser. Wi-Fi Kid Connect allows children to send photos and voice recordings to parents and each other.

Your child can download hundreds of e-books, games, videos and music wirelessly from VTech’s online Learning Lodge hub.

Help your child learn valuable skills such as math, reading, spelling and comprehension. Edutainment tablets also offer exciting games, e-books, and drawing features. The new VTech tablets are interactive, and this can help motivate children to learn.

VTech’s 4th Generation Children’s Learning Tablets are recommended for children 3 to 9 years old.

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