Gadgets and gizmos with high tech appeal for kids
We like that these two-way wristwatch radios are better than your usual toy walkie-talkies and are a great play value for the price.
The Fisher-Price digital camera is fine for preschoolers, but kids in elementary school like the real thing. Look for holiday specials on lower-end digital cameras and gear out with an SD card and inexpensive card reader for your computer. This $60 camera is just one example of what you might find for a first digital camera for your young elementary age child.
DS for dual screen, Nintendo's hand-held will be a hit with your elementary child. We can't resist the Nintendogs games. Plays Game Boy Advance games.
Interactive globe with games. Junior version available.
This high-tech money jar counts your coins as you drop them in and displays your total on an LED screen. Fun motivator for learning about money, or you could use it as a reward jar for a behavior plan. At $15, this is a can't miss toy. Discovery
Kids can clock speeds for races or for pitching practice. An award-winning toy that is fun and useful.
Magnify anything 200X and see it on your TV screen. Very cool. Award winning
In this high-tech hot and cold game, kids use the pirate map to find the treasure. We like this one because one child can play with the parent hiding the treasure. Award Winning. Wild Planet Toys
Interactive plush animals that are very cute, plus they walk, make sounds, and learn tricks. Hasbro
Look for the best deal on this hot toy from Wild Planet Toys; it's definitely pricey. Award Winning