When it comes to buying tech toys for kids, there are a myriad of options. However, not all tech toys are created equal. How do you know if you are getting a quality tech toy, or something destined to gather dust on a shelf? The following toys are some of the most sought after and well reviewed toys of this season. They can be purchased online and at toy stores and mass retailers. While some toys are geared towards learning, and others are pure entertainment, all are fun and easy technology for kids to use.

Best Tech Gifts for Kids


Leapfrog Leappad

The Leapfrog Leappad is like a durable, starter tablet for kids. Perhaps one of the most talked about tech toys, it plays downloadable apps and cartridge games to teach kids subjects like reading, writing and math in creative and innovative ways. It also comes with the sort of technological amenities one would expect with a tablet, such a built-in camera and video recorder. .

Vtech Brilliant Creations Beginner Laptop

Another toy with an educational focus, the Vtech Brilliant Creations Beginner Laptop has a reputation as an excellent learning computer. It looks the part, with a LCD color screen and working mouse. With 80 educational activities, kids won’t run out of fun ways to practice their letters, numbers and more.

iColor Stylus

The aptly named iColor Stylus allows kids to “color” with an iPad or other tablet. Made for little hands, it’s sturdier and easier to use than a standard stylus.
Fisher-Price Kid Tough See Yourself Camera
Another creative offering, the Fisher-Price Kid Tough See Yourself Camera has big buttons and a lens that swivels 180 degrees, allowing kids to easily see, aim and shoot both photos and videos.

SpyNet Stealth Video Glasses

Kids will feel super stealth with this next tech toy. Like something out of a spy movie SpyNet Stealth Video Glasses can record up to 20 minutes of video. They can also take and store over 2,000 photos

Nintendo 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS has two screen and sharp picture quality. It also has a sensor that reacts to movement and tilt, allowing kids to get in on the action. 3D glasses are not required.

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