Family Fun -
Playtime for Kids
The days of children playing with G.I. Joe's, Barbie's and board games are a thing of the past today. This is because today's children are technologically savvy and thus they need to have hi-tech, interactive games that supply them with a source of instant gratification. Of course, little boys still enjoy playing with their trucks in the mud and little girls like dressing up their doll babies for toy parties but today's children are also quite computer literate as well.
While you may think that this would be a negative thing, it is anything but. This is because children are using these toys to develop their minds and sharpen their intellects while having fun. With interactive toys your child has the opportunity to explore, talk and learn while having fun.
Two of the most popular toys here include:
The Leapfrog Learning System. This popular learning system comes with a variety of really fun, educational games. With these toys, you will be able to turn an ordinary television set into a video game that is used to teach your child basic things such as colors, animals, the alphabet and even more. There are also other varieties of Leapfrog toys that are just as educational.
Webkinz. This is a very interactive toy that has actually taken the industry by storm. These adorable stuffed animals are able to transport your child into a virtual world that is filled with friends, fun, learning and games. As your child logs on to this web site they will get to play a variety of educational games, visit with friends and learn how to be responsible as they will need to take good, proper care of their virtual pet. Even parents have a tendency of getting addicted to this virtual world and the games that it is filled with. Of course, this has led to a whole set of spin offs that are similar to Webkinz. These include Shining Stars, Ty Girls and Zoobie pets. Unfortunately though, none of these have become as popular as Webkinz. In fact, Webkinz is so popular that it now has its own spin off: LilKinz.
Unfortunately, parents are slower to adapt to kids tech savvy toys but in the end, you should see these things as an asset. They do help with your child's learning and development. So, you should not be afraid to introduce these things into your home.