Ah, this is my favourite category to write about, probably because my kid falls into this age range but also because school going kids seem to blossom into their own independent selves at this time – it’s such an exciting thing to witness!
And that level of blossoming personality and independence plays itself out very well when it comes to technology within this age group. Nowadays, this is when kids often get their own phone, email address and start using technology more educationally too, not just for entertainment.
But, let’s get back to the tech gifts part! Here’s our top three tech gifts for kids ages 6 to 12:
Pets, a little differently.
This one’s purely for fun! I’ve seen Tekno Kitty in stores at CNA and ToysRUs and it looks like something I’d be keen on getting for myself. Tekno Kitty walks, purrs and meows just like a real kitten (but I think you won’t need to worry about a litter tray!) Pick up a Tekno Kitty or a T-Rex via Takealot. Or, if your kid is keen on something a little more interactive, go for the MIP Interactive Robot. I’m reliably informed that this is one robot we can teach how to dance.
Handhelds and Consoles.
If you’re not giving an Xbox One a home this year, give a little think about bringing in a Wii Mini. Fun, intuitive game play and let’s not forget the fantastic Mario Kart are included in this little bundle. Oh and this part I like – the Wii Mini includes easy peasy parental controls, that allow you to manage what games your kids have access to. When it comes to portable handheld gaming, you can’t go wrong with Nintendo. For gaming on the move, you can’t go wrong with a Nintendo 2DS. What I liked about this handheld is its three onboard cameras!
And for phones or tablets…
So, lets get moving on that wishlist then!