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5 of the best gadgets for tech-savvy kids

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When you need help setting up your new smart TV or the router needs resetting, who do you go to? The kids probably! Gadgets are a huge part of everyday life for many families.

It’s time to find out about the latest and greatest gadgets – the ones dad will be envious of! Here are our top 5 products from cameras, to tablets, to gadgets for youngsters to aid their learning to enable them keep up with the digital world!

1. Cubetto, is the robot that will teach your child the basics of computer programming, through hands on play. Suitable for anyone aged 3+ the creators of Cubetto believe coding should be introduced alongside reading, writing and maths. And, who are we to argue? With devices becoming more significant than ever, we should equip our children with necessary skills where possible. Each kit comes with the Cubetto wooden robot, the Interface Board (the control panel), 16 blocks (the commands) and a world map (the playground for their little adventures).

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2. This is marketed as the computer anyone can make and it really is. Aimed at anyone aged 6+ the Kano Computer Kit is designed for beginners, it is as easy as putting together LEGO. Open your box with all the bits, boards and cables and follow the books until you have built your computer. Once you’ve booted it up, you can learn to type code while unlocking programming powers.

“A way for anyone to stumble onto their passion for computer technology. Kano makes it easy to do, so you don’t get frustrated too early.” – Steve Wozniak, Apple Co-Founder
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3. Understanding how your ‘robots’ work could really help your little ones and getting to grips with electronics has never been easier. The Base Kit from LittleBits allows youngsters to begin inventing and prototyping their own interactive creatives by snapping together magnetic pieces. Each kit has over 150,000 circuit combinations so there’s hours of thinking to be had. You can learn how to build DC motors, buzzers, dimmers, light sensors and much more. This kit is the building blocks of the 21st century kit is the building blocks of the 21st century.

4. The Amazon Fire Kids Edition should be your go-to tablet if you are looking for a child-friendly, easy to use and easy to monitor gadget. Parents have complete control over how long children can use the tablet by setting screen time limits and the controlled access to thousands of age-appropriate website and videos. There’s plenty of games, educational apps, videos and books available so they will have hours of fun and learning ahead. Plus, it also comes with a 2 year worry-free guarantee. If you little ones break it, return it and Amazon will replace it for free, no questions asked.

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5. If your little one insists on using your phone to take photos then maybe it’s time to get them their own camera to avoid yours getting damaged. The VTech Kidizoom Action Cam is a multi-functional camera that can take photos and shoot video. With the waterproof case, they can take the camera underwater, out in the rain and the included mount means they can attach to their bike to capture some extra adventures.

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