If your son or daughter are gaming fans and especially fans of Star Wars you might like to lead them into the Sith Realm with the Oregon Scientific Darth Vader Laptop. This innovative device will challenge your child’s skills and logic in amazing games that will help to improve hand-eye coordination, memory and reflexes as well as any musical talents that might be waiting to be discovered. It comes with a light saber with motion sensors which when swung plays sound effects. It is also extendable at the push of a button and interactive throughout the games reflecting your choice of character and allowing you to select activities.
The player can choose to battle Darth Vader as a Jedi knight or a Sith and there are 50 English games which will keep the player entertained for hours. You’ll also be pleased to learn that there is a plug-in audio jack so games can be played quietly!
If you’re not bothered by noise and you want to test the water, musically that is, before forking out on the real thing, you could invest in the Silverlit Vbeat Air Guitar. It is usually about half the price of other air guitars, definitely a plus on my checklist, and apart from being great fun will give your child a sense of what it’s like to learn to play a musical instrument. It works by coordinating movements of the plectrum, pressing combinations of the four buttons found on the arm and varying the distance between the main body and the arm of the guitar. Apart from this you can also switch between a combination of four different guitars, create a tremolo effect and play chords. In my opinion this gadget is fun, educational and reasonably priced. What more could you ask for? A pair of ear plugs possibly!
Moving on, we should think about those children who haven’t quite yet succumbed to the technical revolution and who still enjoy the great outdoors. I was certainly one of those whose knees were constantly scraped and shoes caked in mud. I remember quite clearly my brother and I playing at stealth manoeuvres with make-believe walkie talkies, shouting through our homemade devices in the vain hope that the enemy, mother, was out of earshot! Oh, what we would have given for the real thing. Well your kids can have the real thing, so when they’re on secret missions in the back garden or out in the wilds they can stay in touch. Apart from all the fun they’re going to have it’s good to know that if they’re out of sight of one another and they get into a spot of bother they can still communicate and stay in touch. Wind-up walkie talkies run on batteries and can also be charged via a mains adaptor and topped up by winding the crank, ensuring long usage time and optimal performance. I would certainly rate this as one of my eco-friendly favourites. So your kids will be …