The Hottest “Connected” Gifts for Kids This Christmas

With so many cool gadgets on the market for today’s kids, how do you narrow down the options as you do your Christmas shopping? This guide should help! Read on to discover some of this year’s best “connected” gifts for kids of all ages.

LeapPad Academy Tablet (Ages 3-8)

The preschooler in your life will be entertained and school-ready with a little help from this kid-friendly tablet. It comes preloaded with more than 20 educator-approved apps and the ability to access additional games, apps, videos and websites. (You even get a three-month free trial for LeapFrog Academy’s progressive, interactive learning program!) Plus, the tough bumper and shatter-safe screen are built with active little ones in mind, so parents can relax as their kids watch, play and learn.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 10 Kids Edition (Ages 3+)

You probably already know that adults love the Kindle Fire, but did you know Amazon makes a great kid-friendly version, too? The 10.1-inch screen and vibrant HD display make it easy for kids to enjoy games, books, digital comics, videos, photos, and more. Connect it to Wi-Fi to stream or download content that can be enjoyed at home or on the go. And with up to 12 hours of battery life, this is the gift that keeps on giving during long road trips or boring layovers! Finally, parents can keep kids safe, create screen time limits, set educational goals and filter content with the easy-to-use parental controls — making it the ultimate all-around connected gift!

VTech KidiBuzz G2 Smart Device (Ages 4+)

Meet the smart device that has everything a kid — or parent — could ever want in kids’ tech. Designed to look like an adult’s smartphone, this device allows kids to send voice and text messages over Wi-Fi to parent-approved contacts, take pictures and videos, play music, access LeapFrog Academy learning games and much more. It’s the perfect device for a kid ready to explore more of the internet but in a safe, protected environment.

Anki Cozmo Robot (Ages 8+)

Skip the should-we-get-a-dog-for-Christmas conversation and invest in this real-life robot as your low-maintenance family “pet” instead. The Cozmo Robot learns your face and name, plays games and even develops its own personality. Kids can even learn coding and robotics in the accompanying app to make their smart friend sneeze, sing a song, dance, and more!

Polaroid Mint Instant Digital Pocket Printer (Ages 12+)

Are the teens in your life always snapping pictures everywhere they go? Gift them this wireless mobile printer, and they can easily print their favorite shots straight from their smartphone! Photos print in under a minute on smudge-proof, Zero Ink Paper with a peelable, adhesive backing for extra fun. At only 5.7 ounces, this pocket printer is a little gift sure to offer big fun to any budding photographer.

Sphero Specdrums Rings (Ages 12 and up)

Inspire your teen to explore music production and creative playing with Specdrums, a set of rings that turns the world around them into an interactive drum set. Connect the rings to the Specdrums MIX app and drum on books, countertops, clothing or the included playing pad. Every color they tap on will produce a unique sound! Teens can play alone or with a friend and produce one-of-a-kind songs with loops, beats and more.

Will your kids be enjoying the latest tech toys this Christmas? Call Race today to make sure your internet can power them all for uninterrupted play on Christmas day and beyond!