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Top Tech Gifts

for Kids and Teens

this Christmas

Here's our list of some of the most child friendly tech gifts for this Christmas. You won't find any PlayStations, IPhones or Xboxes on this list, just well-rounded, educational, electronic devices that will encourage your child's development in a technological world.

Be warned, these devices are expensive and should be classed as 'big' gifts or gifts from Santa himself. Be prepared to shed a pretty penny if you opt for these presents.

LeapReader Learn to Read

The LeapReader system helps your child learn to read with confidence by sounding out letters and words in interactive stories and activities. Includes: LeapReader system, built-in rechargeable battery, 10 Learn to Read books, and a downloadable digital content bundle.


Kindle Fire HD 8 Kids

Save your expensive iPad by giving your child a tablet of their own! The Kindle Fire 8 Kids is specially designed for kids, allowing for the use of educational apps like Duolingo, fun and creative games such as minecraft, and full parental control over anything your child can access on the Tablet. The Kindle Fire 8 Kids requires a parental user account (which is password protected) , where you can control everything the tablet will do, including the times of day it can be used and the amount of time that your child can spend on it before they are automatically logged out.


Fisher Price Rockit

Interactive learning buddies Smart Moves Rockit and Glow play and learn with your baby. The duo interacts with each other and your little one, offering interactive lights, music, and phrases that teach the alphabet, counting, and more.


Amazon Kindle fire 8 with Alexa

For older kids, the Kindle Fire 7 is an adequate (and much less expensive) alternative to the big brand iPads and tablets currently on the market. Keep an eye out for the Fire HD Kids Tablet which, unfortunately, is not available in Ireland yet.The 8 GB (Expandable up to 256) tablet has cameras, wifi, a 7" display with a good resolution for watching videos, and amazon even has its own app store for games, books and music.


Boxer Robot

This little bot comes to life right out of the box and is raring to go – no assembly required. To start, place one of the 10 activity cards (included) in front of Boxer. Once he rolls over the card and scans it, the fun begins.