Gadgets are something that teachers and parents often struggle to find a balance for, while they are essential for children these days due to the lives that they are living; however, they also need to be used with consideration and purchased with thought.
So here are some of my ‘teacher approved’ gadgets for this school year:
These headphones are designed for children to use without damaging their sensitive ears and hearing. They have specific volume controls and distribution technology to help protect your child. They also come in a variety of colours.
Do you want your child to have their own device but you aren’t quite sure yet and have lots of ‘what if’ questions? Then this is the perfect gadget for you. With similar features of popular brands like iPads, but with added in parental guidance and safety features it is the perfect starting point. It lets your child explore and discover while they learn about the world wide web, in a safe way.
Another great headphone option for your child. Perfect for children who find the over ear headphones uncomfortable. The soft headband sits gently over their ears, providing a safe headphone alternative. Plus you can choose a range of cute animal patterns (which you can pop in the washing machine)!
I think this is a great laptop for older children (upper primary), it is so versatile and can be used in a variety of ways (it can even be used as a tablet on it’s own). It has a pen function too for note taking or drawing and is often a laptop of choice in schools around the world.
The perfect portable speaker for your child. It’s pretty much indestructible, it can be completely submerged in water and take wear and tear. It has a clear sound and is easy to use.
This super fun sports watch is the perfect back to school gadget for your child. With clear display screen and time, plus waterproof features and kid proofed design features, it’s a must have!
This is a super cool gadget for your tech loving kid. It’s essentially a ‘build your own computer’ kit. They will learn coding, programming and technical aspects of building a computer. They will learn so much – all under the mask of having fun!
As with any gadget in your child’s life, make sure that it’s safe and age appropriate, that parental controls are available (depending on the gadget) and that it can be used as a tool for learning as well as fun.
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