Baby to Curriculum Based Laptops

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Babies and small children tend to find technology irresistible - just ask any parent whose toddler has grabbed hold of the back of a laptop and snapped the screen off! It’s situations like this that no doubt led to the development of laptops for babies, toddlers and younger children.

Technology is a big part of our world now, and it makes sense that children learn to use it, develop the IT skills they need and feel comfortable with them from a very young age. Of course no one is likely to let their toddler loose with an expensive laptop, so Baby Brands Direct has the answer. Our selection of laptops offer a solution for all ages from babies as young as six months up to preschoolers aged four and over, so retailers can upgrade their customers when the time is right.

As always, we only stock the best brands in the category, so you will find products from LeapFrog and VTech, two names synonymous with quality kids’ tech toys.

Why do baby to curriculum laptops sell so well?

Computers are an everyday part of life for children, even from a young age. Even at pre-school and primary school, young children are introduced to learning on screens - and by secondary school they may well have their own laptop or tablet to use at school. So it is vital that children grow up being comfortable with using personal technology. This is where toy laptops come in - for babies, they are a fun activity toy, which subtly introduces the idea of using keys to provide fun and entertainment.

Upgrading a laptop

As children get older, they will graduate to a more sophisticated toy laptop, which will replicate some of the features found on a proper ‘grown-up’ computer. They will learn how to turn a machine on and off, alter the volume, and use a keyboard. Finally, around the age of four, they can be upgraded to a laptop that is more like the real thing, and can discover how to use a mouse and navigate a QWERTY keyboard. This will give them a solid foundation when they get to school, allowing them to be comfortable with the technology, and giving them a head start in their education.

These laptops all offer educational opportunities too; by the time they are four, the VTech Challenger Laptop offers 40 curriculum-based activities and can help to teach vocabulary, maths, letters - even basic French. At the other end of the age scale, the VTech Baby Laptop has easy-to-use chunky buttons, ideal for little ones to push. There are fun sound effects, a light-up screen, lots of phrases, songs to sing along with and a chance to learn about opposites. The LeapFrog 2-in-1 LeapTop Touch Laptop, introduces little ones to two different kinds of technology. The laptop can be turned around and used as a tablet, complete with touchscreen - another tech skill to get to grips with.

There are other skills that babies, toddlers and preschoolers can learn with these tech toys. They can practise how to use both a trackpad and mouse. Many adults who didn’t grow up with this kind of technology took a while to get to grips with it, so if toddlers can learn these skills at an early age they will have an advantage as they go out into the world. Learning how to use a keyboard - and especially a QWERTY keyboard - will certainly equip them well for life at school and beyond.

For parents who are not so keen on seeing children learning how to use technology, there are plenty of other developmental benefits to these laptops. Pressing buttons and keys and seeing something happen helps to demonstrate the concept of cause and effect. Children also gain confidence from being in control of the activity. They can even help them fine-tune fine motor skills and hand-eye co-ordination, the skills they need to use scissors, write and even catch a ball.