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What Kids Want For Christmas
What do kids want for Christmas?
The Christmas toys of yesterday are gone forever; kids no longer want the toys Santa's elves made 20 years ago, the wooden trains or the hand stitched dolls are things of the past. The kids that use to watch Bear in the big blue house or Blue's Clues now want blue ray and blue tooth, similar but not so much, just the blue part. And the winter wonderland no longer exist, now it's a 4G wonderland, and Santa has fired all his elves and hired computer geeks, I mean that in a nice way.
K'nex was a set if sticks that snapped together, now Kinect is an add on for your Xbox 360. The world of toys has shifted rapidly and it's difficult for parents to keep up. According to the Duracell report, a recent survey on kids age 5 to 16 has revealed a different taste in gifts compared to the previous generations.
Apple products are what kids want for Christmas
At the top of the Christmas wish list for kids today are Apple products, iPhone 4, iPad 2, and iPod touch. The new iPhone 4 is futuristic in many ways starting with Siri. Now you can use your voice to use your phone as if you were talking to a friend, you can ask Siri anything you want and it intelligently answers you back. The times of stopping and asking for direction is a thing of the past, now just ask Siri where the closest gas station is, or where is the closest Dunkin Donuts. Another cool feature of the iPhone 4 I thought was worth mentioning is Airprint, You can print anything wirelessly from your phone to a wireless printer. The iPhone 4 has so many unique and exciting features, you have to at least check it out if you are a gadget enthusiast. The world will never be the same, thank you Steve Jobs.
New Xbox One - Kinect
Kids also want Kinect for Xbox 360 this Christmas
In second place for the Christmas wish list this year is Kinect for Xbox 360. Kinect is an amazing add-on to you Xbox 360, there are no gadgets, nothing to hold in your hand and nothing to wear on your body, with Kinect you are the controller. With just the movement of your hands, arms, legs, or body, you can control what is happening on the screen, it is totally awesome! Kinect allows you to interact with the game using your body's motion, so you're off the couch, jumping, kicking, swinging, and running, everyone gets involved and it's great fun for the whole family, it's like magic.
Kinect Best Selling Games
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Animal Planet's Air Swimmers are the next generation of radio controlled toys. Air swimmer are helium filled fish, sharks or clown fish, that have moving fins and tails, they swim in the air of you home as if to be swimming in a real fish tank. The controller range is up to 50' and the signal can go through walls, just remember to shut off the ceiling fans.
Kids still want Lego's for Christmas
Lego's have been around for generations and kids still ask for them for Christmas. Lego has introduced the Lego board game, combining Toy Story, Harry Potter, and Star Wars, this looks like your average set of Lego's until you discover the many combination available in this set. Any child that likes to be creative will enjoy opening this Lego set on Christmas morning.
Kids want Pillow Pets for Christmas
What kid doesn't like a stuffed animal on Christmas morning? Pillow Pets are a pillow for bedtime and a stuffed animal for play time. Your kids will enjoy any one of the 3 different animals, the Dolphin, Ladybug or a Dog, Pillow Pets are fun and cuddly.
Kids want DVD's for Christmas
Some of the most enchanting movies have come out on Blue Ray DVD this holiday season. Here is a list of the 10 top best releases for 2011 according to Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization that reviews and rates entertainment media so parents will know what to expect from a movie.
1. The Lion King
2. Winnie the Pooh
3. The Gruffalo
4. Star Wars
6. Kung Fu Panda 2
7. Make Believe
8. Harry Potter Series
9. The Help
10. Jurassic Park
What kids really want for Christmas is time, kids want to spend time with mom and dad, playing games, watching movies, and eating popcorn. Planning a family night can be extremely exciting for kids and can be fun for the whole family. This Christmas, try turning off all electronics gadgets (except for the Xbox 360) for a night and just make it about family, cook up a great dinner, have good conversation and make your way into the media room and just enjoy the peace of not having to answer a text, an email, or even your phone. Who knows, it just might turn it family ritual once a month, or better yet, once a week.
Christmas gift idea for grandparents or mom and dad
Grandparents and moms and dads are so hard to buy for because they already have everything they want. A great idea for parents of all ages is a Digital Photo Frame. I know a lot of older folks don't want to mess with adding pictures to a digital picture frame, but that's where you come in. Share your photos with them on every visit, update the frame for them a few time a year, I promise the will love it, and they will enjoy watching their grandchildren grow up. Grandparents are very busy and can't always be at every game and recital for your kids, but you are, so bring along your camera and then load the photos into their photo frame on your next visit. Just a thought.
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