Computers for Children

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Dora Explorer Laptop
Dora Explorer Laptop

Where can I buy computers for children?

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The computer has revolutionized homestudy, homework, and the classroom; changing the way teachers prepare and present educational material to children. Most schools spend a vast amount of time equipping children with computer skills - so that when they leave school - they will leave prepared for the world of business, where PC skills are now virtually indispensable. This is a selection of computers suitable for children.

VTech - Advance Extra Laptop

VTech - Advance Extra Laptop

VTech - Advance Extra Laptop

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Laptops from Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.co.uk have an extensive selection of laptops including laptops for children.

Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook Laptop
Samsung N145 Plus 10.1 inch Netbook PC (Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Webcam, Win 7 Starter) - Black
Sony Notebook
Sony Notebooks
HP Pavilion G7064EA Notebook laptop
HP Notebooks
Apple MacBooks
Apple MacBooks

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook Computer

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Mini 9 is only 1 Kg. Powered by new user-friendly Ubuntu Linux. Connect with advanced wireless options, including wi-fi and bluetooth. Light and compact for an on-the-go lifestyle, with 4 hours battery life. Dynamic & Customisable user interface. Powered by Intel® AtomTM Processor.
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Compare Laptops for Children

£100 laptop for children
£100 laptop for children
£50 laptop for children
£50 laptop for children
£36 laptop for children
£36 laptop for children
£30 laptop for children
£30 laptop for children

Dora the Explorer Children's Laptop

Dora the explorer laptop

Play along learning adventure with everyone’s favourite explorer! Features 10 activities. Teach letter names, the alphabet, words, spelling. Plus simple sums and basic Spanish phrases. 2 separate LCD screens give extra interaction. Interactive 3D Dora character gives positive encouragement. Available for delivery to the UK and most countries in Europe.

"My daughter received this as a christmas present as she is a Dora fan she absolutely adores her and while she is now four she plays this and is learning new things every day - it was of exceptional value and my daughter absolutely crazed for it. She has just started school and is learning numbers and her alphabet she loves the games and does not even realise she is learning as dora bounces up and down it is fab and I would highly recommend it if your daughter loves dora. Bethany has been counting with her laptop and does not realise she was doing this when she was 3 and can easily count to 25 now. She is only recently four. It is fab a must have.", NR, Norwich, UK star rating

Pretend Computers

Dora the Explorer Pretend Laptop
Dora the Explorer Play-play Laptop
Disney Princess - Magic Wand Laptop
Disney Princess - Magic Wand Laptop
Animal Rescue Laptop
Animal Rescue Laptop

Computer Ideas

Childrens Large Letter Computer Keyboard USB/PS2 - Early Learning
Childrens Large Letter Computer Early Learning Keyboard
Oregon Scientific Barbie B-Bright Pre-school Laptop
Oregon Scientific Barbie B-Bright Pre-school Laptop
Apple MacBook white 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo/1GB/120GB/SD/AP/BT
Apple MacBook white 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo/1GB/120GB/SD/AP/BT rating

Choosing a computer for a child

Here are some questions to ask yourself when considering to buy a computer for your child.

  • Why am I buying the computer? To better prepare him/her for the real world.
  • Is it for the whole family? Do you need to invest in a more powerful computer.
  • Will my child outgrow the system when he/she becomes more skilled in using it? Children learn quickly. With a year or two a computer will likely be outdated. Purchasing a more expensive system will mean less hassle later on.
  • Can the computer produce graphs, charts, and reports? This is important.
  • Does come with the standard office applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel? It is important to use real-world software, especially Microsoft Office and similar software.
  • What about software - electronic encyclopedia's, electronic dictionaries, firewalls, and anti-virus? Can you trust what's online. Ensure you kit up the computer with all the correct software.
  • Does it have enough memory to run graphical programs? Typically 1GB to 2GB recommended for most systems
  • Does it have enough hard-disk space to store images, video, and documents? What about external storage to allow your children to transport data to and from school? Typically 80GB to 500GB is what is useful.
  • For older children, is there enough space to store music and computer games? Games can take up 1GB - some even more. If you do a calculation based on the average software being 1GB then you will realize that 80GB is not that much - enough for about 80 software packages and games - quickly filled.
  • A photo from a camera can be a 1MB. 1000 photos = 1GB. 80GB = 80,000 photos. It's not normally that simple as there will be video as well. Video size = 100MB to 1GB each. So you need to consider a mixture of software, photos, and video. All in all, the more harddrive space you have the better.
  • Should you purchase a desktop or laptop? Desktop's are usually less expensive than laptops when you consider the overall speed to cost ratio. Desktop's are also more robust and less easily lost or broken.
  • Laptops are useful for taking to study with friends or at a library. You may want to take out an extra warranty to get the screen repaired as the screen is the most fragile part of the laptop.
  • Laptops are easy to move around the house - for example - doing homework in the kitchen and then moving to a more quiet spot.
  • Are you setup for broadband? Fast broadband is essential. It will save your child's time. Allowing them to be more productive.
  • Generally, you should opt for the fastest CPU (processor) available. There are always a number of options. Choose the best processor you can afford. Over 1.5Ghz and preferably "dual core" - two CPUs for better multiprocessing.
  • Choose the fastest graphics card - the performance of a computer is dramatically affected by the graphics card
  • Get a DVD writer - storing, offloading data, writing photo cds, handing in projects on CD/DVD
  • Don't forget things like memory sticks, printers, keyboards, and a mouse

Below are some ideas for computers for children.

PCs for Kids

LeapFrog Clickstart
LeapFrog Clickstart
Slim Pad
Slim Pad
Barbie Electronic Learning Laptop
Barbie Electronic Learning Laptop
Barbie B-Smart Higher Learning Laptop
Barbie B-Smart Higher Learning Laptop
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