Kids Will Go Wild For These Speakers
Add some personality to your child's music time with Zoo Tunes speakers. The battery-operated critters plug into MP3 players, smartphones, and other media devices for portable jams. Available in seven styles.
Ages 5 and up, Impecca, $29.99
For Aspiring Directors
Capture The Action: Making quality homemade action movies just got easier for kids, thanks to the Action Shot Digital Video Camera. Use the included strap to attach the camera to a helmet, or shoot from a board with the mounting kit shown above (sold separately). Free online software lets young movers and shakers edit images before sharing them with fans.
Ages 7 and up, Jakks Pacific, $49.99; $24.99 for mounting kit
Splurge Family Gift: Turn Your Computer Into a Theater
For bigger-than-life family nights, simply connect the Acer X1161P Projector to your laptop or gaming system, then sit back and enjoy the show. The projector keeps images crystal clear up to a 25-foot diagonal screen size—maybe too large for that home video of Uncle Jim eating birthday cake but perfect for the latest blockbuster DVD at a backyard movie night.
Easy On The Ears
Lalaloopsy Headphones have everything a young girl could want for listening to her tunes: cushioned ear pads and cute styling. They also sport features parents want: volume control, durability, and affordability.
Ages 4 and up, Jazwares, $19.99
A New Computer Mouse
Keep the family screens smudge-free with a Squeaky Clean mouse. This machine-washable microfiber pal cleans little fingerprints and more from computers, MP3 players, CDs, and phones.
Ages 5 and up, North American Bear Co., $12