Children will probably have a clear idea of what is ‘cool’ and may be fixated on getting a particular type of device which is a normal part of wanting to ‘fit in’, (but children also need to learn important lessons about budgeting and managing expectations so parents shouldn’t feel obliged to overspend on expensive gadgets). If you are buying a tablet or mobile device for a 9 year old, make sure you sort out the parental controls and look for family tablets with the option of switching it off at certain times or limiting its daily use.
If you are thinking of buying a tablet for a child, have a look at our tablet comparison guide for more information on features – such as parental controls and content – that are key when considering a tablet for a child.
The Hue Animation Studio is also worth considering, particularly for budding animators. With the flexible camera and animation software, children can create videos however they like – for example, using modelling clay to make a stop motion video.
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