I have the luckiest kids in the entire world. They have two parents who love them and are engaged in their every day activities. They are healthy, well fed and have yet to need something that they don’t get. They have four grandparents who adore them.
And now they have their own computer.
Say what you will about how much children suffer from their parents exploiting them on their mommyblogs, my children have now scored an XBOX, Wii games, dolls, DVDs, video games and most recently a laptop loaded with kids games and movies because I tell stories about them on the internet.
I think it is a fair trade-off.
I mean check this out!
FIRST SPARK™ kids PC line exclusively at Best Buy®. Featuring the Toshiba L635.
This thing is cool.
The FIRST SPARK features
- Hardware suite featuring 13” screen, full-size, wipe-able keyboard, and DVD drive
- Powerful enough for games and with rounded corners for durability
- A preloaded software suite that delivers parents safety and control; plus entertainment for the kids
- Parental Control: 1 year of Net Nanny (parental control and internet filtering service) and 1 year of KidZui (kids internet browser) pre-loaded
- Entertainment – 2 Disney movies (“Princess and the Frog” and “Toy Story 2”) and Lego Batman game pre-loaded on hard drive
Yeah, guess which part is Ian’s favorite?
When I asked him what his favorite thing about his computer was (after I convinced him that “Claudia and me have a computer and none of the other kids do!” wasn’t a valid answer) he decided that Lego Batman was about the coolest thing ever invented.
His sister liked the game where she could make her own pony.
Who can blame her?
I liked the part where it came with a wipeable keyboard.
Sure, I told them that they couldn’t have food or drinks anywhere near the new computer, but we all know that life happens and eventually somebody is going to spill something. I love the fact that this keyboard is protected.
KidZui is pretty cool too.
With KidZui, even the YouTube is safe. You’ve got to love safe YouTube.
*wipes sweat from brow*
Plus my daughter tells me there in an entire menu that is all games for girls.
Fine, she was telling her brother in a super snotty voice and I overheard her, but I would think that was awesome if I was a six year old.
The FIRST SPARK (I think the name is actually all caps like KISS, I’m not yelling at you.) sells for $499 which isn’t bad at all, especially when you consider the fact that they aren’t using my computer anymore.
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Disclaimer: Clearly, this computer was given to me in exchange for this post, but these are my words and my opinions.