By Maura Keller
As the holidays are quickly approaching, many shoppers turn their
attention to their gift buying list, trying to determine the best gifts to
purchase for the children and teens in their lives.
The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, an independent consumer review organization
for children’s products recommends grandparents evaluate whether a toy:
* Fits the developmental needs,
interests and skills of the children for whom it was designed.
* Determine what a child will
learn from this product
* Whether it is a “smart”
product that will engage the child’s mind or simply a novelty with limited play
Of course, paying attention to the interests of the child or teen is
paramount when selecting the perfect gift this holiday season. Here are some
great gift options for kids and teens of all ages.
Ages 8 and Up
While many kids plead for their own digital camera, the price point of
many cameras is simply too high for parents and grandparents to consider for
their pre-teen or teen. General Electric has created the all-new GE A1050, a
$99 digital camera that offers a ten-megapixels resolution, 5X optical zoon
lens, and image stabilization—perfect for young teens looking to enhance their