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Christmas is now only a month away and you are now starting to truly shop in earnest for the items on your children’s wish lists. One thing that is becoming more popular than ever before is video games and electronic toys. These items do much more than most traditional toys and are fast taking over a majority of the market for toys in the upcoming years. They range from interactive toys to video games and more interesting they are no longer gender specific. There are items for both boys and girls that are equally popular. Here are some of the items to look out for when shopping for your children this holiday shopping season.
Video games are going to be once again the big staple for this holiday season. First there are many game consoles that are going to be much cheaper than in years past. More importantly there are some major games that are being released that have been highly anticipated. One of them is The New Super Mario Bros for the Nintendo Wii. This game is going back to the old 2D platform format that made the franchise famous. However it has some new modifications that will be sure to make game play more satisfying and interesting. This time up to four players can play at the same time. This creates great opportunities for team play in order to clear levels. There are also games for HD video game systems such as X-Box 360 and Playstation 3 that will also be holiday hits.
Interactive toys have been on the market for a good while but the big surprise this holiday season is the emergence of an affordable interactive pet that is quite popular. This toy is the Zhu Zhu hamster. It is an interactive pet that just sells for around $10 but it is already becoming one of the hottest toys of the holiday season. This is indicative of a market for innovative but affordable toys that is sure to be a trend for this holiday season and the next year.
Another interesting trend to look out for is interactive learning toys. These are toys that are used to teach children important skills such as reading and arithmetic. They are now becoming more and more advanced even becoming something like learning video game consoles and entertainment centers. These are great for the parent that wants to give something that enriches their children.
It now seems that more and more children are into computers and need them for both school and play. There are now many decent notebooks from name brands such as Dell, HP, and Toshiba that can now be purchased this week at reasonable prices. There are special deals especially for online purchases called cyber week where many of these computer manufacturers are selling their products at a discounted price. This is something that will be sure to be a great shopping opportunity for the parent looking to save money.
Another electronic item to look out for is MP3 players. While the IPod is still king there are many other great digital music players that are affordable and have great sound quality. Some are even as cheap as $20 to $30. Also many manufacturers are starting to imitate the IPod Touch having a touch screen instead of buttons. This allows for a larger screen and even better functionality.
Something else you can do for your children this holiday season is to have them receive a letter from Santa. This will be sure to make their day on Christmas morning.