There is a lot to be said for today’s technology, not just the fact that it has opened up so many resources to all of us, and particularly our young children. In fact there is so much information available that it is sometimes a problem not to get information overload.
However one of the really great things is that we now have a lot of free games that our children can access. This would not all be available if it was not for the internet. There is only so much you can buy your children, even at Christmas, and with so much to compete for their time the chances are that the things on their list would more likely be top toys Christmas 2011 rather than anything like games.
So why not sit with your children, and look through all the games that are available to them. Try to help them pick some games that will be both educational as well as fun. After all you do want something that will really engage them. If not they will just become bored, and then not continue.
If this is not possible then you might have to consider what you can get as a Christmas Gift after all.