Educational toys such as the Leapster Leappad learning tablets, IXL learning system, the Mobigo Touch learning system are electronic toys that are immensely popular with children these days.
It seems that this generation of youngsters much prefers learning through the use of handheld gaming systems, learning tablets and electronic laptops and cameras than using paper, pencil and paper.
Its just a sign of the times and if it helps your child to become more engaged with learning a skill that will help them with their school studies, then there is nothing wrong with that.
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Not all educational toys are electronic though and thankfully, we still have our jigsaw puzzles, our board games and paper based books that can really help cement a lot of the knowledge your children need in order to gain a firm understanding of numbers and letters.