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How to Manage This Year's Top Tech Toys
The holidays are traditionally the time for the big gifts that kids have been begging for all year. Stores and online retailers are gearing up for the rush with high-ticket electronics like e-readers, tablet computers, fancy phones, handheld game consoles, and even tricked-out learning tools for preschoolers.
This year's crop of devices promises exciting stuff -- like the ability to pack all of your kids' books into one tiny digital device or practice math drills en route to Grandma's house. But if you don't read all of the fine print (and, let's face it, who does?), these new products' high-tech bells and whistles may catch you off guard.
Often, it's not until your kids start taking advantage of the fancy features that you realize what the devices can do. That new tablet computer your daughter uses for book reports also lets her video chat with friends at midnight. The smartphone your son uses to text you for a ride alsoRead More »from Family Guide to Kids' High-Tech Devices