Budz My First Digital Camera £10 (RRP £40.00) @ Lloyds
This is a brilliant bargain. The Budz My First Digital Camera is the real deal - a fully functioning digital camera for kids which works as a webcam and a video recorder too. It's usually £40 but Lloyds Pharmacy are practically giving them away for a tenner right now.
I don't think it would have occurred to me to buy my kids a digital camera but when a relative treated my eldest to one for his birthday it was an instant hit. They've taken it everywhere with them and they absolutely love downloading their photographs and making the adults pose on demand for a change.
This particular camera is chunky and colourful, with 2 eyeholes because children find closing one eye difficult, and an LED screen. It comes complete with a USB cable, an installation disc and a user manual.
You'll need the following bits of kit to make it work:
• Microsoft Windows 98SC/2000/ME/XP/Vista
• 125mb free hard disc space
• 32 MB RAM
• 24-bit colour monitor (800 x 600 resolution)
• USB 1.0 port
• CD-Rom drive
Suitable for ages 3 and over, it requires 2xAA batteries. The manufacturers say it builds and develops your child's fine motor skills - the small and precise thumb, finger and hand movements needed to complete everyday tasks - and encourages problem solving, helping your child to have ideas and make their own decisions, enabling them to explore and enjoy the world around them.
With thanks to bajandjm on HDUK!