computer for 6 yo

victory_tea2085November 26, 2011

What do you parents think the best computer would be for a 6 yo boy? He uses one at school in a very limited way and he gets on ours and messes things up. I was thinking a computer he could grow into instead of any toy computer. Thanks, Paul

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Are you anywhere close to an Apple Store?

The one near me has an entire section set up for kids and parents-with-kids to play with what they have available and see whether or not it's what they may have had in-mind for this kind of thing.

I'm an old guy. Personally, I don't know anything about it. All I'm saying is I've seen the set-up there and all their stuff is up and running all the time and there are always kids playing with it.

I am a 6+ year Mac-switcher so I do have that bias.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2011 at 9:23PM
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My 5 year old has a disney netbook,its perfect ,actually I am on it now,she loves it,easy to use and little to carry about and cheaper than much faster than our computer and laptops too,although i dont know why.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2011 at 5:35PM
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Well perhaps you should think about what you want him to do on the computer ?

At this age, I think it is important to have some software that is worthwhile to use, and not a waste of time.

Perhaps more investigation as to what he is doing at school on their computers.

When my children were little it was always a struggle for me to balance the time on the computer with outside play and imaginative play. I would advise strict guidelines when you introduce him to his own computer.

Also think about friends coming around and how they will all sit there together using the computer.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2011 at 4:17PM
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Totally agree with popi. DD use computer to do online worksheets. Her teacher sent us to this site beestar for online learning. DD is making a great progress. She also loves to compete on this site with other kids from a lot of other states.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 12:58AM
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