Jennifer, most of the parents wish to have some sort of electronic toys to their infants. They want their babies to be happy and diverted their attention to such toys. Now a day’s parents prefer kid’s laptop and similar kind high end gaming devices for their kids and hence they are also forming a consumer category. Most of the infants and kids toys are coming with complex internal circuits having Microcontroller and DSP processors. So in coming years manufactures may focus more on this sector and mayn’t neglect the kid consumers.
For kids anything that encourages their creativity is always welcome by the parents. So while designing something for the kids , it should be a mix of fun, learning and creating something. And the modern electronics is well capable of creating some wonderful products for the kids.
Great blog Jenn! I have the same bipolar reaction to kids and electronics--on one hand, they are a great tool, on the other hand they can turn kids into couch potatos. As far as the latest must-have item: Whatever happened to Cabbage Patch dolls?
Jennifer, As a grown adult, I know I would love everyone of those things that kids seem to like. The difference (and perhaps why marketers target them) is that kids can get their parents to buy these for them. I like the same stuff but there are too many conflicting demands I must pay for first. By the way, the kids should enjoy this status now; adulthood is only a few clicks away!
This is really inspiring Jennifer, for some reasons, it never come to mind that a major increase in demand for electronics are as a result of kids.
While they have a way of making parents to buy them even sometimes parents use them as birthday gifts or on the other hand -something you promise them to make they focus or do what you feel is good for them which you might not possibly be able to get them doing ordinarily.
I agree with you Jennifer that the one thing that can cause a decline in the demand of electronics by kids is when parents put a control on them, aside this, i see more increase and demand by kids for more electronics, moreover, manufacturers will not stop manufacturing them and thinking of more ways of making most of this "young" opportunities.
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Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
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Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
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