Steve Greenberg from Innovative Insider joined New Day NW to talk about all the cool gadget gifts this season. #newdaynw
The holiday season is well underway and everyone is getting their shopping done. But if you’re still looking for gifts, Steve Greenberg from Innovative Insider, joined New Day NW to show us all the trendy gadgets that will make great gifts this holiday season.
Pawz, The Calming Pup by hand2mind is a calming companion teaching kids ages three and older how to manage their emotions through social-emotional learning (SEL). Kids practice mindfulness and breath awareness with this pup’s auto-adjusting light that guides children through engaging breath activities; inhaling when the light gets brighter and exhaling as the light fades. Along the way, kids are exposed to the nuances of social-emotional learning as Pawz encourages them to be fully present and bring awareness to their thoughts and feelings. Pawz The Calming Pup also doubles as a night light, glowing in five colors, and has different timer options for a calming bedtime routine. Priced around $20 on Amazon.
Kinoo is a video chat app with a wireless wand to make video calls between kids and adults (i.e. grandparents) more engaging, meaningful, and fun. The app is filled with interactive games, stories, and play-prompts enhanced by the motion-sensing wand, designed to bridge the gap between children and adults on video chat. For children as young as three and adults as old as 103, Kinoo is designed for family members of all ages to connect, communicate, play and learn together. Kinoo has been honored with an AARP 2021 Innovation Award. The iOS app can be downloaded in the Apple App Store. The Kinoo wand and year’s subscription are bundled together for $99 at Kinoo.com
Pinwheel Phone with Bark Are you overwhelmed thinking about which cell phone is right for your kid, especially if it’s their first one? Wouldn’t it be nice to know someone did all the hard work for you to know your kids are protected from digital dangers and will have a positive experience the minute they unwrap their device? That’s exactly what Pinwheel and Bark have done by teaming up to ensure your child’s first digital experience is a healthy one! Designed especially for kids ages six to 13, Pinwheel phones come pre-installed with hand-selected apps (from games to educational) endorsed by a team of educators and therapists. One of those apps is called Bark, a top monitoring and filtering software that monitors texts, photos, and lots of other platforms; but ONLY alerts you when there’s cause for concern. That means you don’t have to slog through a gazillion texts or pictures, and more importantly, you’re establishing trust by not having unfettered access to all of your kid’s accounts. Bark is a leader in the online safety space, protecting more than five million kids online (at home and in nearly 3,000 schools & districts nationwide.) Together, the Pinwheel phone with Bark is a great way to introduce your child to the digital world with a completely customizable experience and safety monitoring. Their holiday deal is $129 for the slim model phone (regularly priced at $149) …….