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Great ideas for back to school or for kids -- you know Americans are supposed to spend 83 billion dollars on back to school supplies this year that sticks out about 700 dollars per young student.
About a thousand every college student kids.
Really hot then yes but as a mother it's pretty realistic and -- may be a little on the low side wow so.
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The very best stuff to really -- your kids out I -- safely say mainly and also in a budget friendly way because technology is the -- all the kids.
You know -- like a little five year old walking around -- -- bottoms don't not -- right.
What I want what do they need an as a parent to -- be a little bit of digital it's yeah you know I didn't feel.
Apparent let up a camera starting I was telling you kind of a read on here with these computers because the computers are the foundation that -- they are to kids today -- number two pencils were tell us a must have to -- you know -- -- apostles are probably not -- I.
Well and and around the age ten that computers become -- in trickle part of homework now.
So I've got an HP NNB 23 inch desktop this is what I recommend the desktop computer yeah.
For kids really from kindergarten through high school.
The reason is you need to set it up but -- the only room or living -- -- that you can monitor you -- -- yeah he will also teach them from -- 01 out how to be a good.
Digital citizen right in the world today really -- critical for parents next to that we have the ultra books these are fantastic they're all the -- this year.
For the college crowd.
So when you look for a laptop look for something that has a long battery life I mean -- -- and six hours or more.
A good Intel processor and that's little new work.
And I'm just something that is a little future proof of Alaska -- take a weakening keep on taken by Alexandra is to be done pronounced I mean I I don't know what -- -- -- Well what's the difference between a laptop and it.
Just what else ultra -- an ultra ultra lounge yeah.
It's cooler it's lighter it's faster it's it's Intel's.
The buzz word I had four these really sleek lightweight I mean this thing I can pick up involved in the palm of my hand.
Computers it Mac started it with the MacBook -- MacBook pros.
And this is the PC version of that the windows version of that and they are just completely hot computers this year and it -- and -- -- under a thousand bucks.
Okay and it and it it's an investment.
And investment it has to be mean you have to you have to spend the money and then eventually and -- the kids and that's -- I mean they've.
They're curriculum reliance on these things again not this little -- time for computers great deals that it's not.
This little seagate back up plus hard drive it's really critical to back -- your work parents students the students can't say -- my computer crashed I lost it.
This is one of the only hard drives that lets -- backup on the cloud and on the actual -- top.
So that's what I'm recommending it's also half of the cost of a lot of the others out there are so again you save a lot of money.
Really critical to back yourself up a -- man its Kindle.
Everybody wants and I've had this year great tools for learning but.
Very expensive yeah walking out -- the out the door you know 700 bucks by the time you get it.
An Amazon Kindle is 79 dollars it holds an entire library of books right in the palm of your hand -- download within sixty seconds you can take notes.
This is a must have it's affordable it's realistic and that's gonna save your kids how can you go on the Internet I'm -- yes that's Wi-Fi enabled content and you can download books you can borrow books and you can -- textbooks wow that's amazing -- I did nothing and money in the and that's definitely -- back.
Okay this is -- hottest trend this year.
This is a -- jobs always sit -- more action row live camera.
Okay so this little thing you turn it on you can stick it or strap it to a helmet.
To -- -- to a bicycle and you can get that point of view.
Action those action shots.
All of the kids -- one this year.
Other models go for 300 to 600 dollars -- -- this one is fifty to a hundred dollar well Jack let's accept that JAKKS Pacific he had that you can get them that and target I just saw them advertised and steers you can get an HD -- that version or a standard definition version and they are.
After illustrates what everybody I am laughing only we are at the big thing for us -- like.
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Yeah and surely fatal lunch boxes yeah right now box here at the lunch box -- you -- OK -- Carla thing here.
Well cell phones really Smart and I talked about this all those years ago you know when we worked together before.
Prepaid no contract phones are the way to go for kids these days you do not want to get locked into a two year contract or pay more money then.
Then you expect so this -- a Virgin Mobile HTC one V.
Yeah it's prepaid no contract and so you can really manage how much money is spent on them on the child cellphone each right.
I say don't get your child with cell phone until at least six greater older.
Yes it's a great way to keep track -- that you really have to be careful and safe as a parent to download a song so they can't drive and text of the same time.
You know can be texting and tweeting -- yeah.
And send us a little things yeah I want you react this is we have somebody -- is to assisting us.
Parent they said kids may once all that stuff but they don't need all that stuff.
None of that stuff isn't investment six months after you buy it it's worth nothing in the next one is our TLC first of all that's just not true you know -- -- improve on things sometimes that is massive improvements like when you have the iPhone cannot.
But sometimes it's incremental yeah -- do you have like you -- -- in the teachers these days.
It just assume that every kid is working well computers can you still listen buddy.
-- -- -- -- -- I do you understand that it's this drive to get the newest hottest -- flashes and that's exactly why I'm giving you choices there may be last year's model.
You can go to refurbish sites like new -- right why rain you can get last year's model you can trade in.
And you know what you can go to the but you can make your child go to the public library to use a computer.
But it's gonna get old public Wi-Fi is not safe yeah so I you know if you have a child today.
You are going to need to invest in some amount of -- -- do you understand our.
Point though I mean it's like to be saying debate but it's the same thing when we were little kids were saying my guy named lie you know calculator that does although -- -- yeah yeah that's really you don't need it that's what you want it all right need Murray dream house that kind of thing.
My mind that -- just saying in an ideal world if you have to find that you put away for the kids to go to start school with yeah.
These are the kinds of things that you can be kept focusing on Namibia's sentence how would they may not that's definitely -- one thing.
Another fifty dollars and you're in you can save your anger and your child -- hey I am all for the child knowing the -- on -- -- cleaning my car let.
Learn that in fact I am a huge advocate.
That they should learn especially self all right.
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