By Griffin Technology

Reviewed for Kindergarten, 2011

Crayola ColorStudio HD iMarker Digital Stylus

Kids who get a kick out of coloring will love this 21st century marker that colors directly on an iPad. The digital stylus needs to be held upright for best results, but looks and feels like a real-life marker. With interactive digital coloring pages (complete with animation, music, and sound effects), this high-tech package feels like a million bucks, but won’t break the bank. And when kids are done, parents can easily share the finished products with family and friends by printing or emailing them. Don’t have an iPad? A perfect excuse to splurge on your child (and yourself!) simultaneously.(Griffin Technology, $24)