The best kids activities throughout the decades

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Brought to you by VTech. These days, it seems like there are more activities than ever to keep kids entertained. From outside games to ultra-cool apps, there’s truly something for every personality. And as society progresses, the best kids activities do, too. Want to know more? Take a trip down memory lane and learn more about how children have spent their time through the past five decades. Activities for Kids Through the Decades with VTech


Most ‘70s children enjoyed long summer days and cool winter nights in the great outdoors. Whether they were running with the neighborhood kids playing tag, playing hide-and-seek between houses, or riding their bike around town, children in the ‘70s were all about adventure.


Did you know that this era is known as the golden age of arcade video games? In the 1980s, kids everywhere spent time at their local arcade competing against their friends (and foes!) in the games of their choice. The lucky ones had their own shiny gaming system at home — complete with rapidly evolving hardware and ultra-cool concepts. While the quality and speed wasn’t the greatest, video games were played regularly by children of all ages.


In the 1990s, the Internet was a foreign concept to most. Many kids just couldn’t wrap their heads around the idea that they no longer required that trusty encyclopedia to get the information they needed. Whether it was surfing the web or sneaking in a fun computer game, this is the time when children really started to grasp how truly innovative the computer can be.


It was around this time that kids really started to get social. Services that allowed children to exchange messages with friends, family, and users around the world started popping up, and the younger generation couldn’t get enough. Soon, people were able to share photos, games, and more! Instant messaging language was a big thing, too — kids around the world used acronyms like BRB (be right back), LOL (laughing out loud), and OMG (oh my gosh) to convey thoughts, messages, and more.

2010-Present day

Today, kids are all about the apps! And with so many cool new tablets, children are opting to take their fun on the go. The solution? VTech’s InnoTab MAX! Complete with an expert-supported learning library and carefully selected apps, it’s perfect for kids of all ages. It also allows children to connect with friends and family using the VTech Kid ConnectTM App, unleash their creative side in an easy-to-use art studio, play videos and MP3 songs, and so much more! VTech’s InnoTab® MAX is the fastest 7″ kids’ tablet that gives your child the best of both learning worlds with a unique combination of an educator-supported learning library and carefully selected educational Android apps for years of learning fun! VTech’s 4th generation kids’ learning tablet has a variety of great new features including a multi-touch screen with a high-resolution display, and a kid-safe Wi-Fi and Android™ operating system. Its adaptable design also boasts a tough, kid-friendly cover that can be easily removed for a more grown-up feel. Plus, the InnoTab MAX has a huge library of expert-supported curriculum with more than 650 age-appropriate apps including an ever-expanding selection of hand-picked Android learning apps that are perfect for kids of all ages. Plus, there’s the VTech Kid Connect™ app. In addition to being able to exchange text and voice messages, photos, drawings and fun stickers with smart phones, VTech Kid Connect has been enhanced with new features such as a family group chat and bulletin. For more information, visit VTech.

Meet the Author | Katie Kavulla

Having just made the move from big city life to settle down in the town where she and her husband both grew up, Katie Kavulla is a mom of three who strives to slow life down a bit… as impossible as that is with three kids under the age of 10. A blogger turned writer, Katie has spent the past few years combining the things that she loves into a career, with a focus on helping other moms tell their story, because Katie truly believes that every mom has one to tell.

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