Getting your kids electronic things? What's the right age?
My SD has been wanting a Nintendo DS since she was 6 years old when she saw a friend who was turning 4 get one for her birthday. I felt that at that age my SD was not responsible enough for one. I also felt that she didn't need to constantly be playing a game when she could be outside playing. Well, she finally got one for Christmas. She's nine now, but will be ten in February. She's shown me throughout the last year that she can take care of her stuff and she's one of those kids who won't spend all her time on it. I mean, she loves it, but even as I write this she's looking at a math book called The Magic of Math. This is her free time so she could be playing on the DS and it wouldn't bother me.
Perhaps each kid is different and another child may have been responsible enough before now to have one, but I think we really picked the right age.
Not to mention I love it when she plays that thing! The two games she has keep her very entertained and she even tries to involve her little sisters in playing it. She doesn't complain about being bored or that her sisters are bugging her.