my soon to be 6 year old wants an ipod, no way am I getting him this now, when he is older yeah. But he wants to listen to his music and so what kind do you get a kid? he takes wonderful care of his electronics. he has had a game boy advance sp and makes sure its in its case and put away after each game play. he is awsome with the leapster to. so I am thinking he will be fine with the mp3 player but I do not want to put out a lot of cash for it. ( christmas present) any idea's?