Chances are in your household there are more electronic gadgets than people. It seems most modern households have at least two smartphones, one laptop and one iPad, although some have more. With all these gadgets it’s easy to see why children get interested and want to have a go and it makes sense why you might want to consider giving adult-orientated tech a break and consider something specifically for the kids.
There are thousands of apps in the App Store with kids in mind but chances are you don’t want to share your iPad in case it gets damaged. How about considering now as the time to sell iPad and other electronic devicesfor you and your partner and consider an investment for the kids instead. There are many specialised devices designed solely for the use of children and it means you can spend more time on family orientated games and apps without fighting to ensure the tablet isn’t damaged.
The risks of letting a child use iPads include damage, the risk of costly in-app purchases and the fights and arguments that come when you decide you want it back. So ditch the iPad and switch to a child-friendly alternative.
These are designed for 4-9 year olds and safety is at the heart of the design. It looks and feels a bit clunky but it’s both bright and extremely child-friendly. It’s slightly smaller than an iPad and has a 5-inch display. It’s designed to be drop proof and easy to be used by small, uncoordinated fingers. There is no internet connection as its designed solely for game play and so there’s no risk of children straying onto inappropriate websites and parents can load apps and games onto the LeapPad via cartridges or their computers and a USB connection means parents can track what the kids are doing in terms of learning progress and favourite games.
These are also designed for 4-9 year olds and looks quite similar to the LeapPad with its chunky, large controls designed to be suitable for small hands. The whole design leans towards emphasises fun and leaning and apps can be downloaded as well as games accessed via cartridges. This table can grow with your child and different apps and cartridges can be bought at age-appropriate times. A computer programme also allows parents to track their kids’ progress on this device and there’s no risk of them encountering anything sensitive or inappropriate.
TechnoSource Kurio 7
Kurio tablets are designed for older children, aged 7 and up and are therefore more sophisticated. The design has the older child’s eye in mind and is sleeker than the smaller toddler tablets. The Kurio 7 runs the Android operating system but it has been heavily modified for the children’s market. There are some ingrained parental controls to ensure nothing inappropriate is viewable and what’s on show can be finely tuned to be age appropriate. Due to being on Android apps can be downloaded and enjoyed as your child’s leisure.
These are just three of the leading kid’s tablet alternatives and they can be enjoyed by the whole family to avoid segregated time with everyone hooked to their own devices.