I am that mom that always back a bag of activities to keep her kids busy whenever we go to any events, various functions, doctors appointments, church, meetings etc. I pack a coloring book, crayons, small toys, etch-s-sketch, sticker book, snacks, reading book, fidget cube, you name it... if it's small and quiet.... into the bag it goes and hopefully keeps my kids busy for the amount of time I need them to sit still and behave.
I was recently asked to review the new PBS kids Playtime Pad 7" HD Kid Safe Tablet. And, while I was hesitant to give my kids screen time, I was pleasantly surprised to find all the parental control features it offers to ensure my kids safety and time management. I can set the amount of time and time of day they can be on the tablet. I set the apps they have access to. I set the videos they can watch and I set the games they can play. And I can completely block out roaming on the internet. It is fabulous to know they are safe and have educational PBS kids programming to watch. This is definitely the route to go for gaining knowledge on how to use technology.
After you as a parent have set up all your parameters for use, the child can turn it on, select their user setting and start playing. I can choose to download additional apps and games for them or just let them play what is already preloaded and available.
While the tablet does run on Wi-Fi, there are 23 games and 120 video clips, songs and music videos all of which teach reading, math and more. With so much to do you literally use this tablet anywhere, which makes is great while traveling or on the go. It also comes has a camera feature as well. And as a mom I also appreciate that the tablet comes with a kid-safe durable silicone case, because you know it is going to get dropped and banged around.
The Playtime Pad 7" HD Kid Safe Tablet is available at WalMart.com
Overall I am really pleased with this tablet and would recommend it to any mom. It is so easy to use (for both parent and kids) and can grow with my kids and their needs.
Thanks again to Ematic's Tech for providing samples for this blog post.