“At what age should you give a child a phone” is a very complicated question. Luckily, phone manufacturers are coming up with mobile phone models that are tailor made for kids. Here are four of the best phones for children.
The TicTalk doesn’t look like a cell phone at all. At first glance, it looks like a stopwatch. This phone is recommended for 6 year olds. It is lightweight and has a sturdy design. It includes some educational games. Some kids find this phone easy to use while some are confused with the buttons. Actually, there are very few buttons as the TicTalk uses a rocker switch. The child scrolls through the numbers then pushes the rocker to dial.
It includes some parental controls for incoming and outgoing calls. You can also control the talk time on this phone. If you want to add or delete numbers, you must go online to their website. You can also decide at which times of the day the phone can receive calls.
Some of the games can be used as an educational tool. For example, you can program the game Hangman to list your child’s spelling words. Your kid can have fun while learning.
The glowPhone from Firefly Mobile is great for the active kid. It has a full color screen that features customizable wallpapers. It also has some built in games. The phonebook can store up to 50 names. The parents can control all incoming and outgoing calls. The phone is PIN protected to limit calls. It has a ‘mom’ and ‘dad’ button for quick calls to the most important people in your kid’s life.
The Nokia 100 is great for older kids. It is more sophisticated than the glowPhone and the TicTalk. It features a full keypad for texting. It has a built in radio. It also has a camera. It features a calendar, calculator and notes. This phone functions pretty much as an adult phone with simpler features. Give this phone to kids who are older and more responsible.
The LG Migo is a phone designed for 5 to 9 year olds. It is a very simple, kid-friendly phone. It features a simplified keypad (only 4 numbers). You can program the 4 most important numbers in these four buttons. It has an emergency button in the center for emergency calls. You can program these on the website or on the handset. When your child pushes a button, the phone asks, “Call mom?”. If that is correct, the child pushes the call button to connect.
You can also choose to avail of the Chaperon service. You can set a limit to where your child can go. If your child goes out of that zone, the phone automatically sends you a text. As with other kid phones, you can also limit incoming and outgoing calls with the LG Migo.
Choose the best phone for your child according to his or her age and level of responsibility. A mobile phone can give you peace of mind if you teach your child how to handle it properly.
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