It’s that time of year when online shopping giant Amazon offers discounts on thousands of products – Prime Day. For parents, we use this time to find discounts on gifts for our children, including technology.
Whether it’s clothes or gadgets, there will likely be a drop in prices. With so many Prime Day baby gadgets on sale, it can be hard to know what to buy and what’s worth your hard-earned money. Don’t worry – we got you.
As in years past, Amazon will have many of its own products that get some of the best discounts. This means devices designed for children, too. One of the easiest things to recommend to kids during Prime Day are the premium Amazon Fire Kids tablets. Not only are these tablets likely to see some serious discounts, but you’ll also get something for your child that will be fun and, most importantly, safe to enjoy.
The main reason Amazon Kids Fire tablets are great is the software. Well, that’s with a two-year worry-free warranty, a kid-friendly case included, and an excellent price. But it’s Amazon Kids+ that sets these tablets apart from other brands.
Amazon has a total of six different tablet options for kids to choose from. With so many options, it can be hard to decipher which one is best for your child, but we have a handy guide to help you with that.
In short, consider choosing one of the Kids Pro tablets for the older kids in your life – like the Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro. For younger kids, Fire 7 Kids might be the best option. Right in the middle is the Fire HD 8 Kids, which can check many boxes for kids and parents. Don’t miss the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Kids for the little reader in your life, too.
But Amazon isn’t the only brand with great Android tablets for kids. Thanks to programs like Google Family Link and Kids Space, options like Lenovo Smart Tab M10 HD or Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite are powerful options as well. However, even with the kids’ software options these tablets support, it’s no match for Amazon Kids+.
It’s all about communication
Another common item on children’s wish lists is smartphones. Sure, you can buy any phone and give it to a child, but that might not be the safest route. For a safe and enjoyable experience, you’ll need to make sure you do two things. First, check out the offers on the best smartphones for kids. Second, make sure you set up your Google Family Link account for your child.
Right off the bat, the Google Pixel 4a is a great option to consider. The phone isn’t the latest device out there, but it still gets great software support from Google. Smaller size is easy for children to carry and use. It has excellent cameras and a solid battery life. With the Pixel 6a approaching, the 4a is likely to see some good deals.
Outside of the usual suspects like Google and Samsung, small companies are doing a great job of introducing devices to kids. Phones like Gabb’s phone Pinwheel brings class-leading parental controls and a unique experience not found in regular smartphones. However, the downside is that these phones are not available on Amazon. But if you have a child between nine and fourteen, one of these options will have better safety options than the others.
If you have a younger child, you may want to take a look at the deals on some of the best smartwatches for kids. These are not games. If you’re looking for something a little more basic, the Gabb Watch is probably something to check out. Again, this isn’t an option on Amazon, but the watch is no less cool.
For the kid who wants a little more from their watch than just making calls and sending messages, TickTalk 4 is the choice. It has two cameras, free iHeartRadio family streaming, video calling, and more. Both watches offer great parental controls to keep your kids safe.
There are so many fun things for kids that are bound to be on sale during Prime Day. Things like premium kids headphones, like the cool BuddyPhones. These headphones from ONANOFF offer everything from active noise cancellation to Bluetooth, and even the ability to share audio with a friend. But most importantly, they have a maximum size limit to keep children’s ears secure. Go even further with open-ear headphones like the imoo Ear-Care Kids Earphone. It also limits the volume and keeps your kids’ ears open, so they can hear what’s going on around them.
While technology is one of the things kids love, and so do adults, don’t forget things that don’t use batteries or have a screen. Boring things like books, clothes, sports equipment, and more might not be the most exciting gifts, but they are likely to be the things that bring happiness in the long run. It’s all about balance, right?