one way or another They’re all begging for one, and your kid probably doesn’t need a smartphone. The official recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics is that young children need actual social interaction and exploration with peers and caregivers to learn.
That doesn’t mean you don’t need digital devices to locate them, entertain them, or distract them while doing other things. If you need someone to excuse you, let me be the second, fourth, or tenth person to tell you: it’s okay. Here are some devices for me and my kids, who are now 5 and 7 years old. Most of these gifts do not require parental supervision and do have good parental controls to limit children’s use. Check out our guide to the best subscription boxes for kids and our guide to the best tablets for kids to learn more.
Update November 2022: We’ve added new items like the new Kindle Paperwhite for Kids.
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