I am pretty sure that many of you, my dear readers, have tablets that you rarely get to use, because your lovely children assume that these gadgets were bought for them. This is, of course, is the case in our family. My husband’s 4 year old iPad has been claimed years ago by the kids and anyone can now see that it is not the adult who uses it by the smudges on the screen, broken protective cover and a number of kids apps.
Recently I became a lucky owner of an iPad mini and the next day my daughter thanked me for buying her an iPad. This resulted in a conversation that went something like this:
Me: Are you serious? This one is mine.
She: If it is smaller than Dad’s iPad, how can it possibly be yours? It is smaller, because it is for us – kids.
Me: Don’t even think about it. This is mine because I bought it and costs a lot of money
She: I never get anything fun!! My life is now fun!.. Nobody loves me
About a week after this conversation I got an email sharing some exciting news – a new Sprout tablet, an educational, safe, durable and fun tablet designed specifically for preschoolers and above! The Sprout Channel Cubby™ was created by the preschool channel Sprout and popular tech company Ematic in order to provide an under $100 alternative to the fragile and expensive iPad. The sleek look of it immediately won me over, but what about the content?
- Free preloaded Sprout programming such as television shows, songs and music videos
- Free preloaded Sprout ‘recommended’ apps
- A child-safe web browser
- Parental Dashboard allows caregivers to control time and content limits for each child
- A high-resolution 7-inch screen