School Zone Little Scholar Tablet

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A tablet entering the market has to do two difficult things, one is to be unique and two is to do something no one else does. If it doesn’t do these two things, there is a good chance of failure and a valueless product. Thankfully the new School Zone Little Scholar does just this, with the help of a ton of educational apps and Google Android 4.2.2. These apps are used to boost math, reading, spelling, and other skills in a creative playful way.

pic5School Zone may sound familiar to many parents as an educational product company of over 35 years. Products include workbooks, flashcards, and software. With this much experience under their belt, a tablet made by School Zone features just what you would hope it would- many education apps to help school aged scholars. The apps included feature the complete Start to Read! eBook series, music, songs, Charlie and Company video series and many more premium educational apps. Besides the ability of your children to use the app for education purposes. Parents can also track their progress using A+ Report, which lets parents know how much progress has been made in individual topics and curriculum. The total value of the apps included with the tablet is over $400 all of which can be chosen using the App Management Tool to properly tailor the tablet for you little one.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Tablet

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Tablets come in various sizes, one of the most popular is the 7.0″.  In this arena there are many options especially for kids.  One of the current stars in the tablet arena is Samsung.  One of the most recent additions is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids.  This tablet differentiates itself from the rest on the market in one key category power.  Instead of giving kids an underpowered tablet/e-reader, Samsung gives kids a tablet that is not only safe and user friendly but also powerful and fast.

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The Galaxy Tab sports some incredible specs:

Android 4.1.2, Jelly Bean

1.2 GHz Dual-Core

1GB RAM/8GB ROM

Dimensions: 4.37″ x 7.40″ x 0.39″

Camera Resolution Front 1.3MP

Camera Resolution Rear 3.0MP

Screen Resolution 1024×600
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Tabeo e2 Tablet

Tablets are a revolutionary way to interface with technology, and kids need a way to get used to using them in a  way where it is both safe and educational.  Parents need to keep their phones and tablets safe from rugrats. Toys R Us has just the tablet to fit in new niche the Tabeo e2.  The e2 has all the specs needed to run the newest apps, 8GB of Flash memory, Jelly Bean 4.2, Dual core 1.0 Ghz CPU, Quad-core GPU and 1GB of RAM.  All this makes for a zippy tablet which is a breeze to use.

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One of the little oddities we ran into upon initial setup is, a wireless internet connection is needed to set up the parental settings.  Without this connection none of the apps can be run.  But once the connection is made setup is simple.  With a few steps and an email address.  What I really like about the tablet is its sleek slim design.
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Hot Holiday Toys

 

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With Christmas right around the corner, most of us are looking for the most fun toys to get for that special child in our life.  Here are a few of  our current favorites, and what your child would love to find under the tree this year.

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Big Hugs Elmo- this guy might be “The” hot toy of the year.  If you have a little one, Big Hugs Elmo is sure to please.  He is large (about the size of a one year old) and a whole lot of playful fun. Elmo loves getting and giving hugs, and will often ask for a bigger or tighter squeeze from your little cuddle bug. Elmo also asks to play ponies, jump like froggies, (and will comment along with appropriate noises) and dance, sing, nap, and more.  He raises his arms up and down, hugs back, and sings bedtime songs and snores when laid on his back.  You can find Big Hugs Elmo at http://www.toysrus.com or in physical stores near you for about $50- and if you want this toy, I think it will go fast, so get yours early.

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If you are in the mood for Elmo, also take a look at Playskool Sesame Street Lullaby & Good Night Elmo by Hasbro.  This little guy is ready for bed, in his Dorothy the goldfish pajamas, and all set to comfort your peanut as he or she drifts off into dreamland.  Kids can snuggle up with Elmo and press Elmo’s tummy to hear a lullaby or one of a few bedtime phrases.  Take note that there is no “off” button, so the button may be pressed accidentally if your child is a restless sleeper.  Available at stores like Koh’ls or at http://www.hasbro.com for roughly $15.
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Ematic Funtab Pro

 

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Tablets can be great fun, if you know how to use them.  Kids are now exposed to a plethora of technology which previous generations could barely dream of and the best way to get them into the swing of things is by letting them use them.   The issue being most tablets are sensitive pieces of electronics.  So what is a parent to do?

tablet for kids

Well Ematic has an idea, a kid friendly tablet made just for kids with parents in mind called the Funtab Pro.

The Funtab has tons of features to help ease you into letting your kids use a tablet for learning or play.  Some of these features are the award winning Zoodles for Kids interface which keeps kids safe and parent traceable online and off while still giving them the freedom and ability to use their new tablet.  Not only is Zoodles an option but also a fully unlocked tablet is accessible for parents or kids if you so wish.
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InnoTab 3S Wi -Fi Tablet

 

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VTech have created a brand new tablet, and this time they pull out all the stops. This tablet starts with VTech’ s award winning InnoTab  and adds a ton of new features.

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The brand new InnoTab 3S has brought a familiar friend with it this time around,  Wi-Fi.  Now able to access local Wi Fi the InnoTab can now connect to the Learning Lodge and has access to tons of apps, games, and ebooks.  Also the 3S gives kids access to the internet.  I know this can seem kind of scary for parents, but rest assured there are a ton of safety features.  The most important being, access, the tablet can only access websites approved by parents, so no Facebook yet boys and girls.   Another interesting new feature included with the InnoTab is Kid Connect.  This app lets little ones use their tablet as a sort of smart phone.  Parents are able to send and received text messages to the tablet and keep in touch with kids wherever there is a Wi-Fi connection via their smart phone.
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Innotab 2 Baby – A New Tablet for Your Little Ones

VTech have been innovating children’s play since 1980. Their tablet line the Innotab follows this tradition using modern technology and learning techniques to further enhance a child’s educational play.

innotab babyThe Innotab 2 is the most recent addition to the line. This tablet offers a lot of features of a full fledged tablet, but geared toward kids. Physically it is brightly colored and is able to take a beating. Some of its features and technical abilities include:

  • 5” brilliant color touch screen
  • Protective gel skin and 2 baby-friendly styluses included
  • Baby Sign Language: Develop a baby’s language skills with the included sign language video which teaches 100 popular signs using the Baby Signs Program. Download and purchase more videos from VTech’s Learning Lodge Navigator
  • Rotatable camera for memory capture: Capture, store and view photos of baby’s family and friends
  • Personalization: Add a personalized voice greeting and customize the tablet with personal photos
  • Comes with FREE on-board activities: Receive added value with your InnoTab 2 Baby purchase including: 3 learning games designed for babies, baby’s first e-book, and 12 songs for play time and bed time
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