It’s been almost 12 years since I had Grace and, way back then, technology was only just starting to make an appearance for young children. It has come a long way in such a short time and parents seem to think nothing of giving a toddler a tablet to keep them amused.
I still don’t feel that technology should substitute human interactive play – in the same way as television shouldn’t be a babysitter but, I completely embrace the fact that it is here to stay and, in order to get ahead these days, you need to be tech savvy.
Kurio is a company I have recently come across who are right there when it comes to technology for all ages of children and I am really impressed with their range. With this in mind, I have decided to share with you 3 different types of technology for different ages.
Kurio for Babies
I’ve never really considered given any babies technology but I do love the idea of the My First Talkie Phone from the KD Toys’ pre-school Infinifun range. Given the fact that so many parents carry their smartphones around this is a great idea! Especially, if you are anything like us, Rex regularly wants my phone and tries to run off with it! This phone means that they can actually make pretend calls to you.
The set has two phones – one for you and one for them and means that you can have proper communication with them. It walks along the lines of a walkie talkie but there is no button holding needed.
The phones are lightweight and made so that they are easy for your little one to hold. They are great for imaginative play. Plus, they come with a discovery and quiz mode to help them learn about numbers, colours of animals, sounds and vehicles. They also help with their fine motor skills, sound acuteness, animals and colour recall.
Suitable for 12+ months, RRP £19.99
Kurio For Toddlers
I can remember buying Grace a DS for Christmas, just before her 3rd birthday. What she could do with it was rather limited so I hoping to get something a little more interactive for Rex. So, the new KURIO® Tab Connect would be perfect for this.
The Android tablet is the latest 7-inch model and it includes unrivalled interactive capabilities. It enables the parent and child to talk, send messages and play games together straight from the adult smart phone direct to the child’s Tab Connect. A very clever device!
There are plenty of other benefits too. You can switch the tablet off or adjust the volume all from your phone too. Which means that the grown-up remains in control.
The tablet includes pre-loaded content, Kurio Genius Parental controls, a built in blue light filter – allowing parents to alter the blue light emitted from the screen and avoid strain on the child’s eyes.
Suitable for 3 years+ RRP £99.99
Kurio for Kids
Grace is now at an age where she needs a computer to complete her homework but we don’t feel comfortable (or well off enough!) to buy her a laptop. The KURIO SMART 2 in 1 Tablet is the perfect solution.
It is the ultimate android hybrid tablet and features a 10″ IPS screen, which is great for wide viewing angles as well as true colour depth. The detachable Bluetooth keyboard means that Grace can easily use it to type out her work as well as make it more transportable and, with transport in mind, there is a magnetic protective case.
The tablet also comes with a whole range of the latest apps. Plus, just like the toddler tablet above, it comes with the award winning and best-in- class KURIO Genius Parental Controls. This Parental Software not only has the benefits listed above, it also filters over 32 billion websites to keep your child safe.
The wonderful thing about this tablet is that it grows with the child and allows you to adjust the settings/boundaries based on their age.
The hybrid tablet operates on the latest Android Go (8.1 Oreo), Quadcore processor, 2,1 MPx front and back camera, 16 GB storage expandable to 128GB and a micro USB charge and storage connection.
Suitable for 6 years + RRP £179.99
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