My seven year old daughter has been enjoying this PBS KIDS Playtime Pad+ 7 HD Kid-Safe Tablet. She enjoys watching her favorite PBS characters such as Daniel Tiger, Cat in the Hat and Pinkalicious to name a few. The tablet has apps that are educational such as math, science, reading and music. My daughter enjoys the games and videos which I do make sure she is not more than an hour so she gets a break. I like that this tablet has a front and back camera since my daughter loves taking pictures especially of our pets. This PBS tablet is easy to use and if you have a Google account you can download third-party apps. Overall this is a fun and educational tablet for kids.
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- PBS KIDS Playtime Pad+
- Playtime Mode 2.0
- Android 8.1 (Go Edition)
- 7? HD 1024 x 600 Screen
- Free 24/7 Live TV
- Download Apps and Games from the Google Play Store
- 1.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB Flash Memory (formatted capacity will be less)
- Dedicated GPU
- Bluetooth + WiFi
- MicroSD Card Slot
- Front and Back Cameras
- USB Connection
- Kid-Safe, Kid-Friendly ? kidSAFE+ COPPA-CERTIFIED
- Parental Controls
- In the Box: Playtime Pad+, Silicone Case, USB Cable, Wall Charger, User Manual, Warranty Card
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Easy to set up
My daughter loves the PBS kids app on the roku and I have it on my phone for when we travel, but this is even better because now I don't have to share. It comes with pre-installed characters set games and videos like Daniel Tiger and Dinosaur Train. It even has the newer shows on it. It was really easy to set up and because I use the google family link app, it downloaded it automatically when I connected it to my daughter account. I like this because it makes it easier for me to control her electronic time.The main thing that I like about it is that it is Google Family Link compatible, so I can control how long and what app she has access to. Other apps are also downloadable with access to the play store. She hasn't put it down since she got it outside of her programmed play times. It comes with a rubberized grip and has a plastic body but the screen is easily scratched. I ended up putting a thin screen protector on it after the first day when I noticed how scratched the surface became, but other than that for a children's tablet it's really not bad.
Blown away by this!
I am writing this review on the PBS KIDS Playtime Pad+ 7 HD Kid-Safe Tablet + Live TV (PBSKD7001). I honestly wasn't expecting this to be as well made as it is. I pictured it being more of a kid toy. But it's not, this really is a tablet. It has many apps built in it I like YouTube, Google Play and Chrome. Which are all things my child was used to using on our other devices. So she was able to pick this up and use it right away with very little training. I really like that it's all set up with PBS on the home screen. With Wi-Fi they can watch live TV and it has a TV Guide you can easily pull up from the edge of the screen to see what's coming on next. It has many fun games and activities for children that will keep them busy 7 days a week. But not only does it do the PBS apps, it also has all their other favorite apps built in. And I love that they give the Parents full control of all settings. Then they give it a 7 inch screen, a camera on front and back, a slot for a memory card, and a really nice thick rubber cover to keep it safe when it gets dropped. This pretty much has it all. I highly recommend this to anyone for their kids.
Colorful kid-friendly Android tablet + bumper case
The PBS Kids Playtime Pad + Kid-Safe Tablet is a 7" tablet running Android 8.1, with a removable rubbery protective case and plenty of pre-loaded PBS Kids-themed content. Following the instructions in the included manual & Quick Start Guide (both English-only), I first plugged the tablet into a wall outlet to fully charge with the included wall charger & Micro USB-to-USB cable. When I was ready to use it, I accidentally turned it on while removing and replacing the rubbery case (I must have somehow pushed the "on" button while doing this), and the tablet powered on.
During the initial setup, you are in Parent Mode, and must set up a Kid Account for each child who will be using the tablet. Cali is 8 years old and fond of dogs, so I chose a "dog" avatar for her. You do need to select a method by which your children will log into their accounts (tracing a pattern, typing a PIN number, or something else). It's probably best if your child picks a login which he or she can remember (and which you know), but which is different from your Parent Mode login. During Kid Account set-up, you can select which apps in addition to the squeaky-clean pre-loaded content your child will have access to; you'll only want to pick a few, however, as the Kid Mode "My Apps" screen only has room for 9 apps (including the pre-loaded content), so if you select more during the set-up process, you will get an error message and have to restart that child's account set-up from scratch. (Camera and Sound Recorder are required to make full use of some of the pre-loaded apps, and Clock and Calculator are pretty safe, but you'll want to be careful about allowing access to other apps if your child doesn't yet know how to only seek kid-friendly content on the Internet when unsupervised.)
A large part of the pre-loaded content is episodes and clips from PBS Kids TV shows, and there's enough of that to easily keep a child entertained for a car ride. There are also a lot of pre-loaded games featuring PBS Kids cartoon characters (f.ex., Cookie Monster or Arthur), and the difficulty of the games seems to correspond to the interest level of the cartoon characters. Some of the games are grouped as "Play & Learn Science," and are available in both English and Spanish. Nothing too difficult for children in preschool through primary grades.
When your child is old enough for more advanced content, it's not that difficult to change the Parental Controls to allow him or her access to more age-appropriate stuff, or just change the default boot screen to Parent Mode and operate the PBS Kids tablet as an ordinary Android tablet. It's colorful, fun, well-protected, and a kid-friendly "real" Android tablet for younger kids, which can convert to a regular Android tablet as your kids grow up. Highly recommended!
This PBS Kids Playtime Pad would be a great first device for any child. In today's world we can not be to careful about what our children are exposed to. The internet is a rabbits hole of information, some good, some bad. So this device is a life saver of sorts when it comes to protecting our little ones. I love all the options for different users in the initial setup. There are times when my husband and I use it and we can do anything we would normally do. Then I can sign out and hand it to one of my children and know that they can only see age appropriate information. All the preloaded apps, games and free television is just the best as well. My only gripe is I wish it had a better case to protect it from drops. But so far so good, at this price point we will probably just purchase one for each child eventually. There are certain times when this device is priceless. Like when I need to entertain my child so I can take care of important issues. I highly recommend this device to parents everywhere.
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