My parents live in another state and my children love to keep in touch. Whether it’s chatting on the phone or hopping on Skype, a talk with grandma is the perfect way to end the day. That’s why I was thrilled to learn about VTech Kid Connect. It’s the perfect way for kids to stay in touch with… well, just about anyone via voice and written messages!  The  Kid Connect app lets kids send and receive voice and text messages with an InnoTab 3S learning tablet. Plus they can also send drawings and photos!  Messages can be sent from one InnoTab 3S to a smartphone that parents approve, or from one InnoTab 3S to another so kids can also stay in touch.

Preschoolers as young as three can send voice messages, text messages, animated stickers, photos and drawings from this kid-safe, kid-friendly tablet. It’s perfect for keeping in touch with parents, grandparents, cousins, or even friends who are on vacation or have moved away.

Our SocialMoms members agree!

  • Nicki at Little Island Studios loves keeping in touch. “I love that you can connect with your child at daycare, preschool or while they are at a friends.  I personally like to make sure my kids can text me any time they want even when they are playing at friend’s house and I am picking up dinner at the market.”
  • Stacie with The Divine Miss Mommy likes that her daughter’s information stays safe. “This is technology that I can really get behind because I know that my daughter can safely play with her InnoTab and I have no worries that anyone else will get her information”

Dr. Eric Klopfer, Associate Professor and the Director of the MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program and the Director of the The Education Arcade, says he was happy to see the emergence of this technology, ”With tablet-to-mobile communication capabilities, it makes staying in touch with your kid both safe and easy … It isn’t always about bridging great distances, though. The messages from my kids can be nearly as comforting when I’m simply at the office and haven’t seen them since breakfast. I often note these incoming messages during a meeting, and eagerly await reading those messages as I walk out the door. This is a big advantage over phone calls — all of the messaging can take place when we want.”

Recommended for children age 3-9, the InnoTab 3S learning tablet has a large range of learning games  and eBooks. The device comes with a one-year free subscription of Basic Kid Connect, a Premium Kid Connect subscription and offers the enhanced features of voice messages, photos and drawings. It also features a kid-safe web browser, rechargeable battery and 20 free apps, all just $79.99.

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