I remember when my 5 year old was born, the newest thing out there was an tablet computer. It reminded me of Star Trek and the tablets they would pass each other with information to research. I totally had to have one. My husband was okay with it (honestly at that point he was pretty technologically impaired) and I sent off for my new tablet. I was instantly in love. We had a better eReader now, faster ways to connect with social media…it was awesome! Since the tablet was always around, my 5 year old literally grew up with it.
I was provided a Kurio Extreme Tablet in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
Your child can use your tablet like a champ, but how do you know when your child is ready for a tablet?
Even the smallest of children can touch a picture they like and play simple games, but you know your child is ready when they can successfully navigate around a tablet without having to have an adult help them constantly.
Tablets are not unbreakable, we all know that, so we need to be aware if our child will be responsible enough to not run around with the tablet, or put it near water etc. My 5 year old can operate pretty much any tablet she gets her fingers on, but she isn’t responsible with them. Her older sister paid the price when little sister decided to try to keep watching a movie on the tablet as she got a snack, and crash…broken screen.
When my 8 year old started Kindergarten, they had tablets they would use to play Sight Word recognition games during class. Kids are using technology more and more in schools, so it’s great to be able to practice the same things at home using a tablet. There are tons of educational games available for tablets that will help reinforce learning. The games can be super fun, so you don’t have to worry about your kiddo getting bored only playing with educational games and not playing Minecraft all day.
If you decide it’s the right time to get a tablet for your child, a great one to get is the Kurio XTREME Tablet. The Kurio XTREME gives you the power of an Android Tablet, but with the security features and newest technology…Body Motion Gaming!
KD Interactive KurioTab XTREME is a tablet designed specifically for kids! Kurio XTREME comes with more than 90 pre-loaded kid approved apps. But don’t worry, it also is featuring Kurio Genius parental controls that allows parents to choose which apps are appropriate for their child. The Kurio XTREME has a 5-point mulit touch 7 inch screen that lets kids play the newest and most amazing apps. Did I mention it’s fast? With Intel Atom processor you can surf the web quickly and have the fastest downloads ever!
Now the coolest feature of the Kurio XTREME, by far is the Kurio Motion, the amazing Body Motion Gaming. It uses your child’s actual movements to control the game. Jump and the character jumps, run and the character runs…you have to check it out!
The Kurio XTREME has really been fun to have at our house. Even my youngest has enjoyed watching the proloaded video, her favorite being “Baby Shark.” Although she really is too young to quite figure it out, playing with mom or big sister is fun for now. Now, the 5 and 8 year old girls are in pure heaven. It’s so much fun to hear them giggling and cheering each other on as they play the Kurio Motion games. My 8 year old has gotten quite good at “skiing” and has told me she would like to go some day.
Kurio XTREME is available at online at Kurio, but you can also pick it up at retail locations like Toys R Us, Best Buy or Target.