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If you have kids, and you travel, then you’ve been tortured with, “are we there yet?” Technology has been a lifesaver for parents on trips. Today, kids can watch their favorite movies and play their favorite games while traveling, and that famous phrase almost disappears. Since kids are still kids, finding the right player for your children can depend of several factors.
Age and Responsibility Determine the Player
Younger children who tend to break things need something pretty rugged and foolproof. Before buying that multimedia player, ask around, do the research and find out which ones are best for not-so-responsible children. Start with the Leap Frog products. They’re designed for learning and wear and tear. One Step Ahead also makes a simple, rugged little multimedia player that is great for small children. Once your child proves he can take care of his things, then you can move on to the better products
iPod is Kid King
Naturally, every kid wants an iPod. For portability and versatility, it’s a fantastic product, but it’s not cheap. Make sure your child earns that iPod media player by proving he can be responsible with it. It’s a good idea to let him know there will not be a replacement. That way he’ll understand that he really does have to take care of it. However, as a product with versatility, it’s great. He can listen to music, play games and watch movies. It’s compact and easy to carry around. In that case, it’s the traveling lifesaver.
Of course, there are less expensive multimedia players, and one of these products might make better sense for your child.