With my two young boys, I am never without something to do. But, of course, they seem to find plenty of moments to say they are bored — even with the 5 acres of country property to explore. I am constantly looking for ways to keep them learning, having fun, and safe with the devices I test. So, to help parents in a similar situation, I have found some of the best Prime Day deals on kid's tech that you can still take advantage of.
While there are a lot of great smartphones for kids, with some of the best being from smaller brands you haven't heard of, not all kids are ready for a phone. That's where a smartwatch designed specifically for kids comes in — and Amazon has some good deals on mine and my kids' favorites.
The TickTalk 4 sits atop our list of best smartwatches for kids for various reasons. Even after the review, my oldest son has continued to go back to it. The dual-camera setup makes it easy to use the video calling feature and to take pictures of his adventures. He also loves the free iHeart Radio Family streaming. But I like the companion app's parental controls, safety features, and options for messaging and voice calls.
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If your child isn't ready for a smartwatch with as many features, check out the Spacetalk Adventurer for an option with a more mature look but not quite as many features. Don't get me wrong, during the review with my younger son — we found a lot of things to like about this watch. It has amazing build quality, a great-looking display, and a great companion app tying it all together.
Of course, it's hard to go wrong with any of the excellent Amazon kids devices. Almost all of these devices are on sale right now, with $80 off the super capable Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro and the Fire 7 Kids Pro all the way down to $50! Don't forget the fun and cute Amazon Echo Dot Kids for only $25 or the Echo Show 5 Kids for $40 (opens in new tab).
All of these products take advantage of the fantastic Amazon Kids+ software to ensure your child is accessing age-appropriate content, and you get a full suite of parental controls.
- Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids |
$199.99$119.99 (opens in new tab)
- Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Pro |
$139.99$69.99 (opens in new tab)
- Amazon Echo Show Kids |
$59.99$24.99 (opens in new tab)
- Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Kids |
$159.99$104.99 (opens in new tab)
Does your kid already have a tablet, phone, or smartwatch, and you want to get some kind of accessory to go with them? I suggest taking a look at some of the best kids headphones. Aside from having fun colors and patterns and offering a size designed for smaller heads, they also have volume-limiting technology to keep little ears safe.
My kids love the ONANOFF Buddyphones, and Amazon has the latest versions on sale. When my kids and I reviewed these headphones, we were surprised not only by the features each option offered but also by the comfort and sound quality. The Cosmos+ were so comfy I almost kept them for myself.
- ONANOFF BuddyPhones Explore+ |
$29.99$24.99 (opens in new tab)
- ONANOFF BuddyPhones Play+ |
$49.99$39.99 (opens in new tab)
Still a tech product, but just barely, is this Orsen LCD drawing tablet for a mind-blowing $9.50 (opens in new tab). My kids love these tablets. It's great because they can draw, write, play games like tic-tac-toe, and more on them without any internet. When they are ready to clear the screen, all they have to do is press the button, and it's gone. Pro-tip for parents, there is a lock switch on the back to disable the button to save tears after an accidental press in the middle of their masterpiece.
While kids can both be very easy to get a gift for and extremely difficult at the same time, perhaps the hardest part is saving money on those gifts. My kids have loved using all of these things, and I hope your child will too. Don't forget to check out our Prime Day live blog so you can save some money and get yourself something too.
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