Posted on | January 5, 2012 | No Comments
It is incredible that starting at 3 (and sometimes even earlier!), kids are asking for cell phones these days. Now at the age of three, it is unlikely that they really know what a phone is and how to use it. However, they see their parents using one and see buttons and lights on it which tells them that a cell phone is something exciting.
When a parent starts looking for a cell phone for kids that young, the best bet is to get a dummy phone. One that looks like a real phone, is colorful, and makes noises but doesn’t really work is all you really need to keep a toddler busy. They are just happy feeling that like their parents, they have a phone too.
When you get into the ages of 5 to 9, many parents then want to get their kids a real phone that can be used mainly for safety. Not every parent wants their kids to have a phone at those ages but more and more Moms and Dads like the convenience of being able to call their child at any time. Phones with good parental controls are often desirable for this age group.
For kids who are 10 and older, many are able to convince their parents to get them real cell phones that have a variety of features. For kids this old, it is a never ending battle between them and their parents as to what kind of phone will be allowed. They want phones with everything on them but parents rarely want to spend that much and are still weary of giving their children full access to all the things a smart phone can do.