I received a The PBS KIDS Playtime Pad+ for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own.
Traveling with a preschooler is NOT easy! One great solution is offering up STEM toys to keep them entertained on the road as they can be the perfect tool to keep kids’ minds fueled throughout the summer, and even challenge them to explore new subjects all while keeping them happy while on the road or in the air!
Tech devices can be a great travel companion but I just try and give the right ones to my girls that will help exercise their mind as well as entertain them! The PBS KIDS Playtime Pad+ is a full-featured kid-safe tablet with best-in-class performance and Android 8.1. The only kid-first, character-driven experience with free built-in live TV, customizable parental control features and pre-loaded apps– including PBS KIDS Games, PBS KIDS Video, and Play & Learn Science. Use WiFi to watch 24/7 live TV and thousands of video clips and full episodes from PBS KIDS shows. With Google Play, you can access more than 1 million additional apps and games, as well as thousands of movies and books and millions of songs.
The silicone case and ergonomic design provide increased durability and a secure grip. It is the perfect size for preschoolers as it can fit in a small backpack that little ones can carry all by themselves but it still is a nice size to use when being held. In the box includes: Playtime Pad+, Silicone Case, USB Cable, Wall Charger, User Manual, Warranty Card and I had it up and running in less than 10 minutes.
PBS KIDS Playtime Pad+
- Playtime Mode 2.0
- Android 8.1 (Go Edition)
- 7” HD 1024 x 600 Screen
- Free 24/7 Live TV
- Download Apps and Games from the Google Play Store
- 1.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB Flash Memory (formatted capacity will be less)
- Dedicated GPU
- Bluetooth + WiFi
- MicroSD Card Slot
- Front and Back Cameras
- USB Connection
- Kid-Safe, Kid-Friendly – kidSAFE+ COPPA-CERTIFIED
- Parental Controls
What I LOVE about this tablet is everything you need to get started is already loaded and ready to go! It is subscription-free and has no in-app purchases. That means junior can't accidentally spend hundreds of dollars with a few clicks and your child can enjoy all the shows without having to pay a monthly fee. The Live TV channel is FULL of all the shows we already enjoy on PBS TV but now it is conveniently ready to be watched on this tablet for on the go fun.
You can create unlimited profiles so that each child can have it set up separately to their needs and wants. What I really like is that for each kid you can easily select what apps and tablet features you want that child to have access to. For my older girls I can allow almost everything but my preschooler needs more restrictions and it is easy to set it up how I want.
The PBS KIDS Playtime Pad+ offers up hours of entertaining educational content that reinforce literacy, math, science, reading and social skills. Designed with kids and parents by PBS KIDS – the #1 Educational Media Brand for Children. Now available on Walmart.com. The PBS KIDS Playtime Pad+ is what preschoolers (and parents) will want for travel this summer!