It has always been important for me to find new ways for my son to learn.
Kids learn in all sorts of ways, and hands-on is the best. There is no question. Hands-on learning provides problem-solving opportunities that provide longer-lasting lessons.
So how do we combine the digital age with hands-on learning? The Little Scholar Learning Tablet, of course!
About the Little Scholar Learning Tablet:
“Almost 40 years ago, long-time educators James Hoffman, Ed.D., and his wife Joan Hoffman, M.A., began a retail supply outlet for teachers, then soon identified a need for at-home learning materials to help parents support and supplement their children’s classroom instruction. School Zone Publishing fast emerged as the market leader in workbooks and flash cards for preschoolers through sixth graders.”
The Little Scholar Learning tablet takes this a step further, into the digital world.
This modified Android tablet is completely kid-safe, with all the features, apps, books, videos, games, and more that your little one needs for learning. It even comes with a bumper case so that it can last for a while.
Parental controls allow you to track progress, access the web, and set passwords. Unlike the traditional “lock app” features that come with stock Android, that my toddler can hack in a few minutes, this one requires traditional passwords, which is rather hard for a young child to debunk.
I have given my phone to my toddler to play with, with kid-friendly apps, and found him on YouTube a few minutes later. So far it’s all been family friendly, but I did learn my lesson. He has even sent out emails to strangers on my behalf. (They look something like “5++5166++++++ 0000 4rweuoweuo”. Rather embarrassing…)
The Little Scholar Learning Tablet seriously blocks even the most ambitious preschooler from accessing anything other than the kid menu.
It also comes with apps loaded for three different learning levels.
Features of the Little Scholar Learning Tablet:
- Bumper case: The Little Scholar Learning Tablet comes with a kid-friendly bumper case to protect it from little hands.
- Camera: While the photo quality is not great at all ( Rear-facing: 2.0 MP, Front-facing: 0.3 MP) , it is perfect for your preschooler. It has a kid-friendly interface, cute filters, and is perfect for play photography.
- Books: The tablet comes with preloaded early reading books, that can be read to your child by the tablet, or that your child can read along to.
- Parental controls: The parental side of things was super easy to set up. It’s password protected, but from there you can access the browser and parental features easily.
- Apps and Kid Interface: The kids’ menu screen is super kid-friendly. The apps and games are organized by age, plus you have other options labeled with photos. The games include some that are more learning focused (such as flashcards) and some that are learning-through-lay focused (such as color-by-number). It also features fun videos, books, and music by School Zone.
- The entire interface has a kid-friendly vibe, down to the lock screen.
- External features: The tablet body, without the bumper case, is not too bulky and not too thin. It’s textured and features a mono speaker on the back. It also has a headphone jack, a micro SD card slot, and the camera of course.
- Included in the box: The tablet came with a five-foot micro USB cable, an outlet adapter, and a bumper case included.
- Other specs and features: The tablet runs on Android 4.4.4. 8 GB internal storage, expandable with micro SD card up to 32 GB. Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. Eight-inch display. Comes ready to play, even without WiFi.
Bottom line of School Zone’s Little Scholar Learning Tablet:
If you’re looking for a great way to entertain while providing a powerful educational resource, the Little Scholar learning tablet is perfect for you. It’s appropriate from ages 3-7, and includes apps for Pre-K through 1st grade. It has everything you need for your preschooler to learn while having lots of fun. It comes fully loaded with top quality premium content from experienced educators, and, therefore offers amazing value.