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Safe Tablet Use with PBS

Kids love playing with tablets and cell phones, anything with an interactive screen really.

My kids are no exception and beg for screen time…but how can I know what they are accessing is safe?

PBS, a trusted brand to me and many others, has done the dirty work and created a table that is kid safe and super fun to use.

The Playtime Pad DVD Combo is our new favorite tablet. This tablet comes preloaded with over 23 educational games and 120 video clips, songs, and music videos that all teach reading, math, and more. It is a 7 inch Android tablet that is locked down with parental controls, which allow you to customize your child experience

With 2 kids this tablet is amazing because it has sign in features for both kids. They just touch their Icon image and their experience begins.

Being an Android tablet it does have Google Play, allowing you to download more apps if you so choose.

On the main screen you will find the PBS Video app, PBS Games app, Sing-A-Long, Paint Box (kids can create fun images with color tools and stickers), Wallpaper, DVD Player and Gallery.

This tablet is such a joy with the built in DVD player. This way when you are driving, flying in a plane or at a location without wi-fi you can simply watch a DVD instead of using apps that require internet connection (some apps on the tablet no not require internet, other’s will). This is DVD player, not a Blue-ray player, so be sure to use the DVD formatted disks.

The Playtime Pad comes with a complimentary DVD of PBS Word of The Week – a fun way to expand vocabulary.

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26 Comments

  • Reply Jeanette

    I wish it was around when My kids were little. They love technology and I’m always worried about their safety online. I will definitely be showing this to my niece and nephew because they are the perfect age for this.

    October 23, 2019 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply Amber Myers

    So cool! This looks perfect for small kids. I know mine would have loved it. PBS rocks.

    October 23, 2019 at 12:50 pm
  • Reply robin rue

    That is perfect for the littles. My kids LOVED PBS when they were little.

    October 23, 2019 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply GiGi Eats

    My son is almost 10 months but I feel like I need to get this for him already. He is always playing with our phones and ipads and stuff so why not get one for himself, ha!

    October 23, 2019 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers

    I love the idea of my son having a safe tablet play on. I’ll have to look at the PBS tablet for Christmas.

    October 23, 2019 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Brianne

    If only this were around when my kids were little. Kids love a lot of different tech gadgets, and, I am glad PBS has taken the initiative to be vigilante in online security.

    October 23, 2019 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Roch

    Oh wow I thought DVDs are phased out already. We used to have a large collection at home but now since almost everything can be streamed or downloaded, we don’t watch videos on DVD anymore.

    October 23, 2019 at 7:46 pm
  • Reply Carol Bryant

    I love that this gives kids an opportunity to be online but parents don’t have to worry about what they are doing. Such a perfect holiday gift, too.

    October 23, 2019 at 8:26 pm
  • Reply Erica Golding

    Safe tablet use is very important! Thanks!

    October 23, 2019 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply Tasheena

    This sounds pretty amazing. I have to look into getting this for my nieces and nephews.

    October 23, 2019 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Pam

    We have a PBS tablet for my granddaughter. It has been great for long trips and I love that I know it is safe.

    October 23, 2019 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Myrah Duque

    This would have been awesome for my daughter 22 years ago. Tech has come a long way.

    October 23, 2019 at 10:28 pm
  • Reply Stefani Tolson

    I wish they would have had one of these when I was a kid. I always watched Reading Rainbow on PBS.

    October 24, 2019 at 12:02 am
  • Reply Gervin Khan

    First time to hear about it but it sounds really amazing, I think I need to get this for my kids as a gift for them on this Christmas day.

    October 24, 2019 at 3:54 am
  • Reply Toni

    This is awesome! A great way for kids to enjoy their tablet use.

    October 24, 2019 at 4:46 am
  • Reply Ruth I

    This is so cool! I would gift this to my neice who love to watch youtube. It’s not a safe app anymore, this is much better!

    October 24, 2019 at 5:36 am
  • Reply Lisa Joy Thompson

    This is awesome! I wish this was around when my kids were little. It’s so hard to find a tablet that’s safe and where I don’t have to worry about my kids.

    October 24, 2019 at 7:43 am
  • Reply Melissa Dixon

    We have one of these and love it. I think it is so cool to be able to feel secure with the content your kids have access to.

    October 24, 2019 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Lisa Favre

    What an incredible idea for Christmas. My son would absolutely adore this and we’ve been having a hard time coming up with good gifts.

    October 24, 2019 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Terri Steffes

    PBS is a trusted source for parents. I love the whole idea of this. Suggesting to my older nieces and nephews for their children.

    October 24, 2019 at 10:00 am
  • Reply Jamie H

    Wow, that actually looks great! We got Kindles for our kids a couple years ago, but they weren’t as user friendly as we would like. I’m going to check this out.

    October 24, 2019 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply Swathi

    My kids love PBS shows. I think this idea of safe tablet. As nowadays internet is more dangerous.

    October 25, 2019 at 12:21 am
  • Reply Annemarie LeBlanc

    This is awesome. I am going to get this for my grandson! I love that there are so many learning activities included in it and fun games to play too. Maybe if I get him this, he’ll leave my smartphone alone. Haha.

    October 25, 2019 at 1:08 am
  • Reply Nikka Shae

    This is perfect for the little ones! Your son looks happy for his device!

    October 25, 2019 at 8:04 am
  • Reply Monica Y

    I love PBS and I cannot wait to get this for my niece, she is going to love it

    October 25, 2019 at 9:53 am
  • Reply Ematic

    Thank you for featuring our PBS KIDS Playtime Tablet DVD Player Combo! It’s the perfect holiday gift for little ones. Available for purchase at Amazon and Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/ip/PBS-KIDS-Playtime-Tablet-DVD-Player-Android-7-0-Nougat-7-Kid-Safe-Tablet-DVD-Player-Ages-2/56217047
    Enjoy!

    October 28, 2019 at 12:41 pm
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