With so many kids now owning a tablet, it won’t be long before your little one asks you for one. And while a tablet does have a wealth of benefits to your child’s development, it can open them up to the internet with all its risks. Therefore, you need to be so careful to keep your kid protected. Also, a tablet comes with a hefty price tag, so you don’t want to make the wrong decision with the device.
Here are some tips for moms when buying their kid their first tablet!
Don’t spend too much and get insurance
First things first, you don’t want to end up spending too much on the tablet. After all, some of the newest models can set you back a couple of hundred dollars! Therefore, it might be worth getting an older model which will cost you a lot less. Your kid won’t notice the difference, and if they do get bored of using it, you will be happy to know you didn’t spend a ton of money on the device. Also, you need to make sure you get cover for whichever tablet you do get your little one. After all, we know how easy it is to end up dropping your tablet. And if your little one isn’t careful, it could be broken within weeks. And without insurance, you will have to fork out a small fortune to pay for the tablet. Therefore, set up some form of insurance which will pay out if your child does break the tablet. It will help to ease your worries about your child dropping the new device.
Do your research about different tablets
Before you head to the shops, it’s so important that you do some research about different tablets. After all, being informed about the tablets available could stop you making a poor decision. You don’t want to end up buying one which doesn’t work as well as other models. And also researching the different tablets might help you to find a cheaper model which is just as good as the newest iPads. Also, looking online and researching will ensure you get the best price you can for the new tablet! After all, there’s no point spending more than you have to on the device.
Set up some parental controls
Giving your child a tablet does open them up to new risks. After all, they can browse the internet and come across sites which are inappropriate. And if they join online games, they might make friends with other kids who aren’t actually that age. Therefore, when you get your child their first tablet, it’s so important you set some parental controls on the internet. That way, your child won’t be able to visit any sites which are deemed inappropriate. And make sure you check out what apps they are downloading. After all, you don’t want them to use anything which isn’t age-appropriate. Here are some of the best apps which are suitable for the whole family to use!
And make sure you show your kid how to use the tablet correctly. That way, they won’t end up breaking the device, or constantly asking you questions as they are stuck on the iPad!