There are quite a few MP3 players for kids on the market today. Some have different features that appeal to kids of different ages and also to girls versus boys, some are cheap MP3 players while others have superficial features to attract younger users. We are going to a quick highlight review of several of the better options for parents who want an MP3 player for their kids.
Disney Mix Max
The Disney Mix Max player has a 2.2 inch LCD display screen and 512 mb of storage. It works with Macs, has decent battery life and an expansion slot that allows pre-programmed content to be loaded. While the screen is deemed average and the interface ok, the Disney name and a reasonable price tag in the $50-$100 range makes this a desirable machine for kids in the 5 to 12 year age group. This player is quite durable and has music, video and photo playback. While the buttons are somewhat hard to press and the earphones are a little big for small ears, the Mix Max will make most youngsters will be delighted to have one and will feel real cool among their friends.
Barbie Girls MP3 player.
This is from Mattel and it combines popular music for kids with stories of Barbie. Young girls will love the hot pink color with real cool pink earbuds. It comes with a book containing 4 Barbie stories and each story comes with songs that tie into the story that they can listen to as they read along. This music player for kids comes with a slide-on clip so it can be worn on belts, 24 pre-loaded songs, pink earbuds and an extra carrying case. It is a good kids music player for young girls at a reasonable price.
Emerson Portable “Karaoke” mp3 Player for kids.
This is a player that allows kids to play songs, with 50 songs pre-recorded, and to sing along and record their own voice as with any karoke system. I has a 3″ lyric sreen, USB/SD slots and will hold up to 150 songs. It is recommended for kids 8 and older and has a built in clock and automatic voice controls. This is an excellent player that also allows kids to sing along, entertain themselves to no end and to learn at the same time how this kind of gear works.
MP3 Players For Young Kids
If you have a small child you are thinking about getting a music player for please take a look at some of the links below. Always keep in mind your childs hearing safety and please read and follow all directions on any of these products.
The Toddlers “My Music” Pod mp3 player is one of the best MP3 players for really young kids.
It comes pre-loaded and is designed for toddlers, with an entertaining sound mixer. Designed for ages 1 year and up, it has 24 songs and you can add in instruments and animal sounds to the music. It also has illustrated buttons, flashing lights and 4 games for kids this young. This is an ideal machine to entertain and amuse really young children and introduce them to the marvels of an MP3 player.
The “4 in 1″ Digital MP3/MP4 Player is another example of an MP3 player for kids that is quite amazing.
The 4 in 1 refers to this player having songs, videos, recordings and photos, all in one small unit. This machine does them all with 2 GB of memory. It will hold more than 2700 songs, while playing videos on a 1.8″ color screen. It features a voice recorder and a digital photo frame.
This MP3 player for kids comes with changeable faceplate, earphones and has Music Express software for creating audio CDs as well as organizing music files and playlists. You have a color choice of blue or pink. Playskool has come out with the “Made For Me” Music Player. This unit is an MP3 player for toddlers. It is made by Hasbro and for its target market it is quite a complex gagdet.
However, parents will be pleasantly surprised to discover the varied features it has for them and their toddler. It has 50 tracks with themed songs for different situations, like upbeat for play times and soothing tracks for times to relax and have a nap. This player is a great educational tool for toddlers as well as entertaining. It comes in a plastic case with a carrying handle and can be attached to a crib.
One final player on the market for childrens MP3 players is the “Carry-a-Tune” MP3 Player from BeBop. This device is child-sized and especially safe for young ears. It has one hour of pre-loaded music and is designed for kids as young as 2 years old. It has a tough rubber housing, built-in speaker and volume limiter. Adults control the 5 volume settings with the highest to 80 decibels.
This is an excellent product for quite young children as it is entertaining and interesting to operate.