Learning tablets are a great way to entertain kids on long car rides and when it is absolutely necessary to keep them quiet for a little while. As a mom I am always hesitant to pass my phone or tablet to my child because Lord knows what he’ll find! The Nabi Jr. is just one of many kid friendly tablets on the market today and I had the chance to play with and review it myself.
Unboxing was simple, the box is easily opened by removing a piece of tape. The Nabi Jr. then pulls out of the package insert with its instruction manual and a USB charging cable. It will need a couple of hours to full charge before it is ready to play.
The Playtime Experience
Out of the box the Nabi Jr. is already protecting our kids. It is one of the only tablets I have reviewed that had a screen dedicated to acknowledging the COBBA laws regarding the internet and children under 13. Essentially this law restricts how much information can be collected for kids in this age group in order to protect their privacy. The Nabi asks for $0.50 one-time fee to acknowledge the COBBA laws in order to access all of the apps and content preloaded to the tablet.
Even if you don’t pay the fee however the Nabi immediately sets up parents with a temporary password to monitor settings, Wi-fi passwords and content. There are many preloaded games and apps designed with young children in mind. There are several for learning writing, counting, animals sounds, shapes and matching games just to name a few.
The Nabie Jr. also has a camera that is able to toggle back and forth between forward facing and rear facing.
Things I Liked
I like that Nabi is so concerned with kid safety and still maintains fun in this tablet. I like that out of the box this tablet is designed with children’s safety in mind and making it easy for parents to set up.
Things I Didn't Like
I don’t dislike anything about the Nabi Jr. This tablet doesn’t seem to have access to the normal app stores we are used to as adults so it isn’t a purchase that will last your child’s entire childhood but it will still offer plenty of playtime while it counts.
The Nabi Jr is marketed for kids 4 years of age and older. Playing a few of the games however I could definitely see younger children being able to play and enjoy several of the games. I also think the play life will extend into the early part of your child’s learning career since it offers things like the ability to practice handwriting and other useful learning games and applications.
I really liked the Nabi Jr. It is one of the better kid-friendly apps that I had the chance to review. It is very kid centered and parent friendly because it keeps things safe and fun at the same time. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy this again for my kids knowing the value it offers for education and safety.