It is very beneficial for even a young child of preschool or elementary school age to have a cell phone. One benefit to a young child having a cell phone is that he will be able to call home and get help, should he be suffering mistreatment in school at the hands of teachers and other faculty, which has happened and will more than likely continue. Another benefit to giving a young child a cell phone is that if something were to happen at school that is very serious, such as a bomb threat, he can call home to receive consolation or be rescued from the situation. Not to mention, a cell phone is an excellent tool for the child to stay in touch with the adults that they need to If you are looking into purchasing a cell phone for your preschool or elementary school aged child, it will do you well to not only have a good look at the top five cell phones for kids that are preschool and elementary school aged, but you should also show them to your child so he can play a role in purchasing a cell phone that fits his personality and makes him happy.
The Fly Phone by Firefly Mobile
This phone is excellent for children who are preschool and elementary school aged because the phone has strict parental controls. If parents choose, they can set the phone to accept calls from approved numbers only. The address book on the Fly Phones can contain up to fifty numbers, and children can only call the numbers that parents program into this address book. All of this is done through a parental password. Parents can also put restrictions on incoming and outgoing calls if they see it fit to, and they can also limit or put restrictions on texting. All of the plans with Firefly Mobile very affordable, and there are no contracts required to use their cellular services. Firefly gives parents and children all of the tools to keep in touch with one another while at the same time, parents can stay in control (Firefly Mobile).
LG MIGO VX1000
The LG MIGO VX1000 is perfect for very young children because it is small and will fit into their hands quite nicely. The phone is very basic. There are no fancy features, such as texting, games, and web browsing, and only four numbers can be programmed into the phone for the child to call (Cell Phones fir Kids).
TicTalk™ Mobile Phone
This phone is meant for very young children. It does not have the features that the other two phones have, and the phone is very basic. Features on this phone are very limited, as the only appealing thing that this phone has are some educational games that are by Leap Frog. This phone allows complete control of the child’s usage, as children can only call numbers that are pre-programmed by the parents. Minutes are a bit on the costly side, as air time runs .25 cents per minute; however, parents will like the fact that this phone enables parents to completely control what the child does on the phone (Cell Phones for Kids).
Cell Phones for Kids. “BEST CELL PHONES FOR KIDS 2010.” Cell Phones for Kids Guide. N.p., 2010. Web. 23 Aug. 2010. http://cellphonesforkidsguide.com/
Firefly Mobile. “About Firefly Mobile.” Firefly Mobile. N.p., 2010. Web. 23 Aug. 2010. http://www.fireflymobile.com/about/.