VTech® My First Kidi Smartwatch™ – Blue
The VTech My First Kidi Smartwatch is full of options for your child to explore. There are loads of games and activities designed to get them moving, along with some educational components that round out the experience nicely. Of course, since it is a watch, it isn’t all fun and games! Time-telling features encourage learning to tell time on both an analog and digital clock face. In addition, the watch allows parents to set reminders, and the watch will “bark” when it’s time. This feature is excellent for daily routine reminders like going to the bathroom, brushing teeth, and doing simple chores. Parents were thankful that this smartwatch does not have annoying alarm sounds. For any parent who grew up in the 90s, you’ll be excused for drawing comparisons to Tomagachis. Much like you did, your child can feed their dog, take care of the dog’s hygiene through teeth brushing and bath time, take the dog on a walk and train it. If your child struggles with teeth brushing, this is a great, motivational way to engage them and take responsibility for their own hygiene tasks. The Kidi Smartwatch offers daily reminders to help your child be more organized and create good habits. Many parents told us their favorite activity was the feelings and emotions screen, which asks their children how they feel. It then validates those feelings and offers coping skills like balloon breathing and distraction through listening to music to help them work through their feelings. These are excellent skills for children to learn. Parents will also appreciate the watch’s school mode, which allows parents to limit games and other activities during certain hours. The watch comes packed with only a quick start guide for charging the battery and a QR code to their website for the complete manual. The manual is easy to follow, and once the watch is charged, it can be played with immediately. The watch is fully digital and requires you to swipe left and right to interact. This is great for little hands. Testers found the price point reasonable for all the activities the watch offers.