At first glance, walkie-talkies might not seem like the perfect Christmas gift for kids. But, the reality is that they might just be the ideal gift.
Walkie-talkies are a versatile, practical, and fun gift all rolled into one with many benefits, both for youngsters and their parents.
One problem facing parents is allowing their children the crucial element of freedom that is important for their development. Allowing them to go outside and play on their own is one of those steps of parenting that can set the nerves jangling, particularly in the early days.
Walkie-talkies can help by giving parents and kids an instant line of communication to soothe those nerves. Crucially, it’s a fun way of doing so too! This is important as we all know how stubborn kids can be if they don’t like what is on offer.
But that’s just for starters. There are plenty of benefits that make walkie-talkies the best Christmas gift for kids. Read on to find out more about why they make the ideal gift.
The benefits of Walkie-talkies as gifts for kids
They might not be on the top of your kids Santa list, but walkie-talkies are an item that all kids would love to see in their Christmas Stockings. This is the first benefit that this article covers
1. Kids love them
Kids love to communicate, and walkie-talkies make this even more fun. Communication is a skill that children learn as they develop. Like all skills, the more you practice, the better you get.
Walkie-talkies make practice all the more fun. They can also be incorporated into games to add an extra element. Hide and seek is all the more fun with that added extra element, or why not try “follow the leader” at a distance.
The only limit is your imagination.
2. Delays the dreaded smartphone moment
Sooner or later, the pressure will become too much, and all parents will succumb to their kids’ demands for a smartphone. The longer you can delay this moment, the better.
Too much screen time can be detrimental to a child’s development. The problem is that once they have that smartphone in their grasp, it becomes harder to police how long they spend playing games and watching videos.
Walkie-talkies can delay this moment but also offer other advantages over smartphones, which are covered in the next few points.
3. They are more “kid-proof” than smartphones
Kids are not renowned for their delicate touch! And chances are the brand new smartphone they received as a gift will soon be on its way to the repair shop for a new screen. Or worse, the recycling plant!
Walkie-talkies are designed to be kid-tough. Robust and sturdy, walkie-talkies can withstand the rough and tumble of a kid at play.
4. They are more cost-effective than smartphones
Not only are they available at far lower costs than any decent smartphone, once they are purchased, the expense stops!
There are no network or data fees to worry about, not top-ups or monthly contracts. Just a simple one-off payment and no other charges.
5. No reliance on Network Signals
Heading out into the wild with your kids is a great joy for many families. This is where walkie-talkies can come into their own. The great outdoors is fantastic for many things, but offering a consistent mobile signal isn’t one of them.
Being able to keep tabs on your kids when camping, fishing, or other outdoor activities is easy with walkie-talkies. They work regardless of mobile signal, and most will offer ranges of up to 4km.
6. Simple to use
For young kids, the simplicity of walkie-talkies makes them a perfect communication tool. Intuitive to use, it is simply a matter of pressing the Push-to-Talk button and demanding their juice and biscuits!
They aren’t a worry for less technically-minded parents either. Most good sets are simple to set up and pair, and once this is done they are up and running.
7. Peace of mind
Ultimately, it is the sheer peace of mind that walkie-talkies give to parents that is one of their main advantages. We would all love to wrap our kids up in cotton wool and prevent them from the dangers of the big bad world.
In reality, the world isn’t all that bad a place. Most of the dangers are imagined, and the other danger is shielding your kids too much and depriving them of the space and freedom they need to develop into well-rounded adults.
Walkie-talkies allow parents to breathe easy and yet let their precious ones run free from the apron strings. At least until teatime!
What are the best walkie-talkies for kids?
At Walkie-talkie Solutions, we stock a massive range of Walkie-talkies for all types of users. However, for a perfect starter kit for youngsters and parents alike, it is hard to see past the Motorola Talkabout T42.
When it comes to a kid-friendly option, this range has it all. Amongst the myriad of features and benefits that make these our #1 choice for kids (and parents!) are:
- Great Price – Including taxes, these cost less than €70 for a triple pack and under €60 for a six-pack, making them a great choice for keeping the whole family connected.
- Motorola pedigree – Motorola are a premium brand, and it shows in these, with sixteen channels and a range of 4km. they offer Motorola performance at an amazing price point.
- Great range – In optimum conditions, these allow for crystal clear communication at distances of up to 4km.
- Bright and Colourful – Kids will love the bright colours these are available in, and they can even be personalised with 24 stickers that come with them.
- Robust – These are designed to withstand all the rigours of a day at play.
- Belt clips included –No need to buy belt clips, it’s all included in the cost.
- 16 Channels –Plenty of channels to avoid talking over each other.
- Easy to set up and use – Easy to pair and use for kids and adults alike!
Finding versatile and practical gifts that kids will love is difficult. But walkie-talkies offer just that; they are not the kind of gift that will be used once and then spend years forgotten at the bottom of a cupboard.
Walkie-talkies offer the ultimate in versatility. Whether it is for that first camp out in the garden or just the first solo run around the block on their new bike, walkie-talkies are the perfect way of keeping in touch, keeping safe, and having fun.
If you want to know more about our range of walkie-talkies, our friendly team of experts is on hand to help.