I am not a massive fan of tablets for kids – research shows that they find them addictive and to be honest, Charlie and Daisy get enough screen time from the TV (working parents in a pandemic, needs must), without me introducing more.
However, we have been looking for something that would encourage drawing and writing skills that we could use on the plane without needing loads of pens and paper and came across these LCD writing tablets.
The best way I can describe the tablets are like those drawings you would do as a kid that you would then cover with black crayon and scratch to reveal – this is the modern version of those. They have a colour gradient underneath that the kids show by using the pen provided. When they are bored of the picture they just click the button underneath and the screen goes blank. Best thing for me is that they are not backlit, meaning that they don’t have any blue-light radiation like your phone or tablet – so they are much better for kids eyes and less addictive.
I had thought these would be a great gimmick to keep them entertained on the plane but the novelty would wear off. I was very wrong on this – both kids have continued to independently play with theirs on a daily basis since we introduced them, which I think is great as it encourages pen control and creative thinking. I can’t think of a downside to these to be honest!
LUCY GIANT TICK I would buy these again – link below if you are interested