As part of its new guidelines for children’s media use, the AAP recently recommended that parents of young children limit screen time to one hour per day. In addition, the group recommended that programming be of a high-quality and educational nature.
The durable device -- which is slated to make its debut November 6 at Best Buy, Walmart.com, and Shop.pbskids.org -- will come preloaded with several dozen games, more than 120 video clips, music videos, and 100 hours of video via the PBS Kids Video App.
In a statement, Lesli Rotenberg, senior vice president and general manager of PBS’ children’s media operations, said the Playtime Pad pairs with PBS’ mission to help kids reach their potential.
The 16-GB device will also include a front-and-back camera, coloring app, and the PBS Kids Scratch Jr. app, which aims to help kids learn coding concepts.
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