One of PBS's hallmarks is the quality of its children's programming, and so the broadcaster's new Playtime Pad tablet is a trustworthy kids' toy. The device is a kid-friendly tablet that comes with a suite of PBS apps and games designed specifically for young children. For parents, it's a welcome alternative to simply giving kids a regular tablet, as it offers a fun and safe way for kids to play with a mobile device.
The Playtime Pad comes with a stock list of PBS Kids' entertainment apps, videos, games, and music. Some of these include PBS Kids Video, PBS Kids Scratch Jr., and PBS Kids Parents Play and Learn. While the tablet does have access to the Google Play store as part of its Android operating system, its easy parental controls let parents keep tabs on the device and limit downloads.