At an age where you’re barely taller than your parent’s knee it seems a strange idea to market phones for children as young as the age of four, which is what the makers of ‘”1stfone” are doing.
For the princely sum of £55, you can get a pay as you go, or sign up to a contract to tie yourself to the bugger.
At the age of 4, who the heck would you be wanting to call anyway?!
At that age, you’re not even away from your parents/guardian anyway, so there’s no need to be phoning anyone.
There’s the good old fashioned landline they could use if they needed to ring up while at a sleepover or whatever, rather than frying their tiny brains.
I don’t get the obsession with fancy, expensive gadgets for kids.
What’s wrong with a toy phone, anyway?! A lot cheaper, and they can pretend they’ve got a phone.
Your wallet will thank you, they’ll have their ‘phone’ and the real thing can wait until they’re old enough to appreciate it as well as look after it.
Most 4 years old will drop it down the toilet or leave it on the sofa to be sat on by someone’s bum anyway. (Or maybe that’s just my kids….)
What do you think? Phones for 4 year old’s a stupid idea, or genius?!