PBS Kids Playtime Pad and Portable DVD Player

Education Electronics

Ematic releases a PBS Kids Playtime Pad and Portable DVD Player for the tiniest geeks in your family!

What is it?

The E-Matic PBS Kids Playtime Pad is an Android 6.0 Marshmallow tablet which comes pre-designed with GUI and Apps from PBS kids making it a kid-friendly and most importantly safe tablet that can both teach and entertain your children.
Product Description from the manufacturer:

The PBS Kids Tablet comes preloaded with over 23 games including 120 video clips, songs, and music videos a variety of educational games and content teaching reading, math, and more. Parental controls let you manage and customize your child’s experience. The silicone case and ergonomic design provides increased durability and a secure grip.


Technical Specifications

7" HD 1024 x 600 Multi-Touch Screen
Android™ 6.0, Marshmallow®
1.3Ghz Quad-Core Processor
Dedicated GPU
16GB Flash Memory

In The Box

Front & Back Cameras
Parental Controls & Security
Bluetooth Supported
Wifi Ready
USB Connection
MicroSD Card Slot

DVD Player Specs

  • PBS Kids Playtime 7-Inch Android 7.0 (Nougat), 1.3 GHz Quad Core 16GB Tablet DVD Player
  • PBS KIDS Playtime Tablet DVD Player comes preloaded with over 23 educational games and 120 video clips, songs, and music videos that all teach reading, math, and more
  • Parental controls let you manage and customize your child’s experience
  • With Google Play, you can access over 1 million applications and games along with access to thousands of movies, books, songs, TV shows, and magazines

My Thoughts

As a parent of an eight-year-old boy, I wish I’d had access to this product sooner. My son grew up watching PBS (as I did) and was a big fan of shows like Super Why? and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. This pad and DVD player would have been great for him and for me because I would not have had to worry about monitoring his use of YouTube, which is a dark place for many children if left to their own devices. Each of these products is a great and affordable choice for families with young children at $69.00 for the tablet, and $87.99 for the DVD player/tablet. At those prices, even if you have multiple children, buying several of these may save your sanity while increasing your children’s vocabulary and reading comprehension. The grip that comes with the playtime tablet is one of the best-designed and most comfortable grips I have seen on any tablet at any price. It may also extend the life of the tablet, as your child will most likely drop it several times. Now for that price, these are not the two fastest tablets you will see and the apps can be a bit slow at times, but of course you are not buying an iPad Pro. So if you are a parent that is in the market for a piece of educational smart devices for your toddler to pre-teen this may be a good purchase. If your children are PBS kids themselves and enjoy the many shows and characters this is a sure-fire purchase. So go out and grab one; those long car trip may just become more manageable.

A Sample Product was made available for this review by Ematic

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4 thoughts on “PBS Kids Playtime Pad and Portable DVD Player

  1. Looks interesting. I think this will be a good idea to get once my youngest turns 2.

  2. DVD players are essential for children, especially when driving to travel, long trips, if children can watch DVDs in the back seat quietly, it can reduce the parents’ anxiety, if it is two Children, you can also buy a dual-screen DVD player, lets your kids share the same movie or watch 2 different movies simultaneously, which can easily meet the needs of different children.

  3. Are the pre-loaded games, songs, and videos accessible while traveling without WiFi?

  4. Some are and some are not depending on whether it needs to stream the info

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