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Best Walkie-Talkies for Kids

Today's communication tools have features we could have only dreamed about decades earlier.

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Reach out to friends and family with a walkie-talkie designed for younger users. Pexels

We’ve come a long way from the days when a pair of empty frozen orange juice cans and a ball of string constituted what adults would call, “A walkie-talkie for kids.” Most of today’s kids probably haven’t seen a frozen orange juice can, and if you tried to sell them on the string concept, they would probably look at you the way they look at a toy when the batteries go dead. Try one of these models instead.

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Weather-proof

It is voice-activated and operates on a push-to-talk button with eight adjustable volumes, 10 call tone settings, and a scanning function to avoid busy channels. Amazon

The Topsung M920 walkie-talkies are perfect assets for families that might just want to use these for more than kids’ play. For example, they can handle distances that separate families hiking, skiing down a mountain, or at any outdoor excursion. The AA batteries are rechargeable and hold a charge for up to two days depending on usage. And its NOAA Weather Scan will actually sound an alarm when severe weather is approaching.

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Crisp sound quality

With a 3-mile range and an anti-interference function built in, they can be utilized by older kids and parents seeking to reach their young troopers as well. Amazon

Here’s another smart choice for the 3-12 age range. A simple-to-use, push-to-talk operation that utilizes multi-channel and requires a double click to activate a beep single. Broadcasts to one or even multiple units, with the ability to use different channels. Ergonomic and lightweight, they are built for the manhandling that young operators are known for. The VOX feature also allows for communication without holding down a button, another feature aimed at the 3-6 age crowd.

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Alarm system and a built-in flashlight

There’s even a headphone jack for privacy and for those times when parents simply need some quiet. Amazon

The colorful faux camouflage of these small-hand radios suggests a one-dimensional toy. It’s not. Like its more conservative-looking competition, these come with high anti-interference clear voice technology, adjustable volume level, and a range of 3 miles plus. It has a hands-free function in addition to push-button transmission, operates on 4 AAAA batteries, and features a flashlight on top for night play and maneuvering through complex environments when necessary.

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Big-Kid feel

The push-to-talk button is also rubberized to improve the hold, but if these are dropped, they’re safeguarded inside a hard casing that doesn’t break easily. Amazon

We love the keypad lock on this product that will prevent kids from turning on features not in use, thus prolonging the life of the three rechargeable AA batteries. Shaped to fit the hand comfortably, there are ridges along the sides to aid your child’s grip and avoid dropping it. There’s also a hands-free feature, and the network of users can be extended with purchases of additional units. The big-boy look delivers clear, loud sound even beyond a mile in open land, and has the capability of extending well beyond that.

S. Ruxton is a contributing writer to Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. A former baseball writer, S. Ruxton loves to revisit the smaller Gulf towns of Clearwater, Dunedin, and Bradenton. Historic Winter Park is also a favorite destination.

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