My daughter isn’t quite a tween yet…
A tween is a child between the ages of 9 and 12. A tween is no longer a little child, but not quite a teenager
However sometimes I think she thinks she is a full blow teenager. My daughter is 8 years old and pretty mature for her age. I assume this has a lot to do with having both a 17 and 14 year old brother. She has to stay on her toes to keep up with them. One of the things the kids are used to is the abundance of technology in the home. Everyone has some form of a tablet and computer/laptop and almost everyone has a phone. By almost everyone that means I’m excluding my daughter. I just don’t feel my daughter is really of the age to warrant the purchase of a phone that can pretty much give her access to anything, anytime, anywhere!
Our home is void of a land line since we all have some type of communication. My daughter is limited to her tablet. She can text her brothers, my husband, myself, and a few other immediate family members. Really that is all she needs, but as an 8 year old going on 16 she really wishes she had her own phone. There are times when she is home with her brothers and she just wants to call me, especially during the summer.
What do you get your tween when you don’t really think it is the right time to invest in high tech phone?
The Pantech Vybe is the perfect first phone for tweens. It is an affordable, easy to use, quick messaging phone with access to the features and apps kids want, at a price parents love. With a low-cost monthly rate plan, the Pantech Vybe is an attractive option to add to a family plan at an affordable price. The Pantech Vybe is available exclusively at AT&T stores nationwide and online at www.att.com. Find out more about the Pantech Vybe at MyFirstPhone.com.
Thankfully for us we are long time AT&T users. We received a Pantech Vybe phone to test out ourselves. Since my daughter is close to the target age for such a phone we let her do the honors. Honestly that kid can find her way around anything, her comprehension of electronics would amaze me if she wasn’t my own flesh and blood.
- Slide-out QWERTY Keyboard
- 3.2” Touchscreen Display and 3 Customizable Homescreens
- Quick Camera Button
- Social Media Shortcuts – Facebook and Twitter
- Say-A-Command Button
Right now the Pantech Vybe is only $29.99 with a two-year contract at AT&T. This is a far cry from many of the phones on the market that are upwards of $100 (also with a contract). AT&T also has some great features that can help enhance your child’s phone usage, or give you a piece of mind at least like.
- AT&T Drive Mode – Block incoming calls and texts when driving
- AT&T Family Map – Shows the location on an interactive map and sends your family member’s location by text or email
I received the above products or was compensated for this post.