The 10 Best Walkie Talkies For Kids
This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Walkie talkies for kids all have two things in common: brightly colored housings and electronic communications via a short-range, FCC-allocated broadcasting band. In some cases, they’re capable of longer-range audio transmissions of up to two miles in unobstructed areas. If your youngster isn't old enough for a cell phone, these handheld, two-way radios are a great alternative. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
November 23, 2020:
Today the bright blue Car Guardiance Adventure come on board, and they’re a reliable choice when it comes to ease of use and readability, thanks to simple menu-operated controls and a bright backlit LCD that shows the channel, signal, battery status, and more. They fit comfortably in little hands, and kids will have an easy time using them to talk by pressing the prominent side button. They offer 22 channels and a generous three-mile range, making them well suited for activities like camping, hiking, and even walking through the grocery store. They provide a handy built-in flashlight and a call alert function, plus a belt clip to keep them within arm’s reach at all times. They replace the Sokos Handheld, which were removed from the list due to being unavailable at this time. We’re still partial to the Motorola T100 Talkabout, which are hard to be beat when it comes to reliability and durability. They come in sets of two or three, and you can choose either blue or pink colors. They send handy alerts when you’re about to start speaking. Like the Car Guardiance, they’ve got a clear LCD that’s easy to read.
For another popular sound-activated set, check out the Retevis RT-602, which allow for use without any button pushing. Unlike many, they come with a ringtone, so kids can pretend they’re using a cell phone, just like Mom or Dad. Their squelch function helps eliminate noise, and a built-in flashlight can help youngsters find their way home when it’s getting dark. For a relatively no-frills set of two, look to the Little Pretender 3 Channel, which are made of lightweight, yet durable, plastic and come with belt clips. They’ve also got built-in flashlights, so they can provide fun in the front yard after dark. No matter which set you go with, make sure children use them safely by not talking with strangers when they’re out and about, and always checking with a parent or guardian before going off to play.
November 01, 2019:
When you want to supply your family with an easy, electronic means of communication, yet don’t want to shell out the dough for adult walkie talkies for your kids, check out these simple, scaled-down models that are great for youngsters. They’re a practical option for those who aren’t yet ready for a cell phone.
The Motorola T100 Talkabout, a set of three, comes on board today as a lightweight option that’s easy for kids to take with them in a pants pocket or a backpack, so you can be in touch at all times. They also feature clips for attaching to a belt or the strap of a bag. The useful call tone feature sends a sound alert to get your kiddos’ attention before you start speaking. And you’ll always know if they have enough charge, thanks to their low-battery alerts. This model is conveniently compatible with any other FRS/GMRS radio, regardless of brand; just be on the same channel and use the same privacy codes. You’ll appreciate its keypad lock feature that prevents your personalized settings from being changed inadvertently.
The Midland T20X4 4 Pack is another new addition, and in this case, each radio sports a different color, so each family member can take the one that best matches his or her personality (hopefully with minimal fighting over who gets which). Regardless, they’re all easy to spot, and they offer convenient, voice-activated transmission. What really sets these apart from the rest of the pack is their built-in NOAA weather alert which sounds an alarm when there’s the threat of severe weather. You’ll have peace of mind knowing your family will be properly alerted and seek shelter if a dangerous storm is approaching.
Leaving the list today are the 7Tech Two-Way Radios and the Zomei Mini, which are both currently unavailable. When purchasing walkie talkies for young kids, be sure to follow the age guidelines supplied by the manufacturer.
Cabela’s Toy Walkie Talkies With this set of two brightly lit gadgets, youngsters will always be ready for their next mission, or just an instant way to have a conversation with a friend in the neighborhood. They also allow for the sending of secret signals with built-in Morse codes. You’ll get a working range of 100 meters, and belt clips help keep them from getting dropped or lost. cabelas.com