Disclosure: I received a product to help facilitate the review. No other form of compensation took place. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.
I've got a fun review and giveaway today!! Zazoo Kids has created a photo clock that is so much more than a clock. This clock is also a rotating digital photo frame, audio book player, music player, and maybe most important, a guide to help children know when it is okay to get out of bed, and when they should stay put.
The side of the clock has a USB port and slots for SD cards or flash drives, which makes uploading a cinch. Or there are photos, music, and stories already programmed into the clock.
The back has a sturdy fold-out leg to ensure stability.
The remote control that comes with it is simple to use (my 5-yr. old can do it with ease) or there are buttons on the back to navigate you through the menu.
The Zazoo photo clock is for everyone, but is exceptionally awesome for early risers. Using visuals for children that are easy to understand, such as a bright yellow sunshine, or a night time theme such as a moon, the clock allows children to know when they can or should not get out of bed. There is also a separate photo alarm for nap time, which helps little ones know when it's time to get up or stay in bed a little longer. You can program any picture you want for the two separate nap time alarms too (or use one already loaded).
For the older children, a traditional digital time display can be used in lieu of the colorful children's pictures, making it a clock that easily grows with your child. There is also a headset feature, if children want to plug in their earrbuds or headphones to listen to their music (or stories/audio books for the younger crowd).
There are many frame styles to choose from, for boys or girls, or there are neutral designs. We selected the fish frame above. There are also special displays you can purchase, many for less than one dollar, that denote things like "First Day of School," "Good Morning Anna (insert your child's name here)," holidays, etc. I think that is a nice addition that can help keep the clock fun.
Breaking down the pros and cons after using it for a week:
Nice bright colors
Easy to navigate
Easy to program
Multiple ways to upload movies, stories, songs, and/or pictures
Separate alarms for naps
When it's unplugged it doesn't reset everything, so you can move it from place to place without starting the programming from scratch
Other Pros as noted by Zazoo Kids:
Kids get more sleep
Parents get more sleep
Healthy sleep patterns are developed
We had one freeze when I was testing it. That could have been from me pressing too many things, too quickly, but I thought I should mention it. Unfreezing it was as easy as unplugging it for a few seconds.
The Zazoo Kids Photo Alarm Clock is easily way better than any standard alarm clock I've come across, and because it can be used by children of any age effectively, whether they can tell time or not, it gets a huge thumbs up from me.
My son sleeps great, and goes to bed when he is supposed to, but for the child who has a challenge with it, this could be so useful and make bedtime/wake-up time so much less stressful that it might otherwise be. I highly recommend the company and the product.
You can learn more about the Zazoo Kids, Wake-Up Clock by visiting their website here:
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One lucky winner is going to get to choose from their top three favorite frame styles by entering on the Rafflecopter form below. US Entrants only.
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