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Giving a speaker to your child opens up a world of exploration through music and audiobooks. They can listen to tunes while playing, share their favorites with friends, and hold dance parties in their bedrooms. Stories and podcasts will take them to new worlds, both real and imagined. And when it’s time for bed, they can drift off to soothing sleep sounds, lullabies, or sleep stories. I’ve tried a string of different speakers with my kids over the years and found them fun, helpful, and a great way to cut down on screen time. These are our favorites.
Check out our guides to the Best Bluetooth Speakers, Best Smart Speakers, Best Kids’ Headphones, Best Wireless Headphones, and Best Headphones for $100 or Less for more.
Updated February 2023: We added the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition (5th Gen), Timio, Voxblock, JBL Clip 4, Zenimal Kids+, a new advice section on staying safe, and updated all prices and links.
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