TABLET FOR YOUNG MINDS

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Like it or not, chil­dren th­ese days feel right at home with our touch­screen de­vices. The ob­vi­ous down­side is that your lit­tle one may end up al­ter­ing your set­tings or ac­ci­den­tally send­ing some­thing to a friend or col­league with­out your per­mis­sion.

There is also the chance that tap-happy kids may be ex­posed to in­ap­pro­pri­ate ma­te­rial. With th­ese is­sues in mind, the Sam­sung Galaxy Tab S is de­signed to be fun and safe for both young and adult users.

While many third-party parental con­trol apps ex­ist, Kids' Mode is ex­clu­sive to Sam­sung and seam­lessly moves your de­vice into a child-friendly en­vi­ron­ment. Pre-loaded to your Galaxy Tab S de­vice, Kids' Mode in­cludes five spe­cially de­signed apps - cam­era, karaoke, draw­ing, pic­ture gallery, and video play­back - which adapt the tablet's ex­ist­ing func­tions into en­ter­tain­ing and in­tu­itive fea­tures for kids. Best of all, Kids' Mode is con­trolled by a pin code, pre­vent­ing chil­dren from wan­der­ing out­side the ded­i­cated app suite. For a bit of ex­tra pro­tec­tion, it is also easy to im­ple­ment ad­di­tional parental con­trol set­tings, such as a daily play­time limit, or to reg­u­late me­dia ac­ces­si­bil­ity. Be­sides a host of fea­tures, the Sam­sung Kids Store now con­tains over 900 apps spe­cially de­signed with chil­dren in mind. One of its most use­ful fea­tures is an age-range fil­ter that al­lows you to se­lect apps that will con­tinue to en­ter­tain and chal­lenge your chil­dren as they grow. The con­tent is also clas­si­fied by func­tion - learn­ing, play, or story - so that you can stealth­ily in­cor­po­rate ed­u­ca­tion into your child's play­time.

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