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A powerful tablet for children

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  February 9, 2013 12:54 PM

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By Kari Bodnarchuk, Globe correspondent

You may need to use ice cream and jelly bean bribes to get Ematic’s FunTab Pro out of your child’s hands. This 7-inch Android 4.0 child’s tablet has enough power to load programs before little minds wander (thanks to the 1 GHz processor), two cameras for taking photos or capturing videos that can be securely shared with grandparents and other designated folks, and hundreds of fun and educational apps and programs, from catchy “Sesame Street” music videos to painting programs. The best feature: Create a video recording of yourself reading a children’s book, like “Three Little Pigs,” so you can “read” a nighttime story to your munchkin even when you’re on the road. The FunTab Pro has an ergonomic grip for little hands, and comes with a selection of blue, pink, and red faceplates. $149.99 at Walmart or JR.com. 888-968-1985, www.ematic.us

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