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Yip Yap Debuts Pipsqueak 'Phone' for Young Kids

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Replying to:  Is this good for children? by tzsm98   Oct 23, 2012, 11:09 AM

A response from the creator Re: Is this good for children?

by Michael at Yip Yap    Oct 23, 2012, 12:09 PM

Hello tzsm98,

Thank you for commenting and helping to move this dicussion about a new way of thinking forward.

As one of the parents in the household where this idea was born I'm curious whether or not you have young kids in your home currently? What "close adult supervision" do you feel would be necessary? This device has been well thought through and designed to give parents easy control without necessitating constant direct supervision.

If you haven't seen it yet I encourage you check out this 3 minute video about Pipsqeauk ( In it you'll see that the usefulness of Pipsqueak extends far beyond just another toy and ultimately the parents and their children will determine how Pipsqueak might fit into their household.

In our house of 4 kids under age 7, with no landline phone and two $600 smartphones, Pipsqueak will solve several problems. In addition to giving our kids a more age-appropriate and potentially safer means to talk to their grandparents who live out of state, it will also do just what your pedal car example above does. Pipsqueak is the pedal car in your scenario, not the street. Kids want to do what their parents do, but just as a real car isn't appropriate for a child, neither is a real smartphone. That's why there are pedal cars, and that is why there now is Pipsqueak.

Thanks again for the comment!

Michael (co-creator of Pipsqueak)

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