I know I'm not the only parent on the planet that has a hard time getting their child to wake up in the morning. I will say that I was at my wits end about it though. Every morning was a fight. With a kindergartener. It's not the way I want my daughter to start her day and I sure as heck know I don't want to start my day that way. Something had to give.
So when Zazoo Kids sent me their Photo Frame Alarm Clock I was eager to see if it would be the answer to my problems. So far it has been! This clock as everything you could want from a clock and then some.
Here are some of the highlights to the Zazoo Kids Photo Frame Alarm Clock:
- It's a digital photo frame – Display your family photos right where they want to see them. You can use a USB jump drive, SD or Memory Stick.
- 7-inch LCD Display
- Wake-up image alarm – This is a visual cue that shows your child when it's ok to get out of bed and when it is too early. We have ours set for the sun or moon, but you can customize it to show anything you like.
- Audio alarm – You can select to play music , beeping or ringing. You can use one of the pre-loaded songs for the alarm tone or wake to any song of your choice.
- Pre-loaded multi-media – The clock comes loaded with images and music that your child can enjoy when they are simply playing in their rooms.
We utilize both the audio alarm and the wake up alarm. She wakes up to a sweet good morning song about eating pancakes! It makes her more alert when I come in to get her out of bed. Instead of me startling her awake, the alarm clock does it! Does that make the alarm clock the bad guy? Maybe, but I think it's a good exchange so that we don't start our mornings fighting.
The other thing I love about this clock is the wake up alarm. It keeps my little ones from coming into our room before the sun comes up. She knows that if the clock has a moon, it's too early to come in. But if the clock has a sun, it's ok. My daughter loves her clock also. We are getting pictures loaded onto her clock so she has us close by her bed.
There are multiple different clock faces to choose from and you can even personalize the clock with your childs name. The clock retails for $89.99 and can be purchased online. There are also stores around the country that sell them in local stores.
I'm very thankful for this clock. It's made my life as a parent a little less chaotic. Bringing the chaos level down is always good, especially when you're walking around like a zombie from lack of sleep.