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Have Fun with These Recording Talk Buttons

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Recording sounds and hearing them played back can be a fun experience — especially for kids — and it can help them talk through their ideas, brainstorm solutions to a particularly challenging problem or simply record notes for themselves. Recording talk buttons can also be useful in the classroom for recording and replaying instructions for nonverbal or shy children. That’s why we’re rounding up some fun recording talk buttons that are easy to use and kid-friendly.

The small recording talk button measures 3.5inches wide by 1.5 inches tall. You can also use a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack with it.

As is fairly standard, this recording talk button can record up to 30 seconds of audio. It makes a great gift or can be fun for use at parties and get-togethers.

We like that this is a hexagonal-shaped recording talk button that’s lightweight and easy to use. The audio-in socket allows you to also record snippets from a CD player, computer or smartphone.

The Boskey recording talk button can record up to 30 seconds of audio. With an easy-to-use button on the bottom you can shift from recording to playback.

The Inventiv recording talk button comes with 15 phrase stickers that you can use to customize the button. As is standard, this pick runs on two AAA batteries.

Expert Commentary

Talking buttons can record and play back a single message. Your kids can use them in school to remember instructions or to relay them. These talking buttons also make communication easier, especially for children who are nonverbal or a little shy. They come in various shapes and colors, so choose the best one for your child.

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Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


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