Best MP3 players for kids 2020

Looking for the best budget MP3 player for your child?

We’ve reviewed and tested some of the better ones and have our favourites below!

If your child’s too young for a smart phone but old enough to be listening to their favourite tunes, why not get them an MP3 player?

Best music player for kids

MP3 player for children

Music and kids go hand in hand, which is great as listening to music has many benefits for kids. How does music benefit kids?

  • Music helps you sleep better – research has shown that music has a calming effect on the nervous system, helping your body relax, ready for sleep (source)
  • Music makes you happier – listening to music you like releases happy hormones (source)
  • Music lowers stress – feel good music = less stress (source)

What to look for in a kids MP3 player

Top of my list when shopping for a kids MP3 player is durability. It doesn’t matter how good the quality is, how many songs it can hold or anything else, if it breaks at the first fall, it’s a waste of money.

When looking for an MP3 player for your kids, you probably want to make sure these things feature:

  • Durability – as mentioned above, if it’s not going to stand up to the kids, it’s a waste of money. Make sure the MP3 player seems sturdy and well made
  • Easy to use – kids are fast learners but little ones will need the controls to be pretty easy to grasp
  • Quality of sound – this is the point right?
  • Price – being money aware is our thing…it’s got to be everything we want for the right price!

Top budget kids MP3 players

There’s a load of MP3 players for kids on the market. To help you make your choice, we’ve got our favourites listed below with a run down of their pro’s and con’s, specs and other details you need to know!

Zacro MP3 Player

Zacro MP3 Player Cartoon MP3 Birthday Gift Music Player for Kids, MP3 Player with Radio, Kids Games, Voice Recorder -Purple
  • 1. Long Battery Life- Listen to songs with speakers for up to 3-4 hours, use headphones to listen to songs up to 8-10 hours
  • 2. Breakpoint Memory Function - Hold the play button down for 3 seconds ,puts the mp3 players music players into sleep mode then turn if off, when you turn it back on,portable mp3 players start from where you left off. Breakpoint Memory Function - Hold the play button down for 3 seconds ,puts the mp3 players music players into sleep mode then turn if off, when you turn it back on,portable mp3 players start from where you left off.
  • 3. Radio Function - 1.8" LCD mp3 music player,choose radio frequency from 87.5 to 108MHZ. If you want to listen to the FM radio using an MP3 player, connect the headphones as an antenna.
  • 4. Key to Lock Screen - it won't stop your music or change interface when other buttons are wrongly pressed by accident, making screen locked.
  • 5. Kids Games:kids games include Boxman, Tetris and Snake.

Hotechs MP3 Music Player

MP3 Player / MP4 Player, Hotechs MP3 Music Player with 32GB Memory SD Card Slim Classic Digital LCD 1.82'' Screen Mini USB Port with FM Radio, Voice Record
  • High quliaty profession wiring Mp3 earphones. Wider frequency response for fuller listening enjoyment.
  • Supported Audio Formats: MP3, WMA, AMV.
  • 32GB - CAN HOLD UP TO 11000+ SONGS
  • Package Include: A 32GB MP3 Player, A Earphone, A USB Cable, A User Manual

GPTEK Bluetooth Kids MP3 Player

AGPTEK Bluetooth Kids MP3 Player, Birthday Gift Reward for kids, Music Player with 2.4'' LCD Large Screen, Video, Built-in Speaker, FM Radio, Pink
  • ♪[2.4 Inch MP3 Player for Kids] A fashionable Licorne pattern, kids-friendly silicone materials and lovely Mickey mouse head buttons are combined into this kids music player. 2.4 inch large screen gives your children a good visual feast. And the brightness adjustment and volume limit function are beneficial for protecting kid's hearing and eyesight. Cute appearance and easy operation of this kids mp3 players are perfect for your lovely kids!
  • ♪[10 Soothing Sounds for Better Sleep] AGPTEK kids mp3 player has built-in 10 Soothing Sounds, such as wind, waves, streams, white noise, piano, lullaby, etc. It will make your kids enjoy the natural sound and get away from noise, so as to fall asleep quickly.
  • ♪[Multiple Modes Music Playback] This kids music player can play music not only via a pair of semi-in-ear headphones, but also via built-in speaker or Bluetooth. Kids can enjoy HIFI class sound without headphones.Note: Compatible with Bluetooth speaker and Bluetooth earphone (Bluetooth2.0-5.0).It supports intelligent reconnection within 10m if the device is unoccupied.
  • ♪[Powerful Multifunction Kids Player] Support music playback, 10 soothing sounds, variable speed playback, A-B repeat, FM radio, ebook, video, pictures, voice recording, alarm clock,timed shutdown and more to suit your kids' needs. Both learning and entertaining, the best gift for Kids!
  • ♪[What You Get] The kids mp3 player has passed the certifications of FCC, CE and RoHS. Purchasing our product, you not only get a K2 MP3 player, USB cable, user manual, lanyard,and headphones, but also a LIFELONG FREE firmware update service at any time. If you have any problem with the mp3 player for kids, please feel free to contact us.

Kids Game Smartwatch MP3 Player Music Watch

Kids Game Smartwatch MP3 Player Music Watch - [1GB Micro SD Included] Touch Screen 2 Way Call SOS Alarm Clock Games Camera Wrist Watch for Boys Girls Holiday Birthday Toys Gifts (Pink)
  • 🎵【Kids Music Watch】: Build-in Mp3 Player.(1GB Micro SD Card is included. Support upto 32GB extender). We pre-download one Test music at it. If you need download more, please download “*.MP3” format music via your PC. And put these music in Micro SD - “My Music” files. If you have format the 1GB sd card, please create the “My Music” files at SD card, otherwise the watch can not recognize the music you downloaded.
  • 📐【7 Puzzle Games】: This kids game watch equipped with 7 games: Crawl 2048, Basketball Shoot Master, Bee War, Pinball Hit Bricks, Car Grab Goods, Mario Eat Gold. Do not support download other games.
  • 🕗【Digital Clock: 24 hrs/12 hrs】: This game watch can change the digital clock from 24 hrs to 12 hrs. Even without 2G SIM card, the correct time can be set.
  • 📞【Call Communication】: The watch just supports 2G network. If you need use the watch call function, you can buy 2G SIM card and open voice plan. For UK customers, we recommend you use giffgaff as watch Sim card. If you want use other Sim cards, please call your carrier and let them help to confirm that the Sim card you chose supports 2G network.
  • 🌐【Easy to Set up 】: No need download any APP, this type watch can not sync with cellphone. If you want use the call function, just buy a 2G SIM card and open voice plan. Any questions, really appreciate you can contact us via Email and we will respond within 24 hours and help you resolve the issue you met. Thanks.

Cartoon MP3 Music Player

Kids MP3 Player, Cartoon MP3 Music Player with 1.8" Large LCD Screen Games Video Player Voice Recorder FM Radio E-book, Bear's Paw Button MP3 Player for Kids as a Festival Gift (Blue)
  • Festival Gift & A-B Repeat Function - MP3 player is a great gift for kids during Birthday Party, Children’s Day, Christmas, even as a gift for party, Easy to set up and choose any part of audio file on mp4 players to repeat it again.
  • MP3 Player with Games - Bear's Paw button design mp3 players music players, kids also can listen to music, watch video, read E-book, play games on mp3 music player include Boxman, Tetris and Snake after school.
  • Sound Protection & Voice Recording mp3 music player - Professional development and design mp3 players mp4 players, sound protection mp3 players music players can prevent kids from hearing damage. Parents, guardians can record stories for kids to hear anytime.
  • Radio Function Music Players MP3 & Sleep Timer - mp3 player with radio function can be hidden easily if you want to reduce the radiation to kids, Parent can setup the time to turn off the mp3 players/mp4 players automatically, so kids will not be addicted to the music players mp3.
  • Easy to Lock portable mp3 players - Bright color music players mp3 is more attractive to the kids, One key to lock the screen of mp3 music player, so kids will not stop the music or audio books by accident.

Best Kids MP3 players

There are a couple of slightly more expensive MP3 players we also loved, and might be something to aim for. These MP3 players are not really suitable for carrying around on the go, but for bedrooms and playrooms, these two are our clear winners!

KidzAudio Badoo Portable Bluetooth mp3 USB Music Player

KidzAudio Badoo Portable Bluetooth mp3 USB Music Player with Built in Microphone for Kids to Listen, Record and Playback Themselves or Audiobooks etc,The Perfect Music Companion for Children
  • Badoo Music Box for Kids Portable Bluetooth speaker with built-in microphone designed specifically for children aged from 3 years old and has been created with features to enable it to become your child’s perfect music companion, either at home or on the go.
  • Not only can Badoo connect wirelessly to a Bluetooth device for playing music in the traditional way, thanks to Badoo’s built-in microphone, it also offers your child the ability to record themselves singing, talking, playing instruments or whatever else they would like to hear.
  • The audio source is either a recordable USB stick (not included but readily available) or an external source (such as a smartphone), which can be connected via Bluetooth or AUX cable. You do not need subscriptions, clouds, apps or similar, but you create playlists with your own MP3 content. Simply save the audio content on a standard USB stick.
  • Badoo has a built-in rechargeable battery with lasts up to six hours. Recharging is done via the included mini USB charge cable. A 3.5mm jack input is also included for hard wiring of phones etc, if required.
  • Whilst Badoo is real fun for your child, you can be assured it has been designed with child safety in mind, with features such as a hidden volume limiter that can be pre-set to your desired level so your child can not damage their sensitive ears. Badoo has a stylish solid bamboo housing coated in natural linseed oil, a food-safe silicone handle, free from any toxins. There is no mains voltage in the speaker housing, so you can have 100% confidence that this really is the product for you.

Horbert MP3 player for children

MP3 player for children: hörbert - made of wood and stainless steel. Portable with built-in speaker, volume limiter and SD card for 17h content on nine playlists. No headphones and no display.
  • Wooden MP3 player suitable for children: hörbert is easy to use and goes everywhere. It is robustly built, even if it falls down while playing, it continues to play music and audio books. Just real quality work.
  • Enjoy playing: hörbert's volume can be easily limited and thus protects the sensitive ears of your child. It also delivers beautiful, clear sound at any volume. A pure sound experience for your child.
  • Immediately ready to play: hörbert is already prerecorded with 180 minutes of music and radio plays plays in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian. You can also upload music and audio books to hörbert yourself and create your own playlists. The necessary software is included. (For Mac and Windows.)
  • Memory card included: Inside there is a memory card (SDHC-Card, 4GB) with space for up to 1000 minutes of content. With the hörbert software you can store numerous titles for each key.
  • Let your child immerse himself in the fairytale fantasy worlds: The long battery life offers up to 50 hours of playing time. If hörbert is switched off in between, it continues playing at the beginning of the last track played.

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