While we adults (er old kids) love to text each other and have fun with our friends, our young kids want to do that too. It really is not feasible to get them their own smartphones though so young. Hallmark has a fun way for kids to have that texting experience in a safe way with Text Bands. (Disclosure: I was provided Text Bands by Hallmark, opinions are my own)

The Hallmark Text Bands look like watches and you wear them on your wrist, but it really is a fun toy instead. You can make a text message of up to 10 characters and then you bump fists with your friend wearing their own Text Band and your messages are swapped to each other. I think younger kids, especially best friends, would love being able to chat in this cool way. There are also games you can play with Text Bands, something else to keep the kids busy and thinking!

The important thing to remember is that you need at least two of these for it to be fun. Your child needs someone else to be able to bump fists with that is wearing a Text Band also. I also like that the Text Bands have a bad word filter built in – not that any of our little darlings would ever attempt to use such words (ha!)

So my son is a bit to mature for the cool Text Bands (in his mind at least – he is 18) so I have a set of two of the Hallmark Text Bands to give away!

Hallmark Text Bands Giveaway

The Giveaway: One reader will win a set of two Hallmark Text Bands

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